For a chance to win a double pass, tell us what you are MOST looking forward to at this year's Clunes Booktown Festival by completing the form below. But hurry - entries close Friday 26th April 2019 at 5.00pm.Read More
Delay for a moment, as we did, and I’ll take you to a country town, place you at the entrance of an old Scout Hall on a Saturday afternoon, where ladies have set up tables and laid out their stalls with their kids, selling knitwear, soap and not much else to the few who wander in.
Back in 2007 the millennial drought was well under way. The country was dry and farming communities were hurting. Clunes, the historic town 40km west of Daylesford, was suffering. Shops were closing and there was an uneasy sense of decline in the community. A group of locals put their minds together and decided to gather some book traders and turn Clunes into a mini book fair for a day. They expected a few hundred people. Six thousand showed up.Read More