Around the country, many bookstores are hosting special events, author and illustrator visits, giveaways and other wonderful activities as part of a national celebration of bookshops. The winner of the Australia’s Favourite Bookstore competition will also be announced today by William McInnes at the Sun Bookshop in Yarraville in Victoria.
The KBR Team would like to take this opportunity to thank the wonderful staff at so many bookstores around the country who share their passion for children’s books with customers and recommend wonderful books to engage and entertain young readers.
We would also like to thank bookstores that host author and illustrator events, allowing readers the opportunity to meet and connect with the creators of the stories that they love. Anyone who has attended an author talk will understand the added buzz that comes from reading a book when you have personally met the author, especially if you have had the opportunity to hear them speak about the process of writing the book or, particularly in the case of picture books, hear them reading the story.
You can find out more about events being held today by following the National Bookshop Day on Facebook and Twitter.
We recommend that you use today as an excuse to visit your favourite local bookshop, browse the shelves and buy a book (or two or three…) to show your support.
We would love for you to let us know what you buy and what events were on in your local area, so please share in the comments on this post or pop over to our Facebook page and share there. We’ll be heading out as well, so we’ll come back and share our National Bookshop Day purchases later today.