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Most Underrated Book Award 2017 Shortlis

The Australian Booksellers Association sponsors the Small Press Network’s Most Underrated Book Award (MUBA). The MUBA is designed to highlight titles that did not get the sales or recognition they deserved at the time of release What I love about this award is that books that seem initially unconventional can be appreciated. This list contains a graphic novel, a photographic masterpiece, “microfiction” and thinker’s books. There are some wonderful books that come out of the Small…

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MY SoapBox: Let’s fight for our community

The world of shopping has changed so much over the last 100 years. Okay so I wasn’t around for some of it I’ve read about and seen some major changes. Can you even imagine shopping JUST where you live now? Walking down the street to pick up fruit and vegetables, bread, meat, clothes, books and everything else you needed. You got to speak to other residents and shop owners and find out about what is…

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Events galore at Books of Buderim

I had the most pleasurable week meeting some fabulous authors and local customers. We are all different in our needs and experiences and I am always amazed at how much I gain from all the people I meet in this world. Never any discussions are the same and you just never know what you will learn about people. I find when I talk to authors I learn so much about lives from different perspectives. They think…

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Jane Austen and D’arcy

Last Friday we had Morning tea with Wal Walker, author of Jane and D’Arcy Wal talked about the story of the greatest love affair of Jane Austen’s life that has been hidden by the Austen Family. He provided strong evidence to makes the groundbreaking claim that colonial surgeon D’Arcy Wentworth (1762-1827) was the love of her life. Austen readers have long detected the complex emotional experience revealed in her writing is at odds with the…

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Relax, we have your local event covered

Are you looking for a place to feel at home and relax with friends? Do you sometimes just need somewhere to go that has chairs and tables and a bit of sun? Buderim is a lovely location, in the heart of the Sunshine Coast. It has clothing shops, fabulous chemist, newsagent, other shops, many coffee houses and of course the book shop. But is can be difficult to find somewhere to sit if you don’t…

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Photography on the World Stage

Aching to get away, needing an escape from the everyday. Sometimes money, health, politics, work demands and many other reasons can stop us from getting away. In these times of great turmoil and unknown terrors, it may be best just to stay at home. And while we live in a fabulous country with some amazing sights on our doorstep, I still love to visit and explore the colour and beauty of other parts of the…

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What is this online book club all about.

I have decided to explore the value of an online book club hosted by Books of Buderim, through facebook. We currently have 2 wonderful book clubs in store, A Classics Book Club on a Monday morning once a month and a New Releases Book Club on a Wednesday evening once a month. It is a great opportunity to make some new friends and I can happily say it has brought people together in the community.…

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The Dangers of Reading in Bed

I was reading an article published in The Altantic.com . It talked of the dangers of reading in bed in 18th and 19th centuries. Of fires and burns that regularly occurred from reading at night to candlelight and falling asleep. This was astonishing to me. I found it so unfathomable that death can occur from reading in bed, a favourable and most enjoyable part of my day. To think it could be as dangerous as possibility…

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The favourite part of your work day.

We spend over a third of our lives at work, okay maybe not quiet that much when you think about weekends but it is a big part of our week. Our work provides so many ways for us to grow and learn but it is also probably the place we are most comfortable outside our home. Some people are lucky to find jobs they love by chasing what there passionate about. You might be lucky…

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Politics, coming out of the woods

You know how when you move things around at home, lost and forgotten gems will pop out at you. You end up finding all these precious treasures. Well that exactly what’s happened at the bookshop this week. We knew the children’s area needed a bigger better space but the benefits to the other sections of the bookshop really were not very clear. The selection of books at Books of Buderim has always been extensive but…

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