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Richard Booth, ‘King of Hay-on-Wye’, whose flair for publicity transformed a small Welsh town into the secondhand book capital of the world – obituary

Richard Booth, ‘King of Hay-on-Wye’, whose flair for publicity transformed a small Welsh town into the secondhand book capital of the world – obituary

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Richard Booth, who has died aged 80, was a prominent second-hand bookseller and the self-styled King of Hay-on-Wye. It was largely thanks to Booth’s energy and taste for self-publicity that Hay-on-Wye was transformed from an ailing market town on the Welsh border into a centre for the second-hand …

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