Fairfield’s Lost in Books officially opened on Friday with the the kids' bookshop promising one thing: to speak your language.
The brain child of Think+DO Tank Foundation Creative Director Jane Stratton, the multilingual bookshop-cafe provides high quality children's literature in English and other languages and promotes literacy in the community.
“Lost in Books is for everyone - it aims to give the community a high quality bookshop in a beautiful setting that lets everyone find something a little magical,” Ms Stratton said.
“It is a creative hub with regular artistic workshops for children and adults alike. Workshops will run every day and twice each week in public schools in Liverpool in an outreach program with the Liverpool Migrant Resource Centre called Wandering Books.
“Our creative programming allows creative self-expression, friendship, connection across generations and a sense of belonging.”
Lost in Books is also designed to be a meeting spot in the centre of Fairfield for women and children to catch up with new and old friends.
Create NSW funding has also allowed the shop located on Harris Street to create an artistic residency called In Other Words where the shop will host writers, translators and illustrators to make new literary works in languages other than English.
The opening was attended by Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone, Fowler MP Chris Hayes and McMahon MP Chris Bowen.