Tuesday, October 04, 2016

NZ Bookshop Day - Saturday 29 October.

Quirky events, author readings, competitions and fun times for bookshop lovers

This year’s NZ Bookshop Day – Your Place, Your Bookshop to be held on Saturday, 29 October promises to be a cracker of a day for all Kiwis who enjoy their local bookshops.

Celebrating the vibrancy and uniqueness, and the vital role they play in our communities, 170 bookshops from Whangarei to Invercargill will hold special – and quirky – events, author readings, competitions and draws, as well as delightfully fun times for readers and booklovers of all ages and stages.

Booksellers NZ’s chief executive Lincoln Gould says,” Our inaugural NZ Bookshop Day last year was an enormous success for one particular reason. It really did explode the myth that the bricks and mortar bookstores in communities up and down New Zealand would soon be as extinct as the moa. 

“Those naysayers were absolutely wrong. Throughout the country, book lovers flocked to their local stores to engage in readings, games and to enjoy the sheer celebration of reading for pleasure. The efforts by bookshops and publishers to showcase books of all genres, helped often by authors and celebrities and, in one case, a horse attracted many more readers than even we had anticipated.

“We’re thrilled that so many bookshops are working hard to engage with their communities to make it a blockbuster NZ Bookshop Day 2016.”
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