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Booth's Bookshop

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44 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye, Wales
+44 1497 820322
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Great shop

This is a wonderful bookshop - with such character. We enjoyed searching the aisles for little... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Helennurse1980
via mobile
Hay Festival Trip

This shop is a must visit when visiting Hay. My friend and I really enjoyed leisurely walking up... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2018
Jess N
via mobile
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“book shop” (10 reviews)
“book lovers” (6 reviews)
“cafe on site” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:30
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44 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye, Wales
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+44 1497 820322
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful bookshop - with such character. We enjoyed searching the aisles for little gems. Dog friendly to. The little coffee shop smelt delicious!

Thank Helennurse1980
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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

This shop is a must visit when visiting Hay. My friend and I really enjoyed leisurely walking up and down the creaky floors looking at the books. The shop also has comfy seating and a cafe so a visit can last a while!

Thank Jess N
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

as an allergy sufferer couldnt stay long in this book shop because dog owners used the downstairs middle isle as a walking track.

2  Thank longshanks31
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Perfect combination of amazing bookshop and gorgeous cafe. The cafe is small, doesn’t have a huge menu but it’s a good menu. The service was excellent - very friendly and efficient. Also welcomes nice dogs 😊

1  Thank Bonestone
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

A lovely bookshop, well worth a visit. A mixture of old and new books. A great cafe too if you fancy a cuppa. Also comfy arnchairs if you're waiting around or wanting to peruse a book or two.

1  Thank Cal G
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

We are regulars of Hay, but this is the first time we’ve stopped for a family lunch and it was such an enjoyable experience! The cafe beyond the lovely bookshop is a warm, light open space with kitchen area in full view, which I love....More

1  Thank Rachel D
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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Like most of the book stores in hay, it is a veritable treasure trove of delights for book lovers. Vast amount of books from the latest items right up to rare bindings, signed copies and extreme rare items, a must visit

1  Thank bulldog19
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

As a book lover but especially science fiction and fantasy, I love Hay-on-Wye but many of the shops don't offer a decent range of books to cover my interest. Booth's is fantastic though - there is a massive section downstairs with an amazing range of...More

1  Thank GAlsager
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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

This shop has undergone a full restauration. It's a great shop with a wide selection of books. There is also a small cafe.

Thank CarloHelmond
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

This is a beautiful bookshop in a lovely and ornate building with a café and is one of the 2 bookshops I would say is a MUST to visit in Hay (together with The Old Cinema). They have a very large collection displayed very professionally....More

1  Thank sheepygold
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