Posts Tagged: bookshops

On beautiful bookshops

It is not long now until I embark on a long and exciting adventure throughout Europe, working, playing and travelling for four and a half months through London, Paris, Edinburgh, and lots of amazing places in Spain, Italy, Greece and

On beautiful bookshops

It is not long now until I embark on a long and exciting adventure throughout Europe, working, playing and travelling for four and a half months through London, Paris, Edinburgh, and lots of amazing places in Spain, Italy, Greece and

On Blind Dates

I visited my lovely Auntie in Perth this weekend. While we were wandering around Fremantle, I went into Elizabeth’s Secondhand Bookshop. They had this great idea to get you to read something you wouldn’t usually read: This is the blind

On Blind Dates

I visited my lovely Auntie in Perth this weekend. While we were wandering around Fremantle, I went into Elizabeth’s Secondhand Bookshop. They had this great idea to get you to read something you wouldn’t usually read: This is the blind

On stockpiling books

I know, I know, I’m terrible. I can’t help it – I have a compulsion! You’re probably wondering what I’m talking about. My work is winding up (yesterday was my last day at the Adelaide Fringe Office) and the day

On stockpiling books

I know, I know, I’m terrible. I can’t help it – I have a compulsion! You’re probably wondering what I’m talking about. My work is winding up (yesterday was my last day at the Adelaide Fringe Office) and the day

On exploring bookshops

Fine, I admit it, I bought too many books overseas. Most of them, I also admit, I probably could have bought in Australia – at my local bookshop, even. But I needed something to read on the train! Best Bookshop

On exploring bookshops

Fine, I admit it, I bought too many books overseas. Most of them, I also admit, I probably could have bought in Australia – at my local bookshop, even. But I needed something to read on the train! Best Bookshop

On being an absent blogger

And I’m back. I know, I’m sorry, I haven’t written near enough in the past few weeks, and you all must be very upset about this! But I’m home now, and I hope you can all forgive me for my

On being an absent blogger

And I’m back. I know, I’m sorry, I haven’t written near enough in the past few weeks, and you all must be very upset about this! But I’m home now, and I hope you can all forgive me for my

On where I am in the world

Greetings from Prague! Ben and I arrived here last night, after four trains, two delays and a small fire (but that’s another story). We spent the last five days in Germany, mostly visiting my friend Mekhla, who lives in Freiberg.

On where I am in the world

Greetings from Prague! Ben and I arrived here last night, after four trains, two delays and a small fire (but that’s another story). We spent the last five days in Germany, mostly visiting my friend Mekhla, who lives in Freiberg.

On choosing literary travel companions

In exactly one week I will be zooming across oceans and seas to Europe! I’m very excited. I’ve been a bit too busy to think about it, and then suddenly, when I realised how close it was, excited has started

On choosing literary travel companions

In exactly one week I will be zooming across oceans and seas to Europe! I’m very excited. I’ve been a bit too busy to think about it, and then suddenly, when I realised how close it was, excited has started

On resilience in the face of fading and splodges

Everyone loves new things – new car, new clothes, new phone, new anything. But there is also something special about old things. Things that have lasted, that have survived, that have knocks, or creases, or faded, or something to show

On resilience in the face of fading and splodges

Everyone loves new things – new car, new clothes, new phone, new anything. But there is also something special about old things. Things that have lasted, that have survived, that have knocks, or creases, or faded, or something to show

On goodbyes

Yesterday was my last shift at the bookstore, except it wasn’t. I was hardly in the bookstore, instead travelling to the Barossa, to sell books on behalf of the store for a book event. The book event happened to be

On goodbyes

Yesterday was my last shift at the bookstore, except it wasn’t. I was hardly in the bookstore, instead travelling to the Barossa, to sell books on behalf of the store for a book event. The book event happened to be

On meeting your book heroes.

In a post a couple of days ago, I mentioned that 1001 Children’s Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up was published a few years ago, and so doesn’t contain some newer books that might now be considered children’s ‘must

On meeting your book heroes.

In a post a couple of days ago, I mentioned that 1001 Children’s Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up was published a few years ago, and so doesn’t contain some newer books that might now be considered children’s ‘must