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 studied Journalism and worked as a freelance copy writer before joining Booktopia, where she now enjoys unleashing the full capacity of her book obsession as Booktopia's Senior Content Producer. Sarah 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 a burning passion and boundless enthusiasm for the written word! She also has a slight tendency to overuse exclamation points!!!!!
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