I am something of a bookaholic so friends recommended that I visit Hay-on-Wye, the book store town. It made a nice stopping point between south Wales and Salisbury. We arrived around noon and started with a lunch at the cozy Blue Boar pub. The town has new and second hand bookstores throughout its winding, narrow streets. There is also an extensive “honesty” bookstore…basically book shelves around the castle that offer paperbacks for 30p and hardbacks for 50p. I picked up Paul Theroux’s The London Embassy from those shelves. I bought an old copy of Wordsworth in another story. It seemed appropriate since our visit to the Lake District and Dove Cottage. Also found an anthology of poetry about London in another shop. Finally, I couldn’t resist The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn that I found in the book store located in Hay Castle.
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