First stop, Bath.
Oh hey, Hay-on-Wye!
My 36 Hours guide to Europe has clued me in on many a hidden gem, including a Town of Books. Yes, the road signs say it and everything. It’s exactly as it sounds – a small village full of bookshops of all kinds: new, old, mystery, children’s.
- Richard Booth’s – a massive new & old bookshop that includes a café, a cinema, and the cosiest chairs ever.
- Murder and Mayhem – specialising in mystery, true crime, and horror, with appropriately spooky decor
- The Old Electric Shop – Even this quirky furniture and home store has a little bookshop by its café.