Many said that print was dying and that the digital era would take over, but boy didn’t they underestimate the power of a good novel! Books are a luxury that I personally couldn’t go without and I’m sure many others feel the same way too!
There are so many things that you can’t experience when you read something online. For example, nothing comes close to the feeling I get when browsing my local bookstore for my next great adventure to read, or the smell of freshly printed and untouched pages, just buying the book is an experience in itself! I know, as an avid book reader and book club attendee that there are many others who feel the exact same way – print is far from dead. You can probably imagine the excitement I had when I remembered that the annual NZ Book Festival held in Mt Eden is this Saturday (11th of November 2017), again proof that print is thriving in this digital age.
The NZ Book Festival celebrates the efforts and talents of self-published New Zealand authors who each have their own stall filled with their work. It’s an amazing, and rare opportunity to get to know the author behind the novel of your liking and ask them questions that we might not otherwise get the chance to know the answers too!
However I’m not only excited for to meet some truly talented and inspiring New Zealand individuals, I’m also excited about the food and coffee! It’s a festival complete a few of my favourite things. A little bird also told me that the first 100 through the door get a goodie bag, so it’s without a doubt I’ll be there when the doors open at 10am.
For any who may be interested the NZ Book Festival will be held at the Mt Eden War Memorial Hall, you can also find out more about what authors are going to be there here: nzbookfestival.co.nz/
This Saturday, 11th November
Mt Eden War Memorial,
10am – 4pm