Library Lovers’ Day 2016 + Giveaway

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LLD2016-AvatarLibrary Lovers’ Day. A day for book lovers to share their love of books and reading, whether this is with a book blind date, book recommendations, or some fun activities at your local library. There are many ways to share the library love, and today I’m adding to the celebrations by offering a giveaway.

Because I’m a huge lover of libraries (as a librarian it kind of goes with the territory), as well as second hand books, my giveaway is coming from my own collection, a ‘Loved Loot’ giveaway if you will. I have scoured my bookshelves and found a few books to share the reading spirit as well as the idea that any book can be a wonderful book, loved, library or otherwise. I have four books on offer for four lucky winners, details on how to enter are below.


Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta

Thyme Out by Kate Fforde

Guilty Pleasures (#1) by Laurell K. Hamilton

Storm Glass (#1) Maria V. Snyder

Note: These books are all second-hand, including library discards and those bought at book fairs. All books are in good condition though visibly used. This is a Loved Loot giveaway.

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To enter: Leave a comment telling me what has been one of your favourite second-hand book finds, or for the library users out there, what has been a favourite library book you’ve discovered by chance and fallen in love with. Let me know along with which book you would like to win and you’ll be in the draw.

Please note: Unfortunately this Loved Loot giveaway is open to Aussie residents only because shipping costs a bag of gold and your first born.

Entries close midnight AEDT 28 Feb 2016. Good luck!


For more information about the Library Lovers’ Day experience there are details on the Australian Library and Information Association website on how you can celebrate, or have a look at the fun links included below where you can see last year’s event, or get some great resources like social media images, stickers, bookmarks, and more! Or perhaps pop into your local library if they are open and see what activities they have running. They may have more than just a one day event happening so check them out. Even if your library isn’t running anything special, perhaps pop in for a visit anyway and take a chance on a new book, or a new author or genre. Have a blind date with a book randomly chosen from a shelf; you never know what you will find! I discovered many of my favourite books that way so anything is possible.

Have a wonderful Library Lovers’ Day and fall in love with a book today!

All Your Fun Bits and Pieces Needs

Australian Library and Information Association Facebook

Highlights from Library Lovers’ Day 2015

Browse the #librarylove tag on Twitter

Learn How to Get Involved


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. allvce
    Mar 02, 2016 @ 17:44:26

    I jnow I missed this but my favourite second hand book is this ratty and tattered Dorothy Parker poem and short story book. It is yellowed and musty but for me it just adds to the content, I wouldn’t have it any other way 😊



  2. Jess
    Feb 21, 2016 @ 22:08:44

    I loved the slogan Loved Loot; I think it fits second books perfectly!
    I think my all time favourite second hand bookshop find was when I stumbled across ‘The Piper’s Son’ by Melina Marchetta. I didn’t even know it was out and got excited in the store that I was virtually jumping up and down. I’d read Saving Francesca a couple of years before and it was a novel that still lives on in my head. Nobody writes like Melina Marchetta!



  3. Meleika @EndlessPages
    Feb 21, 2016 @ 18:39:07

    My favourite second hand find occured back in January when I went to a Lifeline Bookfest. I found a collection/bind up of my favourite childhood author Elizabeth Honey. It had 3 of my favourite books in it including DON’T PAT THAT WOMBAT ! All her works were funny and enjoyable as a kid. Discovering her books made me love reading even more



    • Amy
      Mar 07, 2016 @ 10:16:25

      I have found some of my favourite old books at book sales and Salvos etc. It’s a great way to collect old books you can’t find easily now. Which book would you like to win?



  4. Mary Preston
    Feb 15, 2016 @ 09:06:50

    I love second hand book shops and the library.

    Ironically one of my favourites from the library has to be THE GIRL WHO COULDN’T READ by John Harding. It’s haunting and beautifully written.



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