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.

Signed: The Bone Clocks

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

From David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, comes a brand new hypnotic Rubik’s cube of a novel that begs to be taken apart and put back together long after the final piece is fit into place.

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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August 2014 Top 10 Bestselling Signed Books


  1. Codex Seraphinianus
    by Luigi Serafini
  2. The Giver
    by Lois Lowry
  3. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
    by Haruki Murakami
  4. The Bone Clocks
    by David Mitchell
  5. Black Eyed Blonde
    by Benjamin Black
  6. The Fault In Our Stars
    by John Green
  7. Orfeo
    by Richard Powers
  8. The Miniaturist
    by Jessie Burton
  9. The Magician's Land
    by Lev Grossman
  10. The Heist
    by Daniel Silva