I used to like reading and you read enough books and you overflow and then you start writing.
– Terry Pratchett
Thank you, thank you, thank you to bricks and mortar bookshops everywhere.
You provide a home to writers – old and new, best selling and niche and everything in between – and best of all you connect your local community to the world.
You know the books we love. You encourage us to try something new and you know just what to recommend, not based on what an algorithm tells you, but because you remember what we were enraptured by last time.
You give us space and time to browse and slow down in this crazy busy world. And you gift us serendipity and discovery.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
These are just some of the local bookshops I love and encourage you to support. You can order books online through them and this helps support local Australian businesses and authors.
Watch this list grow!