News & Reviews

We talk with Damon Galgut – author of ‘The Promise’

22 Sep 2021 News
The Booker judges have announced their shortlist of 6 books and we’re betting on The Promise by Damon Galgut. His remarkable new novel  (all of his novels are remarkable) is a sly, sweeping family saga centred on
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The 2021 Booker Longlist is here!

29 Jul 2021 News
The Booker prize released its 2021 longlist on Tuesday, including Bookoccino staff favourites Rachel Cusk, Damon Galgut, Maggie Shipstead and Francis Spufford on a 13-strong list of titles vying for the shortlist, to be
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A gift that keeps giving

05 May 2021 News
Would you like a special gift for your Mum, Dad, Sister, Brother or Best Friend? We feel like nothing much can beat the joy of a beautiful gift turning up unannounced in the letterbox.
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May — Our Book of the Month

05 May 2021 News
Oh, Rachel Cusk. So cool and indifferent. Inspirer of division among literary friends; omnipotent and intentionally obtuse. Half of Bookoccino love you, and, because we love our better halves we dedicate May to you.
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Elizabeth Farrelly ~ Join the waitlist

28 Mar 2021 News
It is our pleasure to welcome architect, philosopher and former Sydney City councillor Elizabeth Farrelly, in conversation with renowned architect Richard Leplastrier, to Bookoccino on Tuesday April 13th. This event is now SOLD OUT.
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Live music at Bookoccino

23 Mar 2021 News
Visited by some of Australia’s finest musicians for intimate Friday night and Sunday morning sessions, Bookoccino is a unique live music venue in a quiet village. We serve excellent coffee, sumptuous French, Italian and
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Wry, insightful and a pleasure to read

Kati   An excerpt from ‘The Committed’ by Viet Thanh Nguyen. Chapter 1 I may no longer be a spy or a sleeper, but I am most definitely a spook. How can I not
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Our Book of the Month

02 Mar 2021 News
You know when you say something is your favourite, and then you feel bad for all of your other favourites? Well that’s where we find ourselves this month….torn between a book and a hard
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Mike Cannon-Brookes, Zali Steggall and Tim Flannery discuss Climate Change with Marian Wilkinson

21 Feb 2021 News
It is our pleasure to host this extraordinary panel, featuring renowned scientist Tim Flannery, Warringah Independent MP Zali Steggall and Clean Energy evangelist and businessman Mike Cannon-Brookes in conversation with acclaimed journalist Marian Wilkinson.
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Summer in lockdown

31 Dec 2020 News
Greetings from the North Northern Beaches      We always knew we were special; privileged to live in this idyllic land of endless beaches and sunshine. Now you might say we’ve gone from Paradise to
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