Books & Talks

Inner West Author Jack Ellis Releases New Book

By Renee Lou Dallow Jack Ellis is a writer with two novels under his belt. His first, The Best Feeling Of All, deals with girls growing up through various stages of their  lives. It explores their friendships and new relationships as they traverse their worlds both together and separately. Ellis’s latest novel, Home And Other […]

Esteemed chef Yotam Ottolenghi to give one day only show in Sydney 

BY LUCINDA GARBUTT-YOUNG World-renowned chef Yotam Ottolenghi will speak at Sydney ICC this month to share experiences as a restaurateur and food writer.  The Flavour Of Life tour, which will see Ottolenghi visit eight Australian cities with cooking tips and vegetarian joys, was originally about his eighth book, Flavour. But the Israeli-born chef explained the […]

Josh Pyke signing kids books this weekend

Acclaimed Aussie singer-songwriter and children’s book author Josh Pyke will visit Harry Hartog Bookseller at Marrickville Metro for an extra special storytime this Saturday! The award-winning musician and father-of-two will be delighting the little ones in-store with readings of his exciting new picture books, Chatterpuss and Chatterpuss 2, followed by a book signing. A master of imaginative turns of […]

Dime Sheppard’s ‘Crime Writer’

BY JARROD WOLFHUNTER  Crime Writer is the engaging and thrilling crime/romance story written by exciting Aussie author, Dime Sheppard, in her fantastic debut novel. Crime Writer is difficult to put down because of its non-typical structure that melds a fictional writer’s world with the world of her characters – who possess lots of depth and […]

A poem by Inner West writer Mark Mordue – #boysarepoeticbeings

I believe in the beauty of boys, their grace, their poetry, their bicycles, their secret worlds in lanes and back streets, the rush of their lives beneath trees and on concrete, their scraped knees, their chipped skateboards, their prayers and their lies, I believe in their shouts c’mon to one another, cursed graffiti in the […]

Bryan Brown pens new crime novel, Sweet Jimmy

By Jarrod Wolfhunter Australian screen legend, and national treasure, Bryan Brown (AM), has written an outstanding crime novel that is set in and around Sydney, titled, Sweet Jimmy. Sweet Jimmy involves seven vivid individual short-stories that are, at-times, very disturbing, but always, very difficult to put down. Brown admits that crime novels have always been […]

Addi Road Writer’s Festival 2021

Aspiring writers in the Inner West of Sydney are about to have an annual literary and storytelling event right on their doorstep. Thanks to the fine folks over at the Addison Road Community Organisation this event will act as an unofficial fringe festival and creative alternative to the Sydney Writers Festival. The festival's inaugural event […]

Gerdette Rooney’s Womadic Wanders

Gerdette Rooney is an intrepid traveller of the nomadic kind, hence the title of her newly published book, Womadic Wanders. It’s a book that details Gerdette’s many adventures and tales of wanderlust from many different countries. These are not the usual countries that are generally criss-crossed by students during a gap year or by tourists […]

In The Time Of Foxes: A Conversation With Jo Lennan & Pip Smith

Harry Hartog Booksellers have been facilitating events on Zoom between writers in a weekly series called, Conversation With Harry Hartog. On Thursday, May 7, we sat in on a conversation between writer and musician Pip Smith and author Jo Lennan. Jo Lennan is the author of In The Time Of Foxes, her first book, a […]

Mother’s Day Curated Book List

As we learn to navigate this world of social distancing, one thing is certain, the power of a good book. Harry Hartog have adapted their service of recommending books to people in their stores to a digital platform, making it accessible to anyone, anywhere and just in time for Mother’s Day. ​Gift your Mum a […]