News & Reviews


10 Oct 2023 News & Reviews
SEPTEMBER BEST SELLERS The Definitive Guide to the Perimenopause and Menopause*# Wifedom: Mrs Orwell’s Invisible Life #^ The Boy Behind the Curtain The Covenant of Water Flawed Hero: Truth, lies and war crimes #^
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[SOLD OUT] Menopause on the Beaches: An Evening with Dr Louise Newson

Bookoccino and Avalon Family Medical Practice are excited to welcome GP, and menopause specialist Dr Louise Newson to discuss her latest book, The Definitive Guide to the Perimenopause and Menopause. This will be followed
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October Book of the Month: The Fraud by Zadie Smith

01 Oct 2023 News & Reviews
It is 1873. Fallen on hard times, Mrs Eliza Touchet takes us residency as housekeeper for once famous novelist, now in decline, William Ainsworth. Mrs Touchet is a woman of many interests: literature, justice, abolitionism,
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[SOLD OUT] The Teacher’s Pet – Hedley Thomas makes Bookoccino the first stop of his book tour

For 36 years, the disappearance of Lynette Dawson, a Northern Beaches nurse and housewife, was a mystery. Her husband, Chris Dawson, a high school teacher was a suspect, after he moved a 16-year old
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[SOLD OUT] Flawed Hero – Truth, lies and war crimes with Chris Masters

Flawed Hero: Truth, Lies and War Crimes, is the fall-from-grace story of Australia’s most decorated soldier, Ben Roberts Smith. The author, Chris Masters, a veteran journalist whose reporting for the Sydney Morning Herald led
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Bookoccino on the ABC’s The Drum

03 Sep 2023 News & Reviews
We invite you to catch Ray’s appearance on The Drum with Julia Baird, for those who missed it. Discussing everything from The Voice, the survival of bookstores, and the upcoming US election on ABC’s The Drum
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[SOLD OUT] Richard Glover and Wendy Harmer serve up some hilarity

Two of Australia’s finest comedians, Richard Glover and Wendy Harmer will cover everything from noisy restaurants, pre-ripped jeans and pedestrians who walk five abreast, to being the “funny looking kid” who grew into a
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[SOLD OUT] Danielle Alvarez Sunday Lunch

01 Sep 2023 Recent Events
Join us for a long, lazy lunch with one of Australia’s most celebrated chefs, Danielle Alvarez. Danielle has a rich culinary background, having worked at iconic Californian establishments The French Laundry and Chez Panisse. The highly sought
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September Book of the Month: The Trackers, by Charles Frazier

01 Sep 2023 News & Reviews
Our Book of the Month is The Trackers, by Charles Frazier A wealthy rancher fears that his wife’s earlier marriage will scuttle his plans to become a US Senator. A brilliant noir that captures
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MINI BOOK REVIEW: Flawed Hero: Truth, Lies and Warcrimes by Chris Masters

It has been called the defamation trial of the Century – Australia’s most-decorated soldier, Ben Roberts-Smith against the media. The pictures of Roberts-Smith, square-jawed, ramrod straight, nattily attired in a dark suit, white shirt
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Reading the Arts: A Bookclub for Art Lovers

24 Aug 2023 News & Reviews
We are partnering with the good folk at Michael Reid Gallery in Newport to host a special reading group for artists and art lovers. Bookoccino’s manager James Tierney will be on deck to guide
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AGAINST THE WATER – Owen Wright in conversation with Tom Carroll

Two champion surfers come together for an inspirational and intimate evening. World Champion and Olympic surfer Owen Wright will be In conversation with 2 time World Champ Tom Carroll. They discuss Owen’s incredible recovery
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[SOLD OUT] Your Name is Not Anxious

26 Jul 2023 Recent Events
Your Name is Not Anxious Our world is riddled with anxiety, but need not be. In Your Name is Not Anxious, Dr Stephanie Dowrick, shares a whole body, whole-self approach to radically reduce stress and
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Anna Funder interviewed by Raymond Bonner

Anna Funder, a self-described “privileged white woman,” abandoned a career as an international human rights lawyer to become a writer, and she has not been timid when choosing what to write about.  In her
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2023 Winter Reading Guide has arrived

03 Jul 2023 News & Reviews
  In our Winter Reading Guide we give you 20-pages of this season’s top-shelf books, with the recommendations of Bookoccino’s staff and notable authors. Click the image or pick up a free copy at Bookoccino.
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