Offsite Event: Grant Edwards 'The Strong Man'
Jul
30
6:30 PM18:30

Offsite Event: Grant Edwards 'The Strong Man'

Grant Edwards visits Helensvale Library as part of his book tour to promote his new memoir The Strong Man. Grant Edwards was once an elite athlete, Olympics qualifier and Australia’s strongest man. His Guinness Book of Records feats of strength were acclaimed internationally, and as a high ranking police officer he spent decades protecting vulnerable people around the world. But nothing could shield him from catastrophic harm in the line of duty. This is the story of an extraordinary man and his extraordinary battle back from the brink.

As places are limited bookings are essential. Please book online HERE, contact 07 5581 1625 or visit your local library branch for more details.

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Offsite Event: Matt Moran Cocktail Hour
Aug
8
6:00 PM18:00

Offsite Event: Matt Moran Cocktail Hour

Enter the draw for a chance to attend Cocktail Hour with Matt Moran

The Ipswich Libraries Cocktail Hour is a premium event free to Ipswich Libraries members and held at Ipswich Central Library. Cocktail Hour is where we share extraordinary stories that challenge our preconceptions of the world and celebrate the achievements or a range of diverse speakers. The speaker for August’s event is the multi-award winning chef, restaurateur and author Matt Moran.

Ticket draw opens 15 July and can be accessed by clicking HERE.

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Love Your Bookshop Day
Aug
10
9:00 AM09:00

Love Your Bookshop Day

This year bookshops across Australia are throwing a party and you are invited! Love Your Bookshop Day is a chance to celebrate what makes your local bookshop great. Whether it’s for their amazing staff, their carefully curated range or specialisation or a must-see events program, come by your local BOOK FACE store on Saturday 10th August 2019 and join in with the celebrations. There will be balloons, dress-ups, book readings, competitions and more. Ask your local store how they’re celebrating and how you can get involved!

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In Store: Love Your Bookshop Day
Aug
10
9:00 AM09:00

In Store: Love Your Bookshop Day

This year bookshops across Australia are throwing a party and you are invited! Love Your Bookshop Day is a chance to celebrate what makes your local bookshop great. Whether it’s for their amazing staff, their carefully curated range or specialisation or a must-see events program, come by BOOK FACE Orion on Saturday and join us in store to celebrate.

Activities and events hosted in store on the day include:

- A Book Advice Stand - where our well read staff members will cure all your reading woes and matching you up with a new book to bury yourself in
- Bookmark Making arts and crafts
- Story Time - children’s book readings will be running both in the morning and the afternoon
- A Fancy Dress Competition that will be running throughout the day. Dress up as your favourite book character to win prizes. All of the staff will be dressed up throughout the day!
- A colouring-in competition, a Lucky Prize Wheel, and more!

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In Store: Love Your Bookshop Day
Aug
10
9:00 AM09:00

In Store: Love Your Bookshop Day

This year bookshops across Australia are throwing a party and you are invited! Love Your Bookshop Day is a chance to celebrate what makes your local bookshop great. Whether it’s for their amazing staff, their carefully curated range or specialisation or a must-see events program, come by BOOK FACE Gungahlin on Saturday and join us in store to celebrate.

Activities and events hosted in store on the day include:
- Story-time with local author Maura Pierlot reading The Trouble in Tune Town
- Jono Lineen in-conversation with Karen Hardy from The Canberra Times talking about his new book Perfect Motion at 4pm.
- A Fancy Dress Competition that will be running throughout the day. Dress up as your favourite book character to win prizes. All of the staff will be dressed up throughout the day!
- There will also be games running, lots of freebies and give-aways, the company wide raffle, book signings and more!

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Offsite Event: Joy Rhoades 'The Burnt Country'
Aug
21
6:30 PM18:30

Offsite Event: Joy Rhoades 'The Burnt Country'

Join author Joy Rhoades as she discusses her new novel The Burnt Country - an enthralling story of integrity, resilience and resistance.

The stunning new novel from the author of The Woolgrower's Companion, whom the Australian Women's Weekly described as ‘a wonderful new voice in literary rural fiction'.

As places are limited, bookings are essential. Contract your local branch library or phone (02) 6205 9000 or book online HERE.

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Offsite Event: Alli Sinclair 'The Cinema at Starlight Creek'
Jul
20
2:00 PM14:00

Offsite Event: Alli Sinclair 'The Cinema at Starlight Creek'

Meet multi award-winning Australian author Alli Sinclair as part of the launch tour for her latest book The Cinema at Starlight Creek, a heart-stirring novel of loss, love and new hope set against the glamorous backdrop of 1950s Hollywood and a small Australian country town.

Contact Upper Coomera Library on (07) 5582 9300 to register your interest or register online HERE.

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Offsite Event: The Art of Crime - In Conversation with Three Thrilling Authors
Jul
20
1:00 PM13:00

Offsite Event: The Art of Crime - In Conversation with Three Thrilling Authors

Join us for a special in-conversation panel discussion facilitated by local librarian, Leanne, with three of her favourite female Australian crime and thriller authors: Jaye Ford, Wendy James, and Caroline Overington. These three incredible women are masters in their field and will be exploring the art of crime.

Please call the library to RSVP on 02 6581 8755 or email portlib@mnclibrary.org.au

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Offsite Event: Alli Sinclair 'The Cinema at Starlight Creek'
Jul
20
10:30 AM10:30

Offsite Event: Alli Sinclair 'The Cinema at Starlight Creek'

Meet multi award-winning Australian author Alli Sinclair as part of the launch tour for her latest book The Cinema at Starlight Creek, a heart-stirring novel of loss, love and new hope set against the glamorous backdrop of 1950s Hollywood and a small Australian country town.

Contact Elanora Library on (07) 5581 1671  to register your interest or register online HERE.

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Offsite Event: Amanda Hampson 'Sixty Summers'
Jul
17
10:30 AM10:30

Offsite Event: Amanda Hampson 'Sixty Summers'

Join the best-selling author of The Olive Sisters, Two for the Road and The French Perfumer and The Yellow Villa, for the launch of her latest novel, Sixty Summers. Amanda Hampson will discuss her insights gained in the writing of Sixty Summers; a lively discussion about women, ageing, youthful aspirations and later-in-life reinventions.

Contact Southport Library on (07) 5581 7200 to register your interest or register online HERE.

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Offsite Event: Amanda Hampson 'Sixty Summers'
Jul
16
10:00 AM10:00

Offsite Event: Amanda Hampson 'Sixty Summers'

Join the best-selling author of The Olive Sisters, Two for the Road and The French Perfumer and The Yellow Villa, for the launch of her latest novel, Sixty Summers. Amanda Hampson will discuss her insights gained in the writing of Sixty Summers; a lively discussion about women, ageing, youthful aspirations and later-in-life reinventions.

Contact Helensvale Library on (07) 5581 1625 to register your interest or register online HERE.

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Book Club: Kathryn Hind 'Hitch'
Jun
27
6:30 PM18:30

Book Club: Kathryn Hind 'Hitch'

Author Kathryn Hind will be joining us for book club in June as we discuss her debut novel Hitch. Bring your copy of this beautiful novel or pick up one in store and join us as we dig deep into this masterfully constructed and heart wrenching debut. Kathryn will joining us for the discussions about the novel as well as providing us with a glimpse into the process of constructing Hitch and answering some reader questions.

While book club is not normally a ticketed event, this one has gained a lot of interest and as such we need to monitor attendees. Tickets are free and are available HERE.

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Offsite Event: Will Kostakis Author Talk
Jun
27
5:00 PM17:00

Offsite Event: Will Kostakis Author Talk

Will Kostakis visits Erina Library as part of his tour across Australia.

Will is a writer of all things, from celebrity news stories that score cease and desist letters, to tweets for professional wrestlers. He’s best known for his award-winning novels, The Sidekicks and The First Third. His first fantasy novel series Monuments begins in spring 2019.

Will shares practical creative writing advice, shaping a writing career and reflects on his work as a celebrity journalist, crafting celebrity tweets and creating content for reality TV.

All welcome to enjoy a slice of pizza or two following Will’s talk.

As places are limited bookings are essential.
Please book online HERE, contact 4304 7650 or visit your local branch.

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Offsite Event: Heather Morris 'The Tattooist of Auschwitz' Young Readers Edition
Jun
17
10:00 AM10:00

Offsite Event: Heather Morris 'The Tattooist of Auschwitz' Young Readers Edition

Meet the author of the international bestseller The Tattooist of Auschwitz and hear her speak about the process of researching and writing this incredible novel and adapting it for younger readers.

As places are limited, bookings are essential. Contract your local branch library or phone (02) 8711 7177 or book online HERE.

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Book Reading + Performance: Hannah Kent 'Burial Rites'
Jun
8
11:30 AM11:30

Book Reading + Performance: Hannah Kent 'Burial Rites'

Join us for a celebration of Hannah Kent's best-selling novel Burial Rites with readings from the gorgeous book and a performance of original music. The landscape and atmosphere evoked by Hannah Kent in her novel was an inspiration for Michaele's latest recording "Galatea" and the upcoming show "Songs of the Solstice" at the Gosford Regional Gallery. Excerpts from the book will be read by actor Augusta Miller with a performance of original music by Michaele Archer and Gabrielle Steele.

Please register online HERE or call BOOK FACE Erina Fair on (02) 4365 5288

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Book Signing: Morris Gleitzman
Jun
1
2:00 PM14:00

Book Signing: Morris Gleitzman

Meet Children's Laureate Morris Gleitzman in store at BOOK FACE Gungahlin. Morris is a bestselling Australian children’s author whose books explore serious and sometimes confronting subjects in funny and unexpected ways. Morris wrote his first children’s novel in 1985. His moving and humourous style has endeared him to children and adults alike, and he is now one of Australia’s most successful authors, both internationally and at home.

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Offsite Event: Candice Fox 'Gone by Midnight'
May
24
1:30 PM13:30

Offsite Event: Candice Fox 'Gone by Midnight'

Attention all Crime Fiction Fans!

Award winning author Candice Fox returns to Erina Library with her new book ‘Gone by Midnight’, a new instalment of the ‘Crimson’ crime series.

When a ten-year-old boy vanishes from a hotel room in Cairns, with no evidence of him leaving the hotel, ex-cop Ted Conkaffey and his PI partner Amanda Pharrell are called in by the missing boy’s mother. Ted must dredge up the area’s worst characters to find the missing boy. And the kind of danger he uncovers could well put his own child in deadly peril..

As places are limited, bookings are essential. Contract your local branch library or phone (02) 4304 7650 or book online HERE.

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Book Launch: 'Underdog: #LoveOzYA Short Stories'
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

Book Launch: 'Underdog: #LoveOzYA Short Stories'

We are SUPER excited to launch Underdog: #LoveOzYA Short Stories in store on Thursday 21st March @ 6.00 pm. Join us in store for an in conversation with contributing local authors Sarah Taviani and Sophie L. Macdonald.

#LoveOzYA celebrates the best of new Australian writing for teenage readers. It has grown from a humble hashtag into a movement reflecting the important role young adult fiction plays in shaping our current generation of readers. This anthology collects for the first time some of the tremendous work from the hashtag #LoveOzYA community.

Don’t miss out on this special opportunity. RSVP to pacific@bookfacestores.com.au by March 16th for a chance to win an exclusive door prize.

6.00 pm arrivals for a 6.30 pm start

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Author Talk: Dervla McTiernan 'The Ruin' & 'The Scholar'
Mar
2
12:00 PM12:00

Author Talk: Dervla McTiernan 'The Ruin' & 'The Scholar'

Being brilliant has never been this dangerous…

When Dr Emma Sweeney stumbles across the victim of a hit and run outside Galway University late one evening, she calls her partner, Detective Cormac Reilly, bringing him first to the scene of the murder that would otherwise never have been assigned to him.

As Cormac investigates, evidence mounts that the death is linked to a Darcy laboratory, and increasingly, to Emma herself. Cormac is sure she couldn’t be involved, but as his running of the case comes under scrutiny from the department and his colleagues, he is forced to question his own objectivity. Could his loyalty to Emma have led him to overlook evidence? Has it made him a liability?

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