Where have all Melbourne’s bookshops gone? According to our modest study, Melbourne’s CBD has lost around 30% of its bookshops in just 13 years.
Win a book and limited edition poster: a little competition to celebrate the publication of Sebastian Meschenmoser’s delightful antidote to fairy stories, 3 wishes for Pugman.
Imagine all the books you read coming from the same types of publishers, authors and cultures. Bibliodiversity … is about encouraging more variety in publishing and more publishers, lest we simply leave it to the large British, US, Spanish and German multinationals that bestride the book world like colossi.
‘It’s hard not to be moved by this biography of Zhu Xiao-Mei, the young pianist who plays for the love of music in a hostile situation.’
‘I feel strongly that this is a particularly special book for a father to share with his son because it is strong, yet sentimental.’ – My Little Bookcase reviews ‘Sam and his Dad’
IT’S TAKEN us quite a long time to get round to it—about 12 years?—but at last we have our first ever catalogue out, just in time for the busiest three months in the book retail calendar.
Wilkins Farago’s Andrew Wilkins writes for international book journal Publishing Perspectives on the joys of shopping for children’s books at international book fairs.
‘The blurb on the back of this book sums up the story as a celebration not only of dad but of all the little pleasures of family life. I couldn’t agree more!’. ‘Sam and his dad’ reviewed in the September issue of Magpies Magazine.
‘Davide Cali has given us some really wonderful picture books, including ‘I like Chocolate’ and ‘Piano Piano’, but this one really takes the cake.’ Excerpt from Sunday Tasmanian review of ‘What is this thing called love?’
‘Every library at every level should own this book. Every teacher should read it to their class.’
‘A gorgeous slice-of-life look at a typical family and their idiosyncrasies’: Kids Book Review
Davide Cali and Gianluca Foli’s marvellous fable, The Bear with the Sword, is listed as a recommended resource for Years 1 to 3 in Western Australian primary schools.
A great list of books for Father’s Day on the My Little Bookcase website. Two of our titles are featured.
‘With an inky illustrative style almost reminiscent at times of Quentin Blake, but with a gentler air, Sam and His Dad is a portrait of fatherly and filial love. It avoids sentimentalism with its wit and veracity. First published in France in 2009, it has been produced here as a stylish hardback.’ – THE AGE
We had a great time at Saturday’s Children’s Book Market at Melbourne’s Federation Square. As well as selling a few books, we got the chance to talk to a lot of members of the public and get their (overwhelmingly positive) feedback on our books.
Another excellent review of Davide Cali and Anna-Laura Cantone’s new picture book, ‘What is this Thing Called Love?’, this time in Brisbane’s ‘Courier-Mail’.
Wilkins Farago will be at the special children’s book market this Saturday at Melbourne’s Federation Square. Come and say hello.
This Saturday 20 August is National Bookshop Day across Australia.
Here’s something for nothing – a free book/ebook featuring new works from Australia’s independent publishers.
A great review of ‘Sam and His Dad’ in the Brisbane Sunday Mail’s U on Sunday magazine.
A nice little plug for David Cali and Anna Laura Cantone’s new picture book, ‘What is this thing called love?’, on the blog of Ulysses Bookstore.
‘3 Wishes for Pugman is guaranteed to leave a smile on the face of the most addled reader!’ – The Canberra Times
‘Heart-warming’ … ‘quirky’ …’entertaining’ … ‘gently humorous’ … The Canberra Times approves of ‘What is this thing called Love?’
Across Australia, school kids are gearing up for the last weeks of the various state Reading Challenges.
Here is an interview with the German author and illustrator of 3 Wishes for Pugman, Sebastian Meschenmoser.
The keenly-awaited reprint of ‘The Red Piano’ has arrived in the warehouse.
Here is an interview with the illustrator of ‘What is This Thing Called Love?’, Italian Anna Laura Cantone.
It is fittingly apt that a book on the nature of love was initially published in French, says Magpies magazine of Davide Cali’s ‘What is this thing called love?’
A good first review of Sebastian Meschenmoser’s 3 Wishes for Pugman in the July issue of Magpies magazine.
Our latest book trailer is for ‘Sam and His Dad’ by Serge Bloch, our Father’s Day title. Let us know what you think!