Your adventure in reading starts here, where curiosity and creativity collide to create magical reading adventures! Books are medicine! We are working with local primary schools to enable children to choose their own book medicine. Join us as we embark on a journey through captivating stories, unlock the doors to infinite worlds, and spark the flames of imagination.


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Step inside, fellow book enthusiasts, and together, let’s celebrate the joy of discovering new tales, timeless classics, and the enchanting power of words.

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Currently Reading

Luna Loves Gardening

Joseph Coelho (Author), Fiona Lumbers (Illustrator)

By award-winning Children’s Laureate Joseph Coelho, the fifth book in the Luna Loves… series brings alive the art of gardening. Luna is wowed by her local community garden, there are squashes and runner beans, potatoes and tomatoes and even an apple tree. But each plant hides a story. Grandpa and Nana show her the Callaloo their family grew in Jamaica. It’s time for Luna to grab a trowel and sow seeds that will tell a new story for the whole community as they all discover their connection to the entire world. Other books in the Luna Loves… series: Luna Loves Library Day Luna Loves Art Luna Loves Dance Luna Loves Christmas Luna Loves Books board book

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luna loves gardening book cover, a cartoon illustration of a little girl with brown hair, in orange overalls surrounded by colourful flowers and greenery

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We invite you to order online or swing by our enchanting Hay-on-Wye shop, The Literature Laboratory, where a treasure trove of delightful stories awaits you.

As well as innovative fresh children's titles, we also specialise in wellbeing and parenting books.  We stock a unique range of eco sustainable wellbeing goods such as QiEco yoga mats, travel wash kits as well as exciting jewellery crafted in Snowdonia from foraged treasure.  Come and discover our exciting wellbeing range of gifts.

Our shop is just across from the Butter Market in Hay-on-Wye. Come see us and unleash your inner explorer as you navigate through our whimsical world of books, and don't be surprised if you find yourself lost in the pages of a newfound favorite. So, come on in, make some new friends (both on and off the pages), and let the magic of reading fill your heart and mind!  We have toys and outdoor activities for children of all ages to educate, inspire and entertain.

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4 Market Street