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: Among the Willows and Wild Things: The Fingal Valley Nature Diary of a Young Girl in the 1930s (by Ann Page, edited by Margaretta Pos)

The Hobart Bookshop, 6:00pm, Friday September 21st

AmongWillows_coverMargaretta Pos, Ann Page's daughter, has edited this publication of Page's diaries, published by Forty South in a limited edition of 300 copies.

We will be welcoming Margaretta and Don Knowler (whose book The Shy Mountain A Year in the Life of Kunanyi / Mount Wellington, we launched last year) for the Hobart launch of the book.

Among the Willows and Wild Things contains (as well as Page's diaries), a preface by Pos, illustrations by Sabina Gillett, and a foreword by Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner, AC, Governor of Tasmania.

This is a free event and all are welcome.

Book Launch: My Nan Speaks Nanish and Oskar Saves the Day World (Jane Williams)

The Hobart Bookshop, 5:30pm, Thursday October 4th

We are excited to host the launch, by Anne Morgan, of Jane Williams' two new children's books, published by Ginninderra Press.

My Nan Speaks Nanish (and other poems for kids and wannabes) is illustrated by Lisa Morgan, and Oskar Saves the Day World is illustrated by Michael Bean.

Praise for My Nan Speaks Nanish (and other poems for kids and wannabes):
Jane Williams Launch 2‘Jane Williams’s poems are inventive and the fun is infectious. A bag full of goodies and a delight to the ear.’ Harry Laing, author of Shoctopus.

'In these poems, a whole heap of relatives and animals collide and come together in a series of wonderful moments. We overhear the things that Nan and Pop say, that don’t always mean what they sound like - that secret, special language it takes an effort to untangle: Nanish - and we spend time with Auntie Bern and Uncle D, with their hobbies and chooks. There’s a joy in being a kid, in being out in the dirt and the woods. In these poems, nature is ever present and the regular whiff of the absurd, the comic, the nonsense-ish is just enough to set an extra sparkle in the eyes and heart of the reader. Lovely, daft, heartfelt, funny, fresh stuff.’ A.F. Harrold, author of The Imaginary.

Praise for Oskar Saves The Day World:
AmongWillows_cover‘Is Oskar a child genius or a mad-scientist-in-waiting? His idea of a pet might not be the best choice, but in the end it’s Oskar’s inventiveness that saves the day, if not the world! Oskar Saves the World is clever, sharp and inventive. Just like Oskar.’ Sally Odgers.

‘Oskar is a kid with big dreams, a kid with plans, a kid with ambition, but those dreams, that plan, that ambition almost spell doom for his family (and the postie)… A great little tale of good fortune, forgetfulness and alien monsters that will be gobbled up by little readers.’ A.F. Harrold, author of The Imaginary.

This is a free event and all are welcome.

Event: Book Fair

Battery Point Hall, Saturday October 6th

We are excited to participate, along with several other splendid booksellers, in a secondhand book fair in the Battery Point Hall.

Last year we could barely keep up with the bookhunters, so if you're keen, come along early to find the best bargains!

The fair will open at 9am and close at 4.30pm, one day only, so don't miss out.

Free event, all welcome.


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