Just before Christmas, Avid Reader had a 36 hour trading session, with cocktails and early morning yoga and scavenger hunts.
I was there for the 8-9pm author signing. It was lovely and convivial. As well as signing we all got to stand up and recommend a few books by other people, which was delightful and interesting (and expensive).
I also planned to sketch, so it worked out well that I was sitting near Trent Dalton, whose queue of lovely readers made for some very good people-watching.
Then just relaxing on the back deck late on a balmy summer evening, while music played and people bought books and read quietly.