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Biggles Books

Part of the Stella & Rose's Books family

About Stella & Rose's Books


We have two shops both situated in the beautiful Wye Valley on the border between England and Wales.


Stella Books

Located in the lovely village of Tintern - well known for its ancient abbey, Stella Books has been established since 1991 and has over 35,000 books in stock on all subjects.

Need a map to find us - Click Here! - If the scale is too fine just zoom out a bit!

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SHOP Opening Hours

Monday to Friday (including Bank Holidays)
10am to 5pm 

Saturday and Sunday
10am to 5pm

Closed 25th & 26th December & 1st January
Rose's Books
Situated in the beautiful market town of Hay-On-Wye - renowned for its bookshops - Rose's Books has been established since 1995 and carries a stock of over 12,000 children's and illustrated books.

Need a map to find us - Click Here!

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SHOP Opening Hours

Monday to Friday (including Bank Holidays)
10am to 5:20pm 

Saturday and Sunday
10am to 5:20pm (closing half hour for lunch)

Closed 25th & 26th December & 1st January

Meet the team. These are our main staff members. We also have a number of part-time staff.

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Sonia (and Onyx)

This is Sonia together with her assistant Onyx, a 'Hearing Dog for the Deaf'! Sonia manages Stella Books and her specialist subject is Natural History - if you have a collection of Natural History books to sell, please let her know!


For more information about Hearing Dogs click here!

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Theresa processes online orders and also helps our shop customers at Stella Books.  


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Tim works on developing and maintaining our website and shop systems. He also looks after our sections of motoring and Jennings books by Anthony Buckeridge. If you have any Jennings or transport books to sell, or suggestions for our website, Tim would like to hear from you! 


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Nicky currently works Saturdays to Mondays at our Tintern shop, processing orders to ensure your books arrive promptly and in the best possible condition.


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Maria is the manager of Rose's Books and has been in the bookselling business since college. She is the founder of Stella and Rose's Books and is considered an expert in the field of children's books.



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Steve is our IT manager. 


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Lorna processes internet orders for Rose's Books, as well as helping shop customers.


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Catriona looks after shop customers at Rose's Books and is always ready to help you find the book that you've always wanted!


Founding partners Cliff & Chris have retired from the day-to-day business.

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Sadly Cliff passed away in March 2017

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