The Bakewell Bookshop, the complete bookshop service.



Matlock Street, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1EE
Tel: 01629 812818 Email:


About Us

Hi and welcome to "The Bakewell Bookshop" set in the heart of the Peak District National Park. Established in 1977 as the famous "Wildlife Books and Gifts", natural history book specialists, the fledgling shop spread its wings becoming "The Bakewell Bookshop" in 1986 and then "The Bakewell Book & Gift Shop" in 2011. The shop is an Aladdin's Cave full of all kinds of goodness. We stock Ordnance Survey maps and a huge selection of local interest titles for walking, cycling and touring. Guides and Maps for the rest of the U.K. are stocked along with world travel guides.

Come to us for:-

  • Best Sellers CD's & Vinyl
    Specialist Books Gifts
    24hr Ordering Service
    Local Author Signings
    Maps & Walking Guides
    Local Interest Cards & Gift Wrap
    National Book Tokens
    Childrens Books
    Fiction & Non Fiction Books
    Bakewell Bookshop Vouchers

Read what Guardian readers have said about us.

The best independent I've ever squeezed into. No space for coffee or sofas but who needs those when the shop's crammed with everything anyone needs or has the whim to buy or browse through? There's fiction, poetry, reference, ecology, Peak District stuff, maps, cards, CDs and a smashing atmosphere (you have to breathe in to pass another customer, which always promotes a smile from both) and willing staff. 10 out of 10.
Hilary Lloyd