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Good selection of books both below the castle and up at the top. very cheap and donation is made... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Brighouse, United Kingdom
Lovely surprise

Enjoyed seeing all the books when we walked through the gate.It works on an honesty box payment... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
York, United Kingdom
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Hay-on-Wye, Wales
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good selection of books both below the castle and up at the top. very cheap and donation is made by honesty box. At £1 per paperback you cant go wrong. lovely view from the top and nice garden at the rear.

Thank Purplebeth
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Enjoyed seeing all the books when we walked through the gate.It works on an honesty box payment scheme. Only 50p a paperback and £1 a hardback. Bargains!

Thank KerryShell
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Good selection of books,in the heart of the historic Hay on Wye. A place on many levels. Lots of history, with this old building

Thank James S
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Unusual to say the least - unless you look through the castle gate you would not realise the either side of the wall are bookshelves built onto the wall. All books are used, but there is a pretty good selection, more so if you are...More

Thank Scene-set
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

The whole concept of an "honest bookshop" is great. This was my first visit of one and I loved it. There is actually quite a selection of books of many different genres, although you probably need some luck to find exactly what you were looking...More

Thank Tessa M
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Honesty book store at base of castle, lovely grounds to then sit and read. Can wander around castle with nice views of town. Very relaxing.

Thank XingChi
Reviewed 30 August 2016

what a great bookshop. could spend here ages. my favourite subjects were catered for much more than expected. prices were reasonable. something for all book lovers.

Thank longpaw
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Love this it retains that essential quirkiness needed for second hand book places. Have found some real gems here over the years.Iit's a little smaller than it used to be do hope it will continue when the work n the Castle starts it's a lovely...More

Thank Rhiannon-Jane R
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Spent quiet a few hours browsing through the second-hand books on the shelves and had quite a pile of books by the time I had finished. All books are reasonable and I didn't pay more than a pound for each book. The honesty box is...More

Thank Louise M
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

I found the whole honesty bookshop quite strange but it must work and restored my faith in humanity. Closer to the castle there is also an honesty bric-a-brac shop which runs on the same principal. Great idea to extend a books life!

Thank SteveS1970
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