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comeback of geelong

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:

my year without meet

August Event Richard Cornish dinner @ The Shelter Shed

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August Friday 19th 7.30 pm Richard Cornish @ The Shelter Shed

Hesse St Queenscliff

Join us for dinner centred around Richards’ fascinating insight into a year as a vegetarian. My Year Without Meat is a surprising and bittersweet journey that changed Richard’s body, his values and how he cooks. It’s a meditation on ethical meat, an ode to vegetables and a cautionary tale about our relationship to food—as told by a self-confessed meat lover. Funny anecdotes,eye-opening facts and conversations with some of Australia’s best local producers, farmers and top chefs, My Year Without Meat thoughtfully explores how and why Australians consume food the way we do.

Cost $30.00  2 courses (drinks at bar prices)

Bookings: The Shelter Shed     Ph. 52583604

zoe morrison music and freedom

July in store Bookshop Event Saturday July 16th 4.30-6pm

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Join Marylou Gilbert in conversation with inspiring novelist, mother, Rhodes Scholar and pianist Zoe Morrison and her book “Music and Freedom”. Zoe’s debut explores the dark places of domestic violence, and the redemptive powers of music and love, against a backdrop of outback Australia and England.

Cost $10.00 (incl. glass of wine) Bookings Essential: Ph. 52584496

penguin bloom

Wonderful Easter, Holidays & Blues Fest artists

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So many people on the Bellarine for easter. Lots of families and fiends, newcomers, and veterans. the “little emporium” has had soo many lovely visitors! Andy Griffiths still the biggest with the children, and yet another book, “The Treehouse Fun Book”. “A Little Life” for the brave adults..a challenging, memorable, life changing read.Not to mention the life affirming Penguin Bloom.

And lastly, on the music scene,a wonderful introduction to a new (to us) Blues singer Rhiannon Giddings, a star at the recent Blues Fest in Melbourne and the Corner Hotel. Next stop Byron Bay Blues Fest. A definite for our CD collection for you.

bookshop new releases easter 2016

Easter Reading in beautiful historic Queenscliff by the sea.

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Some wonderful new release books have hit our shelves just in time to “bunker down’ aided by the perfect seasonal autumnal weather..beautiful days and cooler nights! So even if football takes up SOME  of your holiday leisure time, leave enough to escape into the wonderful world of books! Something for everyone..a wonderful bio of John Monash, a beautiful book on the Precincts of Paris, yet another fun activity book in the Treehouse series from the wonderful Andy Griffiths, Jill Griffiths and Terry Denton, and debut Yound Adult “Flawed” by well known adult author Celia Ahern, tand more from Emily Maguire,Helen Garner, and Robyn Mundy.

through a camels eye

Dorothy Johnston “Through A Camel’s Eye”

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Join widely acclaimed local author Dorothy Johnston


‘The Conservatory”   Vue Grand Hotel      Hesse St. Queenscliff

Saturday April 23rd 4.00-5.30pm

Dorothy will discuss her latest book “Through a Camel’s Eye” a Sea-Change Mystery, set in her historic home town of Queenscliff

“he shaded his eyes and squinted at a dark object, half covered in sand, then began to walk towards it.”

FREE EVENT :  Light refreshments provided          Bookings   Dorothy Johnston

The Midnight Watch

“The Midnight Hour” by David Dyer

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Another view of events surrounding the sinking of the TITANIC!

“The Midnight Watch” with David Dyer

 The Queenscliff Maritime Museum 5.30-7pm Thursday April 14th

The“Midnight Watch”, David presents a new gripping story of the events surrounding the sinking of the Titanic.His background in both the Law,having been with the London legal practice whose parent represented the owners of the Titanic, a graduate of the Australian Maritime College,and now a teacher of English in Sydney, gives David a marvellous platform for such an absorbing work.

“David Dyer has a reporters’ ear for story, a detectives’ nose for motive, and an artists’ eye for detail…”  Charlotte Rogan author of “The Lifeboat”

Cost: $10.00 Drinks at bar prices. Bookings Essential: David Dyer