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Stella & Rose's Books

Specialists in Rare & Collectable Books


Change of opening hours

Opening hours are now Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 4pm, closed on Mondays. The telephone will not be answered on Mondays but feel free to leave a message and we will call you back on Tuesday. Likewise with email. Thank you for your custom.

Did you know...

British author and illustrator Kathleen Hale was born on this day in 1898. She studied art at University College, Reading before moving to London where she worked as an ill...

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20% discount on Enid Blyton books in our Special Book Room.

Type in voucher code BLY05 at the checkout to apply your discount before payment. Valid to 5th June 2024.

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MESSAGE TO OUR EU CUSTOMERS - Effective from Jan 2024
We ship worldwide, including to the EU. However, if your shipping destination is in the EU, you will need to purchase from us via, or (our marketplace sites). Our website will link your order to at checkout to make this simple for you. Unfortunately, we have had to make this change due to the continuing impact of Brexit on small businesses. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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Guidebooks of a Past Era
“What dull men are those that tarry at home,When abroad they might wantonly rome, (sic)And gain such experience, and spy tooSuch Countries, and Wonders as I do.  – Cowley” Excerpt from Highways and Byways in Northamptonshire and Rutland, by H. A. Evans (1918) We sell a number of different types of old guidebooks in our shop and one of my favourites is the ‘Highways and Byways’ series, each with numerous illustrations, some by noted artists. The ‘Highways and Byways’ series includes 36...

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Featured book

Deer of the World: Their Evolution, Behaviour and Ecology by Valerius Geist
Looking around the office again for inspiration in preparing my featured book article, I noticed we had multiple copies of Deer of the World. I don’t know about you, but I am an animal lover and was immediately drawn to this title. Here in the Wye Valley and the neighbouring Forest of Dean, we have many Deer although I could not tell you what ‘brand’ they are! They are very stealthy creatures and I find myself in awe of them...

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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!

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