Sandspout Bookstore

Web Links

 

LOCAL BOOKSHOPS

Pen’rallt Gallery Bookshop : Machynlleth, near MOMA, one of the finest and most brilliant bookshops I have ever been to: carefully curated and 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 are housed in its basement; what you have always wanted may be hidden there

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

 

LOCAL WEBSITES (DOLGELLAU)

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

Gwin Dylanwad Wine : wine bar and wine sales

Medi : gift shop and recovered furniture

 

PUBLISHERS

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

 

ARTS & CRAFTS

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)

Will Burns (Wendover poet)

Nancy Campbell (Oxford poet, occasionally on the canal)

Peter Hitchens (almost the only sane journalist still standing)

Patrick McGuinness (never bolted to the floor)

Martin Potter (poet and photography)

 

WEBSITE MAINTENANCE

QZDesign (Jake Hotson maintains ABPress’s website with a full kit of spanners)