We’ve meticulously curated a selection of books designed to ignite the imagination, foster a love for reading, and encourage lifelong learning. Our collections, rich in diversity and enchanting tales, span various genres and caters to all reading levels. So whether taking first steps into the world of letters or your child is an avid reader ready to plunge into new adventures, we’ve got something to fit your family’s interest. Come, explore our collection, and let us help you discover your child’s next favorite story today.

Uncover a World of Adventure with Our Diverse Book Collection. Read well. Live well. Be well.


Drop by the shop!

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.


The Literature Laboratory
4 Market Street