“Hidden away in the magical Castle Arcade is Troutmark, a specialist second hand bookshop that is growing to be one of Cardiff’s gems!”

Troutmark Books - Cardiff

As you wander down the arcades that surround Cardiff Castle, it’s hard not to imagine you’re in a different time. Just on the left as you exit Castle Arcade towards Cardiff Castle you’ll see Troutmark, a double fronted second hand bookshop that instantly calls you inside.

Just Troutmark is on the logo, and this shop doesn’t need to tell you its a bookshop because through the glass windows all you can see is volume upon volume, stacked on wall to wall bookshelves that reach the ceiling, and seemingly beyond!

Every book in the entire shop is listed and catalogued perfectly, a rare thing from any second hand bookshop, making it as easy to find what you’re looking for as it would be if you’d walked into a chain store. From best selling novels, to your favourite authors, comics, rare first editions and the most helpful and friendly staff around, Troutmark really does have everything!

If you’re coming to Cardiff and you’re a book lover then make sure you head to Castle Arcade to enjoy this gem in Cardiff’s crown!

~ Kath Cross

Address: 39-43 Castle Arcade, Cardiff.

Website: troutmarkbooks.com

Email: troutmarkbooks@gmail.com