Bookstore Brierlow Bar is one of the country’s largest independent bookshops, offering incredible breadth and depth of titles and subject areas.

We have over 20,000 different titles in stock at any given time, and we are constantly working to add new and interesting ones.



Our books cover more than 50 category classifications including archaeology, architecture, the arts, biography, books for children, classics, cookery, countryside, crafts, entertainment, fiction (of all genres), gardening, history, local subjects, maps, military, music, nature, outdoor pursuits, philosophy, poetry, reference, religion, science, sport, transport, travel and many, many more.




We have a beautiful and extensive selection of quality greetings cards, probably the finest in the Peak District!

Knowledgeable, friendly staff are on hand at all times, in a spacious, relaxing atmosphere in which you can browse at your leisure


We are very excited to announce that Bookstore Brierlow Coffee Bar is now open for business! Come and join us for a freshly ground coffee (we are proud to serve Fair Trade), or sample one of our Gold Award winning, loose leaf Novus teas. We have scrumptious sweet treats made by the wonderful Bridge Bakehouse too. And this is just the beginning! Over the coming months, we hope to expand our little seating area and serve light lunches such as salads, sandwiches, soups and paninis. Do come and see us soon!


We also stock a large selection of budget price music CDs, starting from just £1.99 and covering a wide variety of musical styles including classical, popular, jazz, folk, blues, rock, country and many more.

Bookstore Brierlow Bar boasts a large free car park with picnic tables, mature trees, flower borders and shrubbery.

Our well-stocked bird feeders are visited by a variety of birds, many of which nest in the boxes we provide for them, or in the ivy-mantled gables at the southern end of the shop.


We stock a comprehensive range of bird food, feeders, and nesting boxes.

Your well behaved dog is welcome to accompany you as you browse the shop, and we provide fresh water outside for their comfort.

We welcome coaches but please make an appointment first.

logo_book_tokensNational Book Tokens are available and welcome here, and Bookstore Gift Vouchers are also  on sale from £5 upwards. A book ordering service is also available.