Locations β†’ Cardiff

12 Bookstores In Cardiff πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

These are 12 of the best bookstores in Cardiff. The best bookstore is Waterstones. Here is the list of Cardiff bookstores.

Last update: January 11, 2024

1. Waterstones

"Thoroughly enjoyed browsing in Waterstones.Huge variety of genres and titles. A very pleasant coffee shop on the first floor made our visit even more enjoyable.Well worth a visit."

  • ⭐️ 4.5 Rating
  • πŸ“° 1,868 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 2A The Hayes, St Davids Centre, Cardiff CF10 1WB, United Kingdom

2. Whsmith

"Good selection of books, magazines and stationery. With post office in store."

  • ⭐️ 3.8 Rating
  • πŸ“° 516 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 83-85 Queen St, Cardiff CF10 2NX, United Kingdom

3. Troutmark Books

"Beautiful secondhand book store in the castle arcade. They provide a huge selection of books on anything from music to history to crime to classics. Seeing so many books neatly arranged next to one another is extremely fulfilling. Here, you'd spend hours getting lost."

  • ⭐️ 4.7 Rating
  • πŸ“° 123 Reviews
  • πŸ“ Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BW, United Kingdom

4. Wellfield Bookshop

"Lot's of choice, friendly staff very helpful will order books if not in stock"

  • ⭐️ 4.4 Rating
  • πŸ“° 61 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 16 Wellfield Rd, Cardiff CF24 3PB, United Kingdom

5. Cant A Mil

"One of a kind! As a Welsh language learner, this was my first experience of using my (limited) skills. Jo was so understanding and gave my confidence a huge boost. Diolch i chi Jo, a ces i wedi darllen y llyfrau sydd prynnais i!"

  • ⭐️ 5 Rating
  • πŸ“° 41 Reviews
  • πŸ† Independent Bookstore
  • πŸ“ 100 Whitchurch Rd, Cardiff CF14 3LY, United Kingdom

6. Caban

"Great service, unique Welsh gifts and very cute location with many coffee shops and a huge park to enjoy before or after shopping."

  • ⭐️ 4.9 Rating
  • πŸ“° 27 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 169 Kings Rd, Pontcanna, Cardiff CF11 9DE, United Kingdom

7. Heath Christian Bookshop

"An excellent selection of Christian books went in to spend Β£15 ended up spending Β£46 as I couldn't choose. Also good cup of coffee in the coffee shop"

  • ⭐️ 4.5 Rating
  • πŸ“° 24 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 122 Whitchurch Rd, Cardiff CF14 3LZ, United Kingdom

8. Bear Island

"It's been years since I past through the old market and decided to see if this store was still around, it was, and turned into a lovey trip down memory lane. Really friendly, had a nice chat and purchased a few 70's comics which cought my eye. Long boxes are a little disorganised, but that was half the fun, sorting through trying to find a gem."

  • ⭐️ 4.8 Rating
  • πŸ“° 23 Reviews
  • πŸ“ Cardiff Market, St Mary St, Cardiff CF10 2AU, United Kingdom

9. Books Plus

"Small bookshop in the concourse of the University Hospital of Wales. Has a large range of books and you can get everything from crime fiction to special interest books such as gardening and cookery. They also sell CDs puzzles and some small toys. The shop is run by Christians and there is a large selection of Faith books and Christian artefacts. The staff are super and there is always a warn welcoming atmosphere in the place."

  • ⭐️ 4.8 Rating
  • πŸ“° 19 Reviews
  • πŸ“ Unit 8, The Concourse, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff CF14 4BA, United Kingdom

10. Oxfam Bookshop

"Very friendly knowledgeable staff. It's great browsing the books and records. Bag a bargain AND support the charity."

  • ⭐️ 4.3 Rating
  • πŸ“° 18 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 36 St Mary St, Cardiff CF10 1AD, United Kingdom

11. Shelf Life Books And Zines

"The best book and magazine store in Cardiff!Rosie is always so kind and knowledgeable. I was glad to hear that Rosie can order in books, as I was able to buy books that I couldn’t find elsewhere! There’s always such a great selection and great recommendations at the store too."

  • ⭐️ 5 Rating
  • πŸ“° 16 Reviews
  • πŸ† Independent Bookstore
  • πŸ“ The Corp Market, 188 Cowbridge Rd E, Cardiff CF5 1GW, United Kingdom

12. Siop Y Felin

"Super friendly Welsh language bookstore. They were very patient with my beginner's Welsh and spoke nice and slow so I could understand. They had a good choice of books for learners, which was what I was looking for. A great place to practice your Welsh and buy books!"

  • ⭐️ 4.6 Rating
  • πŸ“° 14 Reviews
  • πŸ“ Codas House, 52-60 Merthyr Rd, Cardiff CF14 1DJ, United Kingdom