The working library of Hereford Cathedral in England originated in the eleventh century. The chained library at the cathedral, containing 229 medieval manuscripts, remains the largest historic chained library in the world. I love books.
Stop on our 2010 Tour - Hay-on-Wye, Wales, has a population of and thirty secondhand bookstores. Since the the town has taken in discarded tomes from across the anglophone world, and is known as “the town of books.