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Welcome to Gwisgo Bookworm

Welcome to Gwisgo Bookworm, a wonderful independent bookshop in the delightful Georgian seaside town of Aberaeron. We sell new, secondhand and collectable books, vinyl records, cds, dvds and leather bags.

We would love to welcome you in person and for you to experience everything that Aberaeron has to offer. However, if you haven’t made it to Cardigan Bay yet, or if you’ve visited us before and you’re missing us, please take a browse through our online selection of new books.

We plan to add our vinyl and collectable secondhand books to the online shop in time. Until then, please contact us directly if you would like us to find you anything that you can’t see online.

Here is an idea of what else we stock in the shop:

Secondhand Books

With over 10,000 second hand titles in stock allow yourself browsing time when you come to see us. Modern fiction, thrillers, classics, poetry, memoirs and travel writing are just some of our specialist areas. We also have a wide range of collectable books. If you want a the book that’s not in stock we can find most things and order them for you.


There is nothing like the sound of vinyl and it’s not surprising it’s back in fashion. We stock both new and vintage vinyl and can order new vinyl and CDs on request. With over 500 records in stock, there is an eclectic mix of artists and album titles to choose from. The main theme is that we mostly stock music that we are happy to listen to ourselves. This means everything from mainstream to totally obscure.


Landranger and Explorer maps are available for most of Wales and can be found in the online shop. If you’re unsure which one you need feel free to open out a map to be sure you’re buying the right one. We also stock a wide range of walking books for the Welsh coastal path, Snowdonia, Brecon Beacons, Offa’s Dyke and inland walks for the surrounding areas. Maps can be ordered for any part of the UK and usually come into stock in 2-3 days.


We have four main card suppliers.

The Pattern Book and Mistletoe House both create beautiful blank greeting cards, Paintbox and 28 Celsius specialise in both English and Welsh cards with cards for most occasions available in both languages.

We also stock a popular range of quirky postcards that sit alongside more traditional cards of Ceredigion; its coastline, countryside and wildlife.


On holiday and not able to download films or just wanting to curl up with a favourite film on a wet Sunday afternoon?Responding to the question we were often asked during our first summer season in 2018, we now stock a wide selection of DVDs. We have a selection of films for all ages and a wide range of genres from Hollywood classics to more recent family films. Children’s, Action, Romance, Sci-Fi, Horror – and if it’s not in stock, you can order it.


We stock Carnival and Forest leather bags and purses by ‘What Daisy Did.’ Sourced from India the Carnival bags are made from multi coloured offcuts and are available in various styles. Forest bags are made from organically cured goat skin. These are hand cleaned, sun dried and oiled, making them very supple and long lasting.