'It's just how I imagined Florish and Blotts would be!'
This is something we overheard as we arrived at Scrivener's Books and Book Binding in Buxton one day this half term!
It's a magical second hand book shop, full to the rafters with books, books and more books! Along with maps, cards, prints and music, they claim to have more than forty thousand of them crammed into the five floors of the shop - and I can well believe it!
The building itself is fascinating. Originally a Victorian shop, the owners have gone out of their way to maintain many of the original features and use them to help showcase the books on offer.
In the cellar, the kitchen range is still in place as is the kitchen sink- complete with books on the draining board!
Full of treasures (I found a set of books about Mayhew's London- I was so excited!), Scrivener's also benefits from very helpful, friendly staff and the fascinating book binding and restoration department!
This is a shop which you are encouraged to enjoy! You can have a cup of coffee whilst browsing - or playing a game!
And just down the road is the lovely 'Eat at Number 5' which offers fantastic food- and a great line in cake! With its motto of 'Life's Too Short- Eat Dessert First', it was the perfect place for some lunch!
The 'Buxton Mess' was delicious!
You can find out more about Scrivener's on their website: