A book a day in Hay is compiled by Emma Balch. Emma grew up in a house full of books. They were piled up on every available floorspace, crammed onto bookshelves onto bookshelves that touched the ceilings, tucked in nooks around the fireplace and stacked on the windowsills of the bathroom. Boxes of new books were stacked next to the staircase. One of the beds was held up by thick, hardback reference books.
As each book in Hay has a story of its own Emma thought it would be fun to go out and discover some of the quirky, obscure, valuable, bizarre, and must-read books. Each day she will post a single book introduced by someone in Hay.