Clunes Booktown Festival


When a friend suggested we team up our Airstreams for a weekend at Clunes Booktown Festival, Remi and I were intrigued…

A whole town dedicated to the simple pleasure of curling up with a great book?

Would anyone lift their nose out of their book long enough to eat pizza? It was worth finding out.

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Every year in May, booklovers from around Australia head to Clunes to fossick for second-hand and out-of-print treasures whilst soaking up the historic atmosphere of the old gold town.

It is one of just 16 international Booktowns in the world and now boasts seven bookshops. (And two Airstreams)

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We set-up outside the Town Hall, next to the Dumbo Feather Airstream.

Dumbo Feather has a 1960s Ambassador it uses to share its amazing magazine, complete with coffee, mulled wine, beer and sweet treats.

With pizza added to the mix, there were happy campers all over Clunes.

Between pizza making and parenting, we didn’t get to indulge in much book browsing.

But we did visit the most amazing book shop ever – Itty Bitty Book Van .

“Enid” is a 1950s vintage caravan, kitted out as a travelling children’s bookshop. Our kids were in bliss!

Books, vintage Airstreams, pizza, beer and coffee. A perfect weekend.

 

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