The 11th of August is Love Your Bookshop Day!
Bookshops are places of mystery and wonder, knowledge and possibility – gateways into a countless new worlds. For a reader, there no place on earth quite as alluring as a bookshop. There’s just nothing like the feeling of being surrounded by books and knowing that you are among your fellow book-lovers.
If you happen to be near a bookshop on Saturday the 11th of August, make sure you go in and appreciate the magic in the air … that special brand of magic that comes from having lots of books together in one place. Breathe in that book smell and then perhaps treat yourself to a new book? (Or three or four?) And if for some reason you can’t make it to your local bookshop, or if you live in a rural area without a bookshop nearby, remember that Booktopia is always here for you online!
If you want to share stories online about your favourite bookshop, don’t forget to tag #loveyourbookshopday using the hashtag #whyIlovemybookshop
And if you really want to feel the love for bookshops, do yourself a favor and watch this video from Love Your Bookshop Day in which authors express all the reasons why they love bookshops …
About the Contributor
Sarah is the Editor of The Booktopian Blog and Senior Content Producer at Booktopia, where she enjoys unleashing the full capacity of her bookish obsession. She enjoys sword-fighting, time-travel, rare jewel collecting and competitive yodeling. She also leads a very rich fantasy life. An avid reader and book reviewer, Sarah is filled with boundless enthusiasm for the written word! She also has a slight tendency to overuse exclamation points!!!!!
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