Two marvellous evening of entertaining history to enjoy this February.

History talks in February 2018 at High Peak Bookstore and Café

A local history of Buxton

On Tuesday, February 20th, come along to High Peak Bookstore and Café to enjoy a presentation on ‘A local history of Buxton and its surrounding area’, by Netta Christie of ‘Discover Buxton’.

The presentation promises to be entertaining and informative, and begins at 7pm. Entry is £5 payable at the door, and you can telephone to book on 01298 71017. The café will be open for hot and cold drinks and light snacks.

Eminent Victorians

The history theme continues on Tuesday, February 27th, when you are invited to eavesdrop on ‘A conversation between eminent Victorians’. Namely Mr Robert Rippon Duke, Architect of The Devonshire Hospital Dome, and Mr Edward Milner, Landscape Architect of The Pavilion Gardens.

This enjoyable conversation between these two highly talented gentlemen will begin at 7pm. Again entry is £5 payable on the door, and telephone bookings can also be made on the same number: 01298 71017. The café will be serving light refreshments, including our delicious coffee and range of teas.

Join us for late night shopping and festive celebrations

Seasonal Celebrations at High Peak Bookstore and Café

Yes! It’s that time of year when our minds turn to gift ideas for Christmas. High Peak Bookstore and Café is the perfect place to find something special for all of your family and friends.

Enjoy late night shopping on Friday December 1st, and Tuesday December 12, when we’ll be open until 9pm. Browse our books, cards and gifts, and take time out to enjoy delicious seasonal treats including mince pies and mulled wine in our café.

Entertainment will be provided by the renowned Tideswell Male Voice Choir, featuring a fine selection of festive melodies from 6.30pm until 8.30pm.

We have a massive range of new books for all ages, and to satisfy just about any interest, from Art to Zoology. Our books are selected for quality and great value – many are less than half-price.

You’ll also discover a large selection of cards, as well as gift stationery and other items. If you’re searching for something different, there will be a display of watercolour paintings by the artist Carole Knight.

Dates for your diary:

Open until 9pm

Friday December 1st

Tuesday December 12th


Stephen Booth book signing

We are pleased to announce that Stephen Booth will be joining us on Sunday 23rd July from 3.00pm until 5.00pm for an informal book signing event to celebrate the release of his new book, Dead in the Dark. We have copies of the new book, as well as his old favourites, available to buy in store. We hope you to see you then.

All Foxline Books Now £9.99

Fox railway books now £9.99

These excellent railway books were published originally by Greg Fox, a lovely man who worked on railway-related projects all his life, prior to his serious illness a few years ago.

These stand alongside the best railway titles ever published, and are an ongoing testament to his dedication to detail and enduring love of railways.

Foxline Books are now on sale at High Peak Bookstore and Café for just £9.99, with an excellent selection to choose from.


Spring Bank Holiday Celebration 27-29 May

Spring Bank Holiday Celebration at High Peak Bookstore and Café

Join us for a Spring Bank holiday celebration on the weekend of Saturday 27th May until Monday 29th May.

We’re celebrating our transformation from ‘Bookstore Brierlow Bar’, to ‘High Peak Bookstore and Café’, with a long weekend of events.

There’s Ferret Racing outside, where you can watch the fur fly with the added bonus of ‘Ferret Roulette’, throughout the weekend.

On Sunday 28th at 2.30pm, we’re presenting the choral harmonies of ‘The Village Choir’ with performances by Mike Hansford and Samantha Plumbley, with a selection of Middle Earth music written by Donald Swann and J.R.R Tolkein.

This music includes songs such as ‘The Road Goes Ever On’, ‘Upon the Hearth the Fire is Red’, ‘In the Willow-Meads of Tsarinan’, ‘In Western Lands’, ‘Namárie’ and ‘Sit Beside the Fire’.

You can also experience wildlife such as  the unique Harris Hawk, which is the only bird of prey to hunt in family groups.

Other attractions include Face Painting, and a great selection of snacks and light meals from our new café kitchen. Plus, of course as always we have a fabulous selection of highly affordable, great quality books to browse.

So call in and help us celebrate! We look forward to seeing you.

Our kitchen is now open!

Photo of coffee shop at High Peak Bookstore and Café

Our lovely new kitchen is now open. It's been added to the coffee shop so that we can prepare light meals, including hot paninis, sandwiches, quiches and more. The emphasis is very much on home-made, we're making our own pesto, dressings, salads, soups, etc.

Initially the kitchen will be serving between midday and 3pm. However we do plan to extend these hours in the future to serve breakfasts and teas.

During and outside of these hours you'll still be able to enjoy our freshly ground Fair Trade coffee, award winning loose leaf teas, milkshakes and soft drinks, as well as a selection of sweet treats such as our delicious cakes and cookies.

The coffee shop closes half-an-hour before the bookshop, so at 5.00pm during the week, and 4.30 on Sundays.