The Bookshop hosts regular events.

Bookings for events can be made at The Bookshop or (for most ticketed events) at https://thebookshop.yapsody.com.

Follow our Facebook page for information about upcoming events. 

 

Upcoming events

 

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Meet Ruby J. Murray

5.00pm at The Bookshop

Come along and meet Ruby J. Murray at The Bookshop at 5pm on Thursday, 14 February.

The Biographer's Lover (Black Inc.) was one of our favourite books of 2018 and is a bestseller here at The Bookshop.

Have a chat to Ruby and get your copy of The Biographer's Lover signed.

We'll even provide a complimentary glass of sparkling wine.

This is a free event but bookings are essential.

Let us know you are coming on our Facebook event page, email info@thebookshopatqueenscliff.com or telephone 03 5258 4496.

Ruby J. Murray event poster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Fusion with Kate Richards

6.30pm at Uniting Queenscliff

The Bookshop at Queenscliff is delighted to host author Kate Richards at an event celebrating her debut novel Fusion.

Forever entwined, Sea and Serene live isolated in the Australian alpine wilderness with Wren, the young man who helps care for them. Each have found peace in this wild, fierce landscape, and they live in harmony, largely self-sufficient.

One day Wren discovers a woman on the road nearby, badly injured and unconscious. He brings her back to the cottage, and he and the twins nurse her back to health. But the arrival of this outsider shatters their dynamic with unforeseen consequences.

Lyrical and poetic, Fusion is a unique and haunting modern-gothic tale that has at its heart questions of selfhood, dependency, difference and love. It is the compelling first novel by the award-winning author of Madness: A Memoir.

Fusion is published in February 2019 by Penguin Books Australia.

On 21 February 2019 Kate will be in conversation with The Bookshop's Mathew Jose.

Tickets $12 (including a glass of wine or sparkling water on arrival) available at The Bookshop and https://thebookshop.yapsody.com.

Kate Richards

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Diving Into Glass with Caro Llewellyn

6.30pm at Uniting Queenscliff

The Bookshop at Queenscliff is delighted to present an author event with Caro Llewellyn discussing her memoir Diving Into Glass.

Caro Llewellyn was living her dream life in her adopted home of New York, directing an international literary festival. Then one day, running in Central Park, she lost all sensation in her legs. Two days later she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

Caro was no stranger to tragedy. Her father Richard contracted polio at the age of twenty and spent the rest of his life in a wheelchair. Dignified, undaunted and ingenious, he was determined to make every day count, not least seducing his nurse while still confined to an iron lung, then marrying her.

But when Caro was herself blindsided by illness, cut loose from everything she depended on, she couldn’t summon any of the grace and courage she’d witnessed growing up. She was furious, toxic, humiliated. Only by looking back at her father’s extraordinary example was she able to rediscover her own grit and find a way forward, rebuilding her life shard by shard.

An emotionally brutal memoir of family, vulnerability and purpose, Diving into Glass is a searing, often funny portrait of the realities of disability and an intimate account of two lives filled with vigour and audacity.

Diving Into Glass is published in March 2019 by Penguin Books Australia.

On 7 March 2019 Caro will be in conversation with The Bookshop's Mathew Jose.

Tickets include a glass of wine or sparkling water on arrival.

Tickets $12 (including a glass of wine or sparkling water on arrival) available at The Bookshop and https://thebookshop.yapsody.com.

Caro Llewellyn

 

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Guy Rundle

2.00pm at Uniting Church Queenscliff

The Bookshop at Queenscliff presents Guy Rundle in Queenscliff just days after the publication of his new book Practice: Journalism, Essays and Criticism.

Guy is one of Australia's leading critics, commentators and writers.

Practice: Journalism, Essays and Criticism (Black Inc.) is a collection of his best writing on politics, culture, class and more.

Currently writer-at-large for Crikey, Guy is a former editor of Arena Magazine, a writer and producer for television and stage, and the author of books including two essays in Black Inc.'s agenda-setting Quarterly Essay series.

We think Guy's Down to the Crossroads (Penguin Books Australia) was the best book published on the 2008 US presidential election campaign.

On 10 March Guy will be in conversation with The Bookshop's Mathew Jose.

Tickets $12 (including a glass of wine or sparkling water on arrival) available at The Bookshop and https://thebookshop.yapsody.com.

Guy Rundle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

The Hollow Bones with Leah Kaminsky

6.30pm at Uniting Church Queenscliff

The Bookshop at Queenscliff is delighted to present an author event with Leah Kaminsky discussing her new novel The Hollow Bones.

Berlin, 1936. Ernst Schäfer, a young, ambitious zoologist and keen hunter and collector, has come to the attention of Heinrich Himmler, who invites him to lead a group of SS scientists to the frozen mountains of Tibet. Their secret mission: to search for the origins of the Aryan race. Ernst has doubts initially, but soon seizes the opportunity to rise through the ranks of the Third Reich.

While Ernst prepares for the trip, he marries Herta, his childhood sweetheart. But Herta, a flautist who refuses to play from the songbook of womanhood and marriage under the Reich, grows increasingly suspicious of Ernst and his expedition.

When Ernst and his colleagues finally leave Germany in 1938, they realise the world has its eyes fixed on the horror they have left behind in their homeland.

A lyrical and poignant cautionary tale, The Hollow Bones brings to life one of the Nazi regime’s little-known villains through the eyes of the animals he destroyed and the wife he undermined in the name of science and cold ambition.

The Hollow Bones is published in March 2019 by Penguin Books Australia.

On 12 March 2019 Leah will be in conversation with The Bookshop's Mathew Jose.

Tickets include a glass of wine or sparkling water on arrival.

Tickets $12 (including a glass of wine or sparkling water on arrival) available at The Bookshop and https://thebookshop.yapsody.com.

Leah Kaminsky

 

 

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Eight Lives with Susan Hurley

6.30pm at Uniting Church Queenscliff

The Bookshop at Queenscliff is delighted to present an author event with Susan Hurley celebrating her debut novel Eight Lives.

Eight Lives is a stunning contemporary thriller that explores power, class and prejudice.

The story is inspired by a real-life London drug trial that ended in tragedy.

Refugee David Tran becomes the Golden Boy of Australian medical research and invents a drug that could transform immunology. Eight volunteers are recruited for the first human trial, a crucial step on the path to global fame for David and windfall gains for his investors. But when David dies in baffling circumstances, motives are put under the microscope.

Eight Lives is told from the perspectives of David’s friends, family and business associates - those who played a role in his downfall.

Eight Lives is published on 26 March 2019 by Affirm Press.

On 11 April 2019 Susan will be in conversation with The Bookshop's Mathew Jose at Uniting Queenscliff.

Tickets $12 (including a glass of wine or sparkling water on arrival) available at The Bookshop and https://thebookshop.yapsody.com

Susan Hurley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, 16 June 2019

Bloomsday in Queenscliff

The Bookshop at Queenscliff

Join us for a public reading of Ulysses to celebrate Bloomsday 2019.

Get more information or sign up to join the public reading by contacting The Bookshop or visiting our Facebook event page.

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Some of our past events

 

Friday, 8 February 2019 (SOLD OUT)

Colour Masterclass for the Senses

7.00pm at Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop

David Coles, master paint-maker and author of Chromatopia, Lucy Borland, fragrance stylist, and Shelter Shed's Donnie Grigau will take your senses on a journey around the colour wheel.

Chromatopia: An Illustrated History of Colour reveals the origin stories of 50 extraordinary pigments - from chalk white to vantablack (the darkest material on the planet) - and much more. It's a tour de force of writing, photography and design. It's simply the most extraordinary book about colour you will ever read.

Only limited tickets are available.

Book now for a fabulous evening presented by Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop in collaboration with Homebody Orchard and The Bookshop at Queenscliff.

Colour Masterclass for the Senses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Ruby J. Murray

Hear Ruby J. Murray talk about her stunning new novel The Biographer's Lover

A young writer is hired to put together the life of an unknown artist from Geelong. It's no ordinary commission, and Edna Cranmer is no ordinary artist.

The Biographer's Lover explores the way we celebrate art and artists - and reminds us that all memory is an act of curation.

Ruby J. Murray is a writer and journalist who has been published in The AgeMeanjinThe Saturday Paper, Griffith ReviewTime Out and Dumbo Feather. Her debut novel, Running Dogs, was shortlisted in the new writing category in the 2013 NSW Premier's Literary Awards.

The Biographer's Lover was published by Black Inc. on 30 July 2018. 

All tickets to this event include a glass of wine or sparkling water.

$12 tickets available at https://thebookshop.yapsody.com and The Bookshop.

The Biographer's Lover

 

 

 

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Love Your Bookshop Day 

Love Your Bookshop Day 2018

Join us in Queenscliff on Saturday, 11 August, to celebrate Love Your Bookshop Day 2018.

We'll be celebrating local authors this year.

We'd like you to join their ranks by entering our Very Short Story Competition.

Tell us a story in up to 100 words about "a good dog".

$30 book vouchers will be awarded to the best 

junior (under 16) and adult (16 and over) storytellers. 

Entries close at midnight on Thursday, 9 August 2018.

Email your entry to info@thebookshopatqueenscliff.com

Winners will be announced on Love Your Bookshop Day.

  

 

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Story Time with Heather Gallagher

11.00am at The Bookshop

Join author Heather Gallagher for Story Time during the winter school holidays.

Heather will read her new book "Scaredy Cat" - a rhyming tale about a girl and her four-legged friend that demands to be re-read (and read again).

A free event, but RSVPs appreciated: info@thebookshopatqueenscliff.com

 

 

Friday, 6 July 2018

A Literary Trivia Night

Supporting the Indigenous Literacy Foundation

Prizes include signed books and book vouchers

$10 tickets available from The Bookshop 03 5258 4496

Literary Trivia Night 

 

 

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Barry Hill and Don Watson: Essayists on the Essay

6.30pm 

Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

Join two of Australia's pre-eminent essayists in Geelong for a lively conversation about the essay - and more. 

Barry Hill is a poet, historian, biographer, journalist, librettist and critic. A collection of his essays - Reason and Lovelessness - was published by Monash University Publishing in March 2018.

Don Watson is a speechwriter, historian, biographer and screenwriter. A collection of his essays - There it is again - was published by Penguin Books Australia in November 2017.

This is a free event hosted by Geelong Regional Libraries.

The discussion will be facilitated by Mathew Jose from The Bookshop at Queenscliff.

Hill and Watson essay collections

 

 

 

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Meet Stephanie Parkyn

Stephanie Parkyn - Into the World

Meet Stephanie Parkyn in store to chat about her historical novel 'Into the World' and have your copy signed by the author. 

2.00pm

The Bookshop, 30 Hesse Street, Queenscliff

Free

 

 

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Whiteley on Trial with Gabriella Coslovich

in conversation with Roxie Bennett

Whiteley on Trial with Gabriella Coslovich

2.30pm

Salt Contemporary Art, 33 Hesse Street, Queenscliff

$20 including a glass of wine and a $10 book voucher 

 

Saturday, 2 December 2017

The Glass Soldier with Don Farrands

The Glass Soldier with Don Farrands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.30pm 

Uniting Church Queenscliff, corner Hesse and Stokes Streets, Queenscliff

$12 including a glass of wine 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, 29 October 2017

The Bookshop Tour by Bill

The Bookshop Tour by Bill - tour program

3.00pm 

The Bookshop, 30 Hesse Street, Queenscliff

A free event. No bookings required.

 

 

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Launch of The Swan Island Connection

Garry Spry, President of the Queenscliffe Historical Museum will launch Dorothy Johnston's The Swan Island Connection, the second book in Dorothy's sea-change mystery series set in Queenscliff.

4.00pm

Queenscliff Brewhouse, 2 Gellibrand Street, Queenscliff

 

 

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Advance Australia Where? with Michael Cooney

Join us for a special event with Michael Cooney, National Director of the Australian Republic Movement.

It has been almost 20 years since the Republic referendum failed, the Opposition has committed to hold a plebiscite on a Republic should it win office, and there's growing disquiet with 26 January as our national day.

In short, there has never been a more important time to hear from the National Director of the Australian Republic Movement.

Michael will make the case for an Australian Republic, quash some myths (we're pretty sure he'll confirm Queenscliff won't have to undergo a name change) and answer questions about the road ahead.

Republicans, monarchists and the undecided are all invited.

3.00pm

Salt Lounge (upstairs at Salt Contemporary Art), 30 Hesse Street, Queenscliff.

 

 

15 July 2017

Who in their right mind would be a politician?

Presented by Meanjin and The Bookshop at Queenscliff

Featuring Meanjin editor Jonathan Green and Guardian Australia politics editor Katharine Murphy

Join a discussion about how our political culture affects participants and what it means for the rest of us.

3.00pm

Uniting Church Queenscliff, corner Hesse and Stokes Streets, Queenscliff

$12 entry includes a glass or wine or sparkling water on arrival

 

 

8 July 2017

Reflections on Orwell with Dennis Glover

Hear Dennis Glover, author of The Last Man in Europe, reflect on the life and writing of George Orwell.

Glover's novel is published by Black Inc in July 2017. It will change the way we understand Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four.

3.00pm

Uniting Church Queenscliff, corner Hesse and Stokes Streets, Queenscliff

$12 entry includes a glass or wine or sparkling water on arrival