The Hardback Café operates throughout the Festival. Food and drinks may be purchased from the café, or guests may wish to bring their own packed lunches. A coffee cart and other food vendors also operate from Towers Quad.
There is no cloakroom facility at the Somerset Celebration of Literature. We encourage students to bring a small carry bag, as some venues have limited access for school bags. We advise students to leave valuables at home. All lost property can be collected from the Somerset College Events Office.
The Somerset Celebration of Literature will have a photographer on-site to record events throughout the Festival. These photos are for archival and marketing purposes and purchase of a ticket implies permission to use the photos taken for these purposes.
Note about venues
Venues for the author sessions will be allocated closer to the Festival. The capacities of the Somerset College venues vary, so final venue allocation is determined according to the number of tickets purchased for each session. Please check the website prior to your visit to find where your sessions will be located.
The Hardback Café provides a selection of hot and cold food, cold drinks and cakes. Our café caters for most dietary needs and operates Wednesday 13 March to Friday 15 March from 8.00am. Other food vendors also operate from Towers Quad. The baristas at the Somerset College Coffee Cart will be happy to provide you with your caffeine fix! And for something sweet, look out for Dippin’ Dots ice creams, Dutch Poffertjes, snow cones and other treats.
The Hardback Café accepts cash, EFTPOS and Visa/MasterCard. If you have any food related queries, please contact the Somerset College Events Office on 07 5559 7377 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Festival Bookshop stocks an extensive range of books by all the authors and illustrators attending the Somerset Celebration of Literature. The bookshop is open from Wednesday 13 March to Friday 15 March between 8.00am and 4.00pm. At the end of each of their sessions, the authors will head straight to the bookshop to sign your books!
We accept cash, EFTPOS, cheque and Visa/MasterCard. The Festival Bookshop is run by volunteers who are able to assist with queries during the Festival. You may also contact the Somerset College Events Office on 07 55597382 or email email@example.com
for further assistance.