Thousands attended this years Hay Literary festival, in book-town Hay-On-Wye, in Mid Wales.
The masses came to watch presentations by some of the world best known authors and celebrities and, if they were lucky, get their books signed.
Among the headliners for the 2011 festival were Hollywood star Rob Lowe, of West Wing fame, and legendary photographer David Bailey CBE.
Lowe, was there to talk about his career and working the Sheen clan.
Bailey took the opportunity to discuss his new book Heroes taken in Afghanistan and also his long and illustrious career.
Other highlights included talks by TV celebs Nigella Lawson and Paul O’Grady.
Paul O’Grady talked to Sandi Toksvig about the latest installment on his much awaited autobiography.
David Miliband also stopped in to talk about the shift in European politics from the centre-left to the centre-right.