The Tiny Town That Became a Kingdom of Books
On April 1st, 1977, a new independent kingdom was declared in Wales right on the border with England. But unlike most kingdoms, they didn’t claim riches or great tracts of land. No, the new ruler, Richard Booth, was the self-proclaimed monarch of a Kingdom of Books! So how did he turn this tiny market town into one of the world’s most sought after book lover destinations? Come along and find out.
By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber