We respectfully acknowledge the Dja Dja Wurrung people, traditional custodians of the land on which we celebrate our love of stories through books.
Creative Clunes pays respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of lands and waters across the Kulin nation and Australia and we recognise that Indigenous sovereignty has never been ceded.
For The Love of Books
Join the annual conversation during the first weekend of May in the regional town of Clunes.
Great conversations at
Booktown On Sunday
Sundays Booktown online
How It Works
- Book free tickets
- You will receive an email (and a reminder email) with a link to the session
- Once the session starts you can watch our chair and author in conversation
- Recordings will be made available to session attendees
In 2007 the first Booktown (Booktown for a Day) was held attracting over 6,000 visitors. Since then a two day festival, Clunes Booktown Festival has been held annually in May. Over 60 Book Traders from around Australia bring stock to the town and set up shop for the weekend. Street entertainment, food and wine, music and writer’s talks add to the festivities.
The first weekend in May
Turning the stereotype of rural towns on its head.
Talk, Panels and Rare Books
Conversation, Ideas and Art
Workshops, Entertainment and Food
The People of Booktown
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Creative Clunes Inc, the producers of the Clunes Booktown Festival, Booktown on Sunday, Book Clubs Hub and the Clunes Ceramic Award, is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.