Messages will go here
Stella and Rose's Books Logo

Stella & Rose's Books

Specialists in Rare & collectable books

Loyalty Scheme

Are you a regular puRchaser on our website? If so, we have some great news for you!

After your fifth purchase, we'll give you a 20% discount voucher for you to use on your next order. When you place your sixth order, simply type in the voucher code during the checkout process, and your discount will be applied before payment is taken.

How it works: once your fifth order has been processed, we will send you an email with your voucher code that can be used on your next order. We will need you to have previously given consent to receive our discounts & offers, otherwise you won't receive this email!

Once you have redeemed your voucher, the counter resets to zero and the process starts again - after another five orders, you'll get another 20% discount voucher! And so on... for as long as you keep making purchases.

forgotten password

If you have forgotten your password, you can create a new one by following the instructions below:-

1) Click on the blue 'login' button, located towards the top right of our website as shown in the image below

2) A pop-up window appears. Click on the text link 'Forgot password', located at the bottom left of the pop-up window as shown in the image below

3) Enter your registered email address and click the 'Continue' button. We will then send you an email with a link that will enable you to create your new password. 

A confirmation message appears on screen when we have sent you the email, as shown below

4) Open the email we have sent you and click on the link provided. This link will take you to a new page on our website where you can create your new password - see image below. Enter your email address, and then your new password (twice) and click the 'reset password' button.

Sale terms

10% off all books. 

To obtain your discount  enter (or mention) the voucher code provided.


1) Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer2) Discount from book price(s) only3) Only applies to purchase(s) via our website,, phone or in our shops - when the voucher code is mentioned / entered. No discounts will be retrospectively issued unless our error.4) We reserve the right to remove the offer at any time.


Christmas Delivery and Opening Times 2018

Last Recommended Order Dates for Delivery by 25th December 2018 - Orders must be received by 12 noon GMT on dates stated. 

UKStandard Delivery - Wednesday 19th December Express Delivery -  Wednesday 19th December (over 2kg) or Thursday 20th December  (under 2kg) 

Africa, Middle EastFriday 30th November

Asia, South & Central America, & Eastern EuropeFriday 7th December

Australia, New Zealand & GreeceMonday 10th December

USA, Canada & Europe (except Greece)Friday 14th December

Shop Hours

Open every day as normal apart from:Monday 24th December open 10am to 2pm

Monday 31st December 2018 10am to 2pm

Closed 25th, 26th December and 1st January 2019Full Details of our normal opening hours. Orders We shall be processing orders throughout the festive period, except when closed as above, but orders will only be despatched on:

Glossary of Descriptive Book Terms

Our books are graded using the following terms:-

As New / Mint: In the condition you would expect in a shop selling new books.

Fine: Almost as new, no major blemishes but showing signs of being previously owned. No major faults.

Very Good: A book showing signs of previous ownership. Expected blemishes to include:- light finger marks to some pages; slightly bumped corners / spine; pages dusty or lightly browned; writing to endpapers or wrapper flaps; wrapper might be price-clipped, lightly chipped or have a few small tears.

Good: A book showing clear signs of previous ownership. Blemishes to include:- joints cracked or partially broken; bumped corners / spine; marked or torn pages; inscriptions or library stamps; dustwrapper chipped or torn with some loss. Overall a little grubby.

Newsletters Archive

On a monthly basis we can send you a copy of our newsletter by email. The aim of our newsletter is to keep you informed of new information, articles and books available on our website.

If you would like to receive this email newsletter, you can submit your details on this form. We will process your request and you will receive the next issue of the newsletter when it is produced (newsletters are normally sent around the middle of each month).

If you at any time wish to unsubscribe please email


January 2020February 2020March 2020April 2020 (Special Update)April 2020May 2020June 2020

Books To Sell

We may be interested in the following subjects... History Military UK Topography Science & Technology Transport, inc. Motor Sport Art, Architecture & Design Wye Valley & Wales Natural History Childrens (especially pre-1970) Childrens annuals pre-1970 only Rupert Annuals & Books (esp. pre-1970) Observers (rare or collectable editions only) Ladybirds (collector's items only) - 


Please contact us using the form link below:-

Tell us about your book(s)


PLEASE NOTE THAT WE PREFER TO BUY FROM WITHIN THE UK but will consider exceptional items/collections from abroad.

We are not able to offer individual prices for multiple books. We will offer a job lot price based on our individual prices, we will not make an offer per book.

Free Wants Matching

We can inform you when a particular book comes into stock, or send you regular lists of books which may interest you - by category, author, illustrator or publisher. 

If you at any time wish to unsubscribe please email

Tell us about your book interests


Some examples of what is possible:-

Example 1  - Combining Subjects.

You may be interested in ornithology books of Australia - we can now combine our subjects of ORNITHOLOGY and AUSTRALIA.

Example 2 - Excluding Subjects

You maybe interested in Cat books but NOT those aimed at children therefore we can add the subject of CATS but exclude the subject CHILDRENS.

Newsletter Subscription

Stella & Rose's Books Newsletter

On a monthly basis we can send you a copy of our newsletter by email. The aim of our newsletter is to keep you informed of new information, articles and books available on our website. If you would like to receive this email newsletter, please fill in your details in the form below and press the submit button. We will process your request and you will receive the next issue of the newsletter when it is produced (newsletters are normally sent around the middle of each month).

If you at any time wish to unsubscribe please email You can read about our Privacy Policy here.

Shipping Rates

We aim to dispatch orders the same day if payment is received by 12 noon (Mondays - Fridays). The condition of books is checked before they are carefully packed in professional cardboard book mailers. 

Delivery within UK:

UK Standard £3.70, regardless of the value, number and weight. Delivery times are 2-3 business days, and we will email you the tracking number (Royal Mail Tracked 48 or Parcel Force 48). Orders over £100 will require a signature on receipt.

UK EXPRESS £10, regardless of the value, number and weight. Delivery is fully tracked and guaranteed next day (Monday - Friday) and your order will be sent by either Royal Mail Special Delivery 1pm or Parcel Force 24, requiring a signature on receipt.


We are sorry that you are having difficulty using our site. If you can't find what you need below, please call us on 01291 689755 or email with the subject line of Website Help.

Help with Login

You do not need to register at Stella & Rose's Books website to buy books - you can complete the Checkout as a Guest but at the end of the process you will be given the opportunity to create an account which allows you to save addresses and view previous online orders. Please note that our website is separate from our shop system: even if you receive email or paper lists from us, or have purchased from our shops, it does not necessarily mean that you have registered on our website.

About Stella & Rose's Books


Quality editions and collectable titles: visit us in the beautiful Wye Valley on the border between England and Wales.


Situated in the lovely village of Tintern - well known for its ancient abbey - Stella & Rose's Books has been established since 1991 and normally has around 30,000 books in stock. Since October 2018, all books previously held at Rose's Books in Hay-on-Wye are now permanently located at Tintern. 

Need a map to find us - Click Here! - If the scale is too fine just zoom out a bit!


Collectors Pages/Societies

The Kingdom of the Fairies is now on-line to bring you everything of interest in the world of Fairies including parties and ideas, cakes, books, cards, music etc etc. See the stunning artwork of the very talented artist - Myrea.

The Enid Blyton Society's aim is to provide a focal point for Enid Blyton enthusiasts and collectors, and does so through its quarterly magazine, The Enid Blyton Society Journal, which is published three times a year and contains a good mix of well-illustrated articles, news, and helpful information to collectors of Blyton books, toys and ephemera.

Press Page

Below are a few of the mentions Stella & Rose's Books have received in the Press.


Silver Certificate from Hearing Dogs for Deaf People for being 'Hearing Dog Friendly' (2007) Wales Finalist - British Small Business Champions Awards (BSBC) (2008)

Television & Video

Hay Festival Bookshop Challenge: Francesca Simon - June 2010, at Rose's Books.  Priceless Antiques - aired on 18th February 2010. Expert Clive Farahar visits Rose's Books Flog It! - Filmed on 21st July 2005 at Roses Books, Hay-on-Wye

Newspapers etc

South Wales Argus (February 2000 South Wales Argus (26 February 2002) Monmouthshire Beacon Wye Valley Edition (7 March 2002) Forest of Dean & Wye Valley Review (15 March 2002) Forest of Dean & Wye Valley Review (5 April 2002) Sunday Express (21 November 2004) Forest of Dean & Wye Valley Review (21 March 2003) South Wales Argus (12 September 2003) Sunday Express (Financial) (26 October 2003) Chepstow, Caldicot & Wye Valley Free Press (12 November 2003) Forest of Dean & Wye Valley Review (28 November 2003) Business in Wales (December 2003 / January 2004) March Networks News (November 2004) Chepstow & Caldicot Free Press (15 December 2004) Wye Valley Beacon (16 December 2004) Vita - Brecon and Radnorshire Life Magazine (February 2005) Daily Express Saturday Magazine (April 23rd-29th 2005) 'The Information' magazine of the Independent (July 9 - 15, 2005) BBC Homes & Antiques Magazine (December 2005) Herefordshire Society (Winter 2006) Forest of Dean & Wye Valley Review (14th December 2007) Limited Edition (April 2008) Page 1 Limited Edition (April 2008) Page 2 South Wales Argus (4th July 2008) Forest of Dean & Wye Valley Review (11th July 2008) Vogue (November 2008) The Guardian and Observer guides to Vintage & Antiques (May 2010) South Wales Argus (16th February 2012)


Terms & Conditions

Our terms

Payment with order. All our prices are in British pounds. We accept Paypal and most major Credit and Debit cards including Amex.

Order before noon (UK time), on a working day, and our objective is for same day dispatch,  Orders received after mid-day (UK time) on Fridays may not be processed until the following Monday. Postage & packing are extra,  for more information see our shipping rates page. We confirm despatch by email and provide estimates of delivery times and tracking numbers when available.

Returns & refunds

We do our best to make sure that all of our books are described accurately. Books can be returned within 14 days of receipt. If a book is found to be substantially not as described then we shall provide a full refund including return postage otherwise you shall be responsible for cost of return postage. Please phone or email before returning any item. An immediate refund will be given on receipt of any books returned.

Privacy, Security & Cookies

Privacy & Security

All information supplied to us by our customers is treated as totally confidential and is never passed on to any other parties. You can access our website without disclosing personal details, but if you would like to make a purchase, register your wants or subscribe to our mailing list we will need to have some personal details. This includes your name, your postal address, your e-mail address and other details depending on which service you request.

We only use your data to communicate with you and to help us to provide you with excellent customer service. This includes confirmation of order despatch if you purchase from us and notification of books of interest to you if you register your wants with us.