Love Your Bookshop Day

Saturday 11 August 2018
8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Where the Wild Things Are

Join us for a day of country show like fun and share the joy of books and bookshops on Love Your Bookshop Day.

DRAG QUEEN STORYTIME

Join Wanda dParke at 11am for a special storytime celebrating drag queens! Wanda will also be judging our cake competition at Avid Reader at 12pm and there will be a children's cake category! Find out more here.

DON'T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER: LUCKY DIP
We will have a wonderful collection of books wrapped in brown paper with a few special key words describing them written on the wrapping. The first 20 people in store get to pick out a new book based on these mystical key words. It's a great opportunity to try something new and unexpected!

SHOWBAGS
We will have a range of special themed showbags for sale. They will include a fun ranges of books and gifts from the store as well as a few surprises.

SHOW GAMES
Between 9am and 12:30pm, you will have the chance to make your own juggling balls and then use them for different show games scattered around the shop. Show us how good your throwing accuracy is by landing them perfectly inside the ring or see if you can throw them at just the right angle to knock over a row of cans.

MAKERS SPACE
Between 1pm and 4pm, come and check out our special makers space where you will be able to create your own dodgem car out of cardboard. You will also be able to create all kinds of different knick knacks.

STORYTIME & CARTOON WORKSHOP WITH DAVE HACKETT
Author and illustrator Dave Hackett will read from his book Time for School Daddy and then hold a cartoon drawing workshop. Suitable for ages up to 10 years.