In-Store: Australian Reading Hour Panel Discussion
Sep
19
6:30 PM18:30

In-Store: Australian Reading Hour Panel Discussion

In celebration of Australian Reading Hour, join authors Emma Grey (Tilly Maguire and the Royal Wedding Mess), Kathryn Hind (Hitch), Rick Morton (100 Years of Dirt), Tania McCartney (Mamie), and Michael Roddan (The People vs the Banks) in store as they discuss the ways in which their personal experiences have impacted upon their writing. With authors across a range of genres, this is set to be a lively and humorous night with wine and refreshments provided.

Tickets are $7 and are available online HERE. For any questions please get in touch with the staff at BOOK FACE Gungahlin.

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Offsite Event: Christian White 'The Wife and the Widow'
Sep
25
10:30 AM10:30

Offsite Event: Christian White 'The Wife and the Widow'

Join author Christian White, rising star in the Australian literary scene, as he discusses his new novel The Wife and the Widow, an enthralling story of love and deception.

Christian White is an Australian author and screenwriter whose projects include feature film Relic. The Nowhere Child is his first book and one of Australia’s bestselling debut novels ever. An early draft of this novel won the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript. Since publication The Nowhere Child has been shortlisted for major awards including the Australian Book Industry Awards’ General Fiction Book of the Year and Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year, and the Indie Book Awards’ Debut Fiction Book of the Year. The Wife and the Widow will be published by Affirm Press on 24 September 2019.

This is a free event though registrations are required. Please register online HERE or contact Port Macquarie Library on (02) 6581 8755 or via email.

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Offsite Event: Favel Parrett 'There Was Still Love'
Oct
2
6:00 PM18:00

Offsite Event: Favel Parrett 'There Was Still Love'

Join us on Wednesday evening for an Author Talk with Favel Parrett, the critically acclaimed Australian storyteller, and hear her speak about the process of researching and writing her new incredible novel There Was Still Love. Favel Parrett's deep emotional insight and stellar literary talent shine through in this love letter to the strong women who bind families together, despite dislocation and distance. It is a tender and beautifully told story of memory, family and love.

Doors open at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start. The talk will go for approximately an hour and will include a reading from Favel’s new book as well as a facilitated audience Q&A. All of Favel’s books will be available for purchase at the event.

This is a free event, however registrations are required. Please contact our BOOK FACE Pacific Fair store to register your interest HERE or call them directly on 07 5592 1700.

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Offsite Event: Judy Nunn 'Khaki Town'
Oct
4
2:00 PM14:00

Offsite Event: Judy Nunn 'Khaki Town'

Meet Judy Nunn, acclaimed Australian historical fiction writer, and hear her speak about the process of researching and writing her new incredible novel Khaki Town. Judy Nunn’s new bestseller is a breathtaking historical novel set in Queensland during World War II and is inspired by a true wartime story that has remained a well-kept secret for over seventy years.

This is a free event, however registrations are required. Please register online HERE or contact Helensvale Library on 07 5581 1625.

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Offsite Event: Chris Hammer 'Silver'
Oct
9
6:00 PM18:00

Offsite Event: Chris Hammer 'Silver'

Join us for an in-conversation event with Chris Hammer, author of the bestselling Australian crime fiction novel Scrublands, when he visits Erina Library to celebrate the publication of his latest thriller, Silver.

Chris Hammer’s writing reflects his extensive career as a journalist covering Australian federal politics and international affairs. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Charles Stuart University and a master’s degree in international relations from the Australian National University.

Presentation commences at 6.30 pm. As places are limited, bookings are essential. Please book online HERE or contact Erina Library on (02) 4304 7650.

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Book Club: Will Kostakis 'Monuments'
Oct
15
4:00 PM16:00

Book Club: Will Kostakis 'Monuments'

Australian YA author Will Kostakis will be joining us at our Gungahlin Teen Book Club in October as we discuss his latest novel Monuments. Bring your copy of this action-packed new release or pick up one in store and join us as we sink our teeth into Monuments, the first book in an exciting new duology. Will will be joining us as we discuss his new book, as well as providing us with a glimpse into the writing process and answering reader questions (and maybe indulging a fan theory or two).

This book club is for teens aged 13-18. No reservations required, just read the book beforehand and then show up on the day!

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Offsite Event: Christian White 'The Wife and the Widow'
Oct
16
10:45 PM22:45

Offsite Event: Christian White 'The Wife and the Widow'

Join author Christian White, rising star in the Australian literary scene, as he discusses his new novel The Wife and the Widow, an enthralling story of love and deception.

His first book, The Nowhere Child, quickly became one of Australian’s bestselling debut novels ever, has been sold in 16 territories worldwide and was acquired in a major screen deal.

This is a free event though registrations are required. Please register online HERE or contact Erina Library on (02) 4304 7650.

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Offsite Event: Kathryn Hind 'Hitch'
Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

Offsite Event: Kathryn Hind 'Hitch'

Kathryn Hind, winner of the inaugural Penguin Literary Prize, will be speaking about her beautiful new book, Hitch, at Erina Library. Kathryn writes with acuity, empathy and wisdom. She is a shining new light on the Australian literary scene.

As places are limited, bookings are essential. Contract Erina Library on (02) 4304 7650 or book online HERE.

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Offsite Event: Michael Robotham 'Good Girl Bad Girl'
Sep
2
6:00 PM18:00

Offsite Event: Michael Robotham 'Good Girl Bad Girl'

Join us for an evening of conversation with one of the greatest crime writers working today.

Before becoming a novelist, Michael Robotham was an investigative journalist working across America, Australia and Britain. As a journalist and writer he has investigated notorious cases such as the serial killer couple Fred and Rosemary West. He has worked with clinical and forensic psychologists as they helped police investigate complex, psychologically driven crimes. His latest novel, Good Girl Bad Girl, is an unnerving psychological thriller where everyone is lying and no-one is who they seem.

This is a free event but please RSVP HERE for seating and catering purposes.

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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: Annie Seaton 'Undara'
Aug
20
10:00 AM10:00

Offsite Event: Annie Seaton 'Undara'

Join best-selling author Annie Seaton as she shares with us her latest eco-adventure book Undara.

Annie Seaton lives in Nambucca Heads, NSW, with her husband of many years. Since their two children fled the nest and three beautiful grandchildren arrived, Toby, the naughtiest dog in the universe, and two white cats share their home. Each winter, Annie and her husband leave the beach to roam the remote areas of Australia to gather research for her eco-adventure stories.

This is a free event though registrations are required. Please register HERE online or contact Port Macquarie Library on (02) 6581 8755 or email portlib@mnclibrary.org.au

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In-Store: Love Your Bookshop Day (GUNGAHLIN)
Aug
10
9:00 AM09:00

In-Store: Love Your Bookshop Day (GUNGAHLIN)

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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In-Store: Love Your Bookshop Day (ERINA FAIR)
Aug
10
9:00 AM09:00

In-Store: Love Your Bookshop Day (ERINA FAIR)

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 Erina Fair on Saturday and join us in store to celebrate.

Activities and events hosted in store on the day include:

- 11:00am - Children’s Book Author/Illustrator, Sara Action will be in store reading and signing copies of her beautiful book, including Dinosaur Day, Cherries, Mr Walker, and loads more. Come and meet the beautiful and creative, Sara Acton!
- 1:00pm - Children’s author John Barwick will be reading from his hilarious book Nursery Crimes Baaa Baa Black Sheep: The Fleeced Fleece
- BOOK FACE staff will be dressed up in fancy book themed dress up! Last year, staff members dressed as Dr Seuss, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Harry Potter. What will the staff be wearing this year? Feel free to dress up too!
- There is a super-duper, ‘Southern Highland Getaway’ competition, a book pack give-away, a LYBD colouring-in competition and more!
- There will also be live music playing throughout the day

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In-Store: Love Your Bookshop Day (ORION)
Aug
10
9:00 AM09:00

In-Store: Love Your Bookshop Day (ORION)

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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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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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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In-Store: Book-signing Samuel Leighton-Dore 'How To Be A Big Strong Man'
Aug
3
11:00 AM11:00

In-Store: Book-signing Samuel Leighton-Dore 'How To Be A Big Strong Man'

Join Samuel Leighton-Dore, Australian writer of queer culture, satirical cartoonist, and artist, as he signs copies of his beautifully funny and tender new book How to Be A Big Strong Man

Samuel knows that masculinity is a myth. A big, dumb, silly, poorly constructed myth! This picture book pokes light-hearted fun at the very notion of manhood, by offering an updated guide to masculinity. Thus: How To Be A Big Strong Man.

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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: 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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