The Featherston Booktown festival is a wonderful weekend of books, ideas, conversations, workshops, stories, provocation and inspiration enjoyed by all ages each year in May, and they also host wonderful events throughout the year:
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.
There are always plenty of events for all ages and interests at the annual Booktown festival, celebrating everything to do with books. You can take part in workshops and interactive sessions, go to the popular book fair including stalls with rare and second hand books plus you'll be able to hear authors speak.
Here are a few book stores in town:
- For the Love of Books
- Featherston Ferret
- Messines Bookshop: Military History
- C'est Cheese for great secondhand cook books
- Loco Coffee and Books www.facebook.com/lococoffeeandbooks/
- The Dickensian Bookshop: www.thedickensianbookshop.com/
- Feather's Den at Sweet
- Chicken and Frog Bookstore