I’ve just spent a week in Hay on Wye, Wales, the town of 40 book stores. With bookstores closing every day in the US it’s nice to come to a town where books get the center of attention that they deserve. I spent a lot of time browsing the shelves and sitting in the comfy chairs of book shops like : Murder and Mayhem, Hay on Books, the Hay Cinema book shop, and the famous Richard Booth’s. I had to be a bit sneaky taking pictures inside some of the shops, however when I asked inside some of them the people working there were happy to let me.
Hay is a lovely town in Wales along the River Wye. I spent part of my stay here walking over the hills and along the river. I spent part of another two days in a private photography workshop with Will Lewis of http://www.photographytuition.co.uk. Not only did I learn some new photography techniques but I walked away with a head full of local history. It was a very enjoyable week and I hate to leave. I’d still like to hike the Brecon Beacons and tour the Black Hills. Hmmmm, maybe another visit is in my future.
For now enjoy the photos from some of the bookshops. Tomorrow I move on to Bristol.
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