Sun Bookshop 20th Birthday Celebration and Launch of The Bridge

The Sun Bookshop

Event Date: 
18 May 2018
Author / Presenters: 
Alice Pung, Enza Gandolfo, Billy Miller, Rebecca Barnard

On May 2nd, 1998 The Sun Bookshop opened its doors on Yarraville’s Ballarat Street, transforming the former Sun Theatre Candy Bar into a quiet, cosy space, brimming with shelves packed with thoughtfully curated titles.

In October 2007, the Younger Sun opened as a pop-up shop across the road before moving in 2016 to a bigger, brighter, sunnier location 60 steps away on Murray Street.

To celebrate our milestone 20th Birthday, we are throwing a party! We’d love to see you all there to help us party!

To kick off the festivities Alice Pung will be launching local author, Enza Gandolfo’s new novel, THE BRIDGE – set in Yarraville and inspired by The Westgate Bridge Disaster.

"Drawing on true events of Australia’s worst industrial accident – a tragedy that still scars the city – THE BRIDGE is a profoundly moving novel that examines class, guilt, and moral culpability. Yet it shows that even the most harrowing of situations can give way to forgiveness and redemption. Ultimately, is a testament to survival and the resilience of the human spirit."

This will be followed by a song performed by Billy Miller and Rebecca Barnard, and speeches from some of our favourite locals!

There will be food, drinks, dancing, cake and every reason to celebrate!