Books Galore: Hay on Wye

Travel Diary:

Hay-on-Wye came highly recommended to us as a great town to visit. If you like books then you will like Hay-on-Wye.

Even if you don't particularly like books or maybe you are more of a Kindle sort of person, Hay is a pleasant town to walk around when the weather is nice.

Walking through the shops see the countless books everywhere is interesting.
There are a few other businesses like a record shop, clothing stores and restaurants but most of the shops are book stores.
A lot of the books you will find are really cheap. We manage to find a couple Stephen King books right off the bat for 50p each. 
Hay Cinema Bookshop is a bookshop that is inside an old movie theatre. It is massive. There are all sorts of books in there. The majority of them seem to be in brand new condition. They buy leftover books from the publisher because publishers often print more books than they need in order to get a good deal on printing.

There are more books in Hay than you can shake a stick at.


There are normal book store and then there are the outdoor bookshelves as well. I think they just work on the honour system.
We were having a delightful time walking around Hay looking at all the books.

We were starting to get hungry so we consulted the happy cow app to find vegan food.
We inquired about some vegan vegetable pies at one of the pubs but it turned out that they were sold out of them. 
Luckily we found the vegetarian cafe that had a few vegan options as well. We went for the budget option which was the lentil soup.

After a nice lunch we meandered through the town towards the river.

We found a footpath and follow it down towards the river.

Next to the river we sat and appreciated the gorgeous weather and the country atmosphere.

After our trek back into town to find the car again we spotted another restaurant with vegan options. There are quite a few choices for such a small town.
If you ever find yourself in Wales and you want to go to a cool little town then check out Hay-on-Wye for sure. We left Hay on Wye and met our friend Plant Based Nurse in Worcester.
If you enjoyed this post on Hay-on-Wye then you will enjoy reading about another short trip to Wales when we went to Powis Castle.

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