Hay-On-Wye was the inspiration behind our Wye bookshelf wallpaper. Its cobbled streets and quaint village atmosphere attract thousands of literary visitors each year to its now famous HAY book festival. Addyman books run three character book shops in the town all within walking distance of each other. Each laden with an array of old and new titles. One of their shops displays an array of old books cleverly displayed on old imported Transylvanian book shelves. If your mad about books then this surely is the place to go in Hay-On-Wye for book inspiration.
When we visited to hunt for old books to photograph little did we know at the time that we would be supplying the very same bookshop with our bookshelf wallpaper. The painted white books you see in our Wye vintage wallpaper designs pictured below were purchased directly form the shelves of Addyman books. We have included some before and after shots of one of theirs walls where a combination of our bespoke wye white books and Benjamin alcove panels were used to showcase some of their titles together with real shelves.
Thanks to Anne @ Addyman books for making this all happen!