The first Book Town was the brainchild of Richard Booth, igniting interest and visitors back to the flagging town of Hay in the beautiful River Wye valley close to the English border. Now it is a vibrant creative arts town with a beaut bookish vibe. AND the first Book Town on the Bucket List Book Adventure.
Even the car park invites visitors to recycle their books.
With his Castle and the Richard Booth Book Store, his impact on the revitalisation of the town can’t be overstated. History meets his story.
I lost count of the number of specialty bookstore, antique and collectable shops, cafes and cosy accommodation offerings……yes, it is book heaven. I’ll let the images build the picture….and the Why of my visit.