Besides new and used books for all ages, it offers rare and antique tomes. Its Cafe Philosophique offers food for the mind as well as the body.
Located next to a millpond on The Promenade in Cromford, Scarthin Books claims to be "Britain's most enjoyable Bookshop".
After exploring the site, I heartily agree!
Holkam Hall, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, England
Holkham Hall was originally built by Thomas William Coke (pronounced "cook"). For more on Sir Thomas and the history of Holkham, see the current Viscount Coke's Welcome.
Heather Carroll of The Duchess of Devonshire's Gossip Guide To The 18th Century (whew! what a mouthful!) also has a lovely piece on Sir Thomas, plus a treasure-trove of other delicious tidbits about the Duchess of D's contemporaries.
unknown Hercule Poirot tale called The Capture Of Cerberus
has been pieced together from 60-year-old notebooks
discovered at Dame Agatha's home in Devon.
The short story is the first Poirot published in 34 years.
Read it in yesterday's Daily Mail.
While we're on the subject of much-loved characters from books...
Twyla and Lindsey of Two Crazy Crafters are hosting a blog party for that perennial favorite, The Wizard of Oz!
Pop on over and take an enchanting trip down the Yellow Brick Road.
there's no place like home..."
Have a great weekend!