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Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize

Celebrating Tasmania’s most acclaimed poet, the Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize was established in 1996 and has received The Hobart Bookshop's support since 1999. Visit the Island Magazine website for more information.

Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize


Taroona Football Club

The Hobart Bookshop sponsors the Youth Girls U15 team at the Taroona Football Club in Tasmania. Visit the Taroona Football Club website for more information.

Taroona Football Club


Buk bilong Pikinini

We support an organisation called Buk bilong Pikinini (which means 'Children's Books' in Tok Pisin), an independent charity in Papua New Guinea who aim to promote a love of literature in Papua New Guinean children, and to develop literacy. They create and maintain small community libraries, employ librarians, and strive to provide children with access to books.

You can read more about our relationship with them here (scroll down to their news item of June 15, 2001), and feel free to leave your spare change in our Buk bilong Pikinini tin next time you're in the shop!

Buk bilong Pikinini logo