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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. We also have a large range of Folio Society publications. You are welcome to visit us or to browse, search and buy online.
SECURE ONLINE ORDERING with credit card facilities at point of sale.
Free second class postage to UK destinations
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 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 10,000 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.
SEARCHING OUR STOCK ONLINE
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 (email@example.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.
The Art of Asprey
Wild Animals of North America
Severy, Merle (chief editor)
Tracing the Denver South Park & Pacific, a detailed mile-by-mile guide
Bain, Robert K
The Sovereign and its Golden Antecedents
Celtel, Andre & Gullbekk, Svein H
The Boys' Book of Model Railways
Carter, Ernest F
Britain's Light Railways
Burton, Anthony & Scott-Morgan, John
An Historical Survey of Great Western Engine Sheds, 1947
Lyons, E. T
The Crystal River Pictorial
McCoy, Dell & Collman, Russ
The Model Railway News : Steam, Electric and Clockwork : VolumeTwo January - December 1926
The Model Railway News : Steam, Electric and Clockwork : Volume XVI & Volume XVII January 1940 - December 1941
Judo Training Methods - a sourcebook
Ishikawa, Takahiko & Draeger, Donn F
Karate - the art of 'empty hand' fighting
Nishiyama, Hidetaka & Brown, Richard C
The Railways of America, their construction, development, management, and appliances
Colonel Stephens Railways : A Pictorial Survey
Scott-Morgan, John & Shaw, Philip & Miler, John
The River Nile
The War Illustrators
The Mineral Belt, Vol. 1 : Old South Park- Denver to Leadville- An Illustrated History, Featuring the Denver, South Park & Pacific Railroad, and the Gold-and-Silver Mining Industry
Digerness, David S
Pictorial Record of Great Western Wagons
Steam Horse : Iron Road
Horsfeld, Brenda (editor)
The R.G.S. Story Rio Grande Southern : Volume I Over the Bridges .. Ridgway to Telluride
Collman, Russ & McCoy, Dell A
Colorado Rail Annual Issue Number Nine - 1971 : A Journal of Railroad History in the Rocky Mountain West
Hauck, Cornelius W & Chappell, Gordon & Richardson, Robert W
Pino Grande Logging Railroads of the Michigan-California Lumber Company
Polkinghorn, R S
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