Richard Booth Books

Hay was a quiet run down market town in 1962, when Richard Booth opened his first bookshop. Ten years and 40 bookshops later, the town became a Mecca for book lovers the whole world over. On 1st April 1977 (All Fools’ Day) Richard declared Hay an Independent Kingdom and the town has been in the public eye ever since. The twinning with Timbuktu and [the] annual Literary Festival have helped.*

Richard Booth Books

*From tourist information leaflet.

2 Comments CherryPie on Jun 17th 2015

2 Responses to “The Town of Books”

  1. Sean Jeating says:

    A place after my heart . . . in the low season.