Once you begin collecting old or rare books, one thing leads to another - the subject- the author - the binder - the printer - the illustrator - perhaps the bookplate on the endpaper.
Coincidences abound, once you delve deeper, and you find strange connections. Always buy the best condition you can afford, and look out for unique association copies with interesting inscriptions and signatures.
The research is fascinating, and the journey full of surprises. Not to mention the people you meet along the way, who lead you onto new paths of discovery. Take a look at our "Collecting Themes" page for ideas and inspiration.
Visit our stand at one of the Book Fairs, or make an
appointment to view the books at Rock House in Hay on Wye. (07881 922916)
A few of our books (but not all) are listed at: https://biblio.co.uk/bookstore/paul-haynes-rare-books-aba-ilab-hay-on-wye
Paul Haynes "affordable collectible" Rare Books are at the Broad Street Book Centre, Hay on Wye, where we curate a diversity of inexpensive and curious books for the bargain hunter. Open all year April-Oct 10.30am-5pm; Nov-March 10.30am-4.30pm.
We buy single books and entire libraries, both in the UK and internationally.
Please contact us with details of books you wish to sell.
You are secure in the knowledge that you are dealing with an experienced bookseller with the highest professional standards.
Paul Haynes Rare Books
From an obscure ephemeral pamphlet...to pictorial bindings...to ornate leather bindings...
Back in 1978, Paul and Val met whilst sorting a Belgian Chateau Library at Richard Booth's Bookshop in Hay on Wye.