A Guide to Beautiful Bookshops in the Peak District

There are many excellent bookshops in the Peak District and surrounding areas. Some of them are well known and others are hidden away. We’ve listed a selection of independent booksellers that are based in the Peak District National Park (UK)…

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Lud’s Church Walk: A Peak District Secret

The Lud’s Church walk is one of our favourite routes in the Peak District. The area is covered with many ancient pathways, stone circles and cave networks, but Lud’s Church, a hidden chasm that can only be reached on foot…

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Getting Lost in Scarthin Books

Scarthin Books has been part of my life since I was a kid and in true Derbyshire fashion, the bookshop hasn’t changed much over the years. It’s still brilliantly quirky with a mixture of new and secondhand books, an excellent…

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Our Top 8 Literary Holiday Wishlist

As a bookish family, we like to tie a reading connection into our holidays where possible and love visiting the haunts of famous authors.  Here are our 8 dream literary destinations. 1. The Fairytale Route This German trail winds through…

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10 Handy Tips for Visiting the Hay on Wye Book Festival

Imagine a whole site dedicated to books – a programme filled with talks by your favourite authors, the biggest bookshop tent ever, deckchairs made for lounging, fresh food from all around the world…well that’s the Hay on Wye Book Festival…

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