Monday, June 6, 2016

England: Scarthin Books

How would you spend your last day of an English vacation? If you're like me, you'd find a pretty sweet little bookstore . . . and that's exactly what I did. Scarthin Books is a quaint and quirky shop nestled in the tiny village of Cromford.


Besides being awesomely cute and chock full of books, there are a lot of other surprises I found inside. I especially loved the poets' corner, where anyone could pen a bit of prose if they felt like it.


Feeling a bit hungry? There's a cafe on the second floor serving up deliciousness while you ponder which new read you want to buy.


In the children's section, the ceiling is plastered with dangling paper sculptures and pages of books.


I especially love Scarthin Book's philosophy of "taking refuge in the hearth of this place." There's no high-pressured salesmanship in this store . . . just a shared love of books. 


Wouldn't you want to get lost in this labyrinth of titles?


And that's exactly what I did. I came away with so many books that I had to buy another suitcase to haul my booty home. #firstworldproblems eh?


4 comments:

Southern-fried Fiction said...

Reference books for you? Or did you scoop up a novel? A first edition?

Robin Mason said...

well if i didn't already want to go to England, and i do, very badly, i would now! and i know this little book shoppe will be on my itinerary!

chappydebbie said...

Awesome! I bet you bought some pretty cool books. So glad you had a great time on your trip. Thanks so much for sharing it with us all!

Gail Helgeson said...

I hope I find such places when I get there! I think I've met my anglophile match!

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