Cheers (and maybe a few happy sobs) could be heard across Melbourne this week as our wonderful bookshops reopened their doors. Here, the Affirm Press team shares what we’ve missed the most about these magical places.
In an extract from her candid and compelling memoir Unseen: The Secret World of Chronic Illness, Jacinta Parsons writes about a life-changing moment: the first time she met her partner AJ.
Love Your Bookshop Day is this Saturday October 3rd. We couldn’t be more grateful to all the hard-working booksellers for keeping us well-read during 2020, when we’ve needed it the most. Here, the Affirm Press team shares what our local bookshops mean to us.
Amelia Mellor’s debut novel The Grandest Bookshop in the World is an enchanting adventure set in the real-life Cole’s Book Arcade in Melbourne in 1893. Here, Amelia shares what makes all bookshops magical.
For this month’s Bookseller in Spotlight, we chat to Jo Case from the beloved Imprints Booksellers in Adelaide’s West End.
Here we are – almost at the end, we hope, of Melbourne’s stage four lockdown, in a tough, tough year. Spring is shimmering in the air and the daily virus numbers are dropping, and we ask ourselves – can we allow hope, are we almost ‘there’ – wherever there is?
Fiona Hardy’s funny and heartfelt new novel How to Write the Soundtrack to Your Life is a celebration of music, creativity, and listening to the world around us. Here, Fiona shares some of the music that has shaped her life.
For this month’s Bookseller in Spotlight, Marianne Ramsay takes us behind the scenes at Kinokuniya Sydney, 2020 ABIA Bookshop of the Year.
Melbourne-based artist and illustrator Evie Barrow brings a moving story to life in I Saw Pete and Pete Saw Me, the new picture book written by Maggie Hutchings. We asked Evie more about her work.
It’s deep into 2020 and we all need a little distraction. Thankfully, Melbourne Writers Festival has pu