New South Wales

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

131 York Street Sydney NSW 2000
02 9264 3111

Event info

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!

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!

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!

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

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)

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!

 

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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/

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!

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.

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!

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!!!!

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!

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!

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!

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.

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.

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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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.

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. 📚

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!

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!

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

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/

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.

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

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

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!

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.