So this is our favourite place to go for an outing: Scarthin Books.
It is crammed full of books, in all its odd little corners, which makes it great fun to explore. It sells both new and second hand books and it is rare that we leave empty handed.
There are lots of books everywhere. It is a bibliophile’s paradise.
I took lots of photos when we went yesterday, the shop is very photogenic.
I even managed to get me in this shot!
Everywhere possible to put books, books are put. Although it is rather awkward to browse the history books, and even harder to get some of them off the shelves.
I like the books in hidden nooks.
And as the sign says, there’s a cafe to peruse potential purchases in while sipping latte or eating healthy food, but it’s hidden behind the curvy door.
There are even books in the cafe, as well as magazines to read if you haven’t picked up any books yet.
The other room in the cafe has a vine growing in it. There are grapes on it in summer and they use them in the salad.
The orange sign on the door is interesting. It leads to the mystery room!
I like the mystery room. It has shelves full of Scandinavian books! And a random piano.
We found it by accident last year, guided by a cat.
The cafe is bottom right, the secret room top left.
Here you can see the piano, just about.
It’s a great little room if you like foreign languages. I got a nice old Zoega Icelandic Dictionary from there.
It was jolly cold there yesterday though, so I didn’t stay to browse for long!
I hope this post has piqued your interest in visiting this lovely shop in Cromford, Derbyshire.
Have you been to this shop or do you want to go now? What’s your favourite place?