Clunes Booktown Festival Information
Event Dates: Saturday 3rd of May 2014 to Sunday 4th of May 2014
Australia's only International Booktown hosts the Clunes Booktown Festival over the weekend of 3-4 May 2014.
Tens of thousands of rare, second hand, new, small press and collectable books will be on sale at this unique festival - regional Victoria's largest celebration of the book.
Over the weekend the town's eight permanent book stores will be joined by 50 visiting book traders, offering a weekend of book browsing unmatched anywhere in Australia and all set against a genuine gold-era streetscape.
Some of Australia's greatest writer's appear at the Booktown Festival and this year the program will feature Kate Grenville, Ramona Koval and Gary Crew over the weekend with Anne Summers speaking on Sunday. New this year will be a Booktown eve event on Friday 3 May featuring Peter Fitzsimons discussing his new book Eureka.
The ever expanding Children's Booktown held as part of the weekend will see the return of the popular hay bale maze and Punch and Judy show, while young readers will get to view the world of books and imagination through the eyes of Alice in Wonderland.
Workshops offer a chance to learn about starting your own collection and the art of reviewing. The popular book roadshow is also back to help value your special book.
The $5 Festival Badge offers great value, giving access to all programmed events across the weekend; families $15. Visitors this year can also purchase for the first time a quality Festival Bag filled with a Text Classic, Festival Badge and $10 Creswick Woollen Mill voucher - offering $35 value for just $20.
See for yourself why the Clunes Booktown Festival now attracts more than 15,000 annually and experience the town's old-world atmosphere enlivened by street theatre, food, wine, music, and books, books, books.
For full program details visit the website.
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