Secondhand Bookshop in Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth Bookshop. Buy Secondhand Books, Out of Print, Used, Online. Ystwyth Books is one of Wales’ best known shops for new and second-hand books. It was established in Aberystwyth in 1977 by Terry and Halcyon Hinde.

The second hand books (also out of print and new) cover a very wide range of subjects with a special emphasis on Welsh literature, language and history, Poetry in many languages, wildlife/conservation and art/architecture. The current owner, Martin Ashby has expanded the stock and re-arranged some areas.

The building was once 2 houses then an antiques shop, then a wholefood cooperative and can be said to have ‘character’, in other words is showing its age in a (usually) appealing way. It has recently been described as Georgian with Victorian characteristics and is an Conservation area. This area contains an art/framing shop, one of the most well-known cafes in town -‘The Blue Creek‘, the indoor market, many former homes of literary figures from Wales, the Joseph Parry Hall, a great facility for rehearsing and performing music, a castle and of course the sea. Truly the Latin Quarter of Aberystwyth !

The shop also undertakes used book ordering for libraries, schools or individuals. Some new titles are available next day -some take longer ! A discount of 10% is available for students.

Second hand books are bought from private customers, estates, and libraries. The owner can visit throughout Wales with enough notice.

Opening Hours 9.30 to 5.30 Monday to Saturday 01970 639479