Saturday, April 25, 2009

One of the pleasant villages that comprise the upmarket, low-rise Queensland beach town of Noosa is Noosaville and it was here, next door to the organic café and food store, that we stumbled upon Embiggen Books, a specialist non-fiction bookstore, (although I did spy two fiction titles, David Malouf’s latest and the Guerrnsey Potato Peel & Literary Society), which had the feel and appearance of a library rather than a retail store. The range and depth of the non-fiction stock was most impressive and of course I was unable to leave without first being tempted into passing over some of my precious Aussie dollars.

1000 Artist Journal Pages
Dawn DeVries Sokol
Quarry Books - A$45.99

This is a truly beautiful book featuring over 1000 personal pages from journal artists from arund the world and I was surprised to find at the back f the book a directory of the artists including websites, and often e-mail addresses, for the artists featured.
There is companion title, presently being reprinted, which I shall buy when it is available again called Artists’ Journals and Sketchbooks.
Check out Embiggen Boks at
And Quarry Books can be visited at

While at Embiggen Books I picked up a brochure about a series of literary events, (book readings, panel discussions, interviews and workshops), under the heading Realty Bites – The truth abut nonfiction, being held between 6 June – 2 August under the sponsorship of the Sunshine Coast Regional Council.
Check this out at

1 comment:

Kate Blackhurst said...

I love stumbling across bookshops like this in foreign places - what better way to spend your precious Aussie dollars! Hope you're having a lovely time reading and writing in the sunshine.