by | Jun 27, 2010 | Events, NSW

Yes, folks, you asked for it, so we’re bringing the fun to Sydney.

As you may be aware, the New Graduates Group has been very quiet on the Sydney front for a couple of years. However, the time has come for the next generation of Sydney-based new grads, and so, it has been decided that, on the afternoon of Saturday 10th of July, there will be a combined event of The Desk Set Downunder and the ALIA New Grads Group, to bring you…


Yes, that’s right. Sydney’s librarians will be spending the afternoon in the hipster capital of Sydney, with a guided tour of its many bookstores, as well as discovering the many unknown literary facts of the region. The itinerary currently consists of:

3:00pm – Meet at Gould’s Book Arcade (32 King St, Newtown) and receive your instructions. By instructions, we mean our hand-crafted zine-guide for the tour.
3:30pm – Books on King (161 King St)
3:45pm – Berkelouw’s Books (6-8 O’Connell St) and coffee.
4:15pm – Elizabeth’s Bookstore (197 King St)
4:30pm – Modern Times Bookstore (199/201 King St)
4:45pm – Dickens readings at Camperdown Cemetary
5:15pm – Better Read than Dead (265 King St)

The tour will be followed by social drinks and / or dinner, depending on preferences – it’s King St, so there are plenty of options for both. Then then possibly dancing.

So, the more, the merrier, really. It’d be great to see lots of new grads show up, as it’s social events like these that are best for
forming professional networks. Feel free to indicate your attendance on our Facebook event page.

Otherwise, if you’re not on Facebook, feel free to leave a comment below, and I’ll ensure that we have sufficient “supplies”.


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