Hay-on-Wye, The World's First Book Town

A destination for bibliophiles since the 1970s, with over two dozen bookshops, Hay-on-Wye near the Welsh/English border is considered the world's first 'book town'. Many of Hay's booksellers sell on AbeBooks, so even if you can't make the trip to Wales, you can still browse their immense selection.

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Beautiful Rare Bibles

Gutenberg Bible

Illustrations, etchings and paintings by the world's greatest artists have adorned the bible for centuries. Explore our selection of beautiful rare bibles, including exquisite facsimile editions and a hand embroidered by a 12-year-old girl in 1753.

Haruki Murakami's New Book

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

From the author of 1Q84 comes Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, a story of love, friendship and heartbreak for the ages. From his first book to his latest, explore Murakami's novels, short-stories, and non-fiction here.

The Best Brand New Books

Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood

We've scoured the biggest book blogs and beyond in search of another 10 books with buzz. This selection features gripping thrillers, love stories, family drama and even a cookbook - all at great prices.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at 50

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ian Fleming

Written by Ian Fleming – yes, that Ian Fleming – this children’s classic was originally published in 3 volumes, the first of which appeared in October, 1964, 2 months after the author’s death. The magical car has since delighted generations.

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July 2014 Top 10 Bestselling Signed Books


  1. Unbroken
    by Laura Hillenbrand
  2. The Giver
    by Lois Lowry
  3. Codex Seraphinianus
    by Luigi Serafini
  4. The Fault In Our Stars
    by John Green
  5. Devil at my Heels
    by Louis Zamperini & David Rensin
  6. Black Eyed Blonde
    by Benjamin Black
  7. To Rise Again at a Decent Hour
    by Joshua Ferris
  8. California
    by Edan Lepucki
  9. The Miniaturist
    by Jessie Burton
  10. The Temporary Gentleman
    by Sebastian Barry