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: Field of Stars (Lyn Reeves)

The Hobart Bookshop, 5.30pm, Monday September 9th


We are delighted to be hosting the launch, by Irene McGuire, of Lyn Reeves’ long-awaited haiku collection, Field of Stars.

'From the very first haiku Field of Stars is a celebration of what the haiku master Masaoka Shiki described in the first principle of haiku as Shasei or “sketching from life.” Lyn Reeves has succeeded in finding diamonds with her finely observed and beautifully sketched moments. In a time of Global Warming and dire predictions, Reeves shows us that we can all remember what is at stake with her observations of nature and writing from the heart and a place of wonder. This is a collection to be kept close and cherished for the many celebrations of what it is to be a part of nature. I commend this to the reader and may you walk gently with Lyn in a Field of Stars.'
Ron C. Moss, former Secretary, Australian Haiku Society, and author of The Bone Carver and Bushfire Moon.

Lyn Reeves is the former haiku editor of the literary journal Famous Reporter and current editor for the online journal Echidna Tracks: Australian Haiku. She also serves as the Vice-President of The Australian Haiku Society. Lyn’s poetry, stories and haiku have been widely published, her collection Designs on the Body winning the coveted IP Picks Poetry Award in 2010. Field of Stars brings together many of the haiku that have appeared in journals since the release of her first haiku collection, Walking the Tideline, in 2001 and which is now available as a free download from The Haiku Foundation Digital Library. Lyn lives in Hobart, where she co-convenes the haiku group, Watersmeet.

This is a free event and all are welcome.

Book Launch: Dangerous Goods (Edith Speers)Cover Image, Dangerous Goods

The Hobart Bookshop, 3.00pm, Sunday October 6th

We are pleased to be hosting the launch of Edith Speers' latest collection of poetry, Dangerous Goods.
These poems reach down into the darkness below the earth, and up into the light.  They are wittily, artistically, musically, and linguistically true. As well as being entirely clever and well-wrought, these poems are something else besides... each is a gift to its readers.
Edith Speers was born in Canada and migrated to Australia in 1974. Her educational background is in Science, but writing in general and the English language in particular have been her obsessions since childhood. Since 1975 she has resided on a rural property in southern Tasmania.
Edith has had work published in Island Magazine, Oxford Anthology of Australian Verse, Meanjin, The Penguin Book of Australian Women Poets and many others.
This is a free event and all are welcome.

Book Launch: The Book of Stone (Coral Tulloch and Mark Greenwood)

The Hobart Bookshop, 5.30pm, Wednesday October 30th

AmongWillows_coverWe are delighted to be hosting the launch of The Book of Stone, illustrated by Coral Tulloch and written by Mark Greenwood.


Every stone has a story, the echo of a memory, a walk in the wilderness, a time and a place lived and loved. This book is about these stones. Every stone has its own unique story - and everybody needs a story stone and a book to collect it in! Together Coral and Mark have created a book that allows them to share the theme of geological wonder, solitude, special memories and places through stone.

Coral Tulloch has illustrated over 50 fiction and non-fiction books for children, in Australia and internationally. She was born in Melbourne and currently lives in Tasmania. Coral studied Fine Art and then animation in Sydney and had periods at studios, drawing in Florence, Italy and in lithography at The Academy of Applied Arts in Prague. Her work One Small Island, with co-author/illustrator Alison Lester, has won many awards including the 2012 CBCA Eve Pownall Award for Information Books.

Mark Greenwood is a history hunter. He enjoys searching for lost explorers and glittering treasure, delving into mysteries and solving famous cold cases. Most of all, he loves sharing the stories that he finds. Mark's books include The History Mystery series, Jandamarra with Terry Denton and Simpson and his Donkey with Frane Lessac. His award-winning books about Australia's history have been published around the world.

This is a free event and all are welcome.

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