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Address: 51-52 High Street | Ross on Wye, Ross-on-Wye HR9 5HH, England
Phone Number:
+44 1989 567458
10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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A hiiden gem

The sort of shop you could spend a whole morning in - a fantastic selection, well-organised and reasonably priced. Hay without the hype!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 November 2016
Watford, United Kingdom
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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

The sort of shop you could spend a whole morning in - a fantastic selection, well-organised and reasonably priced. Hay without the hype!

Thank DavidofNorthWatford
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Could have spent hours (and a lot more money!) in this gem of a book shop. Wonderful selection and the lady in there was so friendly and helpful.

Thank bloodsugar89
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

There was a real hint of not taking life too seriously in the selection of books. But there was also a feeling of experience and interest by the staff

Thank mgtHants
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Straightforward and honest dealer. Money upfront and helpful advice as to future dealings. Will definitely use again.

Thank Grunter5
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

We went to Ross on Wye for the day. It was a beautiful mix of oldy worldly and modern boutiques very hilly amazing the river is beautiful car parking was really well priced x

1 Thank Emma R
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

Whilst away in Ross on Wye for a work's event, I stumbled across this absolute gem of a bookshop. Despite them not actually having what I was after (not their fault at all, it was an out-of-print book and hard to get hold of,) the chap behind the counter went out of his way to try and help me locate... More 

Thank CakeWeasel
Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2015

So lovely to have this wonderful 'proper old-fashioned' book shop on the doorstep in Ross. Rarities plus recent books across all genres. Plus great prices!

Thank Peter B
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2014

I visited Ross Old Books today and what a great Book Shop! The building is perfect for a Bookshop and looks like something out of Charles Dickens. Their stock is excellent and very good prices, they also had a back room with all subjects repeated for £3 and under!!! I spent an hour or so in this shop and could... More 

Thank 253adrian36
Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

I have visited this book shop many times over the years - an excellent selection of second hand and antiquarian books - plus maps, prints and cards. The owners are unfailingly knowledgeable and courteous and it is always a pleasure to browse - whether you come away with a treasure or not!

Thank ClareLlewellyn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2012 via mobile

What a find. Run by a welcoming couple. The books are well laid out with a wide selection. The local maps and prints make great gifts. I spent a cosy wet afternoon exploring with some good finds to take home.

3 Thank Ian H

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