Second hand bookshops hay on wye booksellers, hayonwye. Jun 21, 2015 one of the first bookshops i visited was the hay cinema bookshop with francis edwards antiquarian books on the top floor. A fantastic shop with a wide range of second hand books. The best bookshops in hayonwye, a book town in wales. Back in 1977 second hand bookseller richard booth proclaimed hay on wye to be an independent kingdom and himself to be king. Search the hayonwye booksellers online book catalog alibris uk. Oct 29, 2008 best bookshops bookshops in hay on wye home of the annual guardian hay festival, this tiny welsh town boasts no fewer than 38 bookshops. The first thing to do when you get to hayonwye is pick up a guide to hayonwye bookshops. Hayonwye is the official national book town of wales, and almost certainly has more bookshops per head of population than anywhere else in wales. Hayonwye is a destination for bibliophiles in the united kingdom, still with two dozen bookshops, many selling specialist and secondhand books, although the. Apr 23, 2014 internationally renowned as the town of books, hay on wye in wales is literally piled with used books, from recently published titles to second hand books dating back 300 years. Hayonwye has been a paradise for book lovers since the 1970s. Located in wales, just inside the border with england, hay is considered by many to be the worlds first and best book town.
Hayonwye, the secondhand bookshops village in wales. Founded by mr richard booth in 1961, it has become the worlds largest secondhand and antiquarian book centre. Whether you have a passion for secondhand books, rare books, antiquarian books, or all of the above, hayonwye bookshops are any bibliophiles dream. Hay on wye bookshops you must visit when in hay on wye of course, when you first arrive at the book filled town, named y gelli gandryll in welsh, it can be a little overwhelming to choose to visit one or two mustsee bookshops. Arden bookseller specializing in new, outofprint and scarce books in the subject areas of natural history, ornithology, gardening and botany, bees and beekeeping. Plus, the prices are often super, super cheap so its a great place to bargain hunt. The twenty plus bookshops of hay are a legacy of the eccentric richard booth, one of the bookshop owners. Ask for a free quote from bookshops listings near you. Hay on wye has become world famous for its secondhand and antiquarian bookshops. The poetry bookshop addresses a range of poetic needs, stocking.
Oct 20, 2005 we are located in the market square in the centre of hayonwye, famous for its second hand book shops. Theres a village in wales that is basically one big library. The idea of transforming this welsh town into a goto dream for literary lovers simply didnt start overnight. This unique boutique is the only secondhand bookshop in the entire uk dedicated to poetry. Explore hayonwyes best bookshops, where literature enthusiasts can buy anything from a dickens first edition to ghoulish books on the occult. Why all book lovers should visit hayonwye kat is travelling. Hay on wye y gelli or y gelli gandryll in welsh is a small town with a population of about 1,900 in mid wales, on the river wye, very close to the english border and within the borders of brecon beacons national park.
The poetry bookshop remains the only secondhand bookshop exclusively dedicated to poetry in the united kingdom, housing everything from rare volumes to popular modern poetry behind its attractive, stoneclad shopfront. Hay on wye is the type of place that unlocks a little magic inside of everyone who visits. View all attractions near hay on wye booksellers on tripadvisor. Part of the shop is one of the oldest buildings in hay, built in the early 17th century. The bookshops in hayonwye are all full of character and run by the friendliest bunch of people. In fact, the bookish town began in 1961 when richard booth opened the towns first secondhand bookshop in an old firehouse. Specializing in rare books, outofprint books, used books, secondhand books, and other hardtofind books. Hay as its often known would simply be a pleasant but unremarkable town if it wasnt home to quite so many secondhand and antiquarian bookshops. With more than 30 antique and secondhand bookshops hay is a treasuretrove for bookworms. Home browse by category shopping cart checkout login. Search the hayonwye booksellers online book catalog.
It is famous for its large number of second hand bookshops. Hayonwye has become world famous for its secondhand and antiquarian bookshops, some specialising whilst others carry general stock. From our iconic shop in the heart of historic hay on wye, we can deliver beautiful, rare, old and new books to customers in every corner of the earth. Our retail shop is located in the market square in the centre of hay on wye, famous for its second hand book shops. Hayonwye booksellers 14 high town, hereford, hr3 5ae gbr directions to hayonwye booksellers. Hay on wye booksellers 14 high town, hereford, hr3 5ae gbr directions to hay on wye booksellers. I made three more visits during the week and still feel like i barely scratched the surface of this enormous shop which has been based in a converted cinema since 1965. Hay on wye, on the english border in midwales, is the worlds greatest place to find used books. We stock an extensive range of books which includes everything from the latest bestseller or prizewinner, to second hand, hard to find and even antiquarian editions. Hay on wye is the worlds largest second hand and antiquarian book centre. Sep 20, 2017 barter books, alnwick cautiously describes itself as one of the largest secondhand bookshops in britain in a former railway station, it has one entrance room and then a great hall stretching out quite a long way and with a model train set traversing some of the shelves. Located in the book town of hay on wye, provide a search service to help you locate that long lost book, one that may be out of print, or one that you are just finding it hard to track down. In fact, it is the oldest secondhand bookshops village in the world. If you wish to visit the childrens bookshop, see our directions page for maps, links to bus and train journey planners and other information on how to get to hay on wye and the childrens bookshop.
May 30, 2019 on the other hand, my carefree exploring allowed me to get a general sense of what the hay festival has to offer. Hay cinema bookshop for over 200,000 out of print, remainders and secondhand books castle street, hay on wye, via hereford hr3 5df telephone. Hay on wye has become world famous for its secondhand and antiquarian bookshops, some specialising whilst others carry general stock. In march 2008 we moved our internet stock to our new purpose built warehouse on the outskirts of hayonwye. Oct 29, 2008 unlike nearby hay on wye, you pay proper second hand prices too. Hay on wye booksellers hayonwye 2020 all you need to. Some of the bookshops specialise whilst others carry general stock. Hay on wye is a destination for bibliophiles in the united kingdom, still with two dozen bookshops, many selling specialist and second hand books, although the number has declined sharply in recent years, many becoming general antique shops and similar. Friday afternoon youll find me in richard booths, the secondhand bookshop i run in hay on wye, frantically preparing for saturday. We hold a large and varied stock of over 20,000 books, covering all aspects of childrens literature. Contact us feedback hay on wye has become world famous for its secondhand and antiquarian bookshops, some specialising whilst others carry general stock. Just outside hay on wye on the clifford road b4350, a few hundred yards beyond the coop supermarket, and one hundred yards beyond the glan wye business park.
A fantastic shop with a wide range of secondhand books and i never leave after. We stock an extensive range of books which includes everything from the latest bestseller or prizewinner, to second hand, hard to find and even antiquarian. May 07, 2019 a walk around this small town on the border between england and wales. Aug 20, 2019 richard booth, who turned hay on wye into a second hand bookshop capital, has died aged 80. A visit to herefordshire wouldnt be complete without nipping across the border to sample all the delights that hayonwye has to offer. Listings of bookshop businesses in hay on wye and the surrounding area. Our retail shop is located in the market square in the centre of hayonwye, famous for its second hand book shops. He was responsible for transforming the market town in powys into the worlds foremost home for books. Find the perfect secondhand bookshop at hay on wye stock photo. May 29, 2014 hay on wye in powys is hosting its annual festival of literature and the arts this week, but the events success masks a struggle for survival among the second hand bookshops that first made the. Hay on wye has many other second hand bookshops, and there is a web site devoted to the town and its lively book trade. Known as the town of books hayonwye is famous for its specialist and secondhand book shops.1142 954 28 826 565 311 861 1303 762 400 1305 23 47 1478 486 753 1373 1119 1105 1005 813 1473 1465 126 309 879 1195 1052 591 1315 927 447 823