Being small and independent doesn’t stop us offering a large, varied selection.  Most of our stock is handpicked by Emma or on the suggestion of our lovely customers. We tend to stock one or two copies of each book which, with our limited space, leaves us room to hold a large selection of different titles. What we don’t have in stock we can get for you, at no extra cost and usually within 24 hours (please see our book ordering page). Our main themes are:

  • New paperback fiction
  • Poetry
  • Popular and modern classics
  • Local interest and history
  • Walking, cycling, touring and the great outdoors
  • Welsh literature
  • Cookery
  • Gardening
  • Children's fiction and education
  • Humour and gift books

We think it especially important to support local authours by giving them a platform for their work; Crickhowell and the surrounding area certainly seems to have a rich seam of talent.

We're currently developing our programme of events: so far we've held author talks, poetry readings and poetry workshops.  We are looking forward to starting storytelling and creative writing sessions, and bringing more authors, events and interesting activities to Crickhowell. Keep checking this site for news and dates in respect of events.

Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labelled "This could change your life."
Helen Exley