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Closure of Books of Buderim

Books of Buderim to close The locally run independent bookshop “Books of Buderim”, will close on 24 December 2018 Owner Fiona Blond explains ‘It’s been an increasing struggle over the last few years with slowly declining sales and increasing costs. It’s been a very hard decision to make as the growth of a community around the bookshop was so important to me.  With the lease due for renewal, the changes to the face of Buderim…

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Upcoming Book adaptations to TV and Movies for 2019

Each season we get a new round of books adapted to the TV. Usually, they are books they have been long time successes and some clever director/producer has identified that it would be great as a Movie or TV shop. I think the pressure to find good cinema and TV watching is hotting up. How many great scripts are there available out there to feed our ever watching adoring public. In waltzes, the good old-fashioned…

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Buderim Bookshop comforts

In a little shop at the end of the Buderim shopping strip lives a little bookshop. It is a bookshop that surprises and comforts us all. Once you walk in you know you have come to a place where literature is prized. The selection is comprehensive with longtime favourites sitting next to new current gems. The staff are in love with the books and the shop as much as they love serving the customers and…

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Father’s Day is on its way

Father’s Day is on its way We’re counting down the days until the arrival of Spring 2018 releases, and the first person to be spoilt for choice will be Dad! Father’s Day is Sunday, 2 September, and we’ll have books for new dads, wise dads, hip dads, and best-in-the-world dads.  This is just a small selection but we understand at Books of Buderim that dads come in many different sizes so we offer many different…

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Carpathia By Jay Ludowyke at Books of Buderim, your community bookshop on Sunshine Coast Continue reading...

Carpathia By Jay Ludowyke

Jay Ludowyke is from the Sunshine Coast University where she was supported to research and write the story of Carpathia. Carpathia fascinated me as it is a little-known story in the big story of the Titanic. But Jay has exposed the significant history and story of Carpathia on its own. The story about where it came from, as well as the story of her first sea journey, allowed me to understand and appreciate the rest of Carpathia’s history.…

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Brisbane Writers Festival 2018

Created by Books+Publishing – Australia’s number-one source of news about the book industry.  If you are interested in books and authors the Brisbane Writer’s is definitely a festival worth attending. Try not to get overwhelmed by the program, it is truly amazing. The program has been announced for the 2018 Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF), which runs from 6-9 September. More than 200 writers will appear at the festival, including human rights barrister and author Geoffrey Robertson who…

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Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey

Local Review: Thanks Emily Nixon Five women set off on a trek, organised by their Boss, to see how they get through it together with no problems. A test of endurance in the bush and on the mountains. Four days endurance in rough and demanding terrain, with no problems.  Armed only with small tents and boil in the bag foods, plus a small gas canister stove to cook it on and sleeping bags to sleep…

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Romancing the Author

A gathering of like-minded people is a wonder to be seen. The exchange of commentary about topics all are excited about is enlightening. Sometimes the connections of ideas and interests just work so well together and this is what I was lucky enough to experience and be part of recently. In the library at the Immanuel Lutheran College located in Buderim on the Sunshine Coast, Romancing the author began. A group of well-recognized children’s and…

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Top Shelf Travel

With Easter fast approaching and at least four days free to take some time out, it’s a great time to think about local areas to travel to and relax or get some fitness in and do a walk or hike in our beautiful countryside. Planning these short breaks seem to be last on our organization list but can have therapeutic benefits long after the holiday has finished. The house maintenance can wait, some time to recalibrate the…

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Give Heart to Heart this Valentine’s Day

I am not a true believer in Valentine’s day, but I can see the value of offering someone a heartfelt gesture as we are all in need of acknowledgment from the love in our lives and Valentine’s day is a great opportunity to put your love on the table without it looking out of place. Here at Books of Buderim we have a wonderful selection of books to inspire you to create a Valentine’s day…

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