The Uniqueness of Hay-on-Wye, The City of Books in The Border of England


Hay-on-Wye Book Store
Hay-on-Wye Book Store

Hay-on-Wye is a city located on the border of the river Wye in Powys, Wales, UK. So many books are in this place, Hay-on-Wye was dubbed the “city of books”. You can settle for a walk in the city. A number of shops selling a variety of books with any theme you can come across. Unmitigated, there are two dozen bookstores are located in almost every corner of this city.

Generally, these stores sell a number of used books and classics. Interestingly, all the bookstores here are designed as the oldest shops in the Harry Potter films. In fact, there is also a bookstore that only the rows of shelves shaped timber, outside the house. As reported by the site Amusing Planet that the presence of bookshops in Hay-on-Wye started by Richard Booth in 1961. Initially, Richard builds a used bookstore. Remarkably, the bookstore became popular and was followed by his colleagues.

Hay-on-Wye Photo

Hay-on-Wye Photo. Img Via: editingeverything.com

Precisely in 1970, Hay-on-Wye is also known as a city of books. Until now, the city is always the arrival of as many as 500,000 visitors annually. There are interesting things from Hay-on-Wye, because at thislocation, there are “Honesty Bookshops”. As the name implies, the concept is that the payment is based on the honesty of the buyer.

Honesty bookshop built shelves to see a number of books placed on a fence or a wall outside the house. In contrast to other bookstores, here there are no shopkeepers and cashiers, provided only the money box. So, you must be completely honest, if you want to buy the book here. Not just be a book town, Hay-on-Wye literary festival are also frequently held in every June. When the event is held, the city could be swamped by 80,000 authors, publishers and book lovers from all over the world.

When you’re on vacation in England, take time to visit some other interesting tourist destinations such as Bristol Floating Harbor and The Angel of the North. You can stay at the Ramada Bristol City, Bristol Marriott City Centre Hotel or the Hilton Bristol Hotel.

Hay-on-Wye Book Store

Hay-on-Wye Book Store

Hay-on-Wye Book Shop

Hay-on-Wye Book Shop. Img Via: bloomzy.co.uk

Hay-on-Wye Town of Books

Hay-on-Wye Town of Books. Img Via: famouswonders.com

Hay-on-Wye England City of Book

Hay-on-Wye England City of Book. Img Via: shauntmax30.com

Hay-on-Wye Honesty Book Store

Hay-on-Wye Honesty Book Store. Img Via: urban75.org

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