Regularly attracting between 18,000 and 20,000 people, visitors can browse the more than 50 book shops and stalls that transform the normally quiet, historic goldming town.
Collectors and booklovers come for the opportunity to browse through absolutely thousands of books - rare, new, second hand and out of print across all genres - presented by bookdealers from all over Australia.
The concentration of books surpasses any capital city in Australia. Nowhere else can you find so many book traders within a square kilometre than over the Clunes Booktown Festival weekend.
There is always plenty for children to do such as the the magical children's precinct with Punch and Judy, book signings, face painting and an awe inspiring hay bale maze.
Throughtout town you will find street theatre, brass bands, wine and food.