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Author Johann Hari Joins Sydney Writer’s Festival Lineup

By Jarrod Wolhuter. Johann Hari is an author on fire and he’s featuring as one of many outstanding writer at this year’s Sydney Writer’s Festival. Hari has been pivotal in changing the narrative on addiction, anxiety and depression in the 21st century. His past two books, Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of […]

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 […]

Inner West library services set to reopen next week

By EVA BAXTER Inner West library click and collect and home delivery services will be reopened on Monday September 20, or the week commencing. The library services were shut under the NSW government’s Public Health Order. Libraries are categorised separately from retail, for which click & collect and delivery has been permissible. An exemption to […]

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 […]

​​One for the books: a victory sweeter than fiction for Newtown bookstore workers

By ELYSIA COOK Independent Newtown bookstore Better Read Than Dead reached an in-principle enterprise agreement with its workers this month. The enterprise bargaining agreement is a first for non-university bookshops in the country, and the workers are now the best paid booksellers in Australia.  Dymocks Chatswood Manager Mark Hopson told the Independent that the successful […]

Food News – Xmas Books

Yes, beer matching is a thing. Beer Bites [RRP $45] by Christian DeBenedetti and Andrea Slonecker is pitched at the home beer enthusiast, with plenty of beer consumption tips. Trust me when I say: you won’t ask for a pub-chilled schooner glass after reading this book.

Macleay bookshop turns the final pages

Another dagger through the heart of independent bookshops looms, with the iconic Macleay Bookshop in Potts Point set to close at the end of February. Owner Richard Stern told the Sydney Morning Herald he hopes to find someone to take over the reins. But it would be a brave soul who enters into bookselling in […]

Unhappy ending for tired tomes

Library books, as it turns out, live on borrowed time. But what happens to the books that a librarian decides are no longer worth stocking? When a concerned resident "rescued" ten boxes of disposed books from garbage bins behind Leichhardt Library, he contacted the Inner West Independent. Jefferson Lee said he was told by a […]