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Love Your Bookshop Day is heading online 3 October

Love Your Bookshop Day is heading online 3 October

Love Your Bookshop Day's 2020 event will be taking place online, the Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) announced yesterday. A range of events will be streamed via Facebook Live on Saturday 3 October. 

The event will begin at 11am AEST with a Kidlit Club takeover, including a storytime for families, and a catchup authors and booksellers around the country. To make the day extra special, it's also the first time ever the Australian event coincides with Bookshop Day in the UK! 

ABA CEO Robbie Egan said of this year's event, 

‘Australian communities have been wonderful supporters of their local bookshops during the pandemic, and bookshops have responded in turn with great ingenuity.It has not been easy, but Australian bookshops continue to trade well, unlike some in the UK and the USA, where uncertainty has proved devastating.’

He concluded by saying the day would be 'a huge thank you and a celebration of the connection, solace, and relief books and bookshops have provided this year’.

Head to Love Your Bookshop Day's Facebook and Website for all the details, and how to get involved. See you 3 October! 

Love Your Bookshop Day is also hosting some colouring in competitions for your little book lovers. Entries close in a few days (28 September) so hop to it!