Hay On Wye Booksellers

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Hay On Wye Booksellers
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DSFLM
Shropshire, UK72 contributions
Sep 2021
An attractive town centre with lots of bookshops and quaint craft shops to browse and wander round. However, I was a little disappointed in the Hay bookshops generally, as I had an antique book in mind that I wanted to look at and check, and buy if it was the correct edition (including an engraving by my ancestor). One of the booksellers advertised online they had the book, but on arrival I was abruptly informed it was not in the shop, but in a warehouse somewhere, and offered no further assistance. I would have thought booklovers /sellers would have a bit more enthusiasm and knowledge and want to help customers.

Some of the shops did not seem to have catalogues or inventories of their stock, so another book I was looking for (Railways of the Raj) I was unable to find. However, the staff in one of the bookshops (Booths) were much more helpful and friendly, and were able to check stock on their database to save me a lot of time looking. If you are travelling some distance to look for specific titles, it is worth checking beforehand that the books are actually available on the premises.
Written September 6, 2021
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Andrew H
High Wycombe, UK71 contributions
Aug 2019
The one to start with is Booths right in the centre of town, a converted chapel that has the same ambience as a place of worship, the book stacks like vertical pews. There is space in this shop unlike many other sellers that cram the shelves too close, and seats. Three floors allows you to get thoroughly immersed in the experience. The castle stacks are interesting too but not if you have allergies to dust or mildew. The mix of the antique shops makes the whole place a wanderers paradise, a dreamers heaven, a story lovers ultimate setting for you begin to imagine far more in these streets.
Written August 12, 2019
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Elaine S
Oamaru, New Zealand334 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
If you like books, this needs to be on your list.It's almost overwhelming. Wonderful range and always the chance of finding something to treasure. It's a relatively easy to navigate place, so choose the topics you most want if you want to have time to do other things.
Written August 1, 2019
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MrRaconteur
London48 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
I recall going to Hay 20 years ago and finding the bookshops expensive. Not sure if my expectations have changed or the prices in Hay have been moderated but I found plenty of books I had been searching for at reasonable prices. We had a lovely lunch in a cafe and looked at the Thursday market too. In all an enjoyable morning. I was slightly surprised by the number of empty shops and shops for sale so I do hope these will soon be filled with more bookshops!
Written July 28, 2019
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Mrs. B
Brynmawr, UK142 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
Lost an hour in here, could have spent far more time. Amazing selection of books and easy to find system in place (which is more than I can say for some of the other bookshops). Wish I could have bought the £900 1st edition Tolkien...

Staff on desk could have been more pleasant, a little surly and annoyed we interrupted her phone call.
Written June 22, 2019
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Caledonianne
Banbury, UK398 contributions
Nov 2018 • Solo
Its central position means that this is one of the bookshops I always find time for, and there's usually an item or two that comes home with me. This year particularly enjoyed the window's colony of Penguins on a snowscape of dazzling white textile! Good general stock, though you may find yourself sorting through vast piles on the floor.
Written December 29, 2018
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rayrest
London, UK7,342 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
Good bookshop in Hay on Wye, one of many i might add. Lots of second hand books and new books as well on sale here.
Written October 30, 2018
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longshanks31
4 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
it is a lovely little town for us book worms. chance to find books rare and special books.

but one thing is strange; they dont want buy your books, not even look at them !

tried to sell them back few books i had purchased year before.

why the signs `we buy books` ???
Written July 28, 2018
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J_Jarndyce
County Durham, UK727 contributions
Jun 2018 • Solo
This is not the largest or the neatest book shop in Hay but it has some fantastic material and good bargains if you look carefully.
Written June 5, 2018
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Qadeer H
Lowestoft, UK73 contributions
May 2018 • Solo
A fantastic place to visit, set along the river wye with beautiful views.
Lovely book shops, trinket shops and loads of souvenirs.
Massive car park with toilets.
The castle is being renovated but once opened, it will be a very special place to visit and purchase special books.
A must visit for the whole family any time of the year.
Written May 13, 2018
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