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High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar)

Open Now: 09:30 - 17:30
Open today: 09:30 - 17:30
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Lovely atmosphere and good food

Pleasant staff, quality hot drinks and nice cake! A lovely atmosphere too and you can do a bit of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
MrsPerk1ns
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
An Absolute Gem

I’m a frequent visitor of both the book shop & cafe, as fortunately it’s in my local area -Though I... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Helen S
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High Peak Bookstore and Cafe is one of the country's largest independent bookshops, offering incredible breadth and depth of titles and subject areas, for both general and specialist booklovers. Knowledgeable, friendly staff are on hand at all...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Ashbourne Road | Junct of A515 and B5053, Buxton SK17 9PY, England
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+44 1298 71017
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Pleasant staff, quality hot drinks and nice cake! A lovely atmosphere too and you can do a bit of book shopping before you leave too - what's not to like?!! We've been regular visitors for years and were delighted when the cafe opened - just...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MrsPerk1ns
BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I’m a frequent visitor of both the book shop & cafe, as fortunately it’s in my local area -Though I moved home some 5 months ago, to which I’m now 35 miles away. However it is still my favourite place to meet friends for coffee...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Helen S
BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

This is just the most lovely, kind review...thank you so much for taking the time to write such wonderful things about us...we really do appreciate it.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Super collection of new books, some CDs, calendars etc. All sorts of subjects. Super cafe too. Plenty of parking.

Date of experience: November 2018
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BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review David.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a real surprise to find a bookshop with more books than many WHSmith's and with prices comparable to Amazon. Attached is a very classy café. All the staff are extremely friendly and you get service with a smile. Pop in and see for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review...we really appreciate you taking the time to tell us how much you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 7 November 2018

This is a great book store with something for everyone if you like books or if you are looking for anything to do with the Peak district. There is also a lovely cafe area with nice meals, cakes and scones. Well worth a visit if...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Iris R
BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful review Iris...we really appreciate it.

Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

We had just finished a great walk & wanted a cuppa. We have visited this store a few times & when we got there it was packed. A great place to stop for a cuppa & a bit of cake. Great service & a good...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2018

Thank you for your great review Phil...much appreciated.

Reviewed 22 October 2018

large book shop selling almost everything. large car park brouse at your leisure and enjoy a piece of cake and a coffee at good prices[

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Angela H
BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Thank you for your lovely review Angela.

Reviewed 15 October 2018

As avid readers we passed what looked like a large book shop. So the next time we were going past we stopped. Should have taken one of the baskets, as we had a pile of books to carry to the checkout. All vastly reduced. Even...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rosemary C
BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review.

Reviewed 15 October 2018

We have been visiting this bookshop for many years and have seen it develop from a bookshop with a coffee machine to a busy cafe with bookshop attached. We like the large tables which encourage sitting with strangers and enjoying conversation. The homity pie is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rosie G
BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

What a wonderful review! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such lovely things about the Bookstore and Cafe, we really do appreciate it.

Reviewed 14 October 2018

The bookstore has always been worth a detour if you're in the area, but now they have a proper cafe instead of the little tea bar it's really a place to go. It is certainly much busier. The cafe serves interesting lunches and delicious cakes...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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BookstoreBrierlowBar, General Manager at High Peak Bookstore and Cafe (formerly Bookstore Brierlow Bar), responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Thank you for your great review...I know it seems a little odd, but sometimes it takes longer to make drinks than it does to serve food! See you again soon hopefully.

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