Bird Books-Who, What, Why?
Bird Books was formed in 1985 and is a
partnership between Nigel and
Sue Bird, a dedicated, friendly and enthusiastic
husband and wife team.
a 15 year career in Banking, Nigel, a lifelong
railway enthusiast, left
the comparative safety of regular employment in
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
The business has grown steadily, and with the
aid of the internet, mail
order, catalogues and specialist shows, (like
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
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.
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
the years many hundreds of our customers have
also become good friends,
a trend which continues to this day.
welcome you to our business and look forward to
providing the level of
service you expect-you will not be disappointed.
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.
to make a living-but now we have a life"