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Paul Haynes has been an antiquarian bookseller since 1978, running  the Travel and Topography Department at the Hay Cinema Bookshop for Richard Booth, then from 1985, director of Francis Edwards Antiquarian Booksellers.  Based in Hay on Wye, he travels worldwide to buy and sell rare and old books.  As a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association, the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers and the Provincial Booksellers and Fairs Association he upholds the highest professional standards in the book trade.


Val Haynes began bookselling in Manchester in 1971, then a researcher at Manchester Central Library and the College of Librarianship Wales, moving to Hay on Wye in 1978 to establish The Limited Bookshop on Lion Street for Richard Booth, running the Natural History, Science, Medicine and Literature Departments at the Hay Cinema Bookshop, now cataloguer and researcher for Paul Haynes Rare Books.

Featuring in The best towns for antique shopping in the UK | CN Traveller

"The best antiquarian sellers include Paul Haynes (by appointment), whose small stock of rare books ranges from medieval manuscripts to 20th-century novels"

Val Haynes

Open by appointment at Rock House, Hay on Wye, Paul Haynes Rare Books has a small varied stock of both antiquarian and scarce books in all subjects, with something of a bias towards the owner's passion for Travel and Exploration.  


Whatever your own passion, or developing interest, we hope we can find something to delight, inform, extend or surprise you.


We are always looking for items of interest, whether a single book, or an extensive library.   Contact us with details of books for sale.




Paul Haynes Rare Books

Rock House

Newport Street

Hay on Wye HR3 5BG

07881 922916


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