the bookshop at queenscliff

“the bookshop at queenscliff” is a locally owned, independent bookstore, located in the main street of historic Queenscliff. All titles are hand selected, encompassing mainstream literary titles, both fiction & non-fiction, with a slightly eclectic edge across all genres. Children’s books feature strongly, with emphasis on curating an amazing collection & range!

The Book Porter

The Book Porter is a carefully-curated book subscription service that delivers a customised gift designed to build a personal library. Every month for a year a select book is posted to you, or your gift recipient.

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“You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page
and feel as though you’ve lost a friend.”
Paul Sweeney

“the bookshop at queenscliff” is a locally owned, independent bookstore, located in the main street of historic Queenscliff. All titles are hand selected, encompassing mainstream literary titles, both fiction & non-fiction, with a slightly eclectic edge across all genres. Children’s books feature strongly, with emphasis on curating an amazing collection & range! We also love music, and stock a small eclectic range of CD’s to inspire you while browsing, plus beautiful cards & Italian wrapping papers.

The Bookshop at Queenscliff Events & Community

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September Pre Grand Final Event “Comeback:The Fall and Rise of Geelong”

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Wednesday September 7th 6.00-7.30pm

Point Lonsdale Bowling Club

“A Beer &  a Pie” & The Geelong Football Club”

Join James Button,a lifelong geelong supporter since boyhood,James will speak of his new, exstensively researched insightful look at the fall and Rise of the Geelong Football Club.But as the years and defeats mounted, one nagging question became louder and louder: would his team ever win a premiership again? “Comeback” tells the proud story.

Cost: $20.00 (Incl. welcome drink) Further drinks at bar prices.

Bookings  Ph.52584496 E: thebookshopatqueenscliff@gmail.com

Introducing The Book Porter

The Book Porter is a carefully-curated book subscription service that delivers a customised gift designed to build a personal library. Every month for a year a select book is posted to you, or your gift recipient.

Our Book Reviews

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March Book Reviews

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The Life and Death of Sophie Stark is admittedly not the sort of book I would usually choose. It is difficult to categorise its genre but it’s basically a series of character vignettes whose voices tell the story of a woman they all know – Sophie Stark. What kept me reading as much as any of the narratives or plotlines was morbidly wanting to find out how Sophie died – the title tantalises the reader to want to know. The author keeps us guessing until late in the story and in the interim a fragile, raw and often unlikeable protagonist is revealed.

The story explores love, bullying, grief, relationships, and challenges us to ponder which character actually knew the real Sophie, or if we are all multi-faceted revealing different parts of ourselves to different people.

I didn’t love it but the dichotomy is that it held my attention and I’m still thinking about it!

Review by Alice.

 

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March Book Reviews

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Sing Fox To Me by Sarah Kanake is an engrossing read, which I read in one sitting. It’s a tumultuous story of lost and broken characters searching for others and themselves. Twin teenage boys are abandoned by their father to live on a remote Tasmanian mountain with their almost-hermit grandfather. Jonah wants to break free from his twin Samson who has down syndrome, and Samson just wants things to make sense. Both go beyond the limits of the house on the mountain – one to discover love and delight and the other to turn desperate and brutal. All the while their grandfather grieves for his lost daughter, and hopes for a fleeting glance of a Tasmanian tiger. This is a story in which memory is overlaid with the present, and characters do the best and worst. The setting of the mountain makes for both an immense and confined space and the ever-present feeling of something sinister.

A compelling and well-crafted story sure to hold your attention.

Review by Alice.

 

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Once upon an Alphabet by Oliver Jeffers

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The letters of our alphabet work tirelessly to make words that in turn make stories, but what if there was a story FOR each of the letters instead? Turn the pages of this exquisite book to find out…

Here you will discover twenty-six short stories introducing a host of new characters (plus the occasional familiar face). From Edmund the astronaut with his awkward fear of heights, via the dynamic new investigative duo of the Owl and the Octopus, through to the Zeppelin that just might get Edmund a little bit closer to where he needs to be, this book is packed with funny, thrilling, perilous and above all entertaining tales inspired by every letter in the alphabet.

An adventure to follow from A to Z, or a treasure trove to dip in and out of, Once Upon an Alphabet is a work of exhilarating originality from artist Oliver Jeffers, the creator of much-loved modern classics such as Lost and Found and The Incredible Book Eating Boy.

RRP $28.00

"My son..daughter and husband are very keen readers. My sons’ favourite shop is the bookshop! And would happily spend hours if there if he could.."

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"Always go there first to buy a special book."

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"I am continually recommending your wonderful bookshop to friends and visitors to the region..I just love visiting as often as I can."

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"You are up there with the very best bookshops in Victoria. Friendly, fascinating and fabulous."

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