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: Juno Jones, Word Ninja (Kate Gordon)
The Hobart Bookshop, 3.00pm, Sunday May 26th
We are delighted to host the launch of Kate Gordon's new book Juno Jones, Word Ninja #1.
How far would you go to save your school from Men in Suits a.k.a. Alien Lizard Men? Juno Jones and her friends will do anything. Teacher Miss Tippett has a plan, but it involves a lot of reading. Juno Jones, a Kid Who Doesn't Like Reading must become...a WORD NINJA! Complete with jokes and drawings and killer mermaids, and of course ninjas, Juno's adventures in text will appeal to even the pickiest of young readers.
Book Launch: The Broad Arrow (edited by Jenna Mead)
The Hobart Bookshop, 5.30pm, Wednesday May 29th
We are delighted to be hosting the launch, by Amanda Lohrey, of The Broad Arrow, edited by Jenna Mead.
Caroline Leakey, writing as Oliné Keese, published her first and only novel, The Broad Arrow, in 1859. It tells the story of Maida Gwynnham, a young middle-class woman lured into committing a forgery by her deceitful lover, Captain Norwell, and then wrongly convicted of infanticide. The novel’s title describes the arrow that was stamped onto government property, including the clothes worn by convict – a symbol of shame and incarceration. With its ‘fallen woman’ protagonist, its gothic undertones and its exploration of the social and moral implications of the penal system, this little-known novel gives an insight into a significant chapter of Australian history from a uniquely female perspective.
In this new critical edition, editor Jenna Mead restores material that was cut when the novel was reissued in a radically abridged version in 1886, restoring for the first time in over a century the complete original text of Leakey’s important work.
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