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My life in books: Tim Gott from Devonport Bookshop 

7 November 2019
Tim and Anne Gott have owned the Devonport Bookshop for almost 25 years. In his bookseller’s diary, Tim shares stories from his bookselling career and observations on Devonport’s urban renewal....

Place of exchange: Jane Stratton on Lost in Books

4 September 2019
Lost in Books is a multilingual children’s bookshop in Fairfield, Sydney. A project of the Think+Do Tank Foundation, the shop’s mission is to celebrate and support multilingual literacy and creativity....

All hands on deck: Inside The Little Bookroom with Michael Earp

31 July 2019
Situated in Melbourne’s inner north, The Little Bookroom is Australia’s oldest dedicated children’s bookshop. In his bookseller’s diary, children’s literature specialist Michael Earp reveals how a combination of experience, new ideas...

The secret diary of Shaun Bythell 

22 August 2018
Shaun Bythell owns Scotland’s largest second-hand bookstore The Bookshop, Wigtown and is the author of Diary of a Bookseller (Profile). He will deliver a keynote address at this year’s Booksellers...

Warm welcome: Kyneton’s Squishy Minnie 

23 October 2017
When children’s bookstore Squishy Minnie opened in the Victorian town of Kyneton, it filled an important gap in the regional community. Owner and manager Kristen Proud shares her bookseller’s diary....

Brave new world: Sydney’s Beachside Bookshop

9 May 2017
Sydney’s Beachside Bookshop, which specialises in teen fiction, celebrated its one-year anniversary earlier this year. Owner and second-generation bookseller Libby Armstrong shares her bookseller’s diary. ‘Oh, you’re very brave.’ If...

Rundle in the jungle: On Dymocks Adelaide 

Dymocks Adelaide staff 14 March 2017
Dymocks Adelaide franchise owner Mandy Macky has led the Rundle Mall store since 1991, through microfiche, continuous-feed computer sheets and a relocation. She shares her bookseller’s diary.  Standard Books was...

Pearce and co: A history of the Hobart Bookshop

21 March 2016
Christopher Pearce followed his father Cedric into bookselling, working first at Fullers and then the Papua New Guinea Bookshop before opening the Hobart Bookshop with his partner Janet, writes bookseller...