You may well know that gift wrapping is complimentary all year round at Brunswick Bound.

And it will remain so during the Christmas season.

If, however, you would like to show your appreciation for this service, this Christmas we are taking gold coin donations to benefit Movimento Letras.

Movimento Letras were brought to our attention by local photographer and author (The Eyeball End) Ali MC, who spent time with them earlier this year in Dili, Timor-Leste.

They are an independent literary movement founded in Dili, that promotes literacy and provides spaces for people to connect and share stories.

Here is a note from them

"Movimento Letras is an independent literary movement founded in 2017 by a small group of Timorese activists, whose aim is to create a vibrant literary culture in Dili, Timor-Leste.


We have a small library and weekly we occupy a public garden that is open to anyone who wishes to participate.  In the library there are many books and materials that are not available elsewhere through public and private institutions, all of which have been donated.  The space is also used for workshops including zine making, teen and adult reading clubs plus presentations and guest talks.

Your contribution through Brunswick Bound will be used to produce and print books in local languages, which are much needed.  From all those who work on this project and those who will benefit from it far into the future, we wholeheartedly thank you for your donation.  Our space is open to all and if you would like more information or find yourself in Dili, you have a place to come, read, connect and share."

Our friends at Wild Dingo Press are also supporting Movimento Letras this Christmas.  They are donating $5 from each sale of From Timor-Leste To Australia: Seven Families, Three Generations Tell Their Stories (rrp$19.95) edited by Jan Trezise.

We will have copies of the book for sale in the shop.