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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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The Cloak by Leon Garfield
The story, which starts in London on a snowy New Year's Day, is about two friends who are apprentices to pawnbrokers. Amos Coot, a sixteen year old in the fourth year of his apprenticeship, works for Mr. Thompson – Personal Banking on Moderate Terms. Jeremiah Snipe is apprentice to Mr Long – Loans arranged for Modest Security. The two friends have been left in charge of their respective shops by their employers who have gone away to the country for the...

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