Aesop's Attic Bookshop

70 High St, Kyneton VIC 3444
03 5422 6059

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Come dressed as your favourite book characters and get a prize. Open for both children and adults.

All secondhand, collectible and antique books will be 2 for $5!

Neighbourhood Books

55 High St, Northcote VIC 3070

03 8679 6777

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Join us to celebrate Love Your Bookshop Day! Piano paying! Great company! Wonderful setting... 

Snacks provided. $5 beer and wine.

Antipodes Bookshop

138 Ocean Beach Rd, Sorrento VIC 3943
03 5984 4217

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Double loyalty points and we will be donating 10% of sales on the day to the ILF

Neighbourhood Books

55 High St, Northcote
03 8679 6777

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The STFU Reading Society was created for Melbourne based bookish peeps to get together, shut the f*ck up and do some reading. Gatherings are normally every second Sunday of the month, but in August we're changing the date...

Join us for a extra-special, first time ever, Silent Reading Party to celebrate Love Your Bookshop Day! What an occasion!


What is a Silent Reading Party? Here's an explainer:

Arrive just before 10AM to find us, settle in, and then we'll kick off silent reading at 10am 'til 11.

Bring your books, blankets (perhaps a cushion) and a flask of tea or coffee if you fancy it.

Benn's Books

437 Centre Rd, Bentleigh VIC 3204

03 9557 3969

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Come in and show some love for bookshops and booksellers and receive double loyalty points!


309 Lygon St, Carlton VIC 3053

03 9347 6633

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This year we’re running a competition for younger readers in the lead up to LYBD. The brief: design your dream bookshop. Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton are looking for inspiration for a suitably fun and imaginative treehouse bookshop to include as one of the levels in their next Treehouse book. Get your pens, pencils and most creative ideas and get designing!


Blarney Books and Art

37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284
03 5568 2174

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We want to use national Love Your Bookshop Day to show our thanks to our community and offer discounts on all books purchased on the day, and also cake & champagne (or sparkling non-alcoholic surprises). How you can participate / show YOUR love: the best love letters, poems about our bookshop, odes to our bookshop, or social media recommendations will win prize packs!



Readings Kids

315 Lygon St, Carlton VIC 3053
03 9341 7730

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Love Your Bookshop Day is happening across Australia on Saturday 10 August. This day is all about celebrating and loving your local bookshops.

To celebrate, Readings Kids will host a special storytime with Tai Snaith, who will read from her gorgeous new picture book You Might Find Yourself. Traipse through verdant jungles, sacred desert places, unusual buildings, and underwater gardens with Tai as we explore the possibilities of the imagination.

This event is free to attend, no booking required.

Books for Cooks

Queen Victoria Market, 115-121 Victoria St, Melbourne VIC 3000
03 8415 1415

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We will be having food, jazz and local authors from local publishers during the day!

Chadstone Shopping Centre, Shop F9C, 1341 Dandenong Rd, Malvern East VIC 3145
03 9783 6488

Kikki K, Emporium Melbourne, 3001 next to, level 3/287 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
03 9783 6488

3/11 Station Street Mall, Frankston VIC 3199
03 9783 6488

Greenborough Plaza, 308/25 Main St, Greensborough VIC 3088
03 9783 6488

- Colouring Competition - Kids can participate in our Love Your Bookshop Day colouring competition for a chance to win a $30 book voucher!

- Trivia - Suitable for kids. Pick up a book themed questionnaire in store. All completed questionnaires will receive a prize!

- Books to read before you die - Tell us which book you think everyone should read at least once in their life and contribute to our colourful wall of book recommendations!

- Get social! -  Staff across all Robinsons stores will dress up as their favourite book characters. Snap a photo with any of the Robinsons staff, post on social media with hashtahs #loveyourbookshopday and #robinsonsbookshop for your chance to win a $30 book voucher

- Launch of Young Adult Blind Date with a Book - Our ever popular "Blind Date with a book" series is extending to Young Adult titles! Be one of the first to shop our  Young Adult Blind Date With a Book range, as we launch this new product line on Love Your Bookshop Day.

Collins Booksellers Ballarat on Lydiard

22 Lydiard St N, Ballarat Central VIC 3350
03 5331 7411

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This Saturday we are throwing a party and you are invited! Love Your Bookshop Day is a chance to celebrate what makes our - and your - bookshop great. Come and say hi, grab a balloon and explore our store.

For a chance to win a giveaway, write us a note to hang on our tree telling us what you love about our store. We can’t wait to see you!

Squishy Minnie Bookstore

6 High St, Kyneton VIC 3444

03 5460 1420

Event info

We will be celebrating the release of Plastic, an absolutely brilliant brand new non fiction picture book published by Scribble and Scribe Publications, with two plastic related activities AND we have first time author illustrator Jess McGeachin joining Lucky for story time to read us his new picture book Fly published by Penguin Books Australia

We will also draw the winner of our annual Squishy the donkey colouring competition (the prize is a $50 Squishy Minnie Gift Voucher)! What a day!

9.30am - 1pm Plastic Toy Exchange (For more information on the toy exchange, click here)

1pm - Storytime with Lucky and Jess

1.30pm - Donkey Colouring In Winner Announced

From 1.30pm - Say No to Plastic Letter Writing Lesson


Collins Booksellers Croydon

132 Main St, Croydon VIC 3136
03 9723 5577

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Come and celebrate Love your Bookshop Day with us. There will be tons of fun activities for book lovers of all ages.
Join us for a Meet the Author event followed by some arts and craft. Follow the clues on the scavenger hunt map and find the lost book characters that Harry the Westie let escape. Enter the colour-in competition to win a Collins Bookshop Voucher. Join the Tea and Tales for some ‘grown-up stories’ - why should the kids have all the fun!

Book Page Craft, Wednesday 31st July, upstairs at Collins Croydon from 10 am.
Come along with Heather and Marta to create Love Your Bookshop Day decorations for Collins Croydon using old and discarded book pages. You’ll be amazed at what can be made!

Love Your Bookshop Day Program 10th August

10.30 am Meet the Author Event: Juliet Sampson Grace’s Mystery Seed - author signing, storytime, and craft to make paper sunflowers
10.00 am - 1 pm Book character Scavenger Hunt on Main Street. Pick up map at the bookshop
2pm to 3pm Tea and Tales for adults

Prizes on Love Your Bookshop Day for anyone (young or old!) dressed as a Book Character

We hope to see you there! Until then, happy reading!

Squishy Minnie Bookstore

6 High St, Kyneton VIC 3444

03 5460 1420

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Jess McGeachin Storytime THIS SATURDAY for Love Your Bookshop Day

We are absolutely chuffed to have (nearly local) Jess McGeachin coming to read his brand new picture book Fly. Not only did he illustrate it but he wrote it too!

This is Jess's FIRST EVER picture book, so it makes his visit even more special. Please come along and show him some Kyneton hospitality on Love Your Book Shop Day!

As an even bigger treat Lucky will read us a couple of other books and there will be singing and dancing AND local AUSLAN interpreter Pauline will be joining us.

Seriously, it is going to be beautiful. We can't wait to celebrate Love Your Bookshop Day with you all and we're thrilled that Jess is being kind enough to come and share his book with us!

No need to register just come along! Suitable for all ages.

Collins Booksellers Moonee Ponds

67 Puckle St, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039
03 9372 0585

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Come and join our party celebrating just how awesome bookshops are!

11am - Story Time. Anne James will be reading from Goodbye House, Hello House.

12pm to 2pm - Free Face painting by Paint 'n' Sparkles.

12:30pm - Story Time. Heidi McKinnon will be reading from the adorable Baz and Benz.

The Bookshop at Queenscliff

84 Hesse St, Queenscliff VIC 3225
03 5258 4496

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At 11:00am we'll host story time for our youngest booklovers, and at 1:00pm we'll have badge-making to raise funds for The Indigenous Literacy Foundation. Throughout the day we'll have giveaways, and every purchase on the day will receive an entry into a draw for some terrific prizes. And of course we'll also be announcing the winners of our haiku competition. So get writing! Details of the competition are reposted below.


Competition time! As part of our celebrations for #loveyourbookshopday we are running a haiku competition.
You have until midnight on Friday 9 August to send us a haiku on the subject of "Why I Love My Bookshop".
If you haven't encountered haiku before, it is a Japanese style of non-rhyming verse that takes the form of a three line poem. The first line has five syllables, the second has seven and the third five.
Email your haiku to us at by midnight Friday 9 August. Please let us know your name, and your age if you are under 16. There will be a $30 non-transferable gift voucher for the best junior and adult entries. Winners will need to be able to collect and redeem their voucher within 30 days. We will share a selection of entries on social media and in store, and will announce the winner on Love Your Bookshop Day, Saturday 10 August. We can't wait to see your entries!

Dymocks Camberwell

Camberwell Place, Shop 110B, Level 1/793 Burke Rd, Camberwell VIC 3124

03 9882 0032

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A storewide 20% off sale (off full-priced items with a handful of exceptions), for our Booklover loyalty customers (including people who join on the day - it's free!). People that RSVP on our Registration page (not yet live but will be soon when we start properly advertising probably next week), will go into the draw to win prizes, both Kids & Adult prize packs available. Various prizes, however the kids 1st prize is a GIANT Very Hungry Caterpillar PLUSH toy!

The launch of our Children's Reading Guide for 2019, which has a heavy focus on Australian authors, to #ReadAustralian.

And to support the new Reading Guide, & LYB Day, we'll be donating $1 from every Children's book sold to the Dymocks' Children Charity, which buys books & libraries for schools that can't afford them! For the last two years Dymocks have been running the inaugural ‘Books for Kids’ campaign. The combined results from the past two years have raised enough funds to deliver over $180,000 worth of books that will go back into local communities via nominated beneficiaries, truly allowing the DCC to make a difference to children’s lives and literacy levels. Due to this success, from Saturday 3rd - Sunday 11th August, Dymocks will be repeating the Books for Kids campaign to continue helping support local literacy through the Dymocks Children’s Charities. This is a fantastic opportunity for Dymocks to reinforce our commitment to literacy in our local communities, and more importantly to Australian children.

This year’s campaign will be the same as last year- for every children’s book you buy, $1 will be donated to the DCC. The timing of this campaign works well as it will start 2 weeks before the CBCA 2019 book week running from 17th-23rd August, we see this as a key opportunity to support Love Your Bookshop day as well, as parents will likely be doing their research and books will be top of mind.

The Little Bookroom

759 Nicholson St, Carlton North VIC 3054
03 9387 9837

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Kids are taking over The Little Bookroom to celebrate Love Your Bookshop Day!

We're very proud of our Book Clubbers: together, we've built a welcoming, kind and very keen community around reading. We're delighted they are volunteering to work with us as apprentice booksellers: because is there any better way to find your next book than by peer recommendation?

Plus there'll be some bookish colouring and craft activities too.


Noon - 1pm: Year 1&2 Book Clubs

1:30pm - 2:30: Year 3&4 Book Clubs

3pm - 4pm: Year 5&6 Book Clubs

4pm - 5pm: Year 7&8 Book Clubs

Book Clubbers will be working in pairs, parents and carers are encouraged to hang out too (takeaway coffee welcome).

Eltham Bookshop

970 Main Rd, Eltham VIC 3095

03 9439 8700

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All day there will be authors in our window writing their next Magnus Opus.

Please come along and ask them 3 terrifying questions, guess what the titke is and win a mystery prize for the title closest to the writer's heart.

11.00 - 11.45 pm: Children’s beloved authorJudith Rossell, author of Withering By Sea Trilogy

12.00 – 12.45pm: Exquisite picture book writer, author of Dance With Me, Art Garden and Emily’s Green Garden, Penny Harrison

2.00pm -2.45pm: Chinese scholar and consummate novelist, author of Dreams of Red Dragonflies, Redgrave’s Ghost and Secrets of the Lunar Rainbow, Trevor Hay,=

3.00pm – 3.45pm: Chef and author of Hong Kong, the one and only, Tony Tan

All through the day a table for a blind date with a free book, and some very special cookies.

The Sun Bookshop

10 Ballarat St, Yarraville VIC 3013
03 9689 0661

Event info

Love Your Bookshop Day is back for 2019 and we have another very special day of celebrations planned!

Have you ever wondered what happens before a book gets to our shelves? Who decides which books are published? Or maybe just what is on the to-read pile of those in the publishing world? This is your chance to MEET A PUBLISHER and be served from the other side of the book industry. We're thrilled to have some of Melbourne's finest publishers joining us!

11:00am - Jane Willson: Hardie Grant Publishing

12:00pm - Michael Heyward: Text Publishing

1:00pm - Henry Rosenbloom: Scribe Publications

2:00pm - Martin Hughes and Keiran Rogers: Affirm Press


All day - We have two very special prize bookstacks to give away to two lucky winners. Come in at any time over the course of the day and make a $1 donation to the ASRC to enter the draw to win:

- A Black Inc. Non-Fiction Bookstack

- A Text Publishing Fiction Bookstack

Fairfield Books

117A Station St, Fairfield VIC 3078
03 9017 4748

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On Love Your Bookshop Day Aoife Clifford will be here in the shop between 10-11 to answer your questions about books and writing. We also will have a raffle going throughout the day where with any purchase you can go into the draw to have your name in Aoife's next book! We will also have totes and other things to giveaway with purchases and brownies from Brazen Brownies to tempt you! Lots of reasons to visit your local bookshop on Love Your Bookshop Day!

Our other author at work in the shop on Love Your bookshop Day will be Kylie Ladd author of The Way Back, Mothers & Daughters and more. Kylie will happily chat about her writing and answer questions. Kylie will also being giving our customer the opportunity to have their name in her next book. You just need to make a purchase on the day.

The Younger Sun

26 Murray Street Yarraville VIC

03 9689 0661

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This year The Younger Sun has a very special day planned.

10:30am — Storytime with Alison Lester!

2:00pm — Meet Andy and Jill Griffiths!

All Day

- Party Bags: Make a purchase and receive a special Love Your Bookshop Day Party Bag!

- Costumes: Staff will be dressed up as their favourite book characters and we encourage you to do the same!

- Prize Packs: Donate $1 to the ASRC to go in the draw to win one of the prize packs listed below.

Picture Book Prize Pack sponsored by Scribble Kids Books Kids Prize Pack sponsored by Affirm Press
Middle Grade Prize Pack sponsored by Allen & Unwin Young Adult Prize Pack sponsored by University of Queensland Press

Farrells Bookshop

143 Main St, Mornington VIC 3931

03 5975 5034

Event info

We have HEAPS of fun stuff planned for the day this year - our usual graffiti window, sausage sizzle and face painting for the kids (11am-1pm), a 'win the window' competition, double loyalty program points, a micro-story competition on social media and lots more. 10% of sales on the day will be donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

Follow the event link to enter the competitions and learn more about what's on.

Thesaurus Books

29 Church St, Brighton VIC 3186
03 9591 0811

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To celebrate Love Your Bookshop day everything will be 20% off, all day!

Jefferys Books

140 Glenferrie Rd, Malvern VIC 3144
03 9509 5133

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You are invited to help us complete a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle... We're hoping that over the course of the weekend we'll be able to finish it. (wish us luck!!)

Verso Books

222 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville VIC 3777
03 5962 1781

Event info

We will be celebrating all day and we would love you to join us in the festivities and tell us why you love your bookshop.
💙 Continuous Storytime - 10am til midday
💙 Meet and greet local authors who will be signing their books - 2pm til 3pm
💙 Giveaways
💙 Lucky Door Prize
💙 Loads of fun and activities
💙 Dress up as your favourite book character
💙 Every purchase on the day receives a FREE Love Your Bookshop tote bag

My Bookshop by Corrie Perkin

513 Malvern Rd, Toorak VIC 3142

03 9824 2990

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Lucky dip for booklovers of all ages. Come in and write a note telling us how why you love our bookshop. All the notes will go into creating an artwork to be displayed in the window to celebrate our 10th birthday in October.


Shop 3/24 Chute St, Diamond Creek VIC 3089
03 9431 5000

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Love your bookshop day is August 10. Enjoy 20% off storewide for one day only.