I haven't started reading the book yet, but the topic fascinates me. The setting is Hay-on-Wye, a town in Wales. Hay-on-Wye has a population of only 1,500, but the town has 40 bookstores. The Boston Globe calls Sixpence House, "the bookworm's answer to A Year in Provence." How could I resist?
And, of course, I had to find more about the town. Some images.
And a video.
Looks like I'll have to put another place on my "I want to go there" list. (And I'm looking forward to reading the book).