National BookShop Day 2013 – In locations across Australia, bookshops will be celebrating.

logo multicolour PIZZA with by lineAustralia’s only celebration of bookshops takes place on Saturday the 10th of August with bookshops around the country giving away over 25,000 free books, hosting events, book readings and a wide range of other activities.

Pages & Pages will be celebrating with a host of authors working behind the counter in both our front shop and children’s shop. Any customer who spends $30 or more on books on National Bookshop Day will receive a FREE book (while stocks last). The free books are:

Lonely Planet: Amazing Experiences (Exclusive for National Bookshop Day)

Secret Kingdom Activity Book

Sea Question Activity Book

Rain Queen by Katherine Scholes

The Dig Tree by Sarah Murgatroyd

The Bookshop Strikes Back by Ann Patchett ($2.99 but FREE on National Bookshop Day)

Our author line up includes

  • local crime writer and regular contributor to ABC’s The Drum,  P.M. Newton

  • Miles Franklin shortlisted author of Past The Shallows, Favel Parrett

  • Natasha Walker, pseudonymous author of a series of erotic fiction set in Mosman.  (All will be revealed!)

  • Creator of Cairo Jim and Phyllis Wong, Geoffrey McSkimming

  • Former Olympian and young adult author Lisa Forrest

  • Local author and winner of the 2013 National Seniors Literary Prize, Persephone Nicholas

  • Any heaps more!

Front Shop

Time

Kids Shop

Andrew Tink

10am

Geoffrey McSkimming

PM Newton

11am

Gerry Bobsien

Favel Parrett

12pm

 Gus Gordan

Natasha Walker

1pm

Aleesah Darlison

David Hunt

2pm

Lisa Forrest

Persephone Nicholas

3pm

Tim Sinclair

Chris Allen

4pm

Belinda Murrell

The day kicks off at 10am with William McInnes, one of Australia’s best‐loved authors and actors, announcing the winner of the Australia’s Favourite Bookshop competition at his local bookshop, the Sun Bookshop in Yarraville Vic. Voting is open until August 5 so if you haven’t voted yet click here and you will go in the draw to win a $500 book voucher!

“Bookshops are a place where everyone is welcome, where it’s free to enter and be surrounded by new and old authors. A bookshop is a place where ideas abound, new writers and new readers are nurtured, conversations happen and friendships bloom. You can still hold a book in your hand, enjoy the true sensory pleasure of what books have to offer and you can talk with a bookseller who is passionate about what they do every day. Bookshops and booksellers are worth celebrating and this is the day to come out and say “Hi! We need you and we love what you do for our communities.” ‐ Fiona Stager – Avid Reader

Supported by the Australian Booksellers Association, bookshops will be reinforcing their message that local bookshops are an integral part of the Australian way of life. They are the first point of contact between the reader and books. They care about the customer, the reader, and the books they want to read.

“Throughout Australia, hundreds of bookshops will be holding events and having activities, or simply saying thank you to the readers, writers, libraries and schools that support them. Though we do it every day of the year, it is a specific occasion where we can celebrate the unique place that bookshops have in the community, and celebrate their role in the local community, and the myriad of ways in which they contribute to the local economy, and to Australian culture and society.” – Joel Becker, CEO Australian Booksellers Association

One thought on “National BookShop Day 2013 – In locations across Australia, bookshops will be celebrating.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s