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MEDIA RELEASE - Readers invited to a feast of books, craft and more

14 May 2019

Book lovers across the south west are invited to indulge in a ‘feast’ of books, craft and literary discussion at an upcoming event in Portland.

The Readers Feast event, hosted by the Glenelg Libraries, will offer a mega book sale of second hand library items at the Portland Drill Hall on Saturday 25 May from 10am – 4pm.

Alongside the book sale, Reader’s Feast will also provide a day filled with entertainment, offering free craft demonstrations, children’s scavenger hunts and panel discussions on the most loved and under the radar books from local readers.

Library and information services manager Yvette Parker said the special event had something for everyone.

“Reader’s Feast is not to be missed for any book lover,” she said.

“Throughout the day readers can browse through the hundreds of second-hand library items available to purchase. If you prefer a surprise mix of books, a mystery bag collated by our staff will be on offer.

“For those wanting to learn more about book craft and how to create paper decorations, free demonstrations will be held at 11am and 2pm.

“The event will also provide reading recommendations, with an afternoon of panel discussions and presentations. At noon the Under the Radar session will reveal titles that may have slipped ‘under the radar’ of the bestseller lists but are reading opportunities not to be missed.

“Following this, the Reader’s Panel session will favourite local identities discussing their reading habits and their most loved books.

“As for the little ones, scavenger hunts will be held throughout the day. There will also be an opportunity for event attendees to sign up for a Glenelg Libraries membership if they aren’t already a member.

“It’s going to be a jam-packed day, offering plenty for readers of all ages and interests.”

For further information on the Reader’s Feast event please visit the Glenelg Libraries website or Facebook page.

Schedule of events and activities:
All Day - Mega Book Sale
All Day - Children’s Scavenger Hunt
11am and 2pm - Bookcraft Demonstrations
12pm - Under the Radar
1pm - Readers Panel

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