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May 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to the May 2022 newsletter from Stella and Rose's Books. The aim of our newsletter is to keep you informed of new information, articles and books available on our website.

As always, we hope you and your families are safe and well. To start with, we have some really big news: we have reopened to the public! Yay! We opened our doors again on Monday 16th May; no fanfare as we wanted to avoid any crowds. As with all shops, we have done what we can to keep staff and customers safe; we have screens around the shop counters and a hand sanitising station as you enter the shop, we are also asking all our customers to wear a face mask. We are only accepting card payments. So, with the Wye Valley looking glorious, why not combine a visit to the area with popping in for a browse around our shelves? Our new opening hours are 10am - 4pm, 7 days a week.

The bluebells have been in full bloom over the last few weeks; our photo of the month gives a little glimpse of the stunning blue carpet that covers the floors of many local woods. And continuing the botanical theme, the article of the month has been contributed by Maria as she takes you on a brief tour of her new garden. Bernice has chosen our featured book this month: a dark tale of canine jealousy! But it does have a happy ending! Enjoy!

My New Garden contributed by Maria

You may remember my previous article from last year about my experience of moving house?

Well… this year I thought I would write about my new garden.

I moved to Hay-on-Wye in February 1994 and for 27 years we only had a balcony with our maisonette (overlooking my neighbours beautiful garden I will add) so I never had a chance to enjoy a garden myself, until last year when we moved into our new house in Chepstow.

I must admit that I am very excited about all the green shoots that have been appearing in recent weeks…


A Sample of New Stock

Rambles and Studies in Old South Wales written by Sikes, WirtThe Beano Book 1966
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Welsh Cattle Drovers written by Moore-Colyer, Richard J.The Forest of Dean Branch Volume One written by Pope, Ian & Karau, Paul
Rambles and Studies in Old South WalesThe Beano Book 1966Welsh Cattle DroversThe Forest of Dean Branch Volume One
Price: £40.00Price: £24.00Price: £30.00Price: £20.00
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The Fairy Tales of The Brothers Grimm written by Grimm, BrothersThe Battle of Little Big Horn and Custer's Last Fight written by Upton, RichardThe Lord of The Rings written by Tolkien, J.R.R.Awful Auntie written by Walliams, David
The Fairy Tales of The Brothers GrimmThe Battle of Little Big Horn and CusterThe Lord of The RingsAwful Auntie
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Bingo and Babs by Alan Wright contributed by Bernice

Bingo and Babs by Alan Wright

I picked this book up while tidying in the shop and was captivated by its charm and cheekiness. It is a simple story but delightfully told. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and looking at the colourful illustrations which enhance it and bring the story to life. It is one of many such beautiful books we have in stock, and it also reminded me of all my favourite books when I was just a few years younger.

Bingo and Babs is a story about a dog, Bingo, who doesn’t like sharing his mistress, Peggy, with the horrid smiling thing she calls Babs.


A Selection from The Special Book Room

Rupert and Reynard Fox written by Tourtel, MaryA Historical Tour Through Monmouthshire written by Coxe, WilliamButcher's Crossing written by Williams, JohnBlue Peter Annual No. 1
No author listed.
Rupert and Reynard FoxA Historical Tour Through MonmouthshireButcherBlue Peter Annual No. 1
Large format. Cloth spine. Paper boards with colour pictorial onlay to front cover. All titles in Little Bear Series listed to rear cover. Pictorial endpapers showing Rupert characters. Line drawings printed in different single colour throughout. Reprint edition. Binding...
Price: £500.00
1st 1904 Dark blue cloth, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations including some full-page. Large format. The two volume 1801 edition combined into one. Rebacked with original covers and spine laid down (except corners); New endpapers. Marks to covers...
Price: £110.00
1960 Blue boards with gilt title to spine. Into the little pioneering Kansas township of Butcher's Crossing, some time around the 1880's, comes a young stranger called William Andrews. Second impression before publication. Some light browning to top and tail of spine...
Price: £250.00
1964 Red spine, yellow pictorial glazed boards. Colour pictures. Some chipping and a little loss to laminate on spine, with a few marks. Price-cut. However, rest of contents are nearly fine - bright and clean, puzzles NOT done. An unusually well kept copy!
Price: £150.00

This Month's Special Offer

Special Offer

20% discount on Vojtech Kubasta books in our Special Book Room.

Type in voucher code KUBASTEX at the checkout to apply your discount before payment. Valid to 8th June 2022.

Browse current stock of Kubasta books in this offer.

Recent additions include:

...and many more!

Photo (click for larger version):
Bluebells in Great Barnets Wood

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Bluebells in Great Barnets Wood

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The Stella & Rose's Books Team

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