Another in my series featuring bookshops. I’m incredibly grateful to these people. Not only do they provide me with my fix of reading material, but they also quickly open up their photo archives for me. Gertrude and Alice have been lovely about this. Gertrude & Alice are both a bookshop ...

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I found a new bookshop! It’s so new I can smell the paint drying on their website from here. I’m quite unashamedly pinching a lot of things from them for this article today. Here is some information from their Facebook page: ‘An Australian Bookish Shop that creates unique bookish products.’ ...

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I emailed Blue Dragon Books, I just love their name. They sent me some photos of their shop. You can see from the photos they have a lot of books, so many that they have tubs on the floor. It’s nice and tidy, though, so you can’t be squashed by ...

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Today we have Farrell’s Bookshop in Mornington. I’m encouraged by how generous bookshops are. They let me have their photos not knowing how I’ll use them. Looking at these photos settles me. Bookshops are very special, they are an entry into many different world. And there is something about books ...

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I’ve been emailing bookshops requesting photos of their shops and their stock for inclusion in this column. Neighbourhood Books were very happy to let me use photos from their Instagram account. They have some pretty gorgeous photos there, I’ve learned a bit about framing bookshelves looking at these. Whether I’ll ...

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This is one of my favourite Dymocks. These photos were provided for me by a staff member who I know well. This shop has always been really good to the Discworld community in Melbourne. There have been a couple of events hosted by Dymocks; in the corner of my office ...

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I managed to take my own photos this week. I’d gone to the podiatrist. It was a rather interesting experience. I’d been told to wear a mask and that they could sell me one for $1. We have masks in stock so I took my own. It’s the first time ...

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Top Titles Books is almost opposite Thesaurus Books in Church Street, Brighton. You can visit one after the other and know you’ve had your book shopping experience. Top Titles books goes through to Dendy Plaza, or it did last time I was there. It was great to visit the cinema ...

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Thanks to my friend Susan for these fabulous photos of Thesaurus Books at 29 Church Street, Brighton. I’m pretty sure I’ve been to this bookshop but not for a very long time. If you can’t go there personally, you can visit via their website. An external photo so you know ...

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Friday Photos is a chance to highlight a bookshop or something to do with books. Seeing as we’re all stuck at home and it’s really hard to get out and about to visit many bookshops I took the liberty of putting out a call on Facebook. Angela was good enough ...

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It feels time for an update. The photo is of my Read Pile. It started a few years ago when I found I wasn’t reviewing books or magazines as I finished them. This may or may not have coincided with me studying VCE. I’m not game to admit to anything ...

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Last year we had the opportunity to visit Shanghai, it was long before the virus. I had mixed feelings about it but ended up enjoying myself. With my allergies and a language and alphabet that was very unfamiliar to me I felt justified in feeling nervous. As it turned out ...

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This is the last you’ll see from me of my trip to Bendigo last October, unless you see me on Facebook. I have one more photo which doesn’t fit into any category so I’m putting there at some stage. Dymocks is found inside a little shopping centre. If you pop ...

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This week I was at the Murrumbeena Park Bowls in Gerald Street. I didn’t notice if the building was anything special and I’m kicking myself for not reading the names on the boards. Inside was quite nice with plenty of room. As many people know I’m in the middle of ...

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My software began working again today but I’m still going to leave Friday Photos. For this last official day of Friday Photos I’m giving you some shots from Oz Comic Con but I’ll put all the rest on Instagram for you, loading them a few at a time to tease and tantalise ...

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