Violet Mackerel has a new look

anna-branford-violet-mackerel-brilliant-plot-pbGreat news for fans of Violet Mackerel — and those who don’t know they’re fans yet. The first four books in the series are now available in paperback, with all lovely illustrations intact, for $13. Perfect for readers aged 5 to 9, especially ones who like to collect small things.

Violet Mackerel’s Brilliant Plot
Violet Mackerel’s Remarkable Recovery
Violet Mackerel’s Natural Habitat
Violet Mackerel’s Personal Space

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Derek Landy’s Demon Road Trilogy– The Final Book is Here!

derek-landy-demon-roadThe Demon Road trilogy is written by Derek Landy who wrote one of my all-time favourite series, Skulduggery Pleasant. The Demon Road trilogy is made up of three books: Demon Road, Desolation, and American Monsters. The third book, American Monsters, is just out, and wraps up the series.

The main character of the series is Amber Lamont. When Amber finds out about a deal her parents have with the Devil, she is forced to make her own deal. But there is a catch, she has a time limit to her bargain, and it’s her life on the line. Time is running out as Amber travels the Demon Road which links all the supernatural places in America.

derek-landy-desolationAmber is an excellent, unique main character, with a great side cast: a mysterious mentor with a dark back story, a teenage Irish tag-along, and in the second book a  group of Scooby-do type adventures (dog included). The villains are truly terrifying, ranging from Amber’s parents, to vampires, to unkillable serial killers (as if they weren’t terrifying enough already) to a twisted little country town with a horrible secret.

derek-land-american-monstersDemon Road is darker and grittier then Skulduggery Pleasant, but still has Derek Landy’s trade mark wit and humour. I love the Demon Road trilogy, the characters are relatable and the plot fast paced and enticing. It is the type of book that you can’t put down. It is the perfect book for any lover of Skulduggery Pleasant and the Lockwood and Co. series. Best for ages 14 to 25. With the perfect blend of the classic road trip/hero’s journey with a twist of horror and the supernatural.

Demon Road – PB – Harper Collins – $15
Desolation-PB-Harper Collins-$15
American Monsters-PB-Harper Collins-$20

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Reading makes you live longer…

… and it’s finally been proven!

http://indy100.independent.co.uk/article/reading-a-book-for-a-few-hours-a-week-can-add-two-years-to-your-life–ZJgpbzix4Pb

From your local longevity specialists,

Fairfieldbooks

old lady reading

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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:

NBD 2016 fave books

(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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