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New year, new books

January is always fun, with holiday makers wandering through the store, as well as locals grabbing holiday reads and books to keep kids...

Local stars

We are lucky to have so many talented writers and artists in the Yass Valley and wider Canberra region. Sam Vincent has just been...

Spring has sprung

It is wonderful to be in the shop looking out at a sunny, blue sky and not freezing. It feels like we have been hibernating and are just...

Yass controversy

Well it was an interesting week with news our council wanted to remove a book from the library. I like many others, wrote to Councillors...

New opening hours

I spent Saturday at Canberra Cat Fest where we had a stall for the Yass Valley Cat Rescue and I had one for the shop. We raised money for...

Yazzbar events

Winter is almost upon us and although May has been full of sunny days, it is cold in the shop. So over the next few months, some of the...

Bookbinder of Jericho release

The new book by Pip Williams, author of the bestseller The Dictionary of Lost Words was our most popular book in March. It is so exciting...

Notable children's books

Hello autumn! I can't say I am looking forward to cooler weather in the shop but I do love this season of changing light and colours. We...

Happy New Year

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and relaxing break. January is a strange month where I lose track of dates and days - everything...

Festive season

It's coming! As much as we may try to avoid it! Christmas is appearing in shop windows and near supermarket checkouts. I even started...

Zines and a bit of mystery

The Southern Tablelands Arts (STA) Zine Workshop we hosted was fantastic! The kids created the most amazing zines with fabulous stories...

School holidays

Spring has sprung and the kids are on holidays for the next 2 weeks! We will be holding a zine workshop, run by Southern Tablelands Arts...

Celebrating local authors

Since opening the shop just over a year ago, I have met many talented writers living and working in the the Yass Valley and surrounds. In...

Author visits

July has been a month of author visits, book signings and a few great new releases (see the best seller list below). Yass seems to have...

Winter Solstice

As we get through these very cold days, I hope you are staying well and keeping warm. I am off to Sydney this weekend for the Australian...

Winter arrives

As the leaves change colour and fall and it gets cooler (a lot cooler), the shop has been a bit quiet. Several of the local cafes have...

A new beginning

Wow, February and March flew by... The big move turned out to be a blessing, more people discovered the shop and so many are loving...

Moving to a new home

We have moved! Last Saturday was my last day in the cottage. We opened again on Thursday in the Liberty Theatre, what a big week it...

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