National Bookshop Day

Happy National Bookshop Day – visit a bookshop today

National Bookshop Day

 

Happy National Bookshop Day from Boomerang Books

 

There has been a lot of talk in the media (and from politicians) about the ‘death of bookshops’. It’s true that our industry is being challenged by a host of threats, particularly with the rampant march of technology and with anti-competitive domination of a handful of global superbrands.

That’s why it’s important that you help the Australian book industry to thrive and survive well into the future, by visiting a local bookshop today.

Sure, we want you to buy your books from us online, but we also want you to set foot in a physical bookstore today – there are plenty of great independent and chain bookstores in your locale that need your support.

Imagine a time where these stores don’t exist – not a pleasant thought.  As the lyrics of Joni Mitchell’s ‘Big Yellow Taxi’ point out: You don’t know what you got ’till it’s gone.

Long live the bookshop.

 

Published by

Clayton Wehner

Clayton is the founder and managing director of Boomerang Books. In a past life, Clayton worked for 12 years as an intelligence officer in the Australian Army and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He is a graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy and the Royal Military College Duntroon and holds a BA (Hons) in Political Science and a Master of Management Studies (Human Resource Management) from the UNSW. He is also a trained Indonesian linguist and served with the United Nations in East Timor as an interpreter/translator.