During the school holidays the family flew to Melbourne for 2 nights, and having been there before I went searching for a few different things to do rather than just shopping and eating, for which Melbourne is famous for both. Well, we did do that, ($75 Review dress thank you very much) but what we also found was the Federation Square Book Market.
Every Saturday from 11am to 5pm at the Atrium in Federation Square bibliophiles like me flock to the tables of book dealers to browse through rows of books. And as well as books, new and old, first editions and vintage magazines, there are book signings and artists and the whole set up is surrounded by cafes, art galleries and shops. Nice place to stop into!
Our book haul:
A favourite for Holly, The Secret Garden and a classic with Breakfast at Tiffany’s (which she read in one day) and Dog Stories and another classic with Cannery Row for me!
When & Where:
Saturdays 11am – 5pm The Atrium at Federation Square, Melbourne
For those interested in books – especially rare ones this may be of interest – Coming up on Saturday April 23rd at the State Library of NSW is ANZAAB’S (Australian and New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers) one day pop up rare book fair.
For more information see www.anzaab.com