We love being Fairfield Village’s local bookshop, but can’t help thinking that the only thing better than a community with a bookshop is a community with FIVE bookshops. This quaint little town in New York State, population 500, has just that.
It’s one of a number of book villages around the world, a trend that started with Hay-on-Wye in Wales and, delightfully, continues to grow. If you’re keen to visit a book town a little closer to home, you can’t go past Clunes which, as well as hosting a book festival every year, has a bottle museum, so you can really drink up the atmostphere. Har har har.
Just a very quick word from us to say that if you have ever been homesick then you should read this wonderful, touching piece by Hannah Kent about home and hearth.
The article reminded us of how beautiful her writing is and how wonderfully she captures place in her work.
If you are keen to soak up more of her wonderful writing, we currently have a beautiful gift edition of Burial Rites in stock (pictured), as well as Kent’s latest book, The Good People (both $20).
Hi, Hello, How are you and Good Morning. We have good news: Our latest shipment of Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls 2 is HEEEEERRRRRE!!!
Have you been hunting for Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls Volume 2, by any chance? You’re not alone! It’s exceedingly rare and difficult to come by, as not all shops in Australia have been able to obtain copies. The huge success of the first volume means that supply has been unable to keep up with demand.
We are very excited to be able to tell you that we have some on the way and they are due to arrive instore in late January. We completely sold out of our initial shipment, so are eagerly awaiting replenishhments. If you are interested in securing a copy we are happy to take pre-orders. We can notify you the moment it arrives!
Question: what do you do when you’re given a bunch of fresh kaffir lime leaves?
Answer: cook something amazing and delicious from your NEW FAVOURITE COOKBOOK (The Modern Cook’s Year by Anna Jones, $50). We have already banged on ad nauseum about this book here, but it’s still wonderful and nourishing and an absolute, total delight of a book. It’s a vegetarian book, but if you’re a meat eater, please don’t let that stop you from purchasing a copy and changing your life irrevocably for the better. Yours truly merely added some roast chicken to the final dish and it was incredible.
Conclusion: Tumeric and lime leaf broth with roasted roots, aka YUM.
If you have read The Bright Hour by Nina Riggs then you may be interested in this completely lovely story.
The Bright Hour ($30) was one of our staff picks for 2017, chosen by Sarah as a beautifully written story about a woman so full of life and love that it brings the poignancy of her terminal illness powerfully to the fore. If you’re after a beautiful, thoughful read this January then you could do a lot worse than The Bright Hour
It’s guest review time! We were absolutely delighted to receive a review from four local children who want to share their favourite book, the excellent Elliott Catches a Bug, with as many people as possible. Great work team 🙂
We also have this review proudly on display in the kids section of the shop, alongside copies of the book.
We are here to tell you about the book released in 2016, Elliott Catches a Bug, written by David Danks and illustrated by Marsha Wajer. It is about an emu named Elliott that catches a travel bug at his local school fete and is going to travel the world.
We would like to give you some reasons why you should buy this book.
Firstly, it is one of our favourite books that our teacher has ever read to us! It’s awesome for little kids because all they can see all the different Australian animals and in the following book, they will learn about the wonderful places in Australia that they have not had the chance to see.
Secondly, it encourages kids to read. In the book it says that Elliott loves reading so the kids will want to be like Elliott. We love that the book rhymes and we found the story very funny. The pictures had us all cracking up laughing.
We really loved this book and we are sure you will too! It is the perfect Christmas present for readers of all ages.
By Beau, Flynn, Conor and Scarlett (age 10).