Thursday, January 7, 2016


Every now and then very interesting people pass through Foster and this couple were no exception.  They are a husband and wife, members of a Paris jazz band called Swing Deluxe and it was a pleasure to talk with them about their music.  I took their business card and looked them up on the internet and this is what I found.

Swing Deluxe was formed in 2003 by young musicians from Paris. Year after year, their concerts have evolved into full-scale musical events including singing, swing and Russian cabaret performed at the Jazz clubs of the capital and in various festivals all over France, Europe and the Middle-East.

I'll be searching iTunes for their music, so expect to hear them sometime soon in the bookshop.


Rotary Tarra Festival Art Show
Easter 2016 Regent Theatre Yarram  
The show will again be displayed in the iconic 30’s Regent Theatre well set up to hang and light works in a professional manner.  This year  they have included new sections, Photography and Miniatures.  Other sections are Watercolour, Pastel, Mixed Media, Acrylic/Oils & Student sections.

Entry close on February 26th and forms are available at  Spread the word and assist Rotary by participating. 


Author Elizabeth Gilbert who is best known for her title Eat, Pray, Love has posted an interesting take on how we strive, or not to 'better' ourselves and what part friends and family can play in this endeavour.  I've attached her words here.

Friday, December 18, 2015


I think there is more fun in a bookshop at this time of the year than any other time.  It is wonderful being able to help customers find something, particularly when the book they came in for is either no longer in print, or it's too late to order it for Christmas.

We will be open until 5.00pm on Christmas Eve (next Thursday) and we'll open again on Sunday 27th from 10.00-2.00 for those of you who are heading to the craft market and need a late gift.  Then we'll be swanning around at home until Tuesday 29th, with the 'don't enter' sign on the front gate.

Thank you to everyone who has been through our doors over the last 12 months, you've certainly made life interesting and our business worthwhile.  From us both:

We wish you a safe and peaceful Christmas and a stunning New Year.

Thanks Jellie for this great photo.




We'd like to thank all those who've come into the bookshop simply to say how much they appreciate our Christmas window.  I took a couple of photos, however the reflection from the glass interfered with the clarity of what I took.  So here's my effort in case you haven't been past in the last few weeks.

If you look really hard you'll see at the bottom of this last photo a small grey dog, I hope the lady who wanted to buy him was successful in finding her own at Glenn's Sports & Gifts...!!


There's quite a lot of information coming through to us as booksellers from publishers proud that their titles have been chosen for this annual award.  Here's a link to see them all.

We were particularly pleased to see this title had won the Australian history award.


Saturday, November 28, 2015


This author will be familiar to a number of local young people, she has presented three series of books that simply walk off the shelf.  Mortal Instruments, Infernal Devices and with Holly Black, Magisterium.

Cassandra Clare returns to the world of Shadowhunters in her newest series, The Dark Artifices, a sequel to the bestselling Mortal Instruments series. The series kicks off with Lady Midnight which will arrive in stores on March 8th, 2016.

 It may seem early to let you know about this series, however I know there are a few young people in town who'd like to know........and we will pre-order.