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Thank you for your interest. Geoff & Diane.

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3 Heol Pen'Rallt
Machynlleth, SY20 8AG

(01654) 700559

We're an independent gallery bookshop based in Machynlleth, mid Wales. It's our blend of bookshop, selling a carefully selected collection of reads and pick-up-and-flick-through books – and gallery space to inspire you while you're browsing. We host events too, book readings, author talks, photography and art openings. 

small press day 2018

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small press day 2018

Like comics? Come and celebrate Small Press Day at Penrallt Gallery Bookshop, where local artist Nicky Arscott, founder of Mother Mary Press, will be setting up her workshop and drawing comics live! 


Zines, comix, have various forms but are typically self-published, designed, written or edited by one or two people or a small team. They tend to use inexpensive production techniques such as photocopying, and are distributed through local and personal networks and specialised distributors ("distros"). Although they can have more than one issue, some are one-offs. Often, they have a highly visual quality and can use the conventions of cartoon strips and film animation for more adult themes. These are also known as alternative comics, adult comics, or comix, and, when telling a complete story in one volume, they are known as graphic novels.