The most famous and still the best, Booth's is a thing of beauty – from the exquisite tiling on the outside to the immaculately catalogued shelves within (a far cry from the teetering piles of its early years). Ther…
Over the road from the parent store, this specialist branch of Addyman Books has a body outline on the floor, monsters on the ceiling and stacks of detective fiction, true crime and horror.
Behind this boldly painted blue-and-red timber shopfront you'll find exquisite antiquarian maps and illustrative plates, many hand-coloured.
This lovely little store specialises in rare children's and illustrated books.
Hay's oldest and one of its biggest bookshops, this converted cinema is jam-packed with books on all manner of obscure subjects. There's also an antiquarian department and plenty of foreign-language titles.
A rabbit warren of a shop spread over several levels, with rooms devoted to sci-fi, myths, horror, music and art, among other subjects.
Seventeen little shops in one, this is a great place to look for a memento with an extra bit of mileage on it.