The department store has teamed up with publishing house Little Island Books to provide book lovers of all ages with the chance to meet their favourite authors.
The store’s “meet and greet” sessions are free of charge and will take place in the children’s department on the last Sunday of every month until June, from 2pm.
Events will include a 45-minute talk and reading session by a children’s author, followed by an interactive question and answer session and a personalised book signing on the day. Comedian Aoife Dooley is among authors taking part in the initiative.
Speaking at the launch of the Brown Thomas Book Club, Brown Thomas Cork manager Karen Galligan said:
“We are delighted to welcome book fans of all ages to attend our exclusive sneak peak of two new wonderful books.
“It is very exciting to have such established children’s authors and publishers from Little Island in-house.
“We have no doubt that both children and young adults will thoroughly enjoy having the unique opportunity to interact with these authors first hand.”
Little Island Books will also be on hand to offer book recommendations to children and young adults, in keeping with their individual interests and age.
“Little Island are so proud of every book we publish, we are delighted to have a new opportunity to bring these books and their authors direct to young readers,” said publishing manager and art director with Little Island, Gráinne Clear.
“There’s nothing like the experience of meeting a writer or an illustrator to ignite excitement and passion about reading.”