26 thoughts on “(In the spirit of yesterday’s post, and to declare my upcoming brief absence):

  • January 31, 2012 at 12:57 am
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    Have a fantastic time and don't hurt yourself when you are carrying all of those books home! :)

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    • February 3, 2012 at 12:30 pm
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      Thank goodness for a car! I have carried enormous quantities of books home from Edinburgh (train) and London (coach) before, and it doesn't bear considering…

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  • January 31, 2012 at 2:00 am
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    What great fun!
    Happy hunting, Simon! Do share your bounty once you get back. :)

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  • January 31, 2012 at 3:09 am
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    Can't wait for the report. We are all jealous over here, but we won't hold it against you as long as you share pictures of your loot. :)

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    • February 3, 2012 at 12:31 pm
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      I'm a very democratic book buyer – I tell everyone! It was such a fun day.

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    • February 3, 2012 at 12:44 pm
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      And now you have :) It was wonderful, the most fun I've had for ages.

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  • January 31, 2012 at 8:49 am
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    Wrap up well, it's bloody cold
    work being a bookhunter, but be bold,
    for in Hay there are many nooks
    To find lots of new, old books.

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    • February 3, 2012 at 12:46 pm
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      The only thing, my sole complaint,
      The one small point which was not pleasing:
      I cannot lie, it wasn't warm,
      In point of fact, 'twas &*£!?*@ freezing!

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    • February 3, 2012 at 12:46 pm
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      Merci! And I came back with Canada's finest (in my eyes) – Stephen Leacock.

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    • February 3, 2012 at 12:46 pm
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      I didn't dare go during Project 24! I did go shortly before and after it, though…

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  • January 31, 2012 at 3:22 pm
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    One of my dreams is to visit that book laden city. Through sheer chance I recently bought a book on-line and it turned out to have come from one of the many shops in Hay-on Wye. With my book I got a map of the city showing me the location of all the bookshops!

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    • February 3, 2012 at 12:47 pm
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      One day you must! Although there are slightly fewer bookshops every time – I do hope they manage to keep going. Those maps accumulate in my house everytime – I should send them out as souvenirs to would-be visitors like yourself!

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    • February 3, 2012 at 12:48 pm
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      Gosh, they are stunning, aren't they? I want to visit them all! Especially the one in Portugal.

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