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 Welcome to the website of ......

The Most Unusual Bookshop in Wales!

 Our premises are fully open to the public with 24,000 secondhand volumes covering all subjects - art, biography, botany, cookery, countryside, crafts, fiction, gardening, history, literature, natural history, philosophy, sports & activities, theology, transport, travel, topography.  We also carry a large range of Folio Society publications. You are welcome to visit us or to browse, search and buy online.

Buying online?

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

Free second class postage to UK destinations

Our Location

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 is a stock of 24,000 general secondhand and antiquarian books covering a wide range of subjects.


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 usually 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 & we aim to open to the public on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 10 am and 5pm. It is likely that we are also available on Wednesday and Saturday, although if you are travelling some distance please telephone first. During colder weather dress in warm clothes - the barns can take some time to warm up. 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?

We buy extensively at auction to ensure we always have in stock a wide ranging and interesting stock. We also buy selectively from private collections.

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

Our Terms

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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The Grand Tours of Katherine Wilmot : France, 1801-3 and Russia, 1805-7, Wilmot, Katherine (edited by Elizabeth Mavor)
The Grand Tours of Katherine Wilmot : France, 1801-3 and Russia, 1805-7
Wilmot, Katherine (edited by Elizabeth Mavor)
7.65 GBP

A Traveller's Life, Newby, Eric
A Traveller's Life
Newby, Eric
6.65 GBP

Growing Bulbs in the House, Field, Xenia
Growing Bulbs in the House
Field, Xenia
6.00 GBP

The Housewife's Book of House Plants, Field, Xenia
The Housewife's Book of House Plants
Field, Xenia
5.45 GBP

Effie in Venice - unpublished letters of Mrs John Ruskin written from Venice between 1849-1852, Lutyens, Mary (editor)
Effie in Venice - unpublished letters of Mrs John Ruskin written from Venice between 1849-1852
Lutyens, Mary (editor)
10.15 GBP

In Search of Ghengis Khan, Severin, Tim
In Search of Ghengis Khan
Severin, Tim
14.00 GBP

The Captain's Wife : The South American Journals of Maria Graham, 1821-23, Graham, Maria (edited by Elizabeth Mavor)
The Captain's Wife : The South American Journals of Maria Graham, 1821-23
Graham, Maria (edited by Elizabeth Mavor)
15.00 GBP

A Small Place in Italy, Newby, Eric
A Small Place in Italy
Newby, Eric
8.65 GBP

Making Things Grow Outdoors, Cruso, Thalassa
Making Things Grow Outdoors
Cruso, Thalassa
6.50 GBP

Colour all the Year Round, Genders, Roy
Colour all the Year Round
Genders, Roy
6.50 GBP

Seven Gardens - or Sixty Years of Gardening, Anderson, E B
Seven Gardens - or Sixty Years of Gardening
Anderson, E B
6.00 GBP

Gardening and Beyond, Bellis, Florence
Gardening and Beyond
Bellis, Florence
7.65 GBP

Hardy Foliage PlantsS, Gorer, Richard
Hardy Foliage PlantsS
Gorer, Richard
6.50 GBP

The Living Garden or The How & Why of Garden Life, Salisbury, E J
The Living Garden or The How & Why of Garden Life
Salisbury, E J
6.65 GBP

Variegated Foliage Plants, Fischer, Paul
Variegated Foliage Plants
Fischer, Paul
6.50 GBP

Gentians, Mary Bartlett
Mary Bartlett
6.00 GBP

Gardening on Lime, Berrisford, Judith M
Gardening on Lime
Berrisford, Judith M
6.45 GBP

A Flower-Lover's Miscellany, Barraclough, Daphne
A Flower-Lover's Miscellany
Barraclough, Daphne
6.95 GBP

Green Enchantment - the magic spell of gardens, Clarkson, Rosetta E
Green Enchantment - the magic spell of gardens
Clarkson, Rosetta E
14.15 GBP

Small Boat to Elsinore, Pilkington, Roger
Small Boat to Elsinore
Pilkington, Roger
7.15 GBP

The Sea to the Schwarzwald and Back 1934, Tudsbery, M T
The Sea to the Schwarzwald and Back 1934
Tudsbery, M T
19.50 GBP

Black Sea and Blue River, Marriner, John
Black Sea and Blue River
Marriner, John
9.65 GBP

The Log of the Griffin : the story of a cruise from the Alps to the Thames, Maxwell, Donald
The Log of the Griffin : the story of a cruise from the Alps to the Thames
Maxwell, Donald
24.15 GBP

From the Thames to the Netherlands - a voayage in the waterways of Zealand & down the Belgian Coast, Pears, Charles
From the Thames to the Netherlands - a voayage in the waterways of Zealand & down the Belgian Coast
Pears, Charles
13.15 GBP



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aeroplanes, africa, agriculture, alpines, americas, anthropology, antiques, antiquity, archaeology, architecture, art, artists, atlases, auriculars, australia, aviation, azeleas,

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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