Scarthin Books has appeared many times in the media over the years. See below for press pieces and information about our recent Crowd Funding and Fourth Place Olympic Medal campaigns.
Kind Words In the Press…
The Guardian’s list of the ‘World’s 10 Best Bookshops’
6) Scarthin’s in the Peak District
“Of course, others might prefer the altogether more earthy beauty of a shop like Scarthin Books in the Peak District. Scarthin’s has been selling new and second-hand books since the mid-1970s. It has rooms full of new and old books, a delightful café and what can best be described as a small exhibition of curiosities on the first floor.”
Skyscanner’s 22 most beautiful bookshops in the World
14. Scarthin Books – Peak District, United Kingdom
“At the edge of a lake in the village of Cromford, (Derbyshire) you’ll find Scarthin Books, that claims to be the most charming bookseller in the UK – and they are absolutely right. Full of shelves overflowing with new and second hand books, it is a little paradise lost in the English countryside. Enter through the doors and discover another world.”
The Bookshop Around The Corner
“The oddness is what makes Scarthin Books so special. There are so many rooms and nooks and crannies I wouldn’t have been surprised to have turned a corner and stumbled across someone asleep on a bed.”
Read more: http://www.thebookshoparoundthecorner.co.uk/
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What People Said About Our Crowdfunding Campaign…
BBC News: ‘Scarthin bookshop in Cromford ‘could fall down’
“A bookshop once named as one of the best in the world could fall down unless £10,000 can be raised for structural repairs, say its owners. Four steel columns need to be installed at Scarthin Books, in Cromford, Derbyshire, to support the weight of about 100,000 books over four floors.”
Matlock Mercury: ‘Cromford bookshop crumbles under its literature’
“Scarthin Books, in Cromford, needs major renovation to ensure its three floors don’t crumble under the weight of the literature, and owners have launched an ambitious fundraising drive to save the shop.”
Den of Geek’s 50 brilliant independent bookshops in the UK
“You have to admire a commitment to books so strong that it literally threatens to bring the house down. That was almost the fate of Scarthin Books, which opened in 1974 and launched a successful crowdfunding campaign in 2015 to cover half the building costs required to make structural repairs caused by the weight of almost 100,000 books spread over four storeys.”
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Fourth Place Olympic Medal Campaign…
Acrobatics US 12-18 Pair get 4th in China – and a unique medal from the UK!
Thalia Berry and Aubrey Rosilier from Acrobatic Gymnastics of San Antonio, Texas, recently competed in the Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships in Putian, China, representing USA. After two qualifying performances, Thalia and Aubrey made it to the Worlds Finals. They competed against Germany, Israel, China, Netherlands, Belgium, Great Britain and Portugal, achieving 4th in the World in Acrobatic Gymnastics in their category, only missing the podium by 0.2 points.
It was hard for these athletes to miss out on a medal by such a small margin, but a thoughtful hero came to their rescue. David Mitchell from Scarthin Books in Cromford, UK, who has sent medals to 4th Place UK and US Olympians in the past, sent the girls each a beautiful, engraved medal for achieving their own 4th Place at the World Championships.
Thalia was thrilled to be recognized with a medal: “We thought we would sink without trace in 4th, even a 4th at Worlds, but this medal will always remind me of how well we did in China. Thank you so much to David for his incredible kindness!”
Mitchell thought up the idea of handing out fourth-place medals after the games in Beijing, China. “I just thought it was time that another medal was added to the competition and I think London has kind of missed it a little bit (by not doing it), and I’m hoping Rio realizes it’s the right time to do it,” he said. “Basically, I thought it was just time. It’s so competitive now and the standards are so high.”
Thalia Berry, Putian 2016 Thalia Berry & Aubrey Rosilier 2016
Acro Worlds Finalists, Thalia Berry & Aubrey Rosilier, with coach Vladimir Vladev,
and their 4th Place medals from David Mitchell at Scarthin Books, UK
Cromford man sends out fourth place medals
“An eccentric bookshop owner has decided to take matters into his own hands to ensure sports men and women are given the recognition they deserve. David Mitchell, who owns Scarthin Books, in Cromford, has used his own money to create and send fourth place pewter medals for Olympic contestants who narrowly missed out on bronze.”
Read more here: http://www.briefreport.co.uk/news/cromford-man-sends-out-fourth-place-medals-695165.html