Sandspout Bookstore

Web Links



Pen’rallt Gallery Bookshop : Machynlleth, near MOMA, one of the finest and most brilliant bookshops I have ever been to: carefully curated with imaginative stock

Coch-Y-Bonddu Books : Machynlleth, ardent specialist in field sports, angling, natural history

Walter Lloyd Jones Salesroom : Barmouth, you might not imagine this (super interesting) bric-a-brac salesroom to be a bookseller, but a world of books is housed in its basement

Dyfi Valley Bookshop : Machynlleth, old-fashioned second-hand, WYSIWYG bookshop, floor to ceiling



Jazz in Dolgellau : meets at the Rugby Club, twinned with Barmouth Music

Gwin Dylanwad Wine : wine bar with nibbles and coffee, chocolate and occasional events, and a wine importer with a basement salesroom

Medi : gift shop and recovered furniture



And Other Stories : started life in the Albion Beatnik Bookstore, Oxford, with Jericho Sessions, specialising in high quality and often hitherto unknown foreign authors; a great eye for new writing, always inventive

CB Editions : the most immaculately produced books, the best poetry press and small publisher in the UK, sometimes in retirement

Happenstance : a class act and small poetry press with immaculate values



Daniel Balanescu : Romanian artist based in Oxford

Immaginacija : Lucie Forejtova’s bespoke bindery, highly recommended for poetry pamphlets

Ulganate (Michael Gills’ type & font design, design for paper & digital media)

Leafology : natural beauty products inspired by leaf tea

Chris Vinz : fabulous artist and sculptor based in Prague


BLOGS, etc.

Jo Bell : poetry, all roads lead to…

Joseph Butler : Oxford poet

Sally Bayley : author and original memoirist

Will Burns : Wendover poet

Nancy Campbell : Oxford poet, occasionally on the canal

Peter Hitchens : almost the only sane journalist still standing

Martin Potter : poet and photography



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