July 16th, 2013 by Books for Cooks
Bookshops often hold a special place in our hearts. Growing up, visiting a bookshop after school was often a treat; particularly if Nan or Pop had slipped a few coins into your pocket. Choosing was a vexed and difficult chore - there was always an adventure, a voyage or a story that had to be left on the shelf - until the next visit.
I still have the first books I bought with my own money from Griffiths (Geelong) (sadly now closed) and I cherish my memories over the years of wandering the shelves, weighing up the short list & then eagerly taking home crisp clean smelling books to be eagerly read - to the detriment of all homework, chores & even television.
Over the years I’ve had many favourite bookshops as I began to read different genres, explore second-hand and antiquarian bookshops, connect with the people behind the counters, follow particular authors and move from place to place. My short list for a favourite would certainly include: Readings, Alice’s Bookshop, Margarita Webber’s, the Hill of Content, Grant’s, Griffiths, Pentimentos, Berkelows, Minotaur and many others. If I had to chose I would be sorely pressed to chose just one.
But for the chance of winning a $500 voucher to spend at my favourite bookshop, I’m sure (almost) I could chose one.
Thankfully that’s not my problem - I already have a bookshop!
But for you, well…for the first time Australians are able to vote for their favourite bookshop in the ABA’s Australia’s Favourite Bookshop Competition - and every vote goes in the draw for a $500 voucher.
Just think how many great meals you could cook with a $500 library from Books for Cooks!
Voting is open until 5pm Monday 5th August and the winner will be announced on Tuesday 13th.