Where? The fabulous Avid Reader on Boundary Street, West End is the only bookshop listed for an event in the Brisbane area – check the official website or social media to see if your favourite is hosting an event!
Love Your Bookshop Day is an opportunity to show your local favourites some love, and to celebrate and appreciate what makes your local bookshop great. A wide and ever-changing range? Helpful staff who always recommend great reads? Bookshops across Australia get involved, and Brisbane’s Avid Reader is having a Country Fair to mark the occasion!
Dog of the Day
From 8.30-5pm, bring in your dog and photograph them with their favourite book in store. Post it to Instagram tagging @avidreader and the best dog photo of the day will win a prize.
Cake & Pickle Competition
Avid’s Fiona Stager has judged many a bake-off in her time, and this year the tradition continues with the traditional Avid Bakeoff. Or, if savoury is more your style, enter your best bottle of pickles. Bring your cake and/or pickles in by 11am for midday judging.
Book Advice Booth
Anita Heiss has been in the Book Advice Booth since Avid’s very first Love Your Bookshop Day and will be joining an all-star cast of celebrity booksellers to suggest your next great read.
In keeping with the Country Fair theme, Avid will have showbags! The first twenty customers who spend over $50 will get a free showbag, so make sure to arrive early. Avid customers also get double loyalty points on the day!
More details about the event are available on the Avid Reader website.
Love Your Bookshop Day is run by the Australian Booksellers Association, the official national body representing bookshops all across Australia and providing education and training, advocacy, technical advice, and marketing support to booksellers. They also recognise and celebrate the special role that books and bookselling play in society – creating community, supporting ideas and creativity, and opening doors to other worlds and experiences.
Show your local bookstore some love, this Saturday and throughout the year ♥