A warm welcome to Book-ish, your friendly independent bookshop, located in Crickhowell, a pretty town 5 miles from Abergavenny in the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Our philosophy is simple, we want to connect people to books, help children to develop a life long love of reading and encourage imaginative play. We offer a friendly, quality service and are happy to talk about books all day long....you just try and stop us!

Owned by Emma & Andrew Corfield-Walters, Book-ish offers a professional service, both in store at 23 High Street, Crickhowell and here online.



Book•ish Events

Friday, April 18, 2014

There are moments when the many, through the few, become one.

At the 2011 Rugby World Cup a young Welsh side, captained by the 22-year-old Sam Warburton, captured the imagination of the rugby-watching world. Exhibiting the grit and brilliance of generations past, an ill-fated semi-final ended in heartbreak. But a fledgling squad playing with the familiarity of brothers had sent out an electrifying message of hope: could this be a third golden generation of Welsh rugby?

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Do you know your cwm from your aiguille? Your K2 from your Kilimanjaro? Test your knowledge of the great outdoors at our Walking Festival pub quiz! Make up your own team, or join someone to make a team of maximum 6 people. Prizes and a Raffle all in aid of our local Mountain Rescue teams. Entry £5 per team payable on the night - no need to book, just turn up and have some fun.

Wednesday, 5 March 
Venue: Britannia Inn, Crickhowell 
Times: 7.30pm to 9.30pm

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

7:30pm at The Bear, Crickhowell

Terry Walton has been on the allotment from the age of 4, growing his own since 11. His is the official allotment of BBC Radio 2's The Jeremy Vine Show. Terry also has his own podcast "Tales from Terry's Allotment". Terry has a new book due from Bantam Press in October "The Allotment Almanac"! It will have a month-by-month guide to growing your own veg as well as more tales from the allotment.

Tickets £3 from Book-ish or on the door

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Come and celebrate with Bookish in Crickhowell throughout the day on 14th September Bookish will be celebrating throughout the day along with local authors and band 'Roshi feat Pars Radio' There'll be balloons, cake, special offers and competitions throughout the day. All customers making a purchase will receive a very special 'Books are my Bag' canvas bag as a thank you for their support. We hope you can join us!

Book•ish News

January 31st, 2014 - 01:31

To watch The Totally Locally Crickhowell video - click here

May 18th, 2013 - 22:30

The lovely people from National Book Tokens have now made it possible for us to sell e-books!

To set up an account or for further information, please click on the link below


February 7th, 2013 - 17:35

Now entering its 6th year, Crickhowell Walking Festival takes place between 1st - 10th March this year with a host of wonderful walks and events. Bookish is taking part by organising 2 foraging walks with Adele Nozedar, author of the Hedgerow Handbook and also hosting a walkers pub quiz midweek!

For more information visit www.crickhowellfestival.com

January 9th, 2013 - 20:24

A house without books is like a
room without windows.
Heinrich Mann