About Us
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Open Monday to Saturday, 0930 to 1700

About The Children's Bookshop

The Children's Bookshop is located near the border of England and Wales in Hay-On-Wye, in the county of Herefordshire. As our name implies, we sell only children's books. With a stock in excess of twenty thousand books we cater for children and for collectors, teachers and researchers.

For collectors we offer a variety of books and annuals in most areas, including Girl's/Boy's school, W E Johns, R Crompton and D C Thompson. We also carry a selection of older illustrated books, dating from the 1920s and earlier. Our speciality is twentieth century fiction.

Our catalogue is available on-line, where you can search and browse the many thousands of books which we have in stock, and purchase any book shown there using the order form provided.

There is a set of quick reference lists of all of the titles, authors, publishers and illustrators currently in the catalogue.

The most recent additions to the catalogue are listed here and there is a sample of interesting books here.

Our website also contains information to help in dating Rupert annuals and other useful reference information

We offer a world-wide postal service, and also operate a free Booksearch service for books that we do not currently have in stock.

If you wish to visit The Children's 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 Children's Bookshop.

Hay on Wye has many other second hand bookshops, and there is a web site devoted to the town and its lively book trade. See our Links Page for links to other Hay on Wye bookshops and also to various societies, clubs and other related sites.

Wi-Fi logo We have a Wi-Fi hotspot on the premises for our customers' use, allowing Internet access on phones, tablets, laptops, etc. The details of the connection and the daily password are displayed inside the shop.

Accessibility Logo The interior of the shop is accessible to regular-sized wheelchairs, although we do not recommend trying to bring mobility scooters inside. A wheelchair ramp for the shop's external step is available on request.