Fairfield’s favourite books!

Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate National Bookshop Day on Saturday, either by eating cupcakes, chatting with our friendly authors (extra special thanks!), or sharing your favourite books with us. Our window still looks beautiful with all the coloured favourites stuck on it, and you can see them all here:

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(If you squint a bit, you can see the love-heart!)

And if you want some more info on why National Bookshop Day is so important, check out this great article in The Conversation.

Yay, National Bookshop Day! See you all again next year (and before that, of course!).

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One more sleep to National Bookshop Day!

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It’s nearly here! Our National Bookshop Day events kick off from 10am tomorrow, Saturday 13 August, with a raffle, gift vouchers, mini muffins (not an author called Minnie Muffin, as one customer asked), favourite novel display and nine authors a-meeting and a-greeting. Come and meet them at these times:

10.00-11.00 Michael Pryor
10.30-11.30 Zana Fraillon
11.00-12.00 Jen Storer
11.30-12.30 Cath Ferla
11.30-12.30 Kylie Ladd
12.00-1.00 Emma Viskic
12.30 -1.30 Ann Turner
1.00-2.00 Fran Cusworth
1.00-2.00 Myfanwy Jones (shortlisted for this year’s Miles Franklin Award)

Looking forward to seeing you here for the celebrations!

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National Bookshop Day is nearly here! Saturday 13 August

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Put it in your diary: On Saturday 13 August you get to celebrate your thriving bookshop here in Fairfield. As part of National Bookshop Day, ten authors will be in-store at different times, ready to chat and sign some books for you. Lots of crime authors, so come ready to speak to some masterminds! There’ll also be sweet treats and National Bookshop Day prizes.

Our special guests:

10.00-11.00 Michael Pryor
10.30-11.30 Zana Fraillon
11.00-12.00 Jen Storer
11.00-12.00 Corinne Fenton
11.30-12.30 Cath Ferla
11.30-12.30 Kylie Ladd
12.00-1.00 Emma Viskic
12.30 -1.30 Ann Turner
1.00-2.00 Fran Cusworth
1.00-2.00 Myfanwy Jones (shortlisted for this year’s Miles Franklin Award)

See you here at the celebrations!

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

harry potter and the cursed childVouchers all Gone!

Book Sold Out!

New Stock Coming Soon & Selling for $40 [rrp$45]

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Brand new Harry Potter! In-store this Sunday, 31 July 2016

harry potter and the cursed child It’s nearly here! The next book in the Harry Potter series will be available in-store this Sunday 31 July, from 9am. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the script of a stage play about to open in London’s West End. We have our shipment ready to open, so get in touch with us if you want us to reserve a copy for you.

PLUS, we have a special deal for a limited number of customers. Buy your gorgeous hardback for the discounted price of $40, AND get a $10 gift voucher for Fairfieldbooks (to be used by the end of August 2016).

Remember to get in touch if you want to reserve a copy!

  • Phone 9017 4748
  • Email books@fairfieldbooks.com.au
  • Find us on Twitter and Facebook.

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Sci-fi & fantasy are go!

ursula le guin left hand of darknessOur sci-fi and fantasy section has been given a good boost in the last few weeks: we’ve added more sci-fi and fantasy classics and the section’s looking good! We scoured the ‘Top 25 Sci-Fi’ and ‘Best 100 Fantasy’ lists, fossicked out the first books in assorted much-loved series, and added some books we’re always asked for. Just a few titles listed below…philip k dick do androids dream of electric sheep

The Left Hand of Darkness – Ursula Le Guin – Orbit – PB – $20
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?  – Philip K. Dick – Gollancz SF Masterworks Series – PB – $23
Use of Weapons – Iain M. Banks – Orbit – PB – $20

anne mccaffrey dragon flightThe First Chronicles of Druss the Legend – David Gemmell – Orbit – PB – $20
Dragonflight – Anne McCaffrey – Corgi – PB – $20
Assassin’s Apprentice – Robin Hobb – PB – $19

And we haven’t left out the kids! Here’s a few favourite and much-requested titles:

The Princess Bride – William Goldman – Bloomsbury – PB – $16.95william goldman the princess bride
A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle – Puffin – PB – $15
Uglies – Scott Westerfeld – Simon & Schuster – PB – $20

So come on in and have a browse, check out some classics you’ve loved in the past… or those you never got around to.

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Now available: Miles Franklin 2016 Shortlist

It’s just been announced: the shortlist of titles for the Miles Franklin Literary Award 2016. Four Melbourne writers, and four out of five women make up the list (see images and details below). We have all titles in stock now and more on the way, so get reading before the winner is announced at the Melbourne Writers’ Festival on 26 August.

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Hope Farm — Peggy Frew — PB — Scribe — $30
Leap — Myfanwy Jones — PB — Allen & Unwin — $27
Black Rock White City — AS Patric — TP — Transit Lounge — $30
Salt Creek — Lucy Treloar — TP — Picador — $30
The Natural Way of Things — Charlotte Wood — PB — Allen & Unwin — $30

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