Love Your Bookshop Day - Saturday 9 October 2021


In celebration of Australia's unique community of Bookshops both Books N Gifts and our sister store Berry Newsagency are very excited to be participating in this years annual Love Your Bookshop Day celebrations to be held on Saturday 9 October 2021.

                      

Love Your Bookshop and the Love Your Bookshop Day celebrations are initiatives of the Australian Booksellers Association created to celebrate bookshops across the country and to highlight what makes local bookshops great. 

Now more than ever is the time to support your local bricks and mortar bookshop. Stay connected and keep up to date on the latest releases by asking for recommendations, subscribing to mailing lists and following their social pages.

This year Books N Gifts and our sister store Berry Newsagency have an important role to play in the Love Your Bookshop Day celebrations. Whilst much of Australia's bookshop retailing is currently limited to online shopping and click and collect only, our sister store Berry Newsagency is one of the few bookshops permitted to open due to its essential service classification.

Whilst both browsing instore and operational hours still remain limited in encouragement of the NSW health orders our bricks and mortar store, Berry Newsagency, has played a very important role in the local community during this time providing our local booklovers with the opportunity to purchase books instore and a chance to escape lockdown boredom through the joy of reading. Books N Gifts' role has been equally important providing our online customers around Australia with both Australia wide delivery and click & collect options.

To help celebrate the Love Your Bookshop Day festivities Books N Gifts and Berry Newsagency will both be offering a special 10 per cent off discount for all instore and online book and giftware purchases on the day up to midnight.

Subscribers to our mailing list will also have the opportunity to win Jamie Oliver's latest cookbook Together.  Each chapter of Together features a meal, from seasonal feasts to curry nights, with a simple, achievable menu that can be mostly prepped ahead. Jamie's aim - whether following the full meal or picking individual recipes - is to keep you out of the kitchen to enjoy eating with your guests. Together takes the stress out of cooking by teaching you hacks to get organised, get ahead. Inspirational but practical, Together is about comfort, celebration, creating new memories and, above all, the sharing of mouthwatering food. This special prize will be drawn on Love Your Bookshop Day - Saturday 9 October 2021.

Furthermore our customers have the opportunity to enter three public online competitions.

Competition winners will receive a Love your Bookshop pin and vouchers to be redeemed at their local bookshop.

Writing competition- adults and kids

Write a love poem to your favourite bookshop. It can be about any bookshop anywhere in the country - near or far!

  • To enter*, post your poem to your social media channel (or you parents channel if you are under 13 years of age) by 1st October 2021
  • Make sure you include the hashtags #loveyourbookshopday and #LYBD2021 so they can be in the running and judges see them
  • Winners will published on ABA social channels on- Love Your Bookshop Day (Saturday 9th October)
  • *Note – if you do not have a social media account you can submit your entry via mail@aba.org.au

Colouring competition - kids

Download the colouring competition PDF available HERE

  • Fill out your name and age, colour it in and decorate it to the best of your abilities.
  • To enter*, post your coloured picture to your social media channel (or you parents channel if you are under 13 years of age) by 1st October 2021
  • Make sure you include the hashtags #loveyourbookshopday and #LYBD2021 so ABA judges can see your entry.
  • Winners will published on ABA social channels on- Love Your Bookshop Day (Saturday 9th October)
  • *Note – if you do not have a social media account you can submit your entry via mail@aba.org.au
Kids Prizes:
A LYBD pin and a $50 Australian Book Voucher in each age category
Age categories: 3 – 5, 6 – 8, 9 – 12
Adult Prizes:
1st Prize - a LYBD pin + $100 Australian Book Voucher
2nd Prize - a LYBD pin + $50 Australian Book Voucher
3rd Prize - a LYBD pin + $30 Australian Book Voucher
 
Terms & Conditions:
Entries open 1 September and close 1st October 2021. Winners will be announced on social media on Love Your Bookshop Day, Saturday 9th October 2021.
One entry will be accepted per entrant. By entering the competition, the artist gives the ABA license to use their work and the entrant’s first name for promotional purposes including publication online. By submitting a colouring page, guardians are signifying that they have read and agreed to the competition terms and conditions. Entrants will be judged by a panel of ABA staff. Prizes will be given for three age groups – 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 year olds. Each age group will have one winner and each winner will receive a $50 Australian Book Voucher and Jubly-Umph X ABA lapel pin. Prize is not redeemable for cash.
So please join us at Books N Gifts and our sister store Berry Newsagency on October 9 to join in the fun of this year's Love Your Bookshop Day celebrations and if you are in Berry please pop in as you may even see some special book characters.
Head Bookseller
Tammy