Message from Get Reading! – Outdoor Reading Rooms

The first Get Reading! Outdoor Reading Room was open over the weekend in Sydney’s Hyde Park and it was a huge success.

For a gold coin donation to the Indigenous Literacy Project, people enjoyed the sunshine, relaxed in the comfy furniture, browsed the 50 Books You Can’t Put Down and chatted to visiting authors Judy Nunn, Gabrielle Williams, Malla Nunn and William Kostakis. Kids loved the kids’ corner, where they could draw, colour in and do puzzles, or just read a book.

The mood was buzzy but homely, and those who dropped by didn’t want to leave. To see the photos click here or go to

So if you’re in Brisbane, Melbourne or Wagga Wagga, don’t miss the chance to relax in the Get Reading! bubble chairs or chat to an author or two. Get outdoors, make a gold coin donation to the Indigenous Literacy Project, and enjoy your very own celebration of books and reading!


1–5 September: Brisbane
Maiwar Green, Southbank Cultural Centre
State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place, South Bank, Brisbane
10 am – 4 pm daily

10–12 September: Melbourne
The Amphitheatre, Federation Square
Flinders St, Melbourne
10 am – 4 pm daily

14–15 September: Wagga Wagga
Wagga Wagga Library Garden
Baylis Street, Wagga Wagga
Tues, 14 September: 9 am – 4 pm
Wed, 15 September: 10 am – 4 pm

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.