The village is twinned with Hay-on-Wye in the United Kingdom and was one of the first book towns. The village was given new life by the development of the book trade in the 1980s but now faces an uncertain future with the decline in the brick-and-mortar book trade. Several of the book shops have closed and most of the others are having trouble.
- Thebault, Reis; Ariès, Quentin (2021-12-26). "This village was a book capital. What happens when people stop buying so many books". Washington Post. Retrieved 2021-12-28.