"Books, Books and again: Books" Top 5 Page for this destination Hay-On-Wye by christine.j

Hay-On-Wye Travel Guide: 36 reviews and 51 photos

Hay on Wye calls itself the book capital of the world. It certainly deserves this title. I love reading and usually can never pass a bookstore when I see one. But in Hay, for the first time in my life I felt overpowered by books! Nevertheless, I managed to spend some hours in the various bookshops and of course, went back to the hotel in Brecon with quite a few new, old books.

  • Last visit to Hay-On-Wye: Oct 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • King_Golo's Profile Photo
    Jul 29, 2015 at 8:21 AM

    Thanks for a nice overview of Hay-on-Wye!

  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    Jan 21, 2012 at 2:59 AM

    I remember visiting Hay-on-Wye when there Richard Booth's fire station bookshop was the only one in town. Haven't been back in 20 years so can only imagine what it's like now.

  • Ewingjr98's Profile Photo
    Sep 2, 2008 at 9:44 PM

    That's an interesting little place that my girlfriend would love!

  • mustertal's Profile Photo
    Jul 26, 2008 at 6:13 AM

    Hay is an amazing place, I too couldn't believe all those books.

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Jan 23, 2008 at 9:31 AM

    now here is a place i have to go to

  • robertgaz's Profile Photo
    Sep 21, 2007 at 8:42 PM

    Hay-On-Wye's the place to buy... a book or two for a reading guy ;~)

  • diosh's Profile Photo
    Jul 4, 2007 at 5:05 AM

    It's heaven isn't it?Although rather overpowering.Diana xx

  • evaanna's Profile Photo
    May 1, 2007 at 3:16 AM

    This book kingdom sounds really interesting. The local transport seems to be a problem there as well.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Mar 5, 2007 at 4:53 PM

    Haha, I have never heard of that place! What a great idea with the books! I have to see it someday, thanks for sharing.

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Mar 2, 2007 at 3:21 AM

    I was once driven here by friends. Excellent place to search for books! Wouldn't mind returning one day :)


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