Mountains of Books, the annual bookfest organised by second-hand and specialist booksellers from the Yarra Ranges and beyond, will be held on Melbourne Cup weekend, October 29 and 30.
Since Mountains of Books was first held four years ago the book trade has undergone huge changes, with Kindles and Ipads now a large component of the new book market. However the thrill of a second-hand find is not part of the e-book revolution. The development of paperless reading ensures regional book fairs continue to attract crowds of booklovers, enthused by the adventure of chasing an elusive title, reclaiming childhood favourites, or simply picking up good reading at a good price - books you don''t have to turn off when the aircraft starts its descent.
With this in mind, Mountains of Books will continue to champion traditional bookselling by bringing together a dozen knowledgeable and friendly booksellers offering thousands of used and out-of-print titles, including an eclectic range of fiction and non-fiction titles including collectibles in genres such as children''s books, cookery, art, fashion, Australiana, gardening and militaria. There will also be demonstrations of how to cover and maintain your books, plus readings of one of Australia''s favourite literary sons, C. J. Dennis.
Mountains of Books will held in Ferny Creek, less than an hour east of the CBD, in a picturesque setting opposite Sherbrooke Forest, with ample parking, playground and picnic facilities on site. The tourist meccas of Sassafras and Olinda are a short drive away.Visit Website