bookshop | siop lyfrau
Time to keep warm and curl up with a good book!
We hold a carefully selected range of great new and second hand books to inform and inspire you. See our main subject areas listed below. Here are a tiny selection of the books that will make for great reading, hours of pleasure and illumination through the winter. In a few days we'll be displaying special New Year reductions too.
We also stock 'O'r Pedwar Gwynt' a literature review for Welsh readers, as well as Golwg weekly news and views and Clawr Lingo, for Welsh Learners; Planet: The Welsh Internationalist and a small selection of contemporary journals for all those who are interested in books, ideas and the complicated, endlessly interesting world in which we live.
Titles featured above are available with a 10% discount for customers on our events email diary contact, or who travel to Machynlleth by train and produce a current rail ticket. Don't be shy about mentioning the discount when you purchase, if we forget.
We are in the fortunate position to be able to choose what subject areas to stock and what to avoid, based on both our own and local interests. We sell books - new and secondhand - by good publishers, with authoritative texts that reflect the richness of books - books that inform and inspire readers and writers and strike a chord with ourselves and our customers.
We made the choice not to run a car over 10 years ago. So, we source our second hand books using public transport, carrying rucksacks or pulling our trusty shopping trolley to help minimise our carbon footprint, selecting each book individually to suit our stock as we go.
Besides photography – our main specialist area – we maintain an impressive selection of books on the visual arts, built environment, poetry and contemporary music. Other important areas include current affairs, politics, nature writing, the environment, writing, books for Welsh learners, children and fiction. Our Welsh language titles are integrated into the general stock and cover the same subject areas, where possible.
We also stock a selection of greetings cards, including the very popular range provided by Candlestick Press in Nottingham: beautiful booklets of poetry, on a wide variety of themes, that can be posted for the price of a first class letter.