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Stella & Rose's Books

Specialists in Rare & Collectable Books


Shop closed (to the public) Jan - April 2023

Unfortunately, our renovation works are taking longer than we anticipated. This means that the shop will remain closed to the public for the time being. We really hope to be open again from May 1st but will keep you updated via this news flash.

Did you know...

American psychologist Abraham H. Maslow was born on this day in 1908. Best known for creating Maslow's hierarchy of needs.

Click here to see books written by Abraham H. Maslow.

Special Offer

20% discount on Botany books in our Special Book Room.

Type in voucher code BOTANEX at the checkout to apply your discount before payment. Valid to 15th April 2023.

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Pictorial Bindings
Having recently purchased a large collection of children’s books with pictorial bindings I would like to tell you about them. What do we mean when we talk about pictorial bindings? Frequently found on children’s books the cloth bindings are stamped in different colours and in many cases embellished with gilt. While pictorial bindings became very popular during the Victorian period with the Art Noveau movement, the majority of the books in our collection are from the Edwardian period with designs printed...

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Featured book

The Big Book of Fables Edited by Walter Jerrold and Illustrated by Charles Robinson
The Big Book of Fables Edited by Walter Jerrold and Illustrated by Charles Robinson Walter Jerrold has chosen the fables and edited this Big Book of Fables which was first published in 1912 (although, of course, the fables themselves are much older). Jerrold was a writer and newspaper editor. He spent much of his time in London, starting out as a clerk in a newspaper counting house and going on to become deputy editor of The Observer. Front Cover / Frontis   The book...

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What the view is like

Due to recent flooding, we have fitted a webcam to the outside of our shop to allow us to monitor the river level remotely. But it also allows our customers to get a view of the Wye Valley!

We'll try and keep the camera pointing in a sensible direction. Let us know if you spot anything interesting! The image should refresh around every 10 to 15 minutes.

To see a large version of the image, click here.

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