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Book End, Bakewell

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Where? Bakewell, Derbyshire, UK

Recommended by
Ellie Potten

Book End is certainly one of the youngest bookstore in Bookstore Guide up to this very day. It opened its doors on Saturday the 4th of July 2009 and thus we are very proud to have it among our ever-growing list of bookstores.

Book End is located right by the 700-year-old stone bridge in Bakewell, Derbyshire. The bookstore itself is a family run business - a collaboration of a mother and a daughter, partners and managers, Ellie Potten and Lynne Wilson. Needless to add, various family members jump in occasionally to give them a hand and perhaps even a day off every now and again.

The history behind Book End is not as happy as the final outcome. Ellie unfortunately had to leave university due to health problems and it is during that period that both her and her mom discovered that they wanted a change, a new start so they took the plunge in April 09 and signed the lease at Bridge House, a well-known historical building in Bakewell.

Book End buys and sells second-hand books of all genres; they have sections from everything from history to religion or fiction, as well as a children's corner and the young adult section. They also sell greeting cards by a local artist - Catriona Hall, a selection of book ends, gift wraps, bookmarks from the Bodleian Library in Oxford, Penguin book-cover mugs, wrap and tote bags, ook chairs, book lights, magnifiers, bookmarks and even some second-hand home and local interest magazines, etc.

Being a new bookstore as it is, Book End is conducting searches for people (through various bookstores in the world) and are also selling via AbeBooks. One more interesting thing about Book End is that it's working hours aren't fixed as of now. For the concrete hours, check the working hours we list below, but beware that these are flexible. We will up updating this occasionally.

Book End is surely to turn out to be a successful story of a well recognized locally-owned independent bookstore cherished by the community.

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Bridge House
Bridge Street, Bakewell
Derbyshire. DE45 1DS
Book End Bakewell bookshop


Phone and Email:
(01629) 814994

Working Hours:
Mon 10-17
Tue - Wed CLOSED
Thu - Sat 10-17
Sun 10:30-16:30

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