|Book art at the festival|
This was my first year attending the festival and, although most of the events were sold out because I hadn't booked in advance, I still had a really fantastic day!
|Interior of one of the book shops|
- Discovering the bookshops around Hay on Wye, famous as the 'Town of Books'. In short walking distance I went in about ten, and they were all so original and quirky, especially in their decor. I also thought it was funny that many of them had a 'No Kindles allowed' policy (I daren't mention I had one in my bag that I used for the journey up!)
- Book signings! There are about 10 book signings throughout each day, open to everyone.
- Being in the audience of the One Show filmed live from the festival. Funny being near something I watch regularly.
- The shuttle bus was only £1 for an all-day ticket. A great perk to the day as I pay at least £4 in my city.
- Parking! Took us a while to find a parking space but in the end we had a bit of luck and landed a space in a field directly opposite the entrance!
- Food prices - although I'm sure there were other, more reasonable venues to eat at, we were forced into a place where two salads and two pots of teas cost over £25 which we thought was just crazy.
I will DEFINITELY be coming back next year and do the whole 'festival experience' properly, perhaps camping and all. It's really not something to miss out on as a book enthusiast and recommend everyone goes at least once!
All images in this post belong to Danielle at cupofloveliness.blogspot.com