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Nigel Bird Books-Who, What, Why?

Nigel Bird Books was formed in 1985 and is a partnership between Nigel and Sue Bird, a dedicated, friendly and enthusiastic husband and wife team.

Following a 15 year career in Banking, Nigel, a lifelong railway enthusiast, left the comparative safety of regular employment in Gloucestershire, and the beauties of The Forest of Dean, to move to the somewhat more remote location of Tregaron in spectacular West Wales (some 20 miles south of Aberystwyth, 25 miles north of Carmarthen) to establish a specialist railway bookselling business in conjunction with running a 5 acre smallholding.

The business has grown steadily, and with the aid of the internet, mail order, catalogues and specialist shows, (like model railway exhibitions, heritage railway gala's etc.) and of late Ebay,has become one of the top specialist dealers in the UK with literally thousands of customers  worldwide.

Very substantial stocks of rare, out of print, used and new railway titles are carried, in fact the farmhouse is groaning with stock! which runs to well in excess of 7000 items, some 4000+ are currently listed on the internet, with more added on a regular basis.

Titles not in stock can often be sourced from contacts within the railway trade,feel free to ask for a no obligation quote for that elusive book you have been searching for!

Despite some 30 years of trading the enthusiasm of Nigel and Sue never diminishes, and they pride themselves on offering the level of service they expect from retailers,  a wide knowledge of the subject, well packed and prompt despatch of orders, and above all enthusiasm.

Over the years many hundreds of our customers have also become good friends, a trend which continues to this day.

We welcome you to our business and look forward to providing the level of service you expect-you will not be disappointed.

I once saw the following in a magazine and it sort of summed up our approach to life, where quality of life is more important than wealth.

               "We used to make a living-but now we have a life"


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