How to buy books


Mike Salter
Folly Cottage, 151 West Malvern Road, Malvern, WR14 4AY
Telephone: 01684 565211

Updated Oct 2018

Orders for books can be placed through our online shop or by letter to the above address clearly stating your name and address together with a British cheque made out to Folly Publications. Delivery in the UK is £2.05 per Castles or Churches book and £1.69p per Walking book. You are welcome to collect your books in person, but always ring Mike first.

Delivery times may be somewhat variable, especially during the summer months. Normally I will try to post the books within a few days of PayPal processing your payment or your cheque arriving here, but at some times of the year delivery to you could take up to a month. If you need a book urgently (e.g. as a present or for a field-trip) I suggest you ring first to check that I can meet your required schedule, or try one of the retailers listed below.

Trade discount to shops is normally 35% but is negotiable on large orders. Delivery to shops and wholesalers is free except on single book orders, payment terms sixty days.

Titles in short supply are listed on the Stock Availability page and are only available direct from me.

It has come to my attention that a number of mail order companies are offering my books for sale on their websites despite never having had any stock of my titles, nor can they obtain any stock quickly. In England supplies by mail order of my Scottish and Irish titles, and also more recent digital titles such as Saxon Churches, Medieval Bridges, Medieval Nunneries, are only available from myself, Oxbow Books, Castle Hill Books, Archaeology Plus, Picture Book, Di & Saul Books, and G. David.

Overseas customers please contact me by email before ordering. Postage is payable on all overseas orders, although the website does not currently facilitate this and we haven’t found an easy way of sorting this. Overseas customers can order my books from:

Oxbow Books
47 Church Street, Barnsley S70 2AS
Telephone: +44(0) 1865 241249
Castle Hill Books
Old Vicarage, Dolau, Powys, LD1 5TH Telephone: +44(0) 1597 851685

Delivery could be slow if they don’t have what you want in stock but they usually have at least one copy of each of about forty of my eighty titles.

UK customers who prefer to visit a book shop. Most shops only stock the castles book and churches book for their own area, but you could try the shops below. Please quote my website when making enquiries to any of these retailers.

Castle Bookshop  

5 Castle St, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 1AS
Telephone: 01584 872562

Picture Book
6 Stanley St, LeekStaffordshire ST13 5HG
Telephone: 01538 399033
E-mail:“Good range, but not all in same place in shop”
Kenilworth Bookshop
12 Talisman Close Brandon Kenilworth CV8 1JB
Telephone: 01926 855784
have a good range of titles”
G. David
16 St.Edward’s Passage, Cambridge
Telephone: 01223 354619
“various titles
Warwick Books
24 Market Place, Warwick CV34 4SL
Telephone: 01926 499939
have a good range of titles”

A small selection of titles is also available in the following bookshops:

Berwick-Upon-Tweed:  George Grieve                 Bideford: Walter Henry’s

Bromyard:  Food for All                                           Carlisle:  Bookends

Castle Douglas:  Barry Smart                               Corbridge:  Forum

Coventry:  Cathedral Shop                                      Hereford:  Cathedral Shop

Hexham:    Abbey Shop

Ledbury: Books & Music                                          Ledbury: Parish Church

Ludlow: Castle Shop

Pembroke: Castle Shop                                           Sidmouth: Paragon Books

Tamworth: St Editha’s Church                                 Ullapool: Ceilidh Place

Worcester:   Cathedral Shop

And in Ireland:

Limerick:    The Celtic Bookshop, 2 Rutland Street, Limerick.

Thurles (Tipperary):     The Bookworm, Liberty Square, Thurles. 00 353 504 22257.

Copies of All About the Morris are available through three outlets which run stalls at festivals between Easter and October. These are PJ Music, Pete Grassby, and Hedingham Fair.