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Welcome to Scrivener's

Scrivener’s Books and Bookbinding is one of the Guardian's "10 Best Secondhand bookshops in the UK". The business was started by Alastair Scrivener in 1997 in a building that was originally a Victorian shop with living accommodation. The cellar still houses the old kitchen range and stone sink and we have created a small museum there to give a taste of the shop's history.

Located in the historic Peak District spa town of Buxton, we have more than forty thousand books for sale over five floors, as well as greetings cards, maps, prints, and sheet music. We sell antiquarian and collectable books all over the world and advertise some of our specialist stock on AbeBooks.

We are happy to give free advice and valuations on books. Small collections can be brought to the shop - please phone ahead to book a time.

Our experienced and expert bookbinders provide a comprehensive service and can deal with all aspects of binding and book restoration work. Bespoke hand-made books and albums can be made to order.

Scrivener’s is also a performance space. We hold regular events, including book signings, and have our own resident theatre company.

We are open:
Monday-Saturday: 9:30am-5pm
Sunday: 12 noon-4pm