Category Bookshops

Book Buying Habits – A Questionnaire

I found this over at The Terror of Knowing. It looks like an interesting set of questions. Hope you enjoy reading my answers!


Pembrokeshire, March 2017

A short piece on a recent visit to Pembrokeshire earlier this year.

Manchester and Raglan Castle, November 2016

A quick update on a small book haul from Manchester, plus a happy discovery in Raglan Castle.

“Soul Medicine”, Oxford House Books, Hay-on-Wye

“Soul Medicine”, Oxford House Books, Hay-on-Wye

A Personal History of Hay-on-Wye

I’m very lucky to have grown up less than an hour away from Hay-on-Wye (Y Gelli in Welsh), the Welsh town of books, situated on the border with England, in Powys. The town is one of my favourite places on the planet and I make sure to take a trip there at least four times a year, if not more.

Hay Cinema Bookshop, October 2015

Hay Cinema Bookshop, October 2015

Holiday Acquisitions

I just got back from a five day break in Cornwall for my thirtieth birthday. I didn’t do a lot of reading because I spent much of the time walking up hills and exploring castle ruins with my girlfriend, then enjoying the evenings by getting drunk and watching the sunset, so I don’t have any reviews ready at the moment – but I did spent some of my birthday presents (cash) on topping up my bookshelves (book information below main body of text).