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Royal Mail Cyber Attack

After the Royal Mail incident we are slowly but surely being allowed to send out international parcels once more. At the moment we are only allowed to send items by a tracked or signed service. Therefore, if you are overseas and place an order with us and select standard air mail (no tracking) we will process your order as normal but hold it back until we have been given the green light by Royal Mail to send standard international orders again.

Shop closed (to the public) Jan - March 2023

Unfortunately, we have to close the shop to the public for the first three months of 2023 (January - March) for essential building work. The wooden floor in the reception area is now rotten due to the flood of two years ago and will have to be entirely dug out and relaid with cement. We apologise for any inconvenience. WE WILL CONTINUE TO PROCESS ONLINE / TELEPHONE ORDERS DURING THIS TIME.

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Popular author W.E. Johns was born on this day in 1893. His first book was published in 1922, under the pen name of William Earle. Biggles first appeared in 1932. Please ...

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Pop-up, Action and Moveable Books
Some books are different, some books have to have a special section of their own. Pop-up, action and moveable books all fall into this category with their own section in Room Four of the Stella and Rose’s Bookshop in Tintern.  Having grown up with pop-up books like Jan Pienkowski’s ‘Haunted House’ I have an enduring love of this type of book and working at the bookstore has introduced me to all kinds of moving books I was previously unaware of.  Moveable books...

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Photographic Memories Series – The Francis Frith Collection
Photographic Memories Series – The Francis Frith Collection The Photographic Memories Series is just one of a staggering twelve series of books that feature the famous black and white photographs from the Francis Frith collection.  Photographic Memories presents 310 titles of various counties, cities and areas in the UK, with photos showcasing these areas prior to the 1960s.  How did this series come about? Francis Frith (1822-1898) was born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire and turned out to be a multi-talented man.  He was a...

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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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