Christmas Shopping at Collected Works


I’m heading into the city this morning and hoping to make a dint in my Christmas list. First stop, the wonderful Collected Works Bookshop.

I love Collected works. It’s on my list of top places in Melbourne to hang out so I was alarmed when I heard that it’s struggling to keep its head above water.

It would be awful to come back from our year on the road and discover that Collected Works had shut its doors. It’s a Melbourne institution, a haven, and the only place in town where you can find a huge selection of poetry. So many bookshops these days don’t keep many backlisted titles on their shelves but Collected Works has shelves chockablock full of beautiful anthologies, single volumes – you name it.

So if you haven’t started your Christmas shopping, begin the adventure at Collected Works.

Later….

I know the above reads like an advertisement but visiting Kris Hemensley at Collected Works is a seriously fun adventure. Kris always helps me to discover new authors and reminds me of old faves. I came home with a swag of lovely tiles which will be hard to part with as I like each book so much. I can’t blog about them or I’ll spoil the pleasure for the people who will receive them very soon.

Kirsty is an Australian author of books for children and young adults.

“Every adult was once a child and the child inside them never completely disappears.”

Keep in Touch

Upcoming Events

  • 9 May
    SLAV Reading Forum
    Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School
    Further information
  • 13 May
    The Children's Bookshop
    Beecroft, Sydney
  • 20 May
    Story Slam!
    La Trobe University
  • 1 June
    Victorian Launch of When Billy Was a Dog, 3.00 pm
    The Little Bookroom, Carlton North
  • 2 June
    Books Illustrated Stall, 11.00 am - 1.00 pm
    Melbourne Book Market
  • 14 June
    WA Launch of When Billy was a Dog, 6.00 pm
    The Literature Centre, Fremantle
  • 15 June
    Puppies and Portraits
    Paper Bird Bookshop
  • 17-28th June
    Talented Young Writers' Program
    Bunbury, Busselton & Fremantle, WA
  • 2 August
    HASS Conference WA
    Perth, WA

@kirstymurray on Twitter

Categories

Archive