Sixpence House Archive

  • From the book jacket:
Paul Collins and his family abandoned the hills of San Francisco to move to the Welsh countryside—to move, in fact, to the little cobblestone village of Hay-on-Wye, the “Town of Books,” boasting 1,500 inhabitants… and forty bookstores. Antiquarian bookstores, no less.
Inviting readers into a sanctuary for book lovers, and guiding us through [...]

    Sixpence House by Paul Collins: B+

    From the book jacket: Paul Collins and his family abandoned the hills of San Francisco to move to the Welsh countryside—to move, in fact, to the little cobblestone village of Hay-on-Wye, the “Town of Books,” boasting 1,500 inhabitants… and forty bookstores. Antiquarian bookstores, no less. Inviting readers into a sanctuary for book lovers, and guiding us through [...]

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  • I can't remember how Sixpence House: Lost in a Town of Books caught my attention, but it's clear why it did. It's a book about a little town full of used/antiquarian bookstores. And that town is in Wales! It's Hay-on-Wye, and I'm afraid now any trip to the UK is not only not going to [...]

    J’s Take on Sixpence House by Paul Collins

    I can't remember how Sixpence House: Lost in a Town of Books caught my attention, but it's clear why it did. It's a book about a little town full of used/antiquarian bookstores. And that town is in Wales! It's Hay-on-Wye, and I'm afraid now any trip to the UK is not only not going to [...]

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  • The Plot
This is a memoir, and more a string of events than a story with a plot.  However, the basic premise is that the author, his wife and their toddler decide to give up life in San Francisco in favor of moving to a village in Wales. Here, the lovely country air and the [...]

    Sixpence House (Paul Collins)

    The Plot This is a memoir, and more a string of events than a story with a plot. However, the basic premise is that the author, his wife and their toddler decide to give up life in San Francisco in favor of moving to a village in Wales. Here, the lovely country air and the [...]

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