Events

Aesop's Attic Bookshop

70 High St, Kyneton VIC 3444
03 5422 6059

Event info

Come dressed as your favourite book characters and get a prize. Open for both children and adults.

All secondhand, collectible and antique books will be 2 for $5!

Antipodes Bookshop

138 Ocean Beach Rd, Sorrento VIC 3943
03 5984 4217

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Double loyalty points and we will be donating 10% of sales on the day to the ILF

Benn's Books

437 Centre Rd, Bentleigh VIC 3204

03 9557 3969

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Come in and show some love for bookshops and booksellers and receive double loyalty points!

Blarney Books and Art

37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284
03 5568 2174

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We want to use national Love Your Bookshop Day to show our thanks to our community and offer discounts on all books purchased on the day, and also cake & champagne (or sparkling non-alcoholic surprises). How you can participate / show YOUR love: the best love letters, poems about our bookshop, odes to our bookshop, or social media recommendations will win prize packs!

Blarney

 

Books for Cooks

Queen Victoria Market, 115-121 Victoria St, Melbourne VIC 3000
03 8415 1415

Event info

We will be having food, jazz and local authors from local publishers during the day!

Collins Booksellers Ballarat on Lydiard

22 Lydiard St N, Ballarat Central VIC 3350
03 5331 7411

Event info

This Saturday we are throwing a party and you are invited! Love Your Bookshop Day is a chance to celebrate what makes our - and your - bookshop great. Come and say hi, grab a balloon and explore our store.

For a chance to win a giveaway, write us a note to hang on our tree telling us what you love about our store. We can’t wait to see you!

Collins Booksellers Croydon

132 Main St, Croydon VIC 3136
03 9723 5577

Event info

Come and celebrate Love your Bookshop Day with us. There will be tons of fun activities for book lovers of all ages.
Join us for a Meet the Author event followed by some arts and craft. Follow the clues on the scavenger hunt map and find the lost book characters that Harry the Westie let escape. Enter the colour-in competition to win a Collins Bookshop Voucher. Join the Tea and Tales for some ‘grown-up stories’ - why should the kids have all the fun!

Pre-program
Book Page Craft, Wednesday 31st July, upstairs at Collins Croydon from 10 am.
Come along with Heather and Marta to create Love Your Bookshop Day decorations for Collins Croydon using old and discarded book pages. You’ll be amazed at what can be made!

Love Your Bookshop Day Program 10th August

10.30 am Meet the Author Event: Juliet Sampson Grace’s Mystery Seed - author signing, storytime, and craft to make paper sunflowers
10.00 am - 1 pm Book character Scavenger Hunt on Main Street. Pick up map at the bookshop
2pm to 3pm Tea and Tales for adults

Prizes on Love Your Bookshop Day for anyone (young or old!) dressed as a Book Character

We hope to see you there! Until then, happy reading!

Collins Booksellers Moonee Ponds

67 Puckle St, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039
03 9372 0585

Event info

Come and join our party celebrating just how awesome bookshops are!

11am - Story Time. Anne James will be reading from Goodbye House, Hello House.

12pm to 2pm - Free Face painting by Paint 'n' Sparkles.

12:30pm - Story Time. Heidi McKinnon will be reading from the adorable Baz and Benz.

Dymocks Camberwell

Camberwell Place, Shop 110B, Level 1/793 Burke Rd, Camberwell VIC 3124

03 9882 0032

Event info

A storewide 20% off sale (off full-priced items with a handful of exceptions), for our Booklover loyalty customers (including people who join on the day - it's free!). People that RSVP on our Registration page (not yet live but will be soon when we start properly advertising probably next week), will go into the draw to win prizes, both Kids & Adult prize packs available. Various prizes, however the kids 1st prize is a GIANT Very Hungry Caterpillar PLUSH toy!

The launch of our Children's Reading Guide for 2019, which has a heavy focus on Australian authors, to #ReadAustralian.

And to support the new Reading Guide, & LYB Day, we'll be donating $1 from every Children's book sold to the Dymocks' Children Charity, which buys books & libraries for schools that can't afford them! For the last two years Dymocks have been running the inaugural ‘Books for Kids’ campaign. The combined results from the past two years have raised enough funds to deliver over $180,000 worth of books that will go back into local communities via nominated beneficiaries, truly allowing the DCC to make a difference to children’s lives and literacy levels. Due to this success, from Saturday 3rd - Sunday 11th August, Dymocks will be repeating the Books for Kids campaign to continue helping support local literacy through the Dymocks Children’s Charities. This is a fantastic opportunity for Dymocks to reinforce our commitment to literacy in our local communities, and more importantly to Australian children.

This year’s campaign will be the same as last year- for every children’s book you buy, $1 will be donated to the DCC. The timing of this campaign works well as it will start 2 weeks before the CBCA 2019 book week running from 17th-23rd August, we see this as a key opportunity to support Love Your Bookshop day as well, as parents will likely be doing their research and books will be top of mind.

Eltham Bookshop

970 Main Rd, Eltham VIC 3095

03 9439 8700

Event info

All day there will be authors in our window writing their next Magnus Opus.

Please come along and ask them 3 terrifying questions, guess what the titke is and win a mystery prize for the title closest to the writer's heart.

11.00 - 11.45 pm: Children’s beloved authorJudith Rossell, author of Withering By Sea Trilogy

12.00 – 12.45pm: Exquisite picture book writer, author of Dance With Me, Art Garden and Emily’s Green Garden, Penny Harrison

2.00pm -2.45pm: Chinese scholar and consummate novelist, author of Dreams of Red Dragonflies, Redgrave’s Ghost and Secrets of the Lunar Rainbow, Trevor Hay,=

3.00pm – 3.45pm: Chef and author of Hong Kong, the one and only, Tony Tan

All through the day a table for a blind date with a free book, and some very special cookies.

Fairfield Books

117A Station St, Fairfield VIC 3078
03 9017 4748

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On Love Your Bookshop Day Aoife Clifford will be here in the shop between 10-11 to answer your questions about books and writing. We also will have a raffle going throughout the day where with any purchase you can go into the draw to have your name in Aoife's next book! We will also have totes and other things to giveaway with purchases and brownies from Brazen Brownies to tempt you! Lots of reasons to visit your local bookshop on Love Your Bookshop Day!

Our other author at work in the shop on Love Your bookshop Day will be Kylie Ladd author of The Way Back, Mothers & Daughters and more. Kylie will happily chat about her writing and answer questions. Kylie will also being giving our customer the opportunity to have their name in her next book. You just need to make a purchase on the day.

Farrells Bookshop

143 Main St, Mornington VIC 3931

03 5975 5034

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We have HEAPS of fun stuff planned for the day this year - our usual graffiti window, sausage sizzle and face painting for the kids (11am-1pm), a 'win the window' competition, double loyalty program points, a micro-story competition on social media and lots more. 10% of sales on the day will be donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

Follow the event link to enter the competitions and learn more about what's on.

Jefferys Books

140 Glenferrie Rd, Malvern VIC 3144
03 9509 5133

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You are invited to help us complete a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle... We're hoping that over the course of the weekend we'll be able to finish it. (wish us luck!!)

My Bookshop by Corrie Perkin

513 Malvern Rd, Toorak VIC 3142

03 9824 2990

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Lucky dip for booklovers of all ages. Come in and write a note telling us how why you love our bookshop. All the notes will go into creating an artwork to be displayed in the window to celebrate our 10th birthday in October.

Neighbourhood Books

55 High St, Northcote VIC 3070

03 8679 6777

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Join us to celebrate Love Your Bookshop Day! Piano paying! Great company! Wonderful setting... 

Snacks provided. $5 beer and wine.

Neighbourhood Books

55 High St, Northcote
03 8679 6777

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The STFU Reading Society was created for Melbourne based bookish peeps to get together, shut the f*ck up and do some reading. Gatherings are normally every second Sunday of the month, but in August we're changing the date...

Join us for a extra-special, first time ever, Silent Reading Party to celebrate Love Your Bookshop Day! What an occasion!

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What is a Silent Reading Party? Here's an explainer: http://bit.ly/STFUReads

Arrive just before 10AM to find us, settle in, and then we'll kick off silent reading at 10am 'til 11.

Bring your books, blankets (perhaps a cushion) and a flask of tea or coffee if you fancy it.

Readings

309 Lygon St, Carlton VIC 3053

03 9347 6633

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This year we’re running a competition for younger readers in the lead up to LYBD. The brief: design your dream bookshop. Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton are looking for inspiration for a suitably fun and imaginative treehouse bookshop to include as one of the levels in their next Treehouse book. Get your pens, pencils and most creative ideas and get designing!

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Readings Kids

315 Lygon St, Carlton VIC 3053
03 9341 7730

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Love Your Bookshop Day is happening across Australia on Saturday 10 August. This day is all about celebrating and loving your local bookshops.

To celebrate, Readings Kids will host a special storytime with Tai Snaith, who will read from her gorgeous new picture book You Might Find Yourself. Traipse through verdant jungles, sacred desert places, unusual buildings, and underwater gardens with Tai as we explore the possibilities of the imagination.

This event is free to attend, no booking required.

Chadstone Shopping Centre, Shop F9C, 1341 Dandenong Rd, Malvern East VIC 3145
03 9783 6488

Kikki K, Emporium Melbourne, 3001 next to, level 3/287 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
03 9783 6488

3/11 Station Street Mall, Frankston VIC 3199
03 9783 6488

Greenborough Plaza, 308/25 Main St, Greensborough VIC 3088
03 9783 6488

- Colouring Competition - Kids can participate in our Love Your Bookshop Day colouring competition for a chance to win a $30 book voucher!

- Trivia - Suitable for kids. Pick up a book themed questionnaire in store. All completed questionnaires will receive a prize!

- Books to read before you die - Tell us which book you think everyone should read at least once in their life and contribute to our colourful wall of book recommendations!

- Get social! -  Staff across all Robinsons stores will dress up as their favourite book characters. Snap a photo with any of the Robinsons staff, post on social media with hashtahs #loveyourbookshopday and #robinsonsbookshop for your chance to win a $30 book voucher

- Launch of Young Adult Blind Date with a Book - Our ever popular "Blind Date with a book" series is extending to Young Adult titles! Be one of the first to shop our  Young Adult Blind Date With a Book range, as we launch this new product line on Love Your Bookshop Day.

Squishy Minnie Bookstore

6 High St, Kyneton VIC 3444

03 5460 1420

Event info

We will be celebrating the release of Plastic, an absolutely brilliant brand new non fiction picture book published by Scribble and Scribe Publications, with two plastic related activities AND we have first time author illustrator Jess McGeachin joining Lucky for story time to read us his new picture book Fly published by Penguin Books Australia

We will also draw the winner of our annual Squishy the donkey colouring competition (the prize is a $50 Squishy Minnie Gift Voucher)! What a day!

9.30am - 1pm Plastic Toy Exchange (For more information on the toy exchange, click here)

1pm - Storytime with Lucky and Jess

1.30pm - Donkey Colouring In Winner Announced

From 1.30pm - Say No to Plastic Letter Writing Lesson

 

Squishy Minnie Bookstore

6 High St, Kyneton VIC 3444

03 5460 1420

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Jess McGeachin Storytime THIS SATURDAY for Love Your Bookshop Day

We are absolutely chuffed to have (nearly local) Jess McGeachin coming to read his brand new picture book Fly. Not only did he illustrate it but he wrote it too!

This is Jess's FIRST EVER picture book, so it makes his visit even more special. Please come along and show him some Kyneton hospitality on Love Your Book Shop Day!

As an even bigger treat Lucky will read us a couple of other books and there will be singing and dancing AND local AUSLAN interpreter Pauline will be joining us.

Seriously, it is going to be beautiful. We can't wait to celebrate Love Your Bookshop Day with you all and we're thrilled that Jess is being kind enough to come and share his book with us!

No need to register just come along! Suitable for all ages.

The Bookshop at Queenscliff

84 Hesse St, Queenscliff VIC 3225
03 5258 4496

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At 11:00am we'll host story time for our youngest booklovers, and at 1:00pm we'll have badge-making to raise funds for The Indigenous Literacy Foundation. Throughout the day we'll have giveaways, and every purchase on the day will receive an entry into a draw for some terrific prizes. And of course we'll also be announcing the winners of our haiku competition. So get writing! Details of the competition are reposted below.

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Competition time! As part of our celebrations for #loveyourbookshopday we are running a haiku competition.
You have until midnight on Friday 9 August to send us a haiku on the subject of "Why I Love My Bookshop".
If you haven't encountered haiku before, it is a Japanese style of non-rhyming verse that takes the form of a three line poem. The first line has five syllables, the second has seven and the third five.
Email your haiku to us at info@thebookshopatqueenscliff.com by midnight Friday 9 August. Please let us know your name, and your age if you are under 16. There will be a $30 non-transferable gift voucher for the best junior and adult entries. Winners will need to be able to collect and redeem their voucher within 30 days. We will share a selection of entries on social media and in store, and will announce the winner on Love Your Bookshop Day, Saturday 10 August. We can't wait to see your entries!

The Little Bookroom

759 Nicholson St, Carlton North VIC 3054
03 9387 9837

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Kids are taking over The Little Bookroom to celebrate Love Your Bookshop Day!

We're very proud of our Book Clubbers: together, we've built a welcoming, kind and very keen community around reading. We're delighted they are volunteering to work with us as apprentice booksellers: because is there any better way to find your next book than by peer recommendation?

Plus there'll be some bookish colouring and craft activities too.

Roster:

Noon - 1pm: Year 1&2 Book Clubs

1:30pm - 2:30: Year 3&4 Book Clubs

3pm - 4pm: Year 5&6 Book Clubs

4pm - 5pm: Year 7&8 Book Clubs

Book Clubbers will be working in pairs, parents and carers are encouraged to hang out too (takeaway coffee welcome).

The Sun Bookshop

10 Ballarat St, Yarraville VIC 3013
03 9689 0661

Event info

Love Your Bookshop Day is back for 2019 and we have another very special day of celebrations planned!

Have you ever wondered what happens before a book gets to our shelves? Who decides which books are published? Or maybe just what is on the to-read pile of those in the publishing world? This is your chance to MEET A PUBLISHER and be served from the other side of the book industry. We're thrilled to have some of Melbourne's finest publishers joining us!

11:00am - Jane Willson: Hardie Grant Publishing

12:00pm - Michael Heyward: Text Publishing

1:00pm - Henry Rosenbloom: Scribe Publications

2:00pm - Martin Hughes and Keiran Rogers: Affirm Press

 

All day - We have two very special prize bookstacks to give away to two lucky winners. Come in at any time over the course of the day and make a $1 donation to the ASRC to enter the draw to win:

- A Black Inc. Non-Fiction Bookstack

- A Text Publishing Fiction Bookstack

The Younger Sun

26 Murray Street Yarraville VIC

03 9689 0661

Event info

This year The Younger Sun has a very special day planned.

10:30am — Storytime with Alison Lester!

2:00pm — Meet Andy and Jill Griffiths!

All Day

- Party Bags: Make a purchase and receive a special Love Your Bookshop Day Party Bag!

- Costumes: Staff will be dressed up as their favourite book characters and we encourage you to do the same!

- Prize Packs: Donate $1 to the ASRC to go in the draw to win one of the prize packs listed below.

Picture Book Prize Pack sponsored by Scribble Kids Books Kids Prize Pack sponsored by Affirm Press
Middle Grade Prize Pack sponsored by Allen & Unwin Young Adult Prize Pack sponsored by University of Queensland Press

Thesaurus Books

29 Church St, Brighton VIC 3186
03 9591 0811

Event info

To celebrate Love Your Bookshop day everything will be 20% off, all day!

Verso Books

222 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville VIC 3777
03 5962 1781

Event info

We will be celebrating all day and we would love you to join us in the festivities and tell us why you love your bookshop.
💙 Continuous Storytime - 10am til midday
💙 Meet and greet local authors who will be signing their books - 2pm til 3pm
💙 Giveaways
💙 Lucky Door Prize
💙 Loads of fun and activities
💙 Dress up as your favourite book character
💙 Every purchase on the day receives a FREE Love Your Bookshop tote bag

Volumes

Shop 3/24 Chute St, Diamond Creek VIC 3089
03 9431 5000

Event info

Love your bookshop day is August 10. Enjoy 20% off storewide for one day only.

Volumes

Abbey’s Bookshop (including GALAXY Bookshop and Language Book Centre)

131 York Street Sydney NSW 2000
02 9264 3111

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Abbey's Bookshop, known for its seriously good collection of serious books, always looks forward to #loveyourbookshopday for it being just a little more playful and celebratory as customers enjoy tasty treats and a spin of the chocolate wheel to win vouchers and giveaways. After all, it's not every day you can lick a lollipop while leafing through Leibniz!

ALL Harry Hartog Stores

All Harry Hartog stores!

Event info

This year, we are running an ALL STORE ‘Search for Harry Hartog’s Biggest Booklover’ – a competition in which anyone who spends over $80 on Love Your Bookshop Day goes in the running to win a prize pack of first edition, rare and unique collector’s items – such as first edition Harry Potter, a collection of William Blake prints, an original illustrated Edward Gorey etc. In other words, a booklover’s dream!

Beachside Bookshop

Avalon Beach, 20/11-13 Avalon Parade, Sydney NSW 2107

02 9918 9918

Event info

Wai Chim, a very active member of #loveozya author community, will be joining us as an Author Bookseller on 10 August to help customers take advantage of our annual YA offer - 10% off all YA titles in store. This coincides very conveniently with the launch of her brilliant new teen novel, The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling (Allen & Unwin)

Berkelouw Books Balgowlah

Shop 24, 215 Condamine Street, Balgowlah NSW 2093

P: 02 9948 1133

Event info

Local children's author, Anne Helen Donnelly, is reading from her beloved Ori the Octopus series all about friendship and helping others.

Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Berkelouw Books Cronulla

29 Cronulla St, Cronulla NSW 2230
02 9544 4790

Event info

Love Your Bookshop Day Competition! Win a Gorgeous Winter Getaway to the Southern Highlands

Bendooley Estate is a spectacular destination within the Southern Highlands where you can truly escape and explore the iconic Book Barn, dine at Bendooley’s restaurant, enjoy wine tastings at the Cellar Door and relax in our luxurious cottages all within the beautifully preserved 200-acre property.

Individually designed, the inviting cottages are an elegant harmony of rustic and glamour, featuring upholstered furniture, bespoke wallpaper and artwork, heated hand-made tiles and deep free-standing baths. Enjoy glorious vistas of the serene lake, valleys and groomed gardens.

The Prize

We are offering one lucky prize winner the chance to win one night’s stay for two at Bendooley Estate in Berrima, NSW*. You’ll be treated to one night’s accommodation for two in one of Bendooley Estate’s luxury cottages, a complimentary charcuterie board and a bottle of wine from the Estate’s vineyard during your stay.

To enter, simply spend $50 or more in one transaction between Thursday August 1st and Saturday August 10th for your chance to win. You may enter as many time as you like during the competition. Competition closes Saturday August 10th at 6pm.

Runner-up prizes

There will be one runner-up prize for each BOOK FACE store, consisting of a pack of six books**.

*The prize is for one night’s accommodation for two people midweek, subject to availability, and valid for 12 months from date of issue. Travel is not included.
**Book prizes must be collected in store.

Berkelouw Books Rose Bay

708 New South Head Rd, Rose Bay NSW 2029
02 9371 5500

Event info

Love Your Bookshop Day Competition! Win a Gorgeous Winter Getaway to the Southern Highlands

Bendooley Estate is a spectacular destination within the Southern Highlands where you can truly escape and explore the iconic Book Barn, dine at Bendooley’s restaurant, enjoy wine tastings at the Cellar Door and relax in our luxurious cottages all within the beautifully preserved 200-acre property.

Individually designed, the inviting cottages are an elegant harmony of rustic and glamour, featuring upholstered furniture, bespoke wallpaper and artwork, heated hand-made tiles and deep free-standing baths. Enjoy glorious vistas of the serene lake, valleys and groomed gardens.

The Prize

We are offering one lucky prize winner the chance to win one night’s stay for two at Bendooley Estate in Berrima, NSW*. You’ll be treated to one night’s accommodation for two in one of Bendooley Estate’s luxury cottages, a complimentary charcuterie board and a bottle of wine from the Estate’s vineyard during your stay.

To enter, simply spend $50 or more in one transaction between Thursday August 1st and Saturday August 10th for your chance to win. You may enter as many time as you like during the competition. Competition closes Saturday August 10th at 6pm.

Runner-up prizes

There will be one runner-up prize for each BOOK FACE store, consisting of a pack of six books**.

*The prize is for one night’s accommodation for two people midweek, subject to availability, and valid for 12 months from date of issue. Travel is not included.
**Book prizes must be collected in store.

Berkelouw Hornsby

Shop B30/33/236 Pacific Hwy, Hornsby NSW 2077

02 9987 2393

Event info

Go in the running to win the store’s mascot Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Guess the Blind Date Book.

10am Storytime!

Berkelouw Leichhardt

70 Norton St, Leichhardt NSW 2040

02 9560 3200

Event info

9:30am Storytime and Singalong with Josh Pyke.

2pm Jan Golembiewski presents Magic.

3:30pm Lisa Nicol (kids), author of Vincent and the Grandest Hotel on Earth and Dr Boogaloo.

Barkalouw & Berkemeow photo shoot at shopfront with customers and their pets – social media.

Trivia Night!

Better Read than Dead

265 King St, Newtown NSW 2042
02 9557 8700

Event info

Join us for a very special storytime for kids aged 3-5 (but all are welcome!), led by acclaimed author Ursula Dubosarsky who will read us a few of her favourite picture books in celebration of Love Your Bookshop Day. Book obsessives this is your time to shine! All of those hours you've spent with 'your nose in a book' will pay off at our Literary Trivia night in celebration of Love Your Bookshop Day. Come along to battle it out against other bibliophiles for your chance to win the grand prize - a book pack worth over $150!

We'll be serving some beer and wine as well as some light refreshments on the night and with 20% of proceeds going to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, this is an event you can definitely feel good about. So gather your book-loving friends and fill one of our limited tables for a trivia night you're not going to want to miss!

Boobook on Owen

1/68 Owen Street, Huskisson NSW 2540
02 4441 8585

Event info

Come and join us to celebrate our bookshop with cake and storytime, the perfect combo!

Book Bazaar

9/327 West St, Umina Beach NSW 2257
02 4342 2482

Event info

To celebrate the day we have hired a caricaturist to be in store from 10am - 1pm. Make a purchase of $30 or more in store on the day and you can have your caricature drawn with either the book you bought, or with a favourite you have brought along from home! A caricature with your favourite book will make a great keepsake, profile pic or memento of the book your child loves.

Each picture will take around 10 minutes with our caricaturist, Tony Kentuck, so if you have limited time, you can message us to book a time slot, as we will probably only be able to do a maximum of 20 in the time. All bookings for times are based on you making a purchase in store before your sitting. You can buy a great new book for yourself, a present or even a voucher for later if you can't make up your mind.

BOOK FACE all stores competition

Erina Fair Shopping Centre
Shop KM 006 Terrigal Drive, Erina NSW 2250
02 4365 5288

Macarthur Square Shopping Centre
Shop U118 Level 3 200 Gilchrist Drive, Campbelltown NSW 2560
02 4628 8981

Port Central Shopping Centre
Shop 58 40-42 Horton Street, Port Macquarie NSW 2444
02 6584 6002

Event info

Love Your Bookshop Day Competition! Win a Gorgeous Winter Getaway to the Southern Highlands

Bendooley Estate is a spectacular destination within the Southern Highlands where you can truly escape and explore the iconic Book Barn, dine at Bendooley’s restaurant, enjoy wine tastings at the Cellar Door and relax in our luxurious cottages all within the beautifully preserved 200-acre property.

Individually designed, the inviting cottages are an elegant harmony of rustic and glamour, featuring upholstered furniture, bespoke wallpaper and artwork, heated hand-made tiles and deep free-standing baths. Enjoy glorious vistas of the serene lake, valleys and groomed gardens.

The Prize

We are offering one lucky prize winner the chance to win one night’s stay for two at Bendooley Estate in Berrima, NSW*. You’ll be treated to one night’s accommodation for two in one of Bendooley Estate’s luxury cottages, a complimentary charcuterie board and a bottle of wine from the Estate’s vineyard during your stay.

To enter, simply spend $50 or more in one transaction between Thursday August 1st and Saturday August 10th for your chance to win. You may enter as many time as you like during the competition. Competition closes Saturday August 10th at 6pm.

Runner-up prizes

There will be one runner-up prize for each BOOK FACE store, consisting of a pack of six books**.

*The prize is for one night’s accommodation for two people midweek, subject to availability, and valid for 12 months from date of issue. Travel is not included.
**Book prizes must be collected in store.

Book Face Erina Fair

Erina Fair, ShopKM 006 Terrigal Dr, Erina NSW 2250
02 4365 5288

Event info

11am Children’s Book Author/Illustrator, SARA ACTON - Dinosaur Day, Cherries, Mr Walker, and loads more. Come and meet the beautiful and creative, Sara Acton.

1:00pm JOHN BARWICK - Nursery Crimes Baaa Baa Black Sheep: The Fleeced Fleece. Find out what Miss Muffet is up to these days.

STAFF Fancy ‘Book Themed’ Dress Up. Last year, staff member's dressed as Dr Seuss, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Harry Potter. What will the staff be wearing this year? Feel free to dress up too! There is a super-duper, ‘Southern Highland Getaway’ competition, a book pack give-away, and much, much more!

- IN-STORE COMPETITION for a GREAT ESCAPE to the beautiful BENDOOLEY ESTATE, Berrima.

LIVE MUSIC THROUGHOUT THE DAY. BOOK FACE Erina is the place to be 10 AUGUST for LOVE YOUR BOOKSHOP DAY.

COME & JOIN IN THE FUN!

BOOK FACE Gungahlin

The Marketplace Shop H41, 33 Hibberson St, Gungahlin ACT 2912
02 6255 7067

Event info

- Story-time with local author Maura Pierlot reading The Trouble in Tune Town at 11am
- Jono Lineen in-conversation with Karen Hardy from The Canberra Times talking about his new book Perfect Motion at 4pm.
- A Fancy Dress Competition that will be running throughout the day. Dress up as your favourite book character to win prizes. All of the staff will be dressed up throughout the day!
- There will also be games running, lots of freebies and give-aways, the company wide raffle, book signings and more!

Author Signings through the day:
10.30 - Stuart Howie signing The D.I.Y Newsroom
11.30 - Alysha King signing The Order of the Rose
12.30 - Angela Ball signing ABC The ACT
1.30 - Mitch Frost signing The Ultimate Guide to Monsters Under the Bed
2.30 - Christine Crawford signing Through Windows
3.30 - Lisa Cassidy signing A Tale of Stars and Shadow

Book Warehouse

For all purchases made on the day you will be entered in the raffle for a $200 voucher! We will also have giveaways and be drawing our 117-Storey Treehouse competition as well. And make sure you have a look at the guest book for all our regular customers to express their love of the store.

Bookoccino

66 Old Barrenjoey Road Avalon Beach NSW 2107
02 9973 1244

Event info

Join us for live music, a free coffee, 10% off new books and a big book sale. Raising $$$ for Indigenous Literacy Foundation

Collins Booksellers Orange

230 Summer St, Orange NSW 2800
02 6369 1333

Event info

Get creative and sign our graffiti wall – list your favourite book titles or authors, have a go at illustrating your favourite book character or just tell us what you love most about Collins Booksellers Orange!

Lucky book dip!
Make a purchase over $20 and then take your chances with our lucky dip – you could score an advanced reading copy of a forthcoming book or perhaps something that might have taken a knock or two but is still just as wonderful on the inside.

Colouring in Competition!
For kids up to age 12, collect a copy of the picture in store. Entries should be returned by 5pm Friday 9 August, with the winners announced and prizes awarded on Saturday.

Fox Tale Books

86 Vale Street, Cooma NSW 2630
02 6452 5042

Event info

As part of Love Your Bookshop Day, colour in the drawing, drop into the shop before Saturday 10 August for your chance to win one of two $30 gift vouchers! Click the 'Event info' link to download the colouring sheet.

Greek Bilingual Bookshop

837 New Canterbury Rd, Dulwich NSW 2131
02 9559 4424

Event info

Come join on on Saturday August 10th for our LOVE YOUR BOOKSHOP DAY celebration
OPEN FROM 10am to 5pm for Book sales and from 5pm for a Fiolm Screening.
EVENTS of the day include:
10am to 3pm Colouring in Competition for children
11am - BOOK READING FOR CHILDREN in Greek and English
2pm - BOOK READING FOR CHILDREN in Greek and English
3pm - Colouring competition winner drawn
5pm - FILM SCREENING OF TWICE A STRANGER - A documentary about the population exchange between Greece and Turkey from 1922-1924. Donation $5 to cover refreshments before and after screening.
Our pop up bookshop will be available on the day.
We only open irregularly at pop ups. This may be one of our last pop ups and we have many clearance books at $5 only.
Also many discounted books on sale as well.
Parents welcome to come and help read to the children on the day as well.
Prizes for first in different age groups include Greek books, cds and puzzles Colouring in competition prizes for different age groups. Evey child who enters the colouring in competition will get a prize.

Harry Hartog Bondi

5036/500 Oxford St, Bondi Junction NSW 2022

02 9389 0690

Event info

Short Story Writing Competition with local primary schools (in 500 words or less, write a story about the Magic of Books). Local children’s book illustrator to draw caricatures of children in-store for gold coin donation (author TBC). Guess-the-Gummy-Worm (guess how many in a jar, win a book voucher). Plus a scavenger hunt!

Harry Hartog Green Hills

Green Hills Shopping Centre, Shop 2020/1 Molly Morgan Dr, East Maitland NSW 2323

02 4934 3663

Event info

11am Storytime with local author Kieren Fitzgibbon.

12pm Craft Workshop: Make Origami Bookmarks.

2pm Storytime with local author Katrina Mckelvey.

3pm Craft Workshop: Make Origami Bookmarks. Bookshop Lucky Dip. Bookshop Treasure Hunt for Kids – hiding 10 wrapped books (placeholders) to win vouchers or giveaway books

Harry Hartog Miranda

Shop 1107/600 Kingsway, Miranda NSW 2228

02 9524 4744

Event info

This year Miranda Harry Hartog will be running a full program of free events throughout the day:

11 AM Kids Arts and Craft, come along and have some fun creating your own little memento of the day.

12 Midday Story time, kids of all ages can come along and listen to some fun stories being read.

2:30 PM We are excited to have children's author Kate Simpson - Writer and Illustrator Ronojoy Ghosh join us for the launch of their new picture book DEAR GRANDPA! There'll be a reading, signings and the chance to make your own compass!

4 PM We'll host a creative poetry workshop for Teens and above Plus there will be competitions and door prizes throughout the day! So come along and join in the celebrations!

 

Harry Hartog Narellan

Narellan Town Center, Narellan NSW 2567

02 4648 2211

Event info

Author visitor from Oliver Phommavanh. ‘Why I love Harry’ customer participation sheets.

Harry Hartog Warringah

Westfield Warringah Mall Shop 1246, Condamine St, Brookvale NSW 2100

02 9939 3044

Event info

Maisy the Mouse will be in the store!
Black Out Poetry.
Bookish face painting.
Knock out window display.

Kinokuniya

Level 2 The Galeries, 500 George St, Sydney NSW 2000
03 9689 0661

Event info

Love Your Bookshop Day is the one day in the year when bookshops all across Australia are throwing a party and you are invited!

Here at Kino, we’ll be celebrating with loads of freebies and special offers happening ONLY in store.

Enjoy FREE popcorn and fairy floss when you make any purchase in store on Love Your Bookshop Day! (While stocks last, from 11am – 3pm)

Purchases over $40 will receive a free lucky dip BOOK GIFT, and if you’re a Kinokuniya Card Member you’ll also get a special Love Your Bookshop Day tote bag, too! (While stocks last, proof of purchase/valid Kinokuniya Card membership required. See staff in store on day for more details)

There’s never been a better time to SIGN UP for Kinokuniya Card Membership… On Love Your Bookshop Day, you can sign up for 1 year membership for just $5 (normal price $15) or 2 years for $8 (normal price $25)!

When you’re a member, you get 10% off all full-priced books and other merchandise every time you shop with us, plus other special offers throughout the year. For more information, visit: https://www.kinokuniya.com.au/card_about/

MacLean's Booksellers

69 Beaumont St, Hamilton NSW 2303
02 4969 2525

Event info

We'll have scrumptious snacks all day, story time and craft from 2pm to 3pm, and for every purchase of a book you can choose a free book from our special box. We'll also be announcing the winner of a $100 gift voucher for Henry's Day. To learn how you can win click the link below.

https://talkbox.impactapp.com.au/communications/view/Flyer/yP7Ja7plFp7SOkkaHCmdBA==

MacLean's will be donating a percentage of all sales on Love Your Bookshop Day to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

Megalong Books

183 Leura Mall, Leura NSW 2780
02 4784 1302

Event info

Get your votes in for the Megalong Books community Top Ten!

We are asking customers to vote for their favourite book of all time. It can be fiction or non-fiction and yes you can vote more than once. You can vote by replying here or in person next time you are in the shop and you can be in the running to win the top 10. Voting closes August 8th.

We will count the votes and come up with our Megalong Books community Top 10 and on Love Your Bookshop Day we there will be 25% off the top 10. One person will win the complete Top 10 on Love Your Bookshop Day!!!!

Novella Fine Books, Cards and Gifts

5 Railway Ave, Wahroonga NSW 2076
02 9489 3128

Event info

Join us instore at 9am to meet local authors Ben Hobson (Snake Island) and at 10:30am Adrian Simon (Milk Blood). Enter our free raffle to win a great LYBD prize pack!

Potts Point Bookshop

14 MacLeay St, Elizabeth Bay NSW 2011

02 9331 6642 

Event info

This year to celebrate one of our premier local authors, we'll be hosting an Art Deco walk around the Potts Point area with Peter Sheridan, the author of Sydney Art Deco.

The tour will begin at 10am at Potts Point Bookshop and go for approximately 1.5 hours.

The $10 booking fee will be donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

Society City

274-278 Crown St, Wollongong NSW 2500
0466 181 430

Event info

To celebrate Love Your Bookshop Day and get a jumpstart on Children's Book Week, we're having a day of reading and writing fun at Society City!

Sandwich Press Zines will run an interactive hands-on zine-making workshop for kids (and adults!), and there will be a surprise live reading in the bookshop.

Bring your kids and give some love to your local non-profit secondhand bookstore, and all the cool things that happen around it at Society City.

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The Bookshop Bowral

309 Bong Bong St, Bowral NSW 2576
02 4862 1634

Event info

Giveaways, writing competition, raffle (stay tuned for more info!). All day, The Bookshop Bowral. 📚

The Bookshop Darlinghurst

207 Oxford St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
02 9331 1103

Event info

Love The Bookshop Darlinghurst - and find someone to love at the same time!

The Bookshop Darlinghurst is hosting a very special event on Love Your Bookshop Day 2019 - an opportunity to shop with lots of special offers and discounts and an opportunity to meet someone new! #loveyourbookshopday.

We have enlisted the services of Indy Nile, a very glamorous Venezuelan veteran of countless romantic intrigues and entanglements! Some say she has had more husbands than all of the Gabor Sisters combined! Indy will be assisted by the very sexy Leonardo (who is also no stranger to amour!) and together they will encourage fraternisation and new friendships through a series of interactive games!

This event is going to be the most fun you could possibly have on Love Your Bookshop Day.

It is open to all genders, all sexualities, all ages but what you must do is RSVP. Typically our events attract a gay male demographic but all are welcome and if you RSVP then others know you are attending and who knows who your profile pic may lure along!

The Bookshop Darlinghurst

207 Oxford St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
02 9331 1103

Event info

We're delighted to be hosting a signing event with Samuel Leighton-Dore for his new book 'How to Be a Big Strong Man'. This queer artist and writer is making a special trip to Sydney from his home on the Gold Coast to join us on Love Your Bookshop Day 2019. #lybd2019 Smith Street Books Simon & Schuster Australia

The book is available at a truly great price for a gift book ($19.99) so there is no excuse not to snap up this collection of tongue-in-cheek illustrations that explores the many identities of modern man. It's published in a very attractive hardcover format and really does make the perfect gift!

Don't forget that Father's Day is on the horizon and this is something the Daddy in your life would love!

Then after the event with Samuel, stick around to meet A Big Strong Man in the flesh, Leonardo from Venezuela and his glamorous friend Indy Nile at our Singles Shopping Mixer Event from 3pm! If you're unable to attend the signing event, we can arrange for Samuel to sign and personalise a copy of the book for you. Just place your order online and if you have any special requests about how you'd like the book signed, let us know in the Notes section on the Shopping Cart Page. You can select the option to collect in-store at your convenience or we can post it out to you.

You are also most welcome to give us a ring on 02 9331 1103 to arrange for a signed, personalised copy. https://www.thebookshop.com.au/forthcoming/how-to-be-a-big-strong-man-a-modern-guide-to-masculinity/

The Children's Bookshop

6 Hannah St, Beecroft NSW 2119
02 9481 8811

Event info

10am Storytime with Aura Parker.

Between 10-11.30 Meet Manga artist Matthew Lin.

10.30 A Baby Animal Farm for our Storytimers.

10.30 Meet Yvette Poshoglian, author of Puppy Diary. Bring your dog for free Doggy Bags!

11am Battle of the authors with Nat Amoore, Yvette Poshoglian and Oliver Phommavanh.

12-1pm High Tea with Jacqueline Harvey.

All free events. It will be a blast! RSVP staff@thechildrensbookshop.com.au

The Gallery Shop Art Gallery NSW

Art Gallery Rd, The Domain NSW 2000
02 9225 1718

Event info

Join us at the Gallery Shop for staff dress-ups, story time for kids, and the chance to win a Sonos Play 5 speaker and selection of fabulous books, valued at over $1000. To enter, come in to store on Love Your Bookshop Day, buy a book or two and write down the opening sentence of that novel you’ve been dreaming of writing. The best sentence wins the prize!

The Turning Page Bookshop

1/125 Macquarie Rd, Springwood NSW 2777

02 4751 5171

Event info

A local author will be in the store for a signing and a reading. Stay tuned for details! There will also be multiple chances book packs and vouchers throughout August.

UNSW Bookshop

Gate 2 High St Lower Quadrangle Building (E15)
UNSW Sydney (Kensington) NSW 2052
02 9385 6622

Event info

The fully refurbished UNSW Bookshop are teaming up with the neighbours, Atomic Press Café to bring you the perfect combo – coffee with a good book. To celebrate Love Your Bookshop Day, buy any coffee (or other beverage or delicious food) from Atomic and receive 20% off the RRP of ALL BOOKS. That includes textbooks for those studying, and our entire general book range too! If you’re still hungry for more, keep an eye on UNSW Bookshop social media for a chance to WIN a 6 book pack!

Dymocks Hobart

Centrepoint Shopping Centre, Shop 206/207, Level 2, 70 Murray Street Hobart, TAS Australia 7000

03 6231 6656

Event info

This year there will be children's entertainment with book readings and songs, children's face painting. For the grown-ups we've got 'blind date with a book', 'riddles' and give-aways.

 

Fullers Bookshop

131 Collins St, Hobart TAS 7000
03 6234 3800

Event info

We have some very special visitors coming in to help us celebrate Love Your Bookshop Day this Saturday, August 10th! Two furry friends from the Story Dog program will be joining us at 10:30am for a very special story time. Story Dogs mission is to make reading fun for children, so they become confident lifelong readers. When children read to a dog, the outcomes are amazing! It is a non-judgmental setting, the children's focus improves, their literacy skills increase and their confidence soars. The accepting, loving nature of dogs gives this program its magic and helps children relax, open up, try harder and have fun while reading to a friendly, calm dog.

Please join us on Saturday! Woof!
https://www.storydogs.org.au/

Hobart Bookshop

22 Salamanca Square, Hobart TAS 7004
03 6223 1803

Event info

This Saturday is Love Your Bookshop Day and to celebrate we are going to have 10% off EVERYTHING! One day only...see you there!

 

Shop 9, The Icon Complex, 55-59 Murray St, Hobart TAS 7000
03 9783 6488

- Colouring Competition - Kids can participate in our Love Your Bookshop Day colouring competition for a chance to win a $30 book voucher!

- Trivia - Suitable for kids. Pick up a book themed questionnaire in store. All completed questionnaires will receive a prize!

- Books to read before you die - Tell us which book you think everyone should read at least once in their life and contribute to our colourful wall of book recommendations!

- Get social! -  Staff across all Robinsons stores will dress up as their favourite book characters. Snap a photo with any of the Robinsons staff, post on social media with hashtahs #loveyourbookshopday and #robinsonsbookshop for your chance to win a $30 book voucher

- Launch of Young Adult Blind Date with a Book - Our ever popular "Blind Date with a book" series is extending to Young Adult titles! Be one of the first to shop our  Young Adult Blind Date With a Book range, as we launch this new product line on Love Your Bookshop Day.

State Bookstore

377 Elizabeth St, North Hobart TAS 7000
03 6169 0720

Event info

This Saturday is National 'Love Your Bookshop Day' and we will be celebrating in-store by offering double punches on your loyalty cards and an in-store competition to win a stack of books! See you at the store!

Stories Bookshop

75 St John St, Launceston TAS 7250

03 6319 1109

Event info

On the day there will be a rolling panel featuring the best new writing by Tasmanian authors. There will also be a workshop to learn to knit the 'Cape Barren Goose hat' featured in "Maria" by Prue Hutton and Sally Ord.

 

Beaufort Street Books

567 Beaufort St, Mount Lawley WA 6050

P: 08 6142 7996

Event info

It's time to get creative! You could win the inaugural title of Beaufort Street Books Brickmaster Champion. Entry forms can be obtained by emailing us at hello@beaufortstreetbooks.com.au and must be submitted by Friday 26th July with the completed design by 31st July. Public voting will be from 1st August to 9th August with the winner announced on Love Your Bookshop Day at 3pm.

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Dymocks Joondalup

Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City, shop 16/420 Joondalup Dr, Joondalup WA 6027

08 9300 0895

Event info

We'll have some cupcakes, a special Instagram corner, book signing and meet the author, blind date with a book, take a chance book recommendation jar and kids activity corner.

Plus spend more than $50 and get a book showbag, including some advanced reading copies!

Dymocks Karrinyup

Karrinyup Shopping Centre, shop f121 level 1/200 Karrinyup Rd, Karrinyup WA 6018
08 9445 9992

Event info

If you love books, come celebrate with us! Come down and show your local bookshop some love on Saturday the 10th August ❤️ We’ve got children’s activities, raffles and prizes to be won!

Dillons Norwood Bookshop

160/166 The Parade, Norwood SA 5067
08 8331 0946

Event info

Our theme is ‘Enchanted Forest’ to celebrate the tree in our newly renovated store, so the store will be decorated and staff will be dressing up accordingly (customers are welcome to join in and dress up too!)

There will be storytimes throughout the day, face painting, and a colouring in competition.

There will also be a raffle running with several book bundles to give away.

And make sure to check out the social media competition currently running: take a photo of yourself in front of our new tree and tag us on social media for your chance to win a $50 gift voucher!

Imprints Booksellers

107 Hindley St, Adelaide SA 5000
08 8231 4454

Event info

Celebrate Love Your Bookshop Day at your favourite independent bookshop on Hindley Street! On Saturday 10 August from 9:00am until 5:00pm join us for complimentary drinks and nibbles with bubbles after 12:00pm.

Every customer who spends $25 or more on the day will go into the draw to win fabulous prizes including bags of books, limited edition releases, and a one-night stay for two in the picturesque McLaren Vale.

Matilda Bookshop

Stirling, 8 Mount Barker Rd, Adelaide SA 5152

08 8339 3931

Event info

• Lots of free books to give away with each book purchase

• Huge book stack prize for one lucky shopper

• Cupcakes and coffee in the morning

• Champagne in the afternoon

• Kids storytimes in the morning

• 10% of all sales to the ILF

Mostly Books

119 Belair Rd, Torrens Park SA 5062
02 9481 8811

Event info

Come along to celebrate the magic of books with us on national Love Your Bookshop Day. There will be activities, giveaways, facepainting and a raffle throughout the day. We will also be raising money for United Way South Australia, an organisation providing books and literacy programs to children in disadvantaged communities. Proceeds from every Possum Magic plush toy sold will go towards their valuable work. Bring your family and friends along to share the fun on Saturday, August 10!

ALL Harry Hartog Stores

All Harry Hartog stores!

Event info

This year, we are running an ALL STORE ‘Search for Harry Hartog’s Biggest Booklover’ – a competition in which anyone who spends over $80 on Love Your Bookshop Day goes in the running to win a prize pack of first edition, rare and unique collector’s items – such as first edition Harry Potter, a collection of William Blake prints, an original illustrated Edward Gorey etc. In other words, a booklover’s dream!

BOOK FACE all stores competition

The Marketplace
Shop H41, 33 Hibberson Street, Gungahlin ACT 2912
02 6255 7067

Event info

Love Your Bookshop Day Competition! Win a Gorgeous Winter Getaway to the Southern Highlands

Bendooley Estate is a spectacular destination within the Southern Highlands where you can truly escape and explore the iconic Book Barn, dine at Bendooley’s restaurant, enjoy wine tastings at the Cellar Door and relax in our luxurious cottages all within the beautifully preserved 200-acre property.

Individually designed, the inviting cottages are an elegant harmony of rustic and glamour, featuring upholstered furniture, bespoke wallpaper and artwork, heated hand-made tiles and deep free-standing baths. Enjoy glorious vistas of the serene lake, valleys and groomed gardens.

The Prize

We are offering one lucky prize winner the chance to win one night’s stay for two at Bendooley Estate in Berrima, NSW*. You’ll be treated to one night’s accommodation for two in one of Bendooley Estate’s luxury cottages, a complimentary charcuterie board and a bottle of wine from the Estate’s vineyard during your stay.

To enter, simply spend $50 or more in one transaction between Thursday August 1st and Saturday August 10th for your chance to win. You may enter as many time as you like during the competition. Competition closes Saturday August 10th at 6pm.

Runner-up prizes

There will be one runner-up prize for each BOOK FACE store, consisting of a pack of six books**.

*The prize is for one night’s accommodation for two people midweek, subject to availability, and valid for 12 months from date of issue. Travel is not included.
**Book prizes must be collected in store.

BOOK FACE Gungahlin

The Marketplace Shop H41, 33 Hibberson St, Gungahlin ACT 2912

02 6255 7067

Event info

Join us in store for ...

- Story-time with the author Maura Pierlot reading The Trouble in Tune Town

- Jono Lineen talking about his new book Perfect Motion in-conversation with Karen Hardy from The Canberra Times

- Fancy Dress competition. Dress up as your favourite book character to win prizes. All of the staff will be dressed up throughout the day!

- Games, freebies, raffles, signings and more!

Harry Hartog ANU

Shop L38 Keltie St, Phillip ACT 2606

02 6232 5832

Event info

‘Writer in Residence’ in the shop in partnership with ACT Writers Centre. Roving drama performances with the ANU Drama Department

Harry Hartog Woden

Westfield Woden Shop L38 Keltie St, Phillip ACT 2606

02 6232 5832

Event info

Revolving local author signing table. A ‘Community Bookshelf’ – with suggestions of favourite books from customers. Post-it-note wall with customer’s favourite characters. Find the Golden Books Scavenger Hunt!

Paperchain Bookstore

34 Franklin St, Manuka ACT 2603

02 6295 6723

Event info

11.00AM - STORY TIME

11.00AM - STORY TIME Shelly Unwin author of Blast Off! and There's a Baddie Running Through This Book will be kicking the day off with story time.

12.00PM - AUTHOR SIGNING Meet three brilliant authors who will be joining us in store for a one hour flash signing. Lisa Cassidy, Jack Heath and Penelope Hanley will be in store from

12.00pm - 1.00pm signing their books!

2.00pm - YOUNG ADULT BOOK LOVER MEET UP Come along and discuss your favourite YA books! Hosted by bookseller and blogger @claireevareads, all you need to do to attend is bring along your favourite books to discuss. There will also be a chance to win copies of some of our favourite books!

3.00pm & 5.00pm - COSY READING BOOK CLUB The Cosy Reading Book Club will be having their monthly meet up this evening. RSVP is necessary for book club, please email us at books@paperchainbookstore.com.au for more details!

COSTUME COMPETITION Come dressed up as your favourite book character and go in the draw to win a $25.00 gift voucher.

DOUBLE LOYALTY POINTS On the day all loyalty customers will earn double loyalty points on every purchase!

BOOK LOVER RAFFLE Make any purchase in store and go in the draw to win a Book Lover Prize Pack! * one entry per person.

CHARITY TIP JARS. Vote for your favourite book with our tip jars on the counter. All the money collected will go to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

Canberra Centre, Shop DF24, 148 Bunda St, Canberra ACT 2601
03 9783 6488

- Colouring Competition - Kids can participate in our Love Your Bookshop Day colouring competition for a chance to win a $30 book voucher!

- Trivia - Suitable for kids. Pick up a book themed questionnaire in store. All completed questionnaires will receive a prize!

- Books to read before you die - Tell us which book you think everyone should read at least once in their life and contribute to our colourful wall of book recommendations!

- Get social! -  Staff across all Robinsons stores will dress up as their favourite book characters. Snap a photo with any of the Robinsons staff, post on social media with hashtahs #loveyourbookshopday and #robinsonsbookshop for your chance to win a $30 book voucher

- Launch of Young Adult Blind Date with a Book - Our ever popular "Blind Date with a book" series is extending to Young Adult titles! Be one of the first to shop our  Young Adult Blind Date With a Book range, as we launch this new product line on Love Your Bookshop Day.

The Bookshop Darwin

1/30 Smith Street Mall, Smith St, Darwin City NT 0800
08 8941 3489

Event info

This Love Your Bookshop day there will be storytime by authors and plenty of colouring in pages for the kids. Make sure you also come in for snacks throughout the day and a free tote bag with purchases.

All Harry Hartog stores

All Harry Hartog stores!

Event info

This year, we are running an ALL STORE ‘Search for Harry Hartog’s Biggest Booklover’ – a competition in which anyone who spends over $80 on Love Your Bookshop Day goes in the running to win a prize pack of first edition, rare and unique collector’s items – such as first edition Harry Potter, a collection of William Blake prints, an original illustrated Edward Gorey etc. In other words, a booklover’s dream!

Avid Reader Bookshop

193 Boundary St, West End QLD 4101
07 3846 3422

Event info

Come and celebrate the wonder of bookshops with us on the 10th of August - Love Your Bookshop Day! Join us for author events and lots of fun competitions, including a cake baking competition and a flash fiction story writing competition! All of our events are FREE!

10am: Stardust School of Dance with Zanni Louise - learn to dance, listen to Zanni read from her books, and make a dance tiara!

11am to 4pm: Drop in for face-painting and create your own musical instruments with recycled materials.

1pm: West End Neighbourhood Scavenger Hunt

3pm: Preserving judging, Cake Off + Flash Fiction Reading. Winners will be announced!

There will also be:

- A bundle of books that you can win if you guess the number of pages
- Blind Date With a Book: make a donation to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation and pick up a mystery book
- Special Love Your Bookshop badges designed by Jubly-Umph and only available for purchase on the day
- Other surprises and lots of fun!

To enter your cake into the Cake Off, you will need to drop it off at Wild Things by 2pm. Find out more about the Flash Fiction competition and enter here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VQBNFBB

BOOK FACE all stores competition

Orion Springfield Central
Shop 260 1 Main Street, Springfield QLD 4300
07 3470 1644

Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
Shop 1622 Cnr Sunshine & Hooker Boulevards, Broadbeach QLD 4218
07 5592 1700

Event info

Love Your Bookshop Day Competition! Win a Gorgeous Winter Getaway to the Southern Highlands

Bendooley Estate is a spectacular destination within the Southern Highlands where you can truly escape and explore the iconic Book Barn, dine at Bendooley’s restaurant, enjoy wine tastings at the Cellar Door and relax in our luxurious cottages all within the beautifully preserved 200-acre property.

Individually designed, the inviting cottages are an elegant harmony of rustic and glamour, featuring upholstered furniture, bespoke wallpaper and artwork, heated hand-made tiles and deep free-standing baths. Enjoy glorious vistas of the serene lake, valleys and groomed gardens.

The Prize

We are offering one lucky prize winner the chance to win one night’s stay for two at Bendooley Estate in Berrima, NSW*. You’ll be treated to one night’s accommodation for two in one of Bendooley Estate’s luxury cottages, a complimentary charcuterie board and a bottle of wine from the Estate’s vineyard during your stay.

To enter, simply spend $50 or more in one transaction between Thursday August 1st and Saturday August 10th for your chance to win. You may enter as many time as you like during the competition. Competition closes Saturday August 10th at 6pm.

Runner-up prizes

There will be one runner-up prize for each BOOK FACE store, consisting of a pack of six books**.

*The prize is for one night’s accommodation for two people midweek, subject to availability, and valid for 12 months from date of issue. Travel is not included.
**Book prizes must be collected in store.

BOOK FACE Orion

1 Main St, Springfield Central QLD 4300
07 3470 1644

Event info

Activities and events hosted in-store on the day include:

- A Book Advice Stand - where our well-read staff members will cure all your reading woes and matching you up with a new book to bury yourself in
- Bookmark Making arts and crafts
- Story Time - children’s book readings will be running both in the morning and the afternoon
- A Fancy Dress Competition that will be running throughout the day. Dress up as your favourite book character to win prizes. All of the staff will be dressed up throughout the day!
- A colouring-in competition, a Lucky Prize Wheel, and more!

Books@Stones

360 Logan Rd, Stones Corner QLD 4120
07 3394 4949

Event info

We have a great day of events, including storytime & craft, balloons, giveaways & an editing workshop. Make sure you drop in and say hi and wish us a Happy Love Your Bookshop Day.

Dymocks Brisbane

177 Albert St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
07 3007 2800

Event info

Come and join us on a Saturday afternoon to meet children's author Caz Goodwin! Caz will be bringing along a special guest, Lazy Daisy the Koala!

All of Jasper's dreams come true when he finds his very own 'puppy dog' to walk in Centenary Park. But Daisy the 'dog' isn't much of a walker — she tends to spend most of her day climbing gumtrees and dozing. If only someone would explain to Jasper that Daisy is a koala, NOT a dog! Just as Jasper's about to give up on his dream, he has a madcap idea of how Daisy can still join him on his daily walk, whether she's asleep or not. Lazy Daisy is a hilarious rhyming story that will have kids doubled over with laughter.

This is a FREE event that will be held on 'Love Your Bookshop Day' and we can't wait to see you there!

Harry Hartog Macqurie

Shop L01 602, Sunshine Plaza, 154-164 Horton Parade, Maroochydore QLD 4558

07 5451 1878

Event info

1pm Workshop with author Tabitha Bird.

3pm Book Club with author Tabitha Bird.

Ongoing Storytime throughout the day!

Mary Who? Bookshop

414 Flinders St, Townsville QLD 4810
07 4771 3824

Event info

Join us this Saturday for Love Your Bookshop day. Every purchase on the day will go into the draw to win a $100 MW? gift voucher! We will also have a kids lucky dip with any purchase of a children's book.

Riverbend Books

193 Oxford St, Bulimba QLD 4171
07 3899 8555
Event info

Celebrate National Love Your Bookshop Day with a Screen Free Reading Hour at Riverbend!

On Saturday 10th of August, hand over your phones for one hour (we promise we will care for them) and you will be blessed with a sublime uninterrupted screen free hour to READ.

To reward you for letting go of your device - we will gift you a $5.00 voucher towards your next book purchase.

Conditions: We will put phones in envelopes with name and time and gift you a $5 voucher to buy a book. If you can't last the hour you must give back the voucher!

Rosetta Books

30 Maple St, Maleny QLD 4552
07 5435 2134

Event info

Join children’s author and performer Emma Middleton for a fun-filled puppet show and storytelling featuring The Lion in our Living Room, and The Bear in our Backyard. The theatrical show is filled to the brim with audience participation, singing, dancing, and themes of friendship and fun.

Children must be accompanied by a parent.
Free event.
Space limited. Bookings required - RSVP to Rosettas please (by message or email, not just clicking Interested/Attending).

Rosetta Books

30 Maple St, Maleny QLD 4552
07 5435 2134

Event info

Get your books signed and meet local authors.

Authors who have confirmed include Emma Middleton (after her morning storytelling and puppet show!), Marcus Bussey, Aleesah Darlison, Dale Jacobsen, Caroline Magerl, Jill Morris, Judy Paulson, Ross Watkins... and more to come.

Where the Wild Things Are Bookshop

191 Boundary St, West End QLD 4101
07 3255 3987

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Come and celebrate the wonder of bookshops with us on the 10th of August - Love Your Bookshop Day! Join us for author events and lots of fun competitions, including a cake baking competition and a flash fiction story writing competition! All of our events are FREE!

10am: Stardust School of Dance with Zanni Louise - learn to dance, listen to Zanni read from her books, and make a dance tiara!

11am to 4pm: Drop in for face-painting and create your own musical instruments with recycled materials.

1pm: West End Neighbourhood Scavenger Hunt

3pm: Preserving judging, Cake Off + Flash Fiction Reading. Winners will be announced!

There will also be:

- A bundle of books that you can win if you guess the number of pages
- Blind Date With a Book: make a donation to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation and pick up a mystery book
- Special Love Your Bookshop badges designed by Jubly-Umph and only available for purchase on the day
- Other surprises and lots of fun!

To enter your cake into the Cake Off, you will need to drop it off at Wild Things by 2pm. Find out more about the Flash Fiction competition and enter here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VQBNFBB