Publishers - Love Your Bookshop Day 2021 is coming!

Our industry knows that bookshops and books have the power to unite communities - to educate, delight and heal.

Over the past year more than 16-million people have experienced lockdown in Australia and been unable to browse and enjoy bookshops all over the country. Love Your Bookshop Day 2021 (#LYBD2021) aims to bring our book loving communities together in spite of separation, and to celebrate the stories, the sustenance and support available in a bookshop.

So, this #LYBD2021 let’s ‘blow up’ the internet with love for bookshops! Let’s connect the bookselling community across borders, lift spirits and recommend the comfort and delights of a bookshops everywhere. Tells us why, tell us with heart!

Below are a few activities planned for LYBD2021, there’s something for everyone – online and IRL. Get involved and share the bookshop love by tagging #loveyourbookshopday #LYBD2021 across social: Twitter (@BooksellersAu) Facebook (@LoveYourBookshop) and on Instagram (@loveyourbookshopday)

Online competitions

This #LYBD2021 is running three competitions: a kids colouring comp, an adult and a kids short story (poem or ditty) competition. Winners will receive Love Your Bookshop pins and ABA vouchers to be redeemed at their local bookshop. A colouring sheet and more information is available on our competitions page  .

Special LYBD Chat 10, Looks 3 podcast

Chat 10, Looks 3 podcast with Annabel Crabb and Leigh Sales is joining in LYBD in 2021! The episode will be released in the lead up to 9 October – details TBA. Stay tuned to find out more!

Online engagement

Below are some ways you can celebrate #LYBD2021 online:

  • Share #LYBD2021 dates – let everyone know about it!
  • Share special #LYBD2021 competitions
  • Share #LYBD2021 tiles and videos - email us for the zip file
  • Create a series of videos or social media posts with staff recommending their favourite Australian bookshops and why!
  • Share your #LYBD2021 plans – how are you going to celebrate?
  • Make sure you tag #LYBD2021 and share the fun

IRL engagement ideas

Below are some ways you can celebrate #LYBD2021 with your local bookshop:

  • Visit your local bookshop to show your support
  • Invite an author, poet or illustrator to visit a bookshop for signings or story-time
  • Provide bookshops with a special “LYBD” promotional discount on the day


If you have any further questions please get in contact with Robyn Huppert This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.