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indyreads Summer Book Club

Find out how to get involved in the indyreads Summer Book Club 

 

Summer Book Club dates

The indyreads Summer Book Club will run from 1 December 2021 to 31 January 2022. 

During this period, the award-winning Australian novel The Grandest Bookshop in the World by Amelia Mellor will be available as an ebook with unlimited access for all public library members on the indyreads platform. 

The novel is published by our long-term partner Affirm Press, and has won numerous industry awards for Children/YA fiction. This title will appeal to readers of all ages with its historical and fantastical storyline and characters.

“Amelia Mellor has created a magical world within a bookstore, set in the late 19th century. Her writing is quite cinematic and will appeal to today’s readers. Fans of movies such as Jumanji will revel in the imaginative exploits and time-trip....and a gorgeous gift for any reader, of any age.” (Better Reading Review

The Summer Book Club offers a great opportunity to promote indyreads to your community.  

How can libraries promote the Summer Book Club?

The Grandest Bookshop in the World ebook will be available via the indyreads app or browser from 1 December 2021. 

Use the promotional tools below to let your community know about the Summer Book Club. 

Bookmarks

Display the indyreads Summer Book Club bookmark in your branches. 

Digital Signage

Use the digital signage during November, December and January.

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Template Media Release 

Use the template media release to promote the Summer Book Club to your community

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Book Club Discussion Guide

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Social Media

Create your own posts, or use the images and suggested text below on your social media channels.

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Post 1 (December 1) 
From today, Amelia Mellor’s award-winning book, ‘The Grandest Bookshop in the World’ is our summer reading simultaneous download, meaning you can read along with many other people RIGHT NOW. Brought to you by #indyreadsNSW #NSWpubliclibraries #summerreads #AmeliaMellor #indyreadsSummer 

Post 2 (Twitter - 1 December)
Join our #indyreadsNSW Summer Book Club and read along with thousands of people across the state! Download The Grandest Bookshop in the World by @amelia_r_mellor for FREE using your library card through #indyreads, an online collection of ebooks. 

Download the book here: https://indyreads.libraries.nsw.gov.au/ 

Post 3  (Facebook - 1 December)
There’s a new book club in town and you’re invited!  

Join the indyreads Summer Book Club and read along with thousands of people across the state. 

This year's chosen book is The Grandest Bookshop in the World, an award-winning novel by Australian author Amelia Mellor. Published by @affirmpress, this beautiful story is set in a magical 19th century bookstore in Melbourne where siblings Pearl and Vally Cole are swept into a game of impossibly high stakes to save the shop. It is perfect for readers of all ages. 

To get involved, download The Grandest Bookshop in the World from indyreads for FREE with your library card. 
#indyreadsNSW #indyreadsSummer #AmeliaMellor #affirmpress #summerbookclub #NSWpubliclibraries #summerreads #reading #read #reader #readmore #readingrecs #readergram #bookclub #book #bookworm #booklover #bookstagram #bookish #bookshop #bookstore #fiction #ozlit #auswriters #ausreaders 

Post 4 (Instagram - 1 December)
There’s a new book club in town and you’re invited! 

Join the indyreads Summer Book Club and read along with thousands of people across the state. 

This year's chosen book is The Grandest Bookshop in the World, an award-winning novel by Australian author @amelia_r_mellor. Published by @affirmpress, this beautiful story is set in a magical 19th century bookstore in Melbourne where siblings Pearl and Vally Cole are swept into a game of impossibly high stakes to save the shop. It is perfect for readers of all ages. 

Link in bio to download the book. 

#indyreadsNSW #indyreadsSummer #AmeliaMellor #affirmpress #summerbookclub #NSWpubliclibraries #summerreads #reading #read #reader #readmore #readingrecs #readergram #bookclub #book #bookworm #booklover #bookstagram #bookish #bookshop #bookstore #fiction #ozlit #auswriters #ausreaders 

Post 5
Looking for a relaxing read for summer? Read ‘The Grandest Bookshop in the World’ by #AmeliaMellor as part of the #indyreadsNSW Summer Book Club #summerreads #NSWpubliclibraries #indyreadsSummer 

Post 6
Do you love browsing in bookshops? Then you’ll enjoy exploring ‘The Grandest Bookshop in the World’ by Amelia Mellor, the #indyreadsNSW Summer Book Club #NSWpubliclibraries #summerreads #AmeliaMellor #indyreadsSummer 

Post 7 
Whether on the beach, by the pool or just around the house, your next summer read is already waiting for you - be part of the #indyreadsNSW Summer Book Club and read ‘The Grandest Bookshop in the World’ by Amelia Mellor #NSWPublicLibraries #summerreads #indyreadsSummer 

Post 8
Looking for your next bedtime story to read with the kids? Then you’ll love Amelia Mellor’s magical story ‘The Grandest Bookshop in the World’, free this summer on #indyreadsNSW #NSWpubliclibraries #bookshops #fantasy #indyreadsSummer 

Post 9
Who is the Obscurosmith? Follow the adventures of Pearl and Vally in ‘The Grandest Bookshop in the World’ by Amelia Mellor, as they try to beat him at his own game #indyreadsNSW #NSWpubliclibraries #summerreads #indyreadsSummer 

Post 10
Enjoy thrilling fantasy stories, with sinister villains, and fascinating real-life historical details? Then you’ll love exploring ‘The Grandest Bookshop in the World’ by Amelia Mellor, the #indyreadsNSW Summer Book Club simultaneous download #summerreads #NSWpubliclibraries #indyreadsSummer 

Post 11 (before 16 January) 
Join in the #indyreadsNSW Summer Book Club and read Amelia Mellor’s award-winning novel The Grandest Bookshop in the World. Download the book on the indyreads app or via the browser before the 16th of January 2022 to read along with #NSWpubliclibraries #summerreads #indyreadsSummer 

 

Contact Ross Balharrie or Abby Dawson if you have any enquiries about the Summer Book Club.