Thursday, May 19, 2011

News from Clunes Back to Booktown

We had an excellent time at this year's Clunes Back to Booktown weekend festival (May 14 and 15) and thought we'd share a few fun photographs from the day!
Back to Booktown is a held at Clunes each year around this time. It spans one weekend and every nook and cranny in this fascinating historic goldmining town is filled with books - mostly old, many rare, all waiting for a new home and collectors, browsers and book lovers of all ages have a delicious time on the hunt. Some travelled up by stream-train from Melbourne this year!   It was great weather (better than in Melbourne) and a lovely bustling atmosphere with a fabulous crowd.  There are visiting author talks (including Blanche & Bob this year!), Punch & Judy (no, not Blanche & Bob), an interesting range of good food, the school big band, and booky activities for kids too.  It'll be on again around the same time next year - and we'll be there - come and say hi!

Visitors enjoying the exhibition of prints & picture books

Two very enthusiastic customers, with our display in the background

A ballerina illustration that Ann J painted for a lovely young customer.

Nick and Dot enjoying Autumn in Clunes during a break from bookselling

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