Robbie Arnott and Flames … Pic: Richard Sprent
Award-winning independent bookshop, Fullers, will celebrate Love Your Bookshop Day, a nation-wide celebration of bookshops and their role in the community, on August 11 between 10am-2pm.
A sausage sizzle will be held in front of the shop, with snags being served by acclaimed local author, Robbie Arnott, whose recent book Flames will set the sausages alight. Robbie will be signing copies of his debut novel between 11-11.30am.
Love Your Bookshop Day, previously known as National Bookshop Day, is run by the Australian Booksellers Association on the second Saturday of August each year. Fullers are long established as a cultural centre in Tasmania, with regular author events, the publishing and support of home-grown authors and philanthropy including causes such as the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, the Smith Family and the Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation.
The fundraising from this year’s barbecue will be donated to Chatter Matters, a charity dedicated to the literacy challenges of Tasmanians, a state where only 50% of us are functionally literate.
With Fullers having won Metro Bookstore of the Year for two years running, Manager Catherine Schulz earning ABA Text Publishing Bookseller of the Year 2017, and Assistant Manager, Dr Tim Jarvis, taking out the ABA Penguin Random House Young Bookseller of the Year 2018, it has been an exciting time for Fullers and the shop is well and truly putting Hobart on the world stage as leaders of independent bookselling.
Come and celebrate Fullers success with them as they head toward their 100th year of trading in 2020.