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The Magical Bookshop by Katja Frixe, translated by Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp

Title: The Magical Bookshop Author: Katja Frixe, translated by Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp Genre: Magical Realism Publisher: Bloomsbury/One World Published: 3rd August 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 144 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: This is Clara's favourite place in the whole world. Here, Clara can settle down and get lost in one of the many books, joke around with… Continue reading The Magical Bookshop by Katja Frixe, translated by Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp

Australian literature, Australian women writers, Book Industry, Books

Love Your Bookshop Day 2019

Every year, around the second Saturday in August, bookshops and booklovers around Australia celebrate Love Your Bookshop Day buy visiting their local bookstore that may have author visits, or other activities, and staff who dress up - as they do at my local bookstore, Book Face. This year, I saw Cat in the Hat, Frida… Continue reading Love Your Bookshop Day 2019

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Stephanie Parkyn Book Signing: BookFace, Erina Fair, 4th March 2018

One of the greatest pleasures of being a book lover and book reviewer, as well as a frequent customer to my favourite bookshop, is finding out about exciting events, and being able to attend them. This weekend I got to attend one such event at my local bookstore, BookFace, my favourite local bookseller. It was… Continue reading Stephanie Parkyn Book Signing: BookFace, Erina Fair, 4th March 2018