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 the cat rescue and I sold a few books and some cat themed stationery and gifts. We saw a few locals, as well as journalist Samantha Maiden who may also be a crazy cat lady??
We had another lovely event at Yazzbar this month, with local author Deirdre Macken, talking to Barbie Robinson about her book Growing Grapes Might be Fun. Local author Rhian Williams will be in the shop tomorrow for story time with her latest book Emergency! Emergency! A picture book with an important message.
From August the book store will only be open Thursday to Saturday. This is just for the next 2 months while the weather is cold. We will be back to opening for most of the week again from the school holidays at the end of September. Book orders from local schools and the library, as well as author events have really kept us going recently. Thank you for supporting local business!
National Biography Award shortlist announced
The shortlisted works, selected from 94 entries, are:
Tue 25 July
If you have little ones you won't want to miss story time with Rhian Williams. 11.30am in the shop.
Sat 26th August
Serina Bird will be talking to Barbie Robinson about her new book How to pay your mortgage off: even when interest rates are rising.
Look out for an author event with Sam Vincent - local farmer and author of My Family and Other Animals in September.
Best sellers in June
The Fire and the Rose by local author Robyn Cadwallader has been very popular and is a great book.
Freefall by Brad Guy is a wonderful resource and story about living with trauma, PTSD and depression.
Crash Landing (#1 Family Disasters) by Nathan Luff, a hilarious tale of embarrassment and worse.
Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus is still selling well and is being made into a TV series.
Robodog by David Walliams (always a hit with kids).
Yet another local author Lauren Searson Patrick's latest book and follow on from Amber Wolf Blue Pointed Star.
Insider information on upcoming new releases:
Chris Hammer has a new book due in October - The Seven.
Sally Hepworth's Darling Girls is out in September.
The last in Andy Griffiths' Treehouse series - 169 Storey Treehouse will be available in September.
Paul Bangay - A Life in Garden Design.
Penny Wong: Passion and Principle.
Be Useful: Seven tools for life - Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The Woman in Me - Britney Spears.
Also, watch out for new books from:
TJ Klune, Olivie Blake, Ann Cleeves, Emma Donaghue, Toshikazu Kawaguchi, Ken Follett, Peter James, David Baldacci and Danielle Steel.
Short and sweet this month. Hope you are all well and happy reading!!