So important to keep these independent book shops open, they're our cave of wonders! When all the work is complete I'll switch on my trusty SatNav and venture up the M1 for a visit. All the best for a great project and well done for the amount you've raised so far, it's amazing!! [p.s. - don't fix it all too much, we like things a bit wonky...]
I was seven years old and living in Cromford when Scarthin Books opened. It was a wonderland and became my second home. My mum would leave me there indefinitely while she went shopping. All my pocket money was spent there. I went on to work in a book shop for a while and today I'm a copy editor. I still visit whenever I'm in Derbyshire. Scarthin Books inspired a lifelong love of books and words. More than happy to give something back.
I was first introduced to Scarthins by my English Teacher, nearly 20 years on and I still enjoying discovering the treasures in your bookshop. I also got into Facebook this year and I LOVE your posts - thank you!
The world wouldn't be the same without lovely, old independent bookshops to browse - and it's great to have Scarthin's on the doorstep. I'd rather give my money to a project like this than lining the pockets of the Amazon fat cats! Good luck with raising the stretch target amount - sure you're gonna do it!
Scarthin Books is one of my favourite places in the world... I rarely come home to Derbyshire without visiting at least once! A big thank you to whoever picks the books for the new fiction section, by the way. You've introduced me to so many authors whom I would never have discovered in one of the big chain bookshops or online...
No brainer, this is what all book shops should be like! I've spent many a happy hour browsing through all the amazing books :-) All the best with the funding and lets get our shop mended! - Andy
Spent many a happy hour in Scarthin books over the years - the children's book room, new and second hand books, wriggling past fellow browsers on the stairs... - remember Pledge 2000 when the vine grew though the shop? Wishing you all the very best. Love from the Hobbs family
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