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 Welcome to the website of ......

The Most Unusual Bookshop in Wales!

 Our premises are fully open to the public with 36,000 secondhand volumes covering all subjects - art, biography, cookery, countryside, crafts, fiction, history, literature, natural history, sports & activities, transport, travel, topography but especially gardening and botanical books and theological & philosophical works. You are welcome to visit us or to browse, search and buy online.

Buying online?

Now Available - SECURE ONLINE ORDERING with credit card facilities at point of sale.

Free second class postage to UK destinations and Free Surface Mail to the USA


Set within a 3 acre garden and amid forest in the rolling foothills of the Cambrian Mountains at an elevation of 860 feet our bookshop is one of the most remote in the United Kingdom.

Housed in converted 17th century stone barns at our farmstead our stock of 18,000 general secondhand and antiquarian books covers most subjects and with a specialism in gardening and botanical titles dating from 1600 onwards. In another barn and in respect of our historic foundation we maintain a stock of about 18,000 theological, philosophical & related academic material.

You are welcome to visit, enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and wander through the gardens which are currently being landscaped, give a biscuit to Holly (our receptionist at the gate - she's a big white German Shepherd dog) and even if you can't find books you want to buy you can always leave with a half dozen freshly laid free range hen's eggs from our chickens or with a selection rom our large range of beeswax church candles.


On the left hand side tool bar you can create a list of selected theological books by clicking on the relevant catalogue. Similarly you will see on the right hand tool bar a growing list of other subject areas. You can search our stock by using the author or title box or create your own catalogue by using the keyword box. 

OUR BUSINESS HOURS - Callers Welcome

We are open for business Monday-Saturday between 10.00am and 5.00pm when someone will be able to take your telephone call or answer email enquiries & open to the public on Tuesday-Saturday between 10 am and 5pm. Click here for travel directions.

"A journey into the middle of nowhere was rewarded by a friendly greeting, hot coffee and lots of chatter. This really is an oasis in the wilderness and the tens of thousands of titles on offer took some hours to browse. The theological stock took the whole of one massive converted barn. Other subjects, with a large gardening section, were a joy to behold. Only a fraction of the books are on the internet at the moment. There are many scarce titles on offer, particularly on field sports and rural pursuits." - Chris Harte (TheBookGuide)


Books to Sell?

In order to maintain our stock we are always looking to purchase academic and interesting material in all areas as well as buying extensively online and at auction.

If you have books to sell please do contact us by email (john@pendleburys.com) telephone or post.


For details of the payment methods we accept, our postage and shipping charges and for our returns policies please click on the Store Policies link.

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Eminent Gardeners: Some People of Influence and Their Gardens, 1880-1980, Brown, Janet
Eminent Gardeners: Some People of Influence and Their Gardens, 1880-1980
Brown, Janet
8.00 GBP

The Art of Planting, Thomas, Kenneth W.
The Art of Planting
Thomas, Kenneth W.
11.50 GBP

Frederick Sander:the Orchid King: The Record of a Passion, Swinson, Arthur
Frederick Sander:the Orchid King: The Record of a Passion
Swinson, Arthur
19.50 GBP

Jewels of the Plains: Wild Flowers of the Great Plains Grasslands and Hills, Barr, Claude A.
Jewels of the Plains: Wild Flowers of the Great Plains Grasslands and Hills
Barr, Claude A.
27.50 GBP

Garden Shrubs and their histories, Coats, Alice M
Garden Shrubs and their histories
Coats, Alice M
9.50 GBP

Garden Shrubs and their histories, Coats, Alice M
Garden Shrubs and their histories
Coats, Alice M
12.95 GBP

SEVEN GARDENS or Sixty Years of Gardening, Anderson, E B
SEVEN GARDENS or Sixty Years of Gardening
Anderson, E B
6.00 GBP

Climbing Plants and some wall shrubs, Bartrum, Douglas
Climbing Plants and some wall shrubs
Bartrum, Douglas
6.50 GBP

A Horticultural Who Was Who, Simmonds, A
A Horticultural Who Was Who
Simmonds, A
7.50 GBP

APREMONT A French Folly, Brissac, Gilles De & Zuylen, Gabrielle van (photographs by Claire de Virieu)
APREMONT A French Folly
Brissac, Gilles De & Zuylen, Gabrielle van (photographs by Claire de Virieu)
6.00 GBP

The Fruit Garden Displayed, Synge, Patrick M
The Fruit Garden Displayed
Synge, Patrick M
8.50 GBP

Buczacki, Stefan & Harris, Keith
7.50 GBP

Fruit all the year round, Genders, Roy
Fruit all the year round
Genders, Roy
6.00 GBP

WILD FLOWERS IN BRITAIN (British Nature Library), Gathorne-Hardy, Robert
WILD FLOWERS IN BRITAIN (British Nature Library)
Gathorne-Hardy, Robert
7.50 GBP

Tropical Flowers, Hannau, Hans W.& Garrard, Jeanne
Tropical Flowers
Hannau, Hans W.& Garrard, Jeanne
7.50 GBP

Garden Herbs, Bown, Deni
Garden Herbs
Bown, Deni
6.00 GBP

Old-Fashioned Flowers and Other Open-Air Essays, Maeterlinck, Maurice
Old-Fashioned Flowers and Other Open-Air Essays
Maeterlinck, Maurice
9.50 GBP

Seven Gothic Tales, Dinesen, Isak
Seven Gothic Tales
Dinesen, Isak
8.00 GBP

Tierknochenfunde aus Kassope/Grierchenland (4. -1 Jh. v. Chr.), Friedl, Hermann
Tierknochenfunde aus Kassope/Grierchenland (4. -1 Jh. v. Chr.)
Friedl, Hermann
7.50 GBP

John Caldigate, Trollope, Anthony
John Caldigate
Trollope, Anthony
12.95 GBP

The Pilgrim's Progress : From this world to that which is to come, Bunyan, John
The Pilgrim's Progress : From this world to that which is to come
Bunyan, John
12.95 GBP

70 Common Cacti of the Southwest, Fischer, Pierre C
70 Common Cacti of the Southwest
Fischer, Pierre C
6.00 GBP

A History of British Fishes (two volumes), Yarrell, William
A History of British Fishes (two volumes)
Yarrell, William
60.00 GBP

FLOWERS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN, Polunin, Oleg & Huxley, Anthony
Polunin, Oleg & Huxley, Anthony
6.50 GBP



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bamboos, bears, beekeeping, bibliography, bibliology, biography, birds, botany,  bulbs, buses, butterflies,

cacti, canada, canine, carnations, carpentry, cars, cats, celtic, ceramics, childrens, china, chinese, cinema, clematis, climbing, communism, conifers, cookery, costume, countryside, cricket, crime, crocus, crusades,

daffodils, daisies, decorating, design, dictionaries, dogs, drama,

education, embroidery, equine, espionage, eucalypts, exploration,

fabrics, farming, ferns, fiction, fishing, flight, flora, florilegium, floristry, flowers, foliage, folklore, follies, food, forestry, forests, fowl, freesias, fruit, furnishings, furniture, fuschias,


 game, gardens,  gardening, gentians, geography, geology, geraniums, german, germany, gladioli, glass, grasses, greece, greek,

heathers, herbals, herbs, history, horology, horses, horticulture, hostas, hunting,

india, insects, ireland, iris,  irish, israel, italian, italy, ivy, 


 japan, japanese, jewelry, justice,


landscape, language, latin, lavender, lawns, legend, Lepidoptery, lillies, literature


 magnolias, mammals, maritime, medieval, metal, metalware, militaria, military, mosses, moths, mountaineering, music, mythology, myths,

narcissus, nature, nautical, novels,

, orchids, organic, ornithology,

painting, palestine, palms, perennials, photography, pinks, plays, poems, poetry, poets, polar, politics, ponds, poppies, porcelain, pottery, poultry, primroses, primulas,



racing, rail, railways, recipes, rhododendron, rome, roses, russia, russian, 

sailing, ships, shipping, science, scotland, scottish, sculputre, shooting, shurbs, silva, silver, succulents, spain, spanish, sport, stories,

textiles, theatre, tools, topiary, topography, toys, trains, transport, travel, trees, tulips,



 vegetables, violas, violets,  


 wales, war, weather,  welsh, wildlife, woodwork,





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