Inside view of cover to cover mumbles showing books and shelving

Just gathering a list of the Information Palaces of Swansea. Image is ©Cover to Cover in Mumbles.


  • Waterstones (Online Chain & Oxford Street)
  • Cover to Cover (Online and Newton Road, Mumbles)
  • Dylan’s Online and Mobile Bookstore
  • Siop Ty Tawe (Christina Street)
  • Christian Bookshop, Swansea Market (DBD FB SHG)
  • N.B. Books Swansea Market
  • The Works (Quadrant Centre)
  • W H Smith (Quadrant Centre)
  • Oxfam Bookshop (Castle Street)
  • Books and Bobs (Online?)
  • College Street Books (Ammanford)


  • Dylan’s bookstore (King Edward Road, Salubrious Passage – mid70’s to 2000, Ty Llen, King Edwards Road & see also current)
  • Ralph the Books (Alexandra Road, Singleton Street?)
  • Peters (Kingsway) closed ca 2000
  • Borders (Fforestfach)
  • Charlotte’s Web (Mumbles)
  • Paperback Parade (High Street)
  • unknown on St Helen’s Road (closed in the 90’s?)
  • Swansea University Bookshop (Singleton Park Campus)
  • Uplands Bookshop (Uplands, Gwydr Cres and later Uplands Crescent (now the Bookshop Cafe/Bar)) and a store on lower union street ca 1970’s on the right on the way down to the Quadrant (Bernard Lewis, FB SHG)
  • A.R. Way, Craddock Street (Anthony Williams FB SHG)
  • Full Marx Alexandra Road (Dewi Bowen FB SHG)
  • Ty John Henry then CLC (Christian Literature Crusade) St Helen’s Road/Ty John Penry (Tim James FB SHG)
  • Second hand bookshop in Swansea Market (Bernard Lewis FB SHG)
  • Rowlands Music upstairs in original shop only (Mathew Walters FB SHG)


Swansea’s Bookshops & Booksellers
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