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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.
Seneca - Letters from a Stoic and Three Dialogues
Seneca (translated by Robin Campbell & C D N Costa)
The Spy's Bedside Book - an anthology
Greene, Graham & Greene, Hugh (editors)
The Earth - an intimate history
Life - an unauthorised biography : A Natural History of the First Four Thousand Millillion Years of Life on Earth
The Singing Sands
The Franchise Affair
Catherine the Great Life and Legend
Alexander, John T
The Best After-Dinner Stories
Heald, Tim (compiler)
The Southern Gates of Arabia - a journey in the Hadhramaut
The Wit of Oscar Wilde
Wilde, Oscar (selected by Merlin Holland)
The Scarlet Pimpernel
My Life and Times
Jerome K Jerome
Structures : or Why Things Don't fall Down
Gordon, J E
Lost City of the Incas - the story of Machu Picchu and its builders
W B Yeats - Collected Poems
Yeats, W B (introduced by Roy Foster)
Percy Bysshe Shelley - Collected Poems
Shelley, Percy Bysshe (edited by Neville Rogers)
Beowulf - A Verse Translation
The Making of the English Landscape
Hoskins, W G
The Art of Love
Publius Ovidius Naso (translated by James Michie)
Lao Tzu Tao Te Ching The Way and its Power and its Place in Chinese Thought
Tzu, lao & Waley, Arthur
Alfred, lord Tennyson Selected Poems
Tennyson, Alfred Lord (slected by Ruth Padel)
Confucius - Lun Yu (translated by D C Lau)
The Vision of Piers the Plowman, Middle English translation with the Donaldson translation
Langland, William (edited by Elizabeth Robertson & Stephen H A Shepherd)
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