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Stella & Rose's Books

Specialists in Rare & collectable books

Welcome to Stella & Rose's Books

The premier source for rare and out of print books, especially childrens and illustrated books. Both shops are open seven days a week - we look forward to seeing you, or you can buy online!

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Stella Books, Tintern
Free Parking opposite shop.

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Rose's Books, Hay-on-Wye
Children's & Illustrated books only.

Opening hours

Mon. - Fri. 10:00 - 17:30
Sat. & Sun. 9:30 - 17:30

WELCOME TO OUR NEW WEBSITE. PLEASE GET IN TOUCH IF YOU HAVE ANY QUERIES.

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Baedeker Guides
Baedeker travel guides, with their distinctive red covers with gold titles, although having been published since the 1800s are what is to be considered 'modern' guidebooks. (Interestingly, Baedeker guides published up until 1856, were not the now famous 'red', but a tan colour). At this time, travel literature or personal accounts were by no means a new thing, with some dating back to the 2nd century CE, but how did these famous travel guidebooks come about and how did they...

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Our Darlings
Our Darlings "The Best Monthly Magazine For Young Folks" We recently purchased a collection of annuals from auction. In among them were a few copies of “Our Darlings”. These annuals really stood out to me as they are attractive books with pictorial front covers and illustrated by well known artists of the time (the editions we purchased were from the early 1900's). Above: Example of front cover, and Leigh Kidman illustration Arists included Ernest Aris, Louis Wain, E.S. Hardy, Harry B. Neilson, Leigh Kidman, Jaques Browne, Chris Temple, although most illustrations are uncredited...

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