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OPEN: 9:30am-5pm

Closed Sundays & Bank Holidays


Mon-Sat: 9:30am-5pm

Closed Sundays & Bank Holidays


An independent shop, situated at the gateway to the Peak District, offering a carefully selected choice of brilliant books and gorgeous gifts.


A plethora of choice


We've a vast array of books, and if you're struggling on what to read next, we love to help.

New in Store


a dedicated floor


Upstairs is our childrens space, filled with books, games and snuggly reading corner.

We host events


locally sourced


We've a gorgeous selection of games and gifts, many of them produced by local artists.

New in Store


a fine selection


Whatever the occasion we’ll have a card with beautiful wrapping to suit your needs.

Come in Store

About Dark Peak Books

Books open doors

We are a long-established independent book and gift shop situated at the gateway to the Peak District offering a carefully selected choice of brilliant books, greetings cards and gifts.

We can give you expert advice on books and can order almost any title in for you.  We offer a friendly, welcoming environment to browse and a wide range of hand-picked gifts, games and greetings cards. We also offer book subscriptions, a gift that keeps on giving all year round.  We run a monthly book club at a local bar, and we hold events for adults and children including book readings and author signings.

Whether you like walking in the Peak District, learning about local history, an exciting cookbook, a good bit of new or classic fiction, a fabulously illustrated children’s story or something else, we’ve got just the book for you!

Gift Certificate

Why not treat a loved one or a friend to a wonderful gift voucher to be used on anything you find in our lovely little store.

It’s quick to sort out, simply fill in the form, you choose the amount and we’ll be in touch.

Book Subscription

Whether you’re treating yourself or a loved one, this is a thoughtful gift that keeps on giving all year round, to all book lovers, of all ages and for all special occasions.

We offer 3,6 and 12 month book subscriptions for you to enjoy.

New in Store

Latest books and gifts

Tyger by SF Said

Tyger by SF Said

Have you see the fantastic Tyger by SF Said? It’s a beautifully illustrated novel for middle-grade readers (and grown-ups too, children’s books are for everyone!).

Book & Bottle Book Club

You’re welcome to join us

Hosted by the fabulous Harvey Leonard’s Wine & Ale, we can’t wait to get stuck into a good book and discuss over a nice wine with like minded people.

If this sounds like fun, we welcome members old and new.

Upcoming Events

There’s always something on…

At Dark Peak Books & Gifts, we really try to ensure that our unique and independent Bookshop engages with the local community.

Order any Book

What are you looking for?

We have a wide variety of handpicked books in store and we’re sure you’ll find something you love when you come in for a browse.

However, if you’re looking for something in particular, please let us know via our order form.  We can order almost any book in print, and we’ll drop you a text or email when it arrives at the shop (usually within 2-4 working days) for you to collect.