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Happy Easter

We hope you have a good Easter break, whatever your religious affiliation. We're closed on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Open Saturday 09.30-5pm Open Monday 10-3pm

The Walter Scott Prize [Historical Fiction]

Australians comprise majority of Walter Scott Prize shortlist 24 March 2021 Three out of the five books shortlisted for the £25,000 (A$44,900) Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction are by Australian authors. The five shortlisted novels are: The Tolstoy...

Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards Winner!

Laura Jean McKay's extraordinary novel The Animals in That Country has won the 2021 Vic Premier's Prize - one of the richest awards in the country. I've been a fan of this novel ever since I read it to discuss with ABC's Kate Evans on The Book Shelf last year. Oddly...

Klara and the Sun – Book of the Year?

Seems very early to be claiming Book of the Year and yet the three people who have read it in store are arguing over who gets to have it in their 2021 List at the end of the year. If we do get to read five books better than this one then it will be an exceptional year...

End of Summer – back to normal hours

What a summer it was but now we bid farewell to it and hopefully things like lockdown (lets be optimistic!). We have returned to normal operating hours which are 9.30am-5.30pm Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday. We are delighted to be able to see everyone in store...

Food for Thought

While we count down the days to Christmas here are some cookbooks that are delighting us at the moment. Hetty McKinnon is back with a great new cookbook - To Asia With Love. We love Hetty and chances are you do to. She is our go-to pick when people ask for...