Featherston Booktown

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The Featherston Booktown Karukatea Festival is a wonderful event filled with books, ideas, conversations, workshops, stories, and inspiration for all ages from Thursday 9 to Sunday 12 May 2024.

Keep up to date on their Facebook page here. 

What is a Booktown?

Featherston is one of only 22 accredited Booktowns in the world, and the only one in New Zealand. Criteria for international Booktown status include having a certain number of book shops in the local community, (Featherston has seven and counting) and hold a regular book festival.

For book hunters and lovers of books, Booktown will be welcoming visiting booksellers to the Booksellers Hall in the Anzac Hall over the weekend.
Plus there are top book stores throughout Featherston: