Thursday, 23 August 2012

National Bookshop Day 2012

Saturday August 11th was National Bookshop Day 2012, a day that celebrates bookshops all across Australia and their important place in our communities. Shearer’s celebrated with a day of childhood nostalgia, and kid’s classic stories. The decorations in shop were inspired by children’s stories The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, and Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. Throughout the day authors, customer and staff read out loud from the classic story The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame.

Australian authors Deb Abela, Michelle Cooper, L. A. Larkin, Chris Morphew and Frances Watts all be visited the shop, signed books and read to the kids.

During National Bookshop Day Shearer’s planned lots of games, activities, and a dress up competition.

The shop and National Bookshop Day were featured in the Sydney Morning Herald here:

Check out some photos from National Bookshop Day 2012!

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