The most literary cities in the world, does not include Hay-on-Wye. Why?

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National Geographic Traveler came out with a list of the  top 10 literary cities.  Feel free to agree or disagree. In order of precedence

  1. Edinburgh
  2. Dublin
  3. London
  4. Paris
  5. St Petersburg
  6. Stockholm
  7. Portland, Oregon
  8. Washington, DC
  9. Melbourne, Australia
  10. Santiago, Chile

It’s a strange list, frankly speaking.  The top 3 are all in the UK. It overlooks cities like New York, or San Francisco. Or even Seattle.  Asia apparently doesn’t exist, nor does the Middle East, or Africa.  So weird.

For our money, the most literary city in the UK is the one that sells literature . . . Hay-on-Wye. If you have not been to the Hay Festival, (or a Hay Festival somewhere in the world), described by Bill Clinton as “A woodstock for the mind,” you don’t love books enough!


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