Sixpence House (Paperback)

Lost in A Town Of Books

By Paul Collins

Bloomsbury USA, 9781582344041, 224pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2004

List Price: 14.95*
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Description

Paul Collins and his family abandoned the hills of San Francisco to move to the Welsh countryside-to move, in fact, to the village of Hay-on-Wye, the "Town of Books" that boasts fifteen hundred inhabitants-and forty bookstores. Taking readers into a secluded sanctuary for book lovers, and guiding us through the creation of the author's own first book, "Sixpence House" becomes a heartfelt and often hilarious meditation on what books mean to us.



About the Author

Paul Collins is the author of Banvard's Folly: Thirteen People Who Didn't Change the World, and Not Even Wrong. He edits the Collins Library for McSweeney's Books, and his work has appeared in New Scientist, Business 2.0, and Tin House.


Praise For Sixpence House: Lost in A Town Of Books

"Sixpence House is the bookworm's answer to A Year in Provence." -Boston Globe

"A delightful book."-Los Angeles Times

"Collins' gift is that you don't care where you end up. The journey is enough."-Readerville

"The real, engaging heart of the tale is Collins' love of books and other people who love them...Collins muses on antiquarian books the way the rest of us remember lost loves."
-San Francisco Chronicle

"Funny, informative, somewhat chaotic and full of interesting references...there are numerous meanders into peripheral subjects, seen through the astute eyes of an Anglophile American."
-Washington Post




"Sixpence House is the bookworm's answer to A Year in Provence."



"A delightful book."



"Collins' gift is that you don't care where you end up. The journey is enough."