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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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Together, Douglas, Norman
Douglas, Norman
66.50 GBP

The Station - Athos : Treasures and Men, Byron, Robert
The Station - Athos : Treasures and Men
Byron, Robert
66.50 GBP

Three of Them, Douglas, Norman
Three of Them
Douglas, Norman
27.50 GBP

God's Chinese Son : The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom of Hong Xiuquan, Spence, Jonathan
God's Chinese Son : The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom of Hong Xiuquan
Spence, Jonathan
11.85 GBP

Paradise of exiles : Tuscany and the British, Hamilton, Olive
Paradise of exiles : Tuscany and the British
Hamilton, Olive
18.95 GBP

The Divine Country : The British in Tuscany, 1372-1980, Hamilton, Olive
The Divine Country : The British in Tuscany, 1372-1980
Hamilton, Olive
9.65 GBP

Ghosts of Spain : Travels Through a Country's Hidden Past, Tremlett, Giles
Ghosts of Spain : Travels Through a Country's Hidden Past
Tremlett, Giles
16.50 GBP

Alexander's Path from Caria to Cilicia, Stark, Freya
Alexander's Path from Caria to Cilicia
Stark, Freya
13.65 GBP

Bruce Chatwin, Shakespeare, Nicholas
Bruce Chatwin
Shakespeare, Nicholas
8.45 GBP

Montaillou : Cathars and Catholics in a French Village, 1294-1324, Le Roy Ladurie, Emmanuel
Montaillou : Cathars and Catholics in a French Village, 1294-1324
Le Roy Ladurie, Emmanuel
8.50 GBP

The Gunpowder Gardens : Travels Through India and China in Search of Tea, Goodwin, Jason
The Gunpowder Gardens : Travels Through India and China in Search of Tea
Goodwin, Jason
12.95 GBP

Tales from the South China Seas : Images of the British in South-East Asia in the 20th Century, Allen, Charles
Tales from the South China Seas : Images of the British in South-East Asia in the 20th Century
Allen, Charles
16.50 GBP

Inside the Middle East, Hiro, Dilip
Inside the Middle East
Hiro, Dilip
8.95 GBP

A Walk in the Woods, Bryson, Bill
A Walk in the Woods
Bryson, Bill
6.65 GBP

Made in America, Bryson, Bill
Made in America
Bryson, Bill
11.65 GBP

A Voyager Out : Life of Mary Kingsley, Frank, Katherine
A Voyager Out : Life of Mary Kingsley
Frank, Katherine
8.15 GBP

Bill Bryson Down Under, Bryson, Bill
Bill Bryson Down Under
Bryson, Bill
7.65 GBP

The Find of a Lifetime : Sir Arthur Evans and the Discovery of Knossos, Horwitz, Sylvia L.
The Find of a Lifetime : Sir Arthur Evans and the Discovery of Knossos
Horwitz, Sylvia L.
8.15 GBP

Heaths and Heather : Calluna, Daboecia and Erica, Underhill, Terry L
Heaths and Heather : Calluna, Daboecia and Erica
Underhill, Terry L
5.00 GBP

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

Dictionary of Annual Plants, Fogg, H G Witham
Dictionary of Annual Plants
Fogg, H G Witham
6.00 GBP

The Fruit, the seed and the soil : John Innes Leaflets Nos. 1-9, Lawrence, W J C  (editor)
The Fruit, the seed and the soil : John Innes Leaflets Nos. 1-9
Lawrence, W J C (editor)
8.00 GBP

Fruit Growing, Fogg, H G Witham
Fruit Growing
Fogg, H G Witham
6.00 GBP

Through My Garden Gate, Flower, Newman
Through My Garden Gate
Flower, Newman
4.95 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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