We stock an extensive and up-to-date range of local interest books, journals, fiction and non-fiction. We actively support good local authors wherever possible. If you are thinking of publishing your own book, please contact us well in advance so that we can offer you the right advice, and hear from you your plans. Our selection here is books by local authors, who support us, and whom we believe are top quality.
A local bestseller but also a must buy for all who are from, live in, or have been to Swansea. Or for someone who hasn’t been…it will make them want to visit us. Even ‘the ghost of Dylan Thomas recommends it : “ After reading this book I see Swansea with completely new eyes”. Ken’s humorous observations, tales, poems and word sketches are perfectly illustrated by Bill’s quick and quirky drawings, which manage to capture the …. Read More
Iain Sinclair walks back along the blue-grey roads and the cliff-top paths of his childhood in south Wales, rediscovering the Gower Peninsula, a place first explored in his youth. Provoked by the strange, enigmatic series of paintings, Afal du Brogwyr (Black Apple of Gower), made by the artist Ceri Richards in the 1950s, Sinclair leaves behind the familiar, ‘murky elsewheres’ of his life in Hackney, carrying an envelope of black-and-white photographs and old postcards, along …. Read More
From local publishers Graffeg, A Dylan Odyssey is a celebration of the life and words of our famous son. Following the centenary celebrations in 2014, Wales’s best writers and artists take us on literary tours of those areas Thomas knew, including Laugharne, Uplands and Mumbles. This is a stunning visual and literary guide to the world of Dylan Thomas. Explore Swansea and Laugharne, meander around Magdalen College in Oxford, ride a horse and carriage to …. Read More
A popular book for locals and visitors offers bite size essays on known and unknown life in Swansea and Gower area. The author Gary Gregor is well known locally as lecturer and author. Published by Gower Society.
Sadly this was to be Nigel Jenkins’s last book, published soon after his untimely early passing. Gower born and bred, Nigel portrays the landscape, the history and the myths with knowledge that was in his bones. From the sandy beaches, to the craggy headland, from the disappearing industrial remains to the strong literary links, Real Gower is a must have for all who know and love this special place.
The only guide to its full 896 mile route, The Wales Coast Path – A Practical Guide for Walkers is an essential companion for both the serious long-distance walker and for day-trippers who wish to tackle the path one stage at a time. The book includes 80 hand drawn maps plus details of 73 walks of approximately 9-15 miles each, and also includes useful car parking, public transport and overnight amenities.