History of Pentan Shop
Established Pentan Shop by three partners in 1972.
Now in the heart of the historic and vibrant town of Carmarthen, it is located in The Market.
We are a family run business founded over forty years ago, and sell all kinds of Welsh and Welsh goods including books, CDs, all kinds of gifts, clothes, and local crafts.
Everything here has a unique connection to Wales; be it language, literature, culture, the arts, or specialized crafts. We look forward to seeing you in the shop!
As a Welsh company that sells everything related to Wales, we feel strongly in our duty to support the language and culture of our homeland. Most of our products come from local craftsmen and businesses - and also throughout Wales.
As a local Welsh language shop in the area, we hold a variety of events to promote Welsh literature and music - either by inviting the author - or artists to the shop - to sign copies of her work, or by holding an evening where the author launches new book - and then listen to live music by newly released artist CD. This is also an opportunity for the audience to ask the author questions about the book's material and get to know the author. Please contact us if you wish to arrange such an evening
We work with local schools, supplying primary and secondary schools in our county and further afield - with educational resources and books for pupils, and are delighted to have a stand at its Summer and Christmas fairs when the opportunity arises
We have close links with the County's educational institutions and mentrau iaith, and the Yr Atom center in Carmarthen does a lot of special work promoting the Welsh language, and gives us the opportunity to work with them when holding various events.
We are also delighted when language learners attend the shop, not only to buy a book - but also to practice speaking and conversing in Welsh with shop staff
S4C West Wales' new site. A special center that also holds events throughout the year to promote the language and culture of Wales and provides an opportunity for diverse talents to showcase their abilities to the Welsh media
We work closely with Canolfan Peniarth. One of the leading publishers of Welsh language and bilingual education books and resources in Wales. Mererid Hopwood and Tudur Dylan Jones brought in a children's store to launch the New Learning series in the market.
The Pentan Shop has had a stall at the Canol Dre Festival every year since the Festival began. This is a local festival organized by Menter Iaith Sir Gâr. The festival gives local businesses, artists, and writers across the country the opportunity to showcase its talents to the community.