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I love visiting Readings in Lygon Street.

Browsing through the tempting books on the sale table, searching the huge shelves for my next best read or just enjoying the vibrancy that seems to pulsate throughout the shop fills me with a contentment that comes from knowing you are rubbing shoulders with the best of the best in book shops!

It’s not just the friendly and knowledgeable staff who attract me to the shop, nor is it the vast array of books available, its all those extra features that this book shop brings to literary Melbourne that really makes it a winner!  Readings long ago established itself as a leader.  Innovative literary events enabling readers to meet and mingle with authors, support for Australian authors and community outreach programs such as the Readings Foundation which raises money to aid literacy and support writers are just some of the programs that set Readings apart as a book shop of note.

Professionally I’ve had links with Readings for many years.  They’ve advised and assisted in the development of my library collection and they have worked with me on literary events I’ve initiated at a number of schools.  Personally I have been a visitor to this book shop for longer than I can remember.

So it was with much delight that I read of their success last week when Readings was crowned International Bookstore of the Year at the London Book Festival.

Congratulations!  Very well deserved!

I look forward to the future of this indomitable book shop!

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