World Book Lovers' Day

Tomorrow, the 9th August, is World Book Lovers' Day, when it will be important to make your books aware of the fact that they are loved and cherished. Then, on Saturday, it is, as I have already mentioned, National Bookshop Day  (at least here in Australia).

It was probably a good move putting National Bookshop Day straight after Book Lovers' Day; no doubt the idea is that readers, filled with warm, fuzzy feelings after celebrating Book Lovers' Day, will rush out and buy even more books with which they can share their adulation and appreciation.

Hopefully, some of these readers will find their way to the Book Bazaar in Umina (see information to the left of this Post). I will be there between 11.00 and 12.00, and, between 9.00 and 10.00, you can meet Melanie Lee with her wonderful picture book A Girl in the World. Although I have not met the other two authors - Beverley George (10.00 - 11.00) and Merle Bartlett (12.00 - 13.00) - I have heard that their books are also worth a lot of love.