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ABA to host Love Your Bookshop Day Facebook Live event

The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) will host a Facebook Live event for this year’s Love Your Bookshop Day (LYBD) on Saturday, 3 October.

Starting at 11am AEST, the KidLit Club takeover will feature a storytime for families plus ‘catch-ups’ with booksellers and authors across the country. It is also the first time that LYBD coincides with Bookshop Day in the UK.

‘While LYBD 2020 will look different this year it will be a celebration of survival, community and above all a thank you to the communities that love their bookshops,’ said the ABA.

‘Australian communities have been wonderful supporters of their local bookshops during the pandemic, and bookshops have responded in turn with great ingenuity,’ said ABA CEO Robbie Egan. ‘It has not been easy, but Australian bookshops continue to trade well, unlike some in the UK and the USA, where uncertainty has proved devastating.’

Egan said the day will be ‘a huge thank you and a celebration of the connection, solace, and relief books and bookshops have provided this year’.

For more information about this year’s event, see the LYBD website.

 

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