As some of you may know, on the 31st of August, I recently had the pleasure of attending the Book Expo Australia at Sydney Showground, Olympic Park! Presented by Australia's fastest growing online bookstore, Booktopia, the Book Expo Australia was the first event of it's kind in almost 20 years. Or so I was told by one of its volunteers on the day.
Attending with my normal book/event buddy, my mum, I found the Book Expo Australia to be nothing but a wonderful experience and couldn't have had more fun if I tried. As always, anything book related is extremely exciting, but it was even more special to be at an event strictly for books.
Featuring a number of different indie authors and smaller publishing companies, an event such as this really managed to showcase the Australian talent we have in the book industry and really opens up a whole new platform for Aussie authors and publishers to showcase their books!
I also found the Book Expo to be a great way to meet and connect with other authors, book lovers and enthusiasts. I had the chance to chat with a lot of authors and discover new books I might otherwise not have known about! I managed to meet a copy of authors and got some books signed I picked up either free or that I bought.
|Plenty of room for more stalls.|
With all genre's showcased from children's books and YA to adult fiction, sci-fi, romance and fantasy to food and cooking, homecare and all manner in between there really was something for everyone with plenty of talks and interactive discussions going on. Oh, and there was the FREEBIES. There was freebies galore. I got books, bracelets, bookmarks, bags, aprons, swag and more.
|Mum is such a goof <3|