Saturday August 20th is Australian National Bookshop Day; a chance to celebrate with our community of readers, authors and customers all that we love about what we do. Bookshops all over the country are hosting events big and small, funny and serious but always with books, authors and readers in their hearts.
There are many great events going on around the country - you can check them out on Facebook - or just drop into a local bookstore - there is sure to be something fun going on!
For our part we will be celebrating on Saturday with Bubbles and lots of tastes throughout the day. Amanda will be baking up a storm from books new and old and a few of our friends will be helping out too. We expect the odd chef and author to drop in and say hullo (they do most days!).
Please join us throughout the day: after breakfast or before lunch; on the way to the football or before an afternoon coffee - or just because you have a moment - and raise a glass with us to the health of independent and community bookstores and the communities we live in.
Every customer will receive a booklet listing many of our favourite chef/authors’ favourite cookbooks, books and bookshops; food for thought for your next visit to a bookshop or two.
Please also buy a ticket (or ten) in our ‘Grand Cookbook Library Raffle which will be drawn at the end of the day on Saturday. Donations are flooding in of classic and new release cookbooks and the window will fill during the week with a display of all the donated cookbooks up for grabs. Already there are a number of classic references in the prize, and rumour has it there might even be a copy of Modernist Cuisine in the mix…! (Here’s an early picture…)
This will be the one raffle you just have to win!
All the proceeds will be donated to two charities dear to the hearts of booksellers around the country - the Indigenous Literacy Foundation and the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation so dig deep!
Tickets are $5 and can be bought instore. Donations are also welcome.
Thanks in advance to our sponsors: Murdoch Books; Pan Macmillan; Random House Australia; Penguin Australia; Hardie Grant Books; Harper Collins Australia; & many more to come.