The Children's Bookshop

The Children's Bookshop

Toll Cottage
Pontvaen Hay on Wye, United Kingdom HR3 5EW

+44 01497 821 083

Joined April 24, 2002

Seller Rating:

5-star rating

About this seller

The Children's Bookshop is located near the border of England and Wales in Hay-On-Wye, in the county of Herefordshire. As our name implies, we sell only children's books. Established in 1980 and with a stock in excess of twenty thousand books, we cater for children and for collectors, teachers and researchers. For collectors we offer a variety of books and annuals in most areas, including Girl's/Boy's school, W E Johns, R Crompton and D C Thompson. We also carry a selection of older illustrated books, dating from the 1920s and earlier. Our speciality is twentieth century fiction. We catalogue the majority of our stock and our full catalogue is always listed on the ABE Books website. We welcome both on-line customers and visits in person to our shop, where we are are open every day except Sundays.

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General Children's Fiction (Pre-1940)

General children's fiction, published before the 1940s.
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General Children's Fiction (Post-1940)

General children's fiction, published after the 1940s.
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Terms of Sale

Judith Gardner and Colin Gardner, trading as "The Children's Bookshop, Hay on Wye". Postal address: "The Children's Bookshop, Toll Cottage, Pontvaen, Hay on Wye, Herefordshire, HR3 5EW, United Kingdom". Email: Telephone: 01497 821 083 / +44 1497 821 083. E.U. and United Kingdom distance selling regulations and legislation applies.

Shipping Terms

Orders usually ship within 2 business days, and are sent using the shipping method selected by the customer at the time of ordering. Occasionally, for unusually heavy or oversized items, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.


For orders shipping to countries outside of the U.K. and Europe, we strongly recommend that customers choose Priority/Air Mail shipping when ordering, as Economy/Surface Mail shipping can be very slow.


The shipping services we use do not include a tracking number as standard. Tracking numbers can be provided for shipments if requested by the customer at the time of ordering, and will incur an extra charge. Tracking numbers must be requested at the time the order is placed.