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New Melbourne City of Literature website, bookshop fund

The Melbourne UNESCO City of Literature has launched a new website and a grant program for bookstores.

The website includes an events calendar, which organisations can upload their events to; and an ‘explore’ page with information about Melbourne’s publishing and writing community.

The Known Bookshop Fund offers bookstores in Victoria access to grants of up to $2000 for metropolitan stores and $2500 for regional stores for ‘programs or projects which will involve the participation of artists’. ‘This fund invites bookshops to engage artists to build their business, connect with their communities and to expand the range of their customers,’ said the City of Literature.

Applications for the fund close on 4 July. For more information, click here.


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