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Second-hand and Antiquarian book specialist

In the beautiful Welsh border market town of Kington, Herefordshire stands Castle Hill Books, an established antiquarian bookshop housed in a 300 year old half-timbered building. Owners Peter and Elizabeth Newman welcome you to visit the book shop when you are in Kington.

New Opening Hours for 2014:
   Monday 10.30am to 1.00 pm
   Wednesday 10.30am to 1.00 pm
   Thursday CLOSED ALL DAY
   Friday 10.30am to 1.00 pm
   Saturday 10.30am-1.00pm only (closed Sat afternoon)
   Other times by appointment

Books and maps can be ordered by telephoning 01544 231161/231195 or emailing us on or through this website

You can browse our stock of approximately 20,000 antique, second hand or new books on this website using the Advanced Search Page or the quick search links above.

As many of our books are sold over the counter through the shop, we calculate postage on internet orders manually, combining books and comparing options to keep shipping costs as low as possible. Just add the books to your basket, request an invoice and we'll work out the final price and send you an email for easy payment.

We keep a very large stock of second hand and antique books of all subjects in our book shop and on our internet site but our largest book stocks are in Archaeology, British Topography, The Countryside and Wales. If you are planning a visit to Kingon, Herefordshire or the Welsh borderlands, you can prepare by ordering a new book or map from our range of new local books, maps and books about walking. Have a look at our local book page or browse the range of current and historical OS maps.

We also produce lists and catalogues of interesting books or individual subjects, some of which are available for viewing or printing as MS Word files here.

Please contact us through this site or by telephone on +44 (0)1544 231195 (during shop hours), 01544 231161 (all day, weekends and evenings), fax +44 (0)1544 231161 if we can assist you in any way or if you wish to receive a general or specific subject list.

You can view the shop location on Google maps by clicking here.

All books and maps can be dispatched anywhere in the world - surface or airmail at cost.
Payment can be made by: PayPal (request a PayPal invoice to cover postage costs from a book detail page)
Visa / MasterCard / Delta / Sterling Cheques / Bank Drafts.
(Please ask for details of sending payments in a secure way)

In his spare time Peter is active in maintaining local footpaths with the Kington Footpath Scheme and is the area representative for the Open Spaces Society in Herefordshire. Click either link to find out more about this work in our wonderful part of the country.