Stephen Booth new book

Yes, it’s Stephen Booth’s new book!

The master crime writer ventures into the Peak District’s dark subterranean world for a brand new, stunning and gasp-inducing Cooper & Fry thriller. How do you prove a murder without a body? Published 13th July

‘A modern master’ the Guardian.

Stephen will be visiting the shop on Friday 28th July. More details will follow.

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Independent Bookshop Week

It’s IBW from Saturday 24th June, as well as 10% off EVERY book in the shop we will give you an EXTRA smiley face on your reward card when you spend £20 or more on books. Also we will draw the winning star from our Hollywood Carnival window theme – £10 Reading Matters Gift Voucher. We were delighted to win 3rd Prize, thank you judges! Continue reading “Independent Bookshop Week”

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Peak District Boundary Walk


The Peak District Boundary Walk guide is on sale here now.

Saturday 17June 2017 Grand Opening of The Peak District Boundary Walk.

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Chinley 150

Chinley 150 Birth of a Station, Growth of a Village.

Compiled and written by local enthusiast, John A Benson the booklet is now on sale here, priced at £4.50. Published to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Chinley’s first railway station next month, alongside an event in Chinley on Saturday 15th July, an exhibition and on Sunday 16th July. More details to follow.


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British Book Awards

The British Book Awards Book of the Year

The Essex Serpent – a must read if you haven’t already!

Endlessly absorbing – The Guardian. Makes you alive to the strangeness of the world.

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English Assoc. Picture Book Awards 2017

The winners of the English Association Picture Book Awards 2017 are:

See younger readers page for more details



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Super Readable Books!


We have a growing range of children’s and teenage books in stock for challenged or reluctant readers! Continue reading “Super Readable Books!”

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LitWits Next Meeting 6th July at 7.30pm

The book this month is The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

Lib Knight, a young english nurse, arrives in an impoverished Irish village on a strange mission. Eleven year old Anna O’Donnell is said to have eaten nothing for months but appears to be thriving miraculously. Lib is there to watch the girl and uncover the truth.

Impossible to put down – Stephen King

A superb stylist, her prose is stirring and tender, her period setting alive – The Sunday times


Amazing Experiences Start Here

We are an official Lonely Planet hub with the most up to date guides to countries and cities around the world.  If we happen not to have your destination – we have next day delivery, subject to availability. Lonely Planet ‘tough’ cotton bags are free with every purchase,  made to withstand the most gruelling of trips! Continue reading “Amazing Experiences Start Here”

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