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.

Check below for upcoming events.

Book Launch: Still Bravely Singing (Robyn Mathison)

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The Hobart Bookshop, 5.30pm, Thursday November 30th

You are invited to the launch, by Don Knowler, of Robyn Mathison's new chapbook, Still Bravely Singing, published by Ginninderra Press.

We're delighted to launch another of Robyn Mathison's collections, and this delicate gathering of images and moments will fulfil readers just as much as her previous collection, To Be Eaten by Mice (2009).
Robyn Mathison was born in Narranderra, NSW, in 1938, and has lived in Hobart since 1975. She has written poetry, stories, and reviews, and has been published in journals and anthologies in Australia, the UK, and Japan. She has been secretary of the Fellowship of Australian Writers (Hobart) for more than 20 years and has co-edited three anthologies of Tasmanian writing and a collection of reminiscences of Gwen Harwood. She is a Life Member of the FAW, the Tasmanian Writers Centre, and the Society of Women Writers.
Free event, all welcome.

Book Launch: Sold (Blair Denholm)

Cover Image, Still Bravely Singing

The Hobart Bookshop, 5.30pm, Thursday December 7th

You are invited to the launch of Blair Denholm's book, Sold.

The Gold Coast swelters in record temperatures, and car salesman Gary Braswell’s feeling hot under the collar. His sales are at rock bottom, and he’s up to his neck in debt to loan shark Jocko Mackenzie. If the loan’s not repaid, there’s more than Gary’s kneecaps at stake – his long-suffering wife’s also in peril.

When Gary turns his skills to real estate sales, he’s soon embroiled in the murky world of money laundering. Things get even hotter when the federal police start sniffing around. With Jocko on his tail, Gary concocts a scam of unimaginable scale and audacity. But hard-drinking, cocaine-snorting Gary is incapable of planning ahead. So, can he pull it off?

Hilarious and dark, Sold is noir reading at its best – a whirlpool of sex, drugs, and real estate.

Blair Denholm is a freelance writer, editor and translator who has lived and worked in New York, Moscow, Munich, Abu Dhabi and Australia. For further information, visit his website.

Free event, all welcome.

Book Launch: Maternity: A Sweet Conflict (Fernanda Alves)

Cover Image, Still Bravely Singing

The Hobart Bookshop, 5.30pm, Thursday December 14th

You are invited to the launch of Fernanda Alves' book, Maternity: A Sweet Conflict.

How many women do not dream of having a child? How many of them could not imagine dressing that delicate little body, and covering it with love and care? What they often fail to recognise is that this dream is almost always accompanied by great questions. To solve them, we are going to count on the experience of someone who has gone through the ups and downs of pregnancy and postpartum, proving with her tips that, despite being a sweet conflict, maternity can be wonderful!
Fernanda Alves Breen is a Business Administrator with an MBA in Marketing Administration. In this book, this first-time mother portrays pregnancy and postpartum difficulties from the woman's point of view. Member of the Brazilian NGO, Amigas Do Peito (a breastfeeding association in Brazil), she addresses issues ranging from the planning to have a child to the difficult choice of whom to leave the child with upon return to work.
Free event, all welcome.

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