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Your store: Non-book item of the month 

30 October 2018
Codenames is the bestselling game at Perth’s Rabble Books & Games. Players must guess their team’s secret codenames and avoid guessing their opponent’s codenames during the fast-paced 15 minute game....

Your store: Small space, big ideas 

30 October 2018
Just because Melbourne’s tiny and beloved Paperback Bookshop is small, it doesn’t mean it can’t hold events. Owner Rosie Morton and bookseller Anna McDonald had been discussing the idea of...

Your store: Talk among your shelves  

30 August 2018
Shelf Talkers is a staff-run podcast operating out of Dymocks Adelaide, hosted by the store’s booksellers Tori D’Cruz and Alex Andrews. While the flagship Dymocks podcast is based out of its Sydney head office—and focuses...

Your store: Training wheels 

30 August 2018
Brisbane bookshop Avid Reader and the Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) have launched an all-day booksellers’ training program that will include sessions on using Nielsen BookScan; the financial realities of running...

Your store: Non-book item of the month 

30 August 2018
While many publishers and booksellers have their own branded tote bags, Melbourne independent bookseller Readings decided in 2016 to expand its offerings. The bookseller now produces an entire range of...

Your store: A round-up of retailing news, tips and titbits 

14 March 2017
Booksellers, publishers collaborate at Indies Forum Around 90 guests gathered in Melbourne in February for the first Indies Forum, hosted by the Australian Publishers Association (APA) and Australian Booksellers Association...

Your Store: Non-book item of the month 

28 February 2017
We all know rainy days are best spent curled up inside with a book, but if you must venture out you might as well let your favourite Penguin classic keep...

Your store: Blog brainstorming 

6 October 2016
Companies that blog 15-plus times a month get five times more traffic on their websites, according to social media expert Yvonne Adele. This is because each new blog post offers...

Your store: #loveOzYA in action 

6 October 2016
The #LoveOzYA movement has been gaining traction in local bookstores, with a number of booksellers creating dedicated shelves and promotions for Australian YA. One of those booksellers is Dymocks, which...

Your store: Non-book item of the month 

10 May 2016
This pack of three acrylic coffee templates from DOIY Design helps spruce up your morning coffee whether you’ve got a barista’s skills or not. Each come with three shapes—a love...

Your store: Strictly business 

10 May 2016
To sell business books successfully you need to invest time in selection, says Boffins Books co-owner Bill Liddelow. ‘Don’t fall into the trap of just having some “Dummies” or “Idiot’s...

Your store: Strong foundations 

10 May 2016
Melbourne bookseller Readings was named the inaugural Bookstore of the Year at the London Book Fair International Excellence Awards in April. The judges highlighted Readings’ events program and its two...

Your store: Shelf support 

Paper Bird Fremantle 21 March 2016
If you look closely at the shelves of several WA bookstores you might notice some distinctive new signage. Over the past few months Fremantle Press has been fitting out local...

Your store: Non-book item of the month 

21 March 2016
While book-lovers are unlikely to be lost for conversation topics, these TableTopics conversation cards could liven up a retro dinner party or an awkward internet date. Each TableTopics cube has...