bookshop | siop lyfrau
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.
We also stock the new 'O'r Pedwar Gwynt' a paper for Welsh readers; 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.
Featured titles 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.
FICTION IN TRANSLATION
we also stock a selection of New books
Mirror, Shoulder, Signal
A spikily funny, startlingly perceptive novel about modern life by the brightest light in Danish fiction.
Sonja is learning to drive and her instructor is insane. Her masseuse thinks she withholds her emotions and needs to let them hang out more.
Nors examines the absurdity of modern life and the ache of loneliness and disappointment in a novel shot through with humour.
'Dorthe Nors is fantastic' Junot Diaz
Set in 1980s rural Poland, this novella follows a girl's passage to adulthood in a village where folklore blurs with religious guidance and peculiar personal metamorphoses are the norm.
'I really loved this strange book, which is sometimes sinister and sometimes lovely, and many things beside' Evie Wyld, author of All the Birds, Singing.
A vivid and richly evocative journey through the haunted borderlands that once made up the easternmost stretch of the old Iron Curtain and today mark the outer reaches of Europe.
In Kapka's childhood, the border zone between Bulgaria, Turkey and Greece was criss-crossed by an electrified fence and swarmed with soldiers, spies, and Eastern European fugitives.
Today, this heavily forested landscape is traversed by a new wave of refugees fleeing their homelands.
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.