Last year we had the first National Bookshop Day in Australia and it was an opportunity to focus on the value of shops in local communities. It’s on again this year on Saturday August 11th and we have a fun day planned. We have a line-up of authors here from 10am until 2.30 who will be out in the street talking about reading and books. There will also be a magic show with Geoffrey McSkimming to help launch his new book Phyllis Wong and the forgotten secrets of Mr Okyto. We will have cupcakes, quizzes and giveaways.
Last year we asked people to write on the shop window the name of their favourite book which brought out the graffiti artist in lots of people. We will be doing something similar this year., but you will have to wait and see exactly what we are doing.
The shop will be open 9-5 as usual and we will have raffle tickets for anyone who buys a book on the day. Prizes will be books and book vouchers.
Come along and help up celebrate bookshops and reading. The world would be much the poorer without both of those things, so pop in during the day. and check out what’s going on. See below for the authors and their appearance times.
Tony Wilson 10-10.45
Jen Storer 10.30-11.30
Michael Pryor 11-12
Deborah Robertson 12-1pm
Fran Cusworth 12.30-1.30
Geoffry McSkimming 1-2
Kylie Ladd 1-2
Zana Fraillon 1.30-2.30
We plan to have a lot of fun, so come on down and join us for a while.