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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Books

Hobart Bookshop: Secret Guardians by Lian Tanner

Join us at a special event …

 

We are excited to welcome Lian Tanner to the bookshop again to celebrate the launch of her newest book, Secret Guardians (Book 2 in the Rogues series).
Lian will be in-store on Saturday October 13th from 10.30am, ready to sign your brand new copy of Secret Guardians!

Author Lian Tanner has been dynamited while scuba diving and arrested while busking. She once spent a week in the jungles of Papua New Guinea, hunting for a Japanese soldier left over from the Second World War. Nowadays she lives by the beach in southern Tasmania with a large fluffy tomcat called Harry-le-beau.

This is a free event and all are welcome.

Where: The Hobart Bookshop, 22 Salamanca Square

When: Saturday October 13th, 10.30am

And don’t forget our launch tomorrow night …
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’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:

‘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.

Where: The Hobart Bookshop, 22 Salamanca Square

When: Thursday October 4th, 5.30pm

 

And this weekend …

 

We are very pleased to participate again, 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!

This is a free event and all are welcome.

Where: The Battery Point Hall, Hampden Road, Battery Point
When: Saturday October 6th, 9am – 4.30pm

 

And plan ahead for December …

 

We are delighted to welcome Emma McEwin back to Hobart to launch her new book, The Many Lives of Douglas Mawson, published by Australian Scholarly Press. The book will be launched by Associate Professor Elle Leane, author and Antarctic scholar.

A national hero, Douglas Mawson is famous as an Antarctic explorer who narrowly escaped death on the ice. Many books have been written about him. Artefacts from his expeditions are on public display and Mawson’s Huts at Cape Denison in the Australian Antarctic Territory have been preserved as a heritage site. His exploits are known to us, and yet he is enigmatic and cloaked in controversy.

This is a free event and all are welcome.

Where: The Hobart Bookshop, 22 Salamanca Square

When: Thursday December 13th, 5.30pm

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