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Hay Cinema Bookshop

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Shelves of books

Huge shop that somehow is bigger on the inside. Massive selection of all kinds of books. What a fun... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
Ashford, United Kingdom
via mobile
Excellent way to pass an hour or two

A huge selection of second hand and (discounted) new books. A lot of competition locally of... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Chichester, United Kingdom
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The Old Cinema Castle Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5DF, Wales
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Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Huge shop that somehow is bigger on the inside. Massive selection of all kinds of books. What a fun surprise to find. Great place to come on a bleak day.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

A huge selection of second hand and (discounted) new books. A lot of competition locally of course,, but this is still the biggest and arguably the best.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Richteab
Reviewed 25 August 2018

It looks quite big on the outside but it is huge once you enter - a real rabbit warren! All the books are well catalogued and it is easy to find your way around; all the various sections are well marked out. We approached a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cliff J
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

This place is an absolute must - it’s incredible. Rows upon rows of long lost second hand books. We purchased about 10!!!!! Dog friendly.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Helennurse1980
Reviewed 20 June 2018

I've spent 100's in this shop over the last 25 years, unfortunately I won't be spending another penny. Bought 2/3 books on the 17th which should have totalled £11.99 or £15.99 but was charged £16.99 when I arrived home I realised the mistake but was...More

Date of experience: June 2018
8  Thank Dick_Thrust
Reviewed 15 June 2018

We go to Hay annually and this is one of the first visits when we get there. Generally we return a couple of times on each trip. It is well worth a visit and you could spend hours and hours in here if you like...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank naomi278
Reviewed 6 June 2018

The initial impression of this bookshop is that it is too big to find what you want. But actually it is carefully set out with a detailed classification. It is also neat and tidy.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank J_Jarndyce
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Visit with my 10 yr old daughter. We both loved it. We could have easily browsed all afternoon. Like being in a library where everything is for sale cheap. If you love books.....

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank jamestK8324LT
Reviewed 12 April 2018

I loved it! SOOOOOO many good books to choose from, I really could spend an absolute fortune in here. I found the staff to be really helpful and friendly and I liked that little signs invited you to leave your bags at reception as by...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Lisarti
Reviewed 23 February 2018

After telephoning and being assured that books of all description were of interest, I traveled a significant distance to be met with a cursory inspection of the books and no interest at all. Better off going straight to a charity shop!

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Catherine C
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