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The Poetry Bookshop

Hay on Wye, Powys, United Kingdom

The Poetry Bookshop specializes in Antiquarian & Scholarly, Beat Poetry, Modern Poetry, Poet Memiors & Biographies, Poetry Criticism, Poetry In Translation And Bilingual Texts, Small & Private Press Books, War Poetry

About The Poetry Bookshop

The Poetry Bookshop is situated in the UK booktown of Hay on Wye on the Welsh borders. It is the ONLY second-hand Bookshop in the UK devoted entirely to Poetry.

We stock :- Antiquarian, Modern, Scholarly, Small & Private Press books, Poetry in translation and bilingual texts, Beat Poetry, War Poetry, Illustrated Poetry, Biography, Women's poetry, Old & Middle English, Humourous Poetry, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, Love poetry, Anthologies, Criticism Back issue Magazines and much more.

Visit our website or telephone/E-mail us with details of your request.

BOOKSEARCH SERVICE We offer a free no obligation service contact us by phone or email and we will let you know when we locate a copy.

The Poetry Bookshop was opened in Hay in the 1970's by Anne Stevenson and Michael Farley. Alan Halsey ran it from 1980 to the late 90's and the present owners Chris & Melanie Prince took over in 1998.

In 2000 the shop moved to its present location The Ice House in Brook Street. For anyone who is familar with Hay it runs parallel with Broad Street where the shop used to be. We are almost back to back with our old shop

SHOP OPENING HOURS Monday - Saturday 11am - 5pm


PLEASE NOTE In winter opening times can vary so we suggest if you are making a special journey it's best to contact us first.

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The Poetry Bookshop

The Pavement
Lion Street
Hay on Wye HR3 5BU GBR
Phone: +44 (0) 1497 821812

Terms of sale for The Poetry Bookshop

PAYMENT In advance either by Credit or Debit Card We accept Visa/Mastercard/Maestro & PayPal.

RETURNS POLICY If notified within 7 days of receipt and returned in the same condition within 7 days from that date. A total of 14 days

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Visa
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  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Paypal

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We also have a brick-and-mortar store! Visit us at:

The Pavement
Lion Street
Hay on Wye, United Kingdom