Jeff Towns

Jeff Towns, Swansea Book Seller, “The Dylan Thomas Guy”

“My Mother was Welsh. I went to college in Cardiff. When I arrived in Swansea though I thought it was beautiful and I decided to stay. I’ve been here for 50 years.

I couldn’t get a job as a teacher so I decided to open a book store. There was nothing of Dylan Thomas in Swansea back then in the 70’s so I called it “Dylan”s Bookstore”. Lots of eccentrics and people come through my door. I’ve even sold Dylan Thomas books to two US presidents, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton”.

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