A Booktown is a small rural town or village in which second–hand and antiquarian bookshops are concentrated. Featherston now has six bookshops and the annual Featherston Booktown Festival attracts many visitors every year. In 2018 and 2019, Featherston Booktown will have a programme running throughout the year and the fifth Festival will take place over the weekend of 10-12 May 2019. Thee 3 day festival celebrates books, writers and literature in many different ways.
The weekend starts with the now traditional fish and chip supper featuring a guest speaker. Over the weekend there are lots of events for all ages and interests celebrating everything to do with books - take part in workshops and interactive sessions, go to the popular book fair including stalls with rare and second hand books plus hear authors speak.
For all Featherston Booktown details please pop over to: www.booktown.org.nz
Here are a few book stores in town: