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Mountains of Books 2014

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Mountains of Books

Mountains of Books, the annual bookfest organised by secondhand and specialist booksellers from the Yarra Ranges and beyond, will be held on Melbourne Cup weekend, 2014,

Since Mountains of Books was first held seven 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 secondhand find is not part of the ebook revolution.

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Mountains of Books Book Fair

Because of the paperless reading revolution, regional bookfairs continue to attract crowds of booklovers, enthused by the adventure of chasing an elusive title, reclaiming childhood favourites, or simply picking up holiday reading at a good price – books you don't have to stop reading when the aircraft starts its descent.

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Mountains of Books Bookfair

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 and collectibles in genres such as children's books, cookery, art, fashion, Australiana, gardening and militaria.

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Mountains of Books Book Fair

There will be book covering demonstrations and also workshops on the Saturday for using recycled books as Christmas decorations. Bookings essential for workshops.
Mountains of Books will be 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.

Free entry, wheelchair access and great food is available from the kiosk inside the bookfair. 

Further information: 
Meryll Williams        Rainy Day Books     03 9762 0862
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Why? The thrill of finding an elusive book
When: Saturday November 1 - 9am-4pm

Sunday November 2 - 9am-4pm

Phone: 03 9762 0862
Where: Ferny Creek Recreation Hall, Ferny Creek
Cost: Free but bookings essential
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