Press Clippings

Both local and national publications have been pleased to write about Aardvark Books over the last ten years. Below is a selection of our favourite clippings.


‘A derelict building in north Herefordshire has been brought back to life as a progressive book store in a £100,000 scheme run by two former Harpercollins Executives. ... The former cow barn, recently home to a rusty Morris Minor and dilapidated grain mill, now holds a huge collection of around 235,000 books... ’

Hereford Times, 26th September 2007


Battle will rage again

‘A Civil War battle will take place in a North Herefordshire village this weekend. But residents needn't fear as the duel wil be a miniature re-enactment of the siege of Brampton Bryan Castle created by Civil War fighting techniques expert Martin Hackett.’

Hereford Times 20th August 2009


Brilliana Inspires at the Re-enactment of Siege

On Saturday and Sunday people travelled from far and wide to Brampton Bryan, just outside Knighton, to witness the re-enactment of the Siege of Brampton Bryan Castle by the English Civil War Society of which there are some local members. The event, which is sponsored by Aardvark Books of Brampton Bryan, is now in its second year, and with free entry and free parking is proving very popular.’

The County Times, August 2010


‘Herefordshire actor John Challis will be launching and signing his new memoir Being Boycie at his local bookshop Aardvark Books, Brampton Bryan on Saturday 1st October.’

Hereford Journal, 30th September 2011


County's Past is Mapped Out: Rare Collection Gives Glimpse of History at Special Exhibition

‘A rare collection of maps of Shropshire - some dating back to 1607 - is to go on display next month. Noted map maker Simon Vernon will unveil the exhibition at Aardvark Books, Brampton Bryan near Bucknell on May 6th.’

Shropshire Star, 17th April 2012


Vide Grenier Event a Great Success

Crowds flocked to Aardvark Books at Brampton Bryan just outside Knighton at the weekend for the second annual Vide Grenier. Some 30 stalls were situated in tentes in the yards and in the large hall, with the main attraction being the Little Rumba band which is based in Presteigne ... With free entry and free parking a great day was had by all.’

- Mid Wales Journal, 7th September 2012


Art Exhibition for Children's Charity

Art lovers were invited to attend the private viewing of the Tros Gynnal charity exhibition at Aardvark Books, Brampton Bryan near Knighton on Friday 12th October. The 106 art works in the exhibition had been donated by artists across Wales and the borders... The event was opened by Knighton Mayor Chris Branford who congratulated the hosts on staging the exhibition.’

Brecon &  Radnor Express, 25th October 2012


History Comes to Life

The past was brought to the present at Brampton Bryan castle. The weekend event saw the English Civil War Society re-enact two sieges that took place in 1643 and 1644 at the site on the Herefordshire and Shropshire border. Aimed at bringing history to life, cannons and muskets were used while worshippers wore period costume for a church service in the village on Sunday morning. Organiser and managing director of Aardvark Books, Sheridan Swinson, said: "All in all it was a really good weekend and we're delighted to invit eht e English Civil War Society back in 2015." More than 100 re-enactors were watched by a crowd approaching 1,000 over the two days.

Hereford Times, Thursday August 15th 2013


Ethel Aardvark wants to be your friend!









We would like to introduce Ethel Aardvark! She does the social media for Aardvark Books, and when she's meant to be working at the bookshop she's often to be found messing about on the computer. Look out for her out there, and Email Aardvark Books to join her friends' mailing list, and receive information about our events and special offers too!



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