Just a reminder that National Bookshop Day is coming up on August 8th, so make sure you are ready to support your favourite Aussie bricks-and-mortar bookshop… save up your pocket money, smash open those piggybanks, clear the credit card and map out a route so that you can visit as many shops as you can in one day!
I’m going to double-dip: I’ll be in Bendigo for the Bendigo Writers Festival, expecting to be seduced by much that’s in the festival bookshop, but I still need to support my local indies so I’ll be visiting them before or after the designated day:
- Benn’s Books Bentleigh
- Ulysses Bookstore Sandringham
- Kidna Books 422 Hampton St, Hampton, they don’t seem to have a website, but they have a terrific range.
- Grants Books Cheltenham (second-hand treasures)
(We may be living on baked beans afterwards until my finances recover…)