…we’ve got a book to suit you. There’s even a bunch of great ones in the window…
If you’re looking forward to some time off to get things done at home come and browse our Summer Projects books! From DIY to gardening to craft it’s all here.
For a lucky few if January means a road trip or Aussie holiday we’ve got that sorted to with Summer Trips…
And if you are just looking forward to relaxing by the pool/on the beach/in bed we’ve got the reading to get you through those lazy hazy days of Summer Fun!
(Please excuse the reflections, glass makes things tricky)
LightUpBabushkas – $12.
Fairy lights + babushkas = perfect addition to any young girls stocking. Or even any not-so-young girls stocking…
PochiPurse – $17.95.
If your kid keeps ruining their purse with a leaking water bottle or ill-timed sprinkler run we have the solution in a pochi purse; a purse made of silicon! Cute as a button these super soft and durable purses will withstand anything thats thrown at it. Available in red, black and pink.
Trashies – $3.95.
The next big playground sensation is here in tiny bins with 2 bin-swelling critters to start you off. Kids can trade with each other to collect the set and they are flying out the door so get in quick!
Super Putty – $7.50.
Its Putty. And its Super. And non-toxic and an excellent price! What’s not to love.
Compact Binoculars (4×30) – $19.95.
These brilliant National Geographic binoculars are easy to use and carry around, perfect for a budding young David Attenborough.
So are your stockings full this Christmas? If not, we have the answer in these and many more great gift ideas.
I know that as parents we can sometimes despair of how children get stuck on a series. Be assured they do move on eventually!! If you have a little girl to buy for, we have a boxed set of the Daisy Meadows Flower Fairies series, with books 1-21 in the box. It is a good buy at $60, that’s less $3 per book!
As you might expect, a bookseller’s friends and family will receive books as gifts. Cookbooks feature with some people and I have two young nephews who to my delight love books. For them Star Wars is hugely popular with the Character encyclopedias and sticker books being winners. The nephew who has read all of the Wimpy Kid books will get to try out the Big Nate stories as well as some Horrible Histories books. The series of these books has been hugely popular with the 7-11 age groups so the books make a good follow up on them. The younger will be getting some more Zac Power books as he develops his reading skills.
Grown ups will be getting some fiction the latest Jean Auel, Freudian Slip and new Ian Rankin will be amongst them. An elderly friend with macular degeneration will hopefully enjoy the audio book we give him.
Travelling off spring will be getting the appropriate travel guides and some compact classics they can dispose of as they read them.
There is so much choice with books that it isn’t difficult to find something for everyone.
When we pack up on Xmas Eve I’ll be bringing home a couple of classics which I’ve been meaning to read for years. I think Frankenstein will be top of that pile. And to my surprise I realised recently that I’ve never read Emma by Jane Austen. I’ve seen TV series and movies of it so I felt like I’ve read it, but I actually haven’t, so maybe I’ll get that read these holidays.
I’m afraid that staffing and work issues have meant I’ve been very behind in blogging, tweeting and Facebook updates. I’m sorry about that, but it isn’t likely to be much better in the next week, and then I’m having some time off. I hope to get back to it fully in late January.
To all of our customers and followers and friends, enjoy the festive season, and all of the books I hope you receive!
The Hunger Games has been a hugely popular series and deservedly so. Lots of fans (many of the Fairfieldbooks staff) will be waiting for the movie to come out. Check out the (awesome) trailer.
Everyman has a reputation for producing lovely hardback editions of the classics. Some might say the Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials is a bit recent to be called a classic, but there is no doubting that it is a very high quality series. Everyman has published the three books in the trilogy in one volume and it looks terrific. At $35 it is also great value.
The inside story of Australia’s best loved band might be quite a grandiose tag line but this is a great pictorial homage to a truly great band. A photo-biography split into intelligent and interesting chapters this wonderful paperback is a look at not just the band but each of its members and even the Fifth and Sixth Fingers. Interesting, enjoyable AND it will look lovely on a coffee table, it’s really very multipurpose. A great addition to the stocking of any Aussie music-lover. Large format Paperback, $45.
Judy Moody is a young girl who has some adventures which appeal to girls 7 and up. The movie released recently was a great success and brought some new readers to the series. For a limited time we have a boxed set of the 9 Judy Moody stories and it is the great price of $59.95. Good for a Christmas stocking.
Everybody’s favourite kitchen scientist is back with a new book Heston Blumenthal at Home. This is, theoretically a ‘basic’ cookbook but it is Heston so theres digital probes and all sorts of interesting things to keep things exciting. As you would hope from the king of molecular gastronomy. He’ll have you considering buying a sous-vide set up (water bath and vacuum packing machine) and delighting in his secret to the Ultimate Cheese Toastie all in one book. That is covering quite a few bases in just over 400 pages. And just to sweeten the deal the covers amazing and the price is nice at $65 for a hardback. A lovely Christmas gift for the avid home cook (aspirations of chemistry greatness optional).
We have all loved the wombat stories from Jackie French and illustrated by Bruce Whatley over the years. They are funny, warm and a favourite with children and adults. This year we have Christmas Wombat, where we follow the families adventures during the Christmas festivities. Another winner. While stocks last we have a small plush wombat to go with the book. Limited stock so don’t leave it too late as we can’t get any more of the toys. The book is a hardback and costs $25