News & Reviews

Why Weren’t We Told…. a reading list to learn from.

18 Jun 2020 News
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.” -Martin Luther King, Jr. In his 1999 bestseller ‘Why Weren’t We Told’ Australian historian Henry Reynolds wrote frankly about his personal journey to understand
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Bookoccino’s Pascale Kahn talks ‘Rules of Civility’ with Amor Towles

10 Jun 2020 News
Rules of Civility is a kaleidoscopic portrait of 1930s New York. Bookoccino’s Pascale Kahn talks with Amor Towles about his glittering debut. Our heroine Katey Kontent navigates a world as effervescent as it is
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A beautiful book from the charming world of Gus Gordon

A tender and gently adventuruous gem about the power of friends to soothe aches big and small. Alice, a little piglet, loves life with her grandmother, making lists and créme brûlée, organizing buttons, and
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2020 ABIA Award Winners

14 May 2020 News
Congratulations to all the writers, artists, publishers and fellow booksellers who took out an Australian Book Industry Award last night. 2020 ABIA HALL OF FAME Lloyd O’Neil Award for Service to the Australian Book
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Possible delivery interruptions

Dear customers, A brief note on our current trading conditions. So far, we’ve been fortunate. The last few weeks have taught us to be patient, resilient, obedient. Your encouragement, support and loyalty have bouyed
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Considering China with Jane Perlez, Richard McGregor, Hugh White and Peter Hartcher

02 Feb 2020 News, Reviews
           Many Thanks to all who attended our ‘Considering China’ talk. Special Thanks to Jane Perlez, Hugh White, Richard McGregor and Peter Hartcher You can listen to the podcast here or purchase books
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Our Summer Reading List 2019 is Here

02 Dec 2019 News, Reviews
Welcome to our Summer 2019 reading guide The ultimate season for seaside living, with its long, luxuriant days; sultry evenings and time to pause, Summer is also one of the best seasons for reading.
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New York Times Book Review – Ten Best Books of 2019

28 Nov 2019 News
The editors of The New York Times Book Review have selected the best fiction and nonfiction titles for 2019. We largely agree. Click on each to learn more. While you’re here, check out this
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Bookstore owner has story to tell

13 Aug 2019 News
Raymond Bonner - Pulitzer, schmulitzer! - is washing the dishes at my local bookshop, wrestling with the coffee-machine, scoffing at a resume longer than Captain Ahab’s journeys.
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Love your Bookshop Day

13 Aug 2019 News
On a blowy Saturday, you came through our doors, lured by the smell of free coffee, live jazz, and great books. What a great day. Thank you to you all!!
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