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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 from 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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The Dowager Empress, Tisdall, E E P
The Dowager Empress
Tisdall, E E P
9.50 GBP

The Peppercorn Woman, Hutchinson, Meg
The Peppercorn Woman
Hutchinson, Meg
4.95 GBP

20th Century Defences in Britain : Lincolnshire, Osborne, Mike
20th Century Defences in Britain : Lincolnshire
Osborne, Mike
8.50 GBP

20th Century Defences in Britain : Kent, Burridge, David
20th Century Defences in Britain : Kent
Burridge, David
8.95 GBP

Bristol - an appreciation, Green, Kenneth H
Bristol - an appreciation
Green, Kenneth H
6.95 GBP

The History of Millington's Hospital, Shrewsbury, Lloyd, Evelyn N V
The History of Millington's Hospital, Shrewsbury
Lloyd, Evelyn N V
6.00 GBP

All Change: Kingston, Surbiton & New Malden in the 19th century., Sampson, June
All Change: Kingston, Surbiton & New Malden in the 19th century.
Sampson, June
7.50 GBP

Red Guide : North Cornwall, Hammond, Reginald J (editor)
Red Guide : North Cornwall
Hammond, Reginald J (editor)
5.40 GBP

Wychwood Forest and Its Border Places, Kibble, John
Wychwood Forest and Its Border Places
Kibble, John
5.40 GBP

Romance of the Old Chain Pier at Brighton, Ryman, Ernest
Romance of the Old Chain Pier at Brighton
Ryman, Ernest
7.50 GBP

Dorchester through the ages, Cook, Jean & Rowley, Trevor (editors)
Dorchester through the ages
Cook, Jean & Rowley, Trevor (editors)
5.00 GBP

Bisham Abbey berkshire, A National Sports Centre of the Central Council of Physical Recreation, Long, E T & Dickinson, Miss M E
Bisham Abbey berkshire, A National Sports Centre of the Central Council of Physical Recreation
Long, E T & Dickinson, Miss M E
6.00 GBP

Percy Ravens : 100 years of service 1897-1997, Percy Ravens
Percy Ravens : 100 years of service 1897-1997
Percy Ravens
4.50 GBP

An A-Z of Hedon History, Cochrane, Margaret & Bob
An A-Z of Hedon History
Cochrane, Margaret & Bob
6.00 GBP

Shenington : A pictorial history, Clifton, Nan
Shenington : A pictorial history
Clifton, Nan
6.00 GBP

Everything Went on at the Round House : a hundred years of the Manchester University Settlement, Rose, Michael E & Woods, Anne
Everything Went on at the Round House : a hundred years of the Manchester University Settlement
Rose, Michael E & Woods, Anne
10.00 GBP

Charles Dickens : A Life, Tomalin, Claire
Charles Dickens : A Life
Tomalin, Claire
23.50 GBP

Oxford Cathedral, Warner, S A
Oxford Cathedral
Warner, S A
8.50 GBP

Coldwaltham : a Story of Three Hamlets, Saer, Sandra
Coldwaltham : a Story of Three Hamlets
Saer, Sandra
9.50 GBP

Famous South Coast Pleasure Resorts Past & Present, their historical associations, their rise to fame and a forecast of their future development, Clunn, Harold
Famous South Coast Pleasure Resorts Past & Present, their historical associations, their rise to fame and a forecast of their future development
Clunn, Harold
9.50 GBP

Handbook to Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire, Sheppard, T (editor)
Handbook to Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire
Sheppard, T (editor)
7.50 GBP

Louis the Beloved : The Life of Louis XV, Bernier, Olivier
Louis the Beloved : The Life of Louis XV
Bernier, Olivier
16.50 GBP

l'Album des Hommes de la liberte, Manceron, Claude
l'Album des Hommes de la liberte
Manceron, Claude
9.50 GBP

The Political Thought of Lord Salisbury 1854-68, Pinto-Duschinsky, Michael
The Political Thought of Lord Salisbury 1854-68
Pinto-Duschinsky, Michael
9.50 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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