Hay-on-Wye is famous as the town of books!

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Mostly Maps
Open today: 10:30am - 5:00pm
Antique maps both British and foreign including folding maps and Ordnance Survey ; antique topographical, botanical, satirical prints and more. Closed Sunday & Monday. View a selection of our stock with images on our website. Worldwide postage.
Francis Edwards
Open today: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Specialists in Antiquarian and rare books since 1855. Catalogues in all Subjects issued. 10,000 books in all subjects. We purchase single books of importance, collections and entire libraries.
Hancock and Monks Music
Open today: 10:30am - 4:30pm
Long established Classical Music Shop selling Sheet Music, Scores, Books on Music, CDs and DVDs in Hay-on-Wye for over 25 years. World Wide Mail Order is available via our website.
Richard Booth's Bookshop
Open today: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Richard Booth's Bookshop on Lion Street extends over three floors and is managed by specialist department heads. Packed with a vast selection of new, second hand and antiquarian books, a large range of gifts, games, puzzles, stationery, quality craft materials and yarn. Dogs are welcome.
The Children's Bookshop
Just outside Hay on Wye on the Clifford road, a few hundred yards beyond the Co-op supermarket. We have a large and varied stock, covering all aspects of children’s literature. Onsite parking.
The Poetry Bookshop
The ONLY bookshop in the UK devoted entirely to Poetry; Modern, Antiquarian, Scholarly, Biography, Criticism & Creative Writing, Small & Fine Press, Beat, Experimental, Children’s, War, Illustrated, in Translation & now new poetry books as well.
The Addyman Annexe
Open today: 10:00am - 5:30pm
Described by the Antiquarian Book Review as "The jewel in the crown of this famous booktown." Our open-planned bookshop is full of hand-picked stock from antiquarian to new children's books at half-price. It also has one of the best paperback fiction rooms in the UK. "Put me in Addyman's and I lose all reason." Sue Gee. Reading in Bed.
Addyman Books
Open today: 10:00am - 5:30pm
Discover our labyrinth of books on two floors. This is where the true magic of Hay happens. Established in 1987, our first shop houses children's, science fiction, arts, myths, sports, transport and performing arts. Vintage Penguins, paperbacks, occult and more are shelved in two rooms using the interior of a Transylvanian Church.
Hay Cinema Bookshop
Open today: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Hay-on-Wye’s converted cinema carries a running stock of ca.200,000 secondhand and antiquarian books on all subjects. Bargain books in the sculpture garden. Picnic area. Free customer parking.
C. Arden Bookseller
Open today: 9:30am - 12:00pm
New, secondhand and antiquarian books on Natural History, the New Naturalist Series, Gardening, Botany, Entomology, Ornithology and Beekeeping. Catalogues issued. We are always interested in buying large or small collections of books in our specialist subjects.
Murder and Mayhem
Open today: 10:00am - 5:30pm
Walk or stalk into this A to Z of detective fiction, true crime and horror. We have large sections of Green Penguins, Agatha Christie and Sherlock Holmes. This uniquely decorated shop honours the golden age of crime and turn of the century horror.
Green Ink Booksellers
Open today: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Hay’s newest secondhand bookshop. Good books bought and sold - particularly Literature, History, Philosophy, Modern Fiction, Art, Poetry, Private Press, Folio Society and Children’s Books.
Haystacks Music and more
Open today: 9:30am - 4:30pm
Hay’s Headline Making Independent Music Shop - only a one minute walk from the Main Car Park.

Related Business

The Hay Binders
A small hand bindery, specialising in the repair and rebinding of period and modern books in leather and cloth. Established in Hay in 1974.

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