There seems to be a pattern forming. After getting teased a bit for our affinity for the written word (it must be that new book smell?), Shelly’s aunt suggested we take a trip to Scarthin Books in Cromford. Even though we had only met a couple of days earlier, it seemed she already knew me all too well. I loved wandering the aisles of Scarthin Books and if I hadn’t made such an effort to keep my pack light, I’m sure I would have walked out with armfuls of great things.
In addition to their huge selection of both new and used books, Scarthin also had a nice café upstairs, where we dined on spinach tarts and vegetarian burritos. And for dessert: two freshly bakes raisin scones!