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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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President Harding - His Life and Times 1865-1923, Russell, Francis
President Harding - His Life and Times 1865-1923
Russell, Francis
12.00 GBP

William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland : A Life, Whitworth, Rex
William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland : A Life
Whitworth, Rex
8.95 GBP

The Letters of William S.Burroughs, 1945-59, Burroughs, William S. (edited by Oliver Harris)
The Letters of William S.Burroughs, 1945-59
Burroughs, William S. (edited by Oliver Harris)
9.50 GBP

Boatbuilding: A Complete Handbook of  Wooden Boat Construction, Chapelle, Howard Irving
Boatbuilding: A Complete Handbook of Wooden Boat Construction
Chapelle, Howard Irving
18.95 GBP

Early Percussion Firearms, Winant, Lewis
Early Percussion Firearms
Winant, Lewis
8.00 GBP

The New Penguin English Dictionary, Allen, Robert
The New Penguin English Dictionary
Allen, Robert
14.00 GBP

Bloodstock Breeding, Leicester, Charles & Wright, Howard
Bloodstock Breeding
Leicester, Charles & Wright, Howard
12.50 GBP

Victorian and Edwardian Field Sports From Old Photographs, Watson, J. N. P.
Victorian and Edwardian Field Sports From Old Photographs
Watson, J. N. P.
6.00 GBP

George Curtis : Training Greyhounds, Curtis, George & Barnes, Julia
George Curtis : Training Greyhounds
Curtis, George & Barnes, Julia
23.50 GBP

Purdey's : The Guns and the Family, Beaumont, Richard
Purdey's : The Guns and the Family
Beaumont, Richard
9.50 GBP

Osbert Sitwell, Ziegler, Philip
Osbert Sitwell
Ziegler, Philip
8.00 GBP

Ike : Life and Times of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Brendon, Piers
Ike : Life and Times of Dwight D. Eisenhower
Brendon, Piers
8.95 GBP

Practical Woody Plant Propagation for Nursery Growers, Macdonald, Bruce
Practical Woody Plant Propagation for Nursery Growers
Macdonald, Bruce
46.50 GBP

Sport and the Countryside : In English Paintings, Watercolours and Prints, Coombs, David
Sport and the Countryside : In English Paintings, Watercolours and Prints
Coombs, David
8.95 GBP

A Guide to Western Historical Scripts from Antiquity to 1600, Brown, Michelle P
A Guide to Western Historical Scripts from Antiquity to 1600
Brown, Michelle P
18.00 GBP

Projects for Small Gardens - 56 projects with step-by-step instructions, Bird, Richard & Carter, George
Projects for Small Gardens - 56 projects with step-by-step instructions
Bird, Richard & Carter, George
8.95 GBP

Bugs Britannica, Marren, Peter & Mabey, Richard
Bugs Britannica
Marren, Peter & Mabey, Richard
16.00 GBP

Portrait of Lapworth, Woodall, Joy
Portrait of Lapworth
Woodall, Joy
18.00 GBP

The Embroideries of Hardwick Hall : A Catalogue, Levey, Santina M.
The Embroideries of Hardwick Hall : A Catalogue
Levey, Santina M.
67.50 GBP

Elizabeth : The Exhibition at the National Maritime Museum, Doran, Susan (editor)
Elizabeth : The Exhibition at the National Maritime Museum
Doran, Susan (editor)
16.50 GBP

Gothic Art for England 1400-1547, Richard Marks & Paul Williamson
Gothic Art for England 1400-1547
Richard Marks & Paul Williamson
17.50 GBP

Vermeer's Women : Secrets and Silence, Wieseman, Marjorie E.
Vermeer's Women : Secrets and Silence
Wieseman, Marjorie E.
38.50 GBP

Michelangelo : Paintings, Sculpture, Architecture - Complete edition, Goldscheider, Ludwig
Michelangelo : Paintings, Sculpture, Architecture - Complete edition
Goldscheider, Ludwig
10.50 GBP

Raphael - Raffaello Sanzio, Cocke, Richard
Raphael - Raffaello Sanzio
Cocke, Richard
16.50 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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