Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Too Many Books Too Little space

Well November is here for Booksellers as books run in the door and there are giant piles all over the shop. In fact we are finding it a little scary just where do these books fit? Shop little, books many. Trying to fit in the reading requirement of a bookshop life between receiving books has been hard too but I have managed a few. Blood by Tony Birch a moving road story of a young boy, the sister he will protect at any cost and their neglectful mother, I shed a tear. The much hyped The Night Circus -Erin Morgensten which really is a magical love story written with great imagination. Death and the
Spanish Lady- Carolyn Morwood a great mystery set in Victoria during the Spanish influenza epidemic in 1919, the first in a 3 book series it was a treat to read. The Marriage Plot -Jeffrey Eugenides what a fabulous tale of a love triangle, growing up and semiotics. Squeezed in The Sisters Brothers -Patrick DeWitt This Booker short listed book really is such a great, violent, western. The story of 2 hitman travelling across America to do a job is a complete page turner.Ate a great meal at the Corner Shop'snewest venture Brain in Williamstown Smoked eel to die for.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Cooking the Books Launch

A Kerry Greenwood launch is always a joy to be involved with.  Deb Cox and David Greagg were the launchers and the book was sung into launch by about 25 choristers  singing beautifully in Latin. Thanks to Kerry for her stamina when book signing and to all the Kerry fans who made the morning fabulous.


The Sun Bookshop bookclub was lucky enough to have Adrian Hyland come along last month. People battled school holidays and foul weather and were not disappointed by this fascinating  man and his brilliant book. Kinglake 350

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Missed Connections

I've been reading Sophie Blackall's Missed Connections blog for a long time now and it is extremely exciting to now have her book in our hot little Sun Bookshop hands!

Sophie takes the sweet, the strange, the very romantic 'missed connections' and sets them against her ethereal, imaginative and beautiful illustrations.

Here's what she says about what she does:
 Messages in bottles, smoke signals, letters written in the sand; the modern equivalents are the funny, sad, beautiful, hopeful, hopeless, poetic posts on Missed Connections websites. Every day hundreds of strangers reach out to other strangers on the strength of a glance, a smile or a blue hat. Their messages have the lifespan of a butterfly. I'm trying to pin a few of them down.

We also love Sophie's illustrations for the very excellent Ivy and Bean books - in stock now over in the Younger Sun.

Go look at Sophie's blog.