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Scarthin Books ABA, ILAB

Matlock, Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Scarthin Books ABA, ILAB specializes in Antiquarian, Children's Books, Derbyshire Books, Industrial Archaeology, Music, Science

About Scarthin Books ABA, ILAB

Scarthin Books is based in a three-storey, 2000 sq.ft. shop overlooking the millpond which powered Arkwright's world's-first cotton mill in the hamlet of Scarthin in the village of Cromford, Derbyshire on the edge of England's first National Park, the Peak District. Our ABE list comprises only some of our more valuable, fragile or esoteric stock; our main business remains selling new, second-hand and antiquarian books and music over the counter to flesh-and-blood clients. We also house a home-cooking cafe, serving vegetarian (and some vegan and gluten-free) hot and cold dishes and refreshments. The cafe also hosts meetings of the Cafe Philosophique and Conversation Cafe and regular meetings of Amnesty International and Buddhist Meditation groups, as well as occasional book launches and other gigs. With nearly 100,000 titles in stock, we have since 1974 been evolving towards what a bookshop should really be like. You will feel very much at home here. Our hours are 9-6; 10-6 on Sundays (last cafe orders 5.15)and we close only on Christmas and Boxing Days. Our website is also fun.

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Scarthin Books ABA, ILAB

The Promenade, Scarthin
Matlock DE4 3QF GBR
Phone: 01629823272

Terms of sale for Scarthin Books ABA, ILAB

30 day return guarantee, with full refund including original shipping costs for up to 30 days after delivery if an item arrives misdescribed or damaged.

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We also have a brick-and-mortar store! Visit us at:

The Promenade, Scarthin
Matlock, United Kingdom

Scarthin Books ABA, ILAB is a member of:

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