I visited the very special Addyman Books, owned by Derek Addyman and Anne Brichto, in Wales when I went to the Hay Festival earlier this year. I had a late morning to myself to wander before my train to London, and the beautiful shop drew me in, and I remained as long as I could. It was the first time I’d visited this magical town filled with gorgeous old bookshops. There are 38 independent booksellers in this very tiny Welsh town of Hay-on-Wye. I need to write my next book so I can hope to return to Hay. Thank you, @addymanbooks for this lovely gram. #repost #Repost @addymanbooks (@get_repost)
The #booksellersbreakfast is celebrating the first #bigsnow #hayonwye has seen for years. Powys is one of the worst (or best - depending on view point) affected areas in Britain. We have had nearly a foot of snow and Mr Addyman up in the hills has had even more. I’m having hot chocolate - the dark sort - made by the white witch, the false queen of Narnia, full of melting marshmallows with Mikado sticks to dip in. We are enjoying this second breakfast with freshly cooked pain au chocolat and croissants. The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder was one of my favourite childhood reads and the cover is perfect. I’ve just bought the new biography of Wilder which was on the cover of the New York Review of Books. This post is for @lee_minjin whose recent book was also featured in the best books of 2017. Well done Min Jin - this is the literary equivalent to being on the cover of The Rolling Stone!
We so loved your visit to Hay last festival. •
We have called a snow day. The shops are closed and the streets are empty. I will be photographing King Penguins for potential customers and weeding our literature room. @thorneaddyman is nursing a very aggressive hangover and may need some support and we are sending love to @botanicalbea - we love you
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