Nigel Bird Books-Who,
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
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
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
to make a living-but now we have a life"