8 hours ago
When i was a little girl my dad told me about a town in wales that was completely filled with bookshops. i'd shelved it in my imagination alongside neverland and narnia, and it was only in my early 20s that i discovered that hay was a real place! since then i've visited whenever i can, and i made a bit of a detour yesterday to spend the morning there.
i love its selection of quirky shops, my very favourite being @addymanbooks
which seems to me like a very pretty house that has gradually and systematically been filled up with books from the living room to the bedrooms. it's one of the very few shops in the world where you can browse in a bedroom that has been re-created as scott's antarctic hut and completely filled with books, whilst listening to someone singing in the shower of the bathroom next door. m****r and mayhem across the road, which specialises in detective fiction, is another experience not to be missed.
as if this wasn't enough wonder in a place to keep me taking photos for hours, there are some fabulous walking boots filled with flowers outside the tourist office...
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