Resourceful rabbits and helpful owls

Hopefully this weekend you went shopping…

Specifically, book shopping. Hopefully you paid a lovely little bookshop a visit to help them celebrate National Bookshop Day.

Oscar and I did, and we had a wonderful day. It involved a trip into the city on the train and a short stroll in the unseasonal sun, after which we were able to hang out with some delightfully resourceful rabbits and terribly helpful owls.

There were lots of different bookish events going on on Saturday, all as part of National Bookshop Day. It was hard to decide which to go to, but in the end we chose to visit the Hill of Content bookshop in Bourke Street. Partly because it’s one of my favourite stores, but also because I was pretty sure that Oscar would enjoy meeting their special guests, Cat Rabbit and Isobel Knowles, the authors of the beautiful Owl Know How (Thames and Hudson).

The girls were lovely, and read their story to a spell-bound crowd of little kids, cozy on cushions…

We had a chance to have a look at the hand-made sets used to make the book. Oscar and I were equally fascinated by this…

We even had a chance to get a book signed for a special friend of ours…

And as a wonderful bonus I finally had the chance to meet the lovely Jackie from one of my favourite blogs, My Little Bookcase, and a new friend Lou from We Heart Books. So nice to put faces to these virtual voices.

We topped off the day with chips and apple juice and somewhat reluctantly made the trip back home, with book and poster in hand and huge smile on our faces. These special days out with my boys are what memories are made of, and all up, it was a fabulous day.

Did you do anything for National Bookshop Day?

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jackie Small (@littlebookcase)
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 11:25:31

    So sorry it’s taken me so long to catch up with my reading.

    It was an absolute pleasure to meet you and enjoy a chat. (Cam also couldn’t wait to tell our neighbour that she learnt some new French words).

    Really must organise another catch up in the future.


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