A town known as the “town of books”, Hay-on-Wye is located on the Welsh / English border in the United Kingdom and is a bibliophile’s sanctuary.
furiously typing email to UK promoters demanding a Hay-on-Wye show at the earliest opportunity
My first big trip by myself was a 5 week trip to the UK while I was at uni. On my carefully cultivated and very packed itinerary, I intentionally scheduled a visit to Hay-on-Wye.
It was wonderful.
Each of the bookshops has a little map telling you where all the other bookshops are. And they’re packed to the rafters with books stacked every which way. There’s just enough room for someone to walk between the stacks and shelves, and if two people needed to pass in opposite directions, you had to think super thin and squeeze by.
So many books with such variety only surpassed in recent times by access to bookdepository.co.uk. *wistful sigh*