ATG Quirky: The Tiny Welsh Town That’s Brimming With Books

by | Jan 14, 2020 | 0 comments

Check out this great video from Atlas Obscura that highlights Hay-on-Wye the small Welsh town which “was once declared an independent kingdom of books” by bookshop owner Richard Booth who at the same time “appointed himself its king.” The rest is history.

Hay-on-Wye bookshops – Wikimedia Commons

Hay-on-Wye advertises itself as “the United Kingdom’s mecca for bibliophiles.” The town “is less than one square mile in size, but it’s packed with independent booksellers curating all kinds of used and antique reading…”

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