Since 1988, Hay-on-Wye has been the worthy venue for a literary festival. The festival draws over 80,000 bibliophile visitors over 10 days at the end of May/beginning of June. Attendees buy books, attend book launches and to see and hear big literary names from all over the world.



High profile visitors to the Book Fair have included former US President Bill Clinton who aptly described the Fair as ‘The Woodstock for the Mind’. The AIA actively promotes Israeli culture and has for several years sponsored the appearance of authors, poets and journalists at this Festival.