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Go On… Choose It By The Cover!

The adage is supposed to indicate that, just because a book is marketed well and presented in a visually attractive way, there’s no guarantee the story will be any good.

And that’s fine. It has certainly provided us with an everyday quip to suit many a situation. But these days, perhaps the phrase “don’t judge a […]

By |March 27th, 2014|Opinion|Comments Off on Go On… Choose It By The Cover!

Looking Cool on the Bus

It will be interesting to see the inevitable Christmas stats surrounding book sales during the festive season. Not because of the copy-and-paste type articles about ‘the demise of the physical book’ or ‘physical vs digital’ or ‘people reading more than ever’ blah-blah-blah… but with sales of e-readers.

A couple of months ago I read an article […]

By |December 26th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Looking Cool on the Bus

One small step for a bookshop…

We’re about to embark on something huge. For a couple of Adelaide locals with a passion for books it’s massively huge (our passion for strict grammar notwithstanding). We’re going to have a bookshop on Adelaide’s main stage, Rundle Mall, during the Christmas season! This means more to us than words can express but we think […]

By |November 17th, 2013|News, Opinion|Comments Off on One small step for a bookshop…

The New Asterix

Not sure about you, but when I was a boy, it was Tintin or Asterix. You could do both – but you had to have a favourite. Mine was Tintin (but probably only because my Dad encouraged Asterix).

However, even having declared my allegiance to the boyish Belgian, there is still something special about the gallant […]

By |October 24th, 2013|Research Trip|Comments Off on The New Asterix


Ooh-la-la. The 6th arrondissement is home to one of Paris’ must-visit areas, St-Germain-des-Pres. Renowned as the haunt of literary luminaries Sartre & de Beauvoir, it is no surprise to find it has a plethora of wonderful bookshops, many specialising in art books to complement the even-more-plentiful art galleries.

My highlight was definitely Taschen. Nobody quite does […]

By |October 20th, 2013|Research Trip|Comments Off on Saint-Germain-des-Pres