Posted by: Lisa Hill | May 15, 2011

Clunes Book Town

This is my loot from Clunes Book Town today!
A nice new apron for The Spouse, a nice new bookish coffee cup for me, a dinky little key tag with my name done in 10th century calligraphy,
and first editions of
The Cockatoos by Patrick White
A Woman of the Future by David Ireland
The Year of Living Dangerously by Christopher Koch
The Unusual Life of Trastan Smith by Peter Carey
and Slipstream by Roger McDonald (and wasn’t I just moaning about this being out of print yesterday?!)

Not only these treasures (not to mention another pile purchased by The Spouse) but also a soppy book about soppy dogs for a doglover friend of mine who will love it.

I had lots of great photos of the book stalls and the Australia Fair Grand Concert Street Organ on my phone but alas Samsung decided I should update the software to get them out of the phone and into the computer, and now it doesn’t work at all.  So I have had to make do with pinching a photo of it from the Clunes Book Town website.

Bookmark it for your diary for 2012!


  1. I can’t believe it — here I am doing a Sunday morning book blog scan and there is my coffee cup in the picture from Australia. Once I recover, I may have to consider some of the books.


    • Small world, eh?
      Actually, my favourite coffee cups are the Penguin ones. I have Virginia Woolf’s Room of My Own at work (where – unlike most teachers – I am very lucky to have an office of my own there too!)


  2. Gosh, what a fantastic place that looks. I could spend a good few hours there. There is enough richness in the events on the website to represent a mini-literary festival in its own right.


    • Yes, Tom – I think Clunes BookTown could lure you out of cyberspace *grin)


  3. Don’t tell me you bought a Carey. I’m gob-smacked! LOL! I’d love to get to Clunes one of these years. It’s great seeing towns revitalising themselves through fostering the arts isn’t it.


    • *Chuckle* I’e got nearly all of Carey’s books in first edition. Pristine. All proceeds to the ANZLL Retirement Fund….


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