Alison Rappell and Paul Elder would like to welcome you to Ross Old Books, their wonderful book shop which is situated in High Street in the centre of the historic market town of Ross-on-Wye. As its name suggests, this lovely book shop is stocked full with a fantastic range of second hand and antiquarian books, prints, maps and ephemera. You will be surprised at just what is available here.
The books available at Ross Old Book vary from the very old to the virtually new and any of them would make a lovely gift for somebody. If you are interested in food history, a cookery book published in 1847 might appeal and for comic lovers, how about an ‘Eagle’ annual from the 1950’s or the 1957 edition of ‘The Dandy?’
There are volumes from Folio Society, complete sets of works, classics, romances and technical books, in fact there is something in this lovely shop that will appeal to everybody.
This is a great place to choose a book or two to take home or away on holiday with you. If you are visiting Ross-on-Wye and have left your book at home, you would do well to visit the shop, for apart from a fantastic range of books, you will also find booklets on local walks, including routes for those with mobility problems or parents with buggies.
To give a wider view of what is available at Ross Old Books, just some of the categories are listed below:
Science and Health
Theatre and Cinema
Modern First Editions
Books for Children
Language and Dictionaries
World Wars I and II
Many, many more!
Ross Old Books also stocks a fantastic range of very interesting old prints, post cards and ephemera. You could spend some considerable time browsing through these items which, Alison and Paul say, visitors are most welcome to do.
*(Text & photographs taken from the excellent Ross-On-Wye site http://www.wyenot.com/organizations.htm with permission from shop owners – check it out!)