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Sat 31 Oct 2015, 7:30am

Where: Page & Blackmore Booksellers, 254 Trafalgar St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: cheriee79

Join Page & Blackmore Booksellers to celebrate New Zealand Bookshop Day

Saturday 31st October

Kick off your day with some silent reading over breakfast. Come and meet local authors Nathan Fa’avae, Rachael Craw and Tania Norfolk. Get a quiz team together to answer some bookish questions, contribute to the continuous short story, graffiti our windows with your favourite authors and books. Join our booksellers in the Man Booker Wrestle (with cake). Bookish giveaways all day! Watch out for the P&B bicycle with her basket full of goodies on Trafalgar Street. And toast your place, your bookshop with bubbles in the evening.

The Schedule:
7:30 - 8:30am Silent Reading Breakfast - What better way to start the day than with breakfast and a book,? - especially when the bookshop is our place! Join Stella & Sarah for breakfast. BYO book & brekkie (toast, tea & coffee provided).

9.00 - 10.00am Nathan Fa’avae Book Signing - Come and meet Nathan, author of Adventurer at Hear. Get a copy of his new book,

11.00 – 11:30AM Murray & Carys Story Book Reading - Be entertained by our regular Saturday morning father & daughter duo reading books for the young and young at heart.

2.00 - 3.00pm Story Time with author Tania Norfolk - Join Tania Norfolk, the lovely children’s author of Grasshopper’s Week for a delightful reading session. We’ll have grasshoppery prizes!
Thanks to publishers Potton & Burton.

3.00 - 4.00pm Come and hear our staff defend their chosen Man Booker short-listed novel. And eat cake! The irrepressible YA author Rachael Craw will be serving cake and keeping order!

4.00 - 6.00pm Books and Bubbles Celebration - Celebrate NZ Bookshop Day. Join them to toast your place, your bookshop, your Page & Blackmore.

All Day Activities

The Continuous Short Story
Page & Blackmore will create the opening lines...come and add a line or two and create a unique bookshop day story.

Literary Graffiti
Graffiti their shop windows with your favourite authors and titles.

The Selfie Booth
Get snapped or snap yourself with our ‘Why I Love My Bookshop’ board.

Tag-Team Quiz
Get a bookish quiz team together. Members can pop by any time on Saturday from 8am-4pm to answer a quiz question. Correct answers win a carrot stick and a point for your team! They will announce the winning team during their Bubbles Celebration. May the force be with you! - register your team now!