Upcoming events

We regularly host events, including launches, signings, readings, and announcements of prizes. These are usually held in the shop in the early evenings, where you can enjoy a glass of wine with your launch speech, and take the opportunity for some after-hours browsing. We also sell books for events held at other venues.

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Book Event: The Trip of a Lifetime (Monica McInerney)

The Hobart Bookshop, 5:00pm, Friday July 14th

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The Hobart Bookshop welcomes Monica McInerney in an event celebrating the release of her newest novel, The Trip of a Lifetime.

‘I always thought memories were unchangeable. Set in stone, shaped by the years. But there are always others too, ones you haven’t let yourself remember…’

The wilful and eccentric Lola Quinlan is off on the trip of a lifetime, taking her beloved granddaughter and great-granddaughter with her. More than sixty years after emigrating to Australia, she’s keeping a secret promise to return to her Irish homeland. But as she embarks on her journey, the flamboyant Lola is still hiding the hurtful reasons she left Ireland in the first place. What – and who – will be waiting for her on the other side of the world?

The Trip of a Lifetime is a big, bold, beautiful book about the light and dark times of life, and all the wonders in between. Moving from the Clare Valley of South Australia to the lush Irish countryside, this is a delightful, emotional story about a colourful and huge-hearted family that you’ll want to call your own.

Free event, all welcome.

Book Event: The Stone Fiddler (Eugenia Jenny Williams)

The Hobart Bookshop, 5:30pm, Friday July 21st

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The Hobart Bookshop is pleased to host the launch of Eugenia Jenny Williams' new book, The Stone Fiddler.

The Stone Fiddler... fate or destiny? Two people from different cultural and social backgrounds with separate and dramatic life experiences. Binh, a violinist in the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, lost everything yet found strength to pick up the pieces ... and Julia works for an escort agency as a receptionist to pay off the debts of her dead husband. Despite their differences they find comfort and love.

Free event, all welcome.

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