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Featherston Booktown 2016 dates announced

Featherston Booktown is to hold its next major event on 20-22 May next year, following the highly successful inaugural event In October 2015.

National and international second hard and antiquarian book sellers, renowned kiwi authors, book binders, illustrators, craft printers and other artisans will all be included in the next year’s programme according to Booktown Operations Director, Kate Mead.

“The community of Featherston were wonderful in the way they got behind this year’s first event, especially in decorating the town almost as a highly illustrated and colourful book.

“There is great enthusiasm from the people in the town to do it again – better and brighter - enhancing the town’s status as a Booktown and a destination for visitors.

“The feedback received from everyone involved, including the second hand and antiquarian booksellers, the local businesspeople and community was very positive and supportive of moving ahead with our strategy of establishing Featherston as a centre for the celebration of the Book as an artefact.

“We have decided to hold next year’s event in May earlier than this year, not only to have more settled weather hopefully, but also to align with Clunes Booktown in Victoria planned for 30 April – 1 May,” says Mead.

The significant connections Featherston has with the 1st World War and the development of Railways will background the events that are being planned.

“We hope to announce the main planks of our programme early in the New Year to ensure the widest possible publicity,” says Mead.


Featherston Booktown is administered by the Featherston Booktown Charitable Trust Board.

For further information: Please contact

Operations Director Kate Mead 027 513 1418

Chair of Featherston Booktown Trust, Lincoln Gould 021 426 575.

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