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Local Word Festival 2023: 26 Aug 2023

Local Word Festival 2023: 26 Aug 2023

The Local Word Writers Festival is back for a second year running and we're thrilled to be the official bookseller for the event! The festival will take place over two days on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th August and features a range of workshops and panel discussions...

Anna Funder at The KO Creative Studio

Anna Funder at The KO Creative Studio

AUTHOR TALK: WIFEDOM WITH ANNA FUNDER Join us for an evening with Miles Franklin-award winning author, Anna Funder, for a conversation about her latest release, Wifedom. Wifedom is a genre-bending biography of George Orwell's wife, Eileen O'Shaughnessy, from one of...

Christmas Trading Hours

Christmas Trading Hours

We are extending our Christmas opening hours to maximise your book-browsing and book-buying time! You will find us manning the fort on these days, between these times... From Sunday 4 December Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:30pm Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm Sunday 10:00am –...

Kind of a big deal… A farewell letter from Big Bird Anna

Kind of a big deal… A farewell letter from Big Bird Anna

Dear Readers, If you’ve been into the shop over the past few months, you may have noticed that I’ve started to resemble our Book Bird logo – a little plump around the belly. While I have been enjoying a serious intake of snacks, I would like to share with you all that...

Love Your Bookshop Day 2022

Love Your Bookshop Day 2022

Join us at The Book Bird - Geelong's only independent bookshop - for an epic Love Your Bookshop Day celebration! From 2pm - 4pm on Saturday 8 October, local jazz band Hot Club Swing will serenade us with their incredible music, and we shall have bubbles and nibbles...

Diana Reid at The Ko Creative Studio

Diana Reid at The Ko Creative Studio

Join us on Monday 24th October, 6pm, at The Ko Creative Studio Newtown for an in conversation event with celebrated author Diana Reid to launch her highly-anticipated new book Seeing Other People. The Ko's co-director Olivia will sit down with Diana to chat about the...

Announcing the WINNERS of our haiku competition…

Announcing the WINNERS of our haiku competition…

For our birthday this year we decided to do something a little different. A party in our tiny nest was once again out of the question, but that didn’t mean we couldn’t celebrate. So, following on from our successful Book Bird Art Prize a few years ago, we decided to...

Enter our haiku poetry competition!

Enter our haiku poetry competition!

You know when you walk into a nice hairdresser and they offer you a complementary tea or coffee, or you attend a fancy event and there’s a glass of sparkling on arrival? Just a little something to say “hey, thanks for coming.” Well, we want to be able to offer our...

COVID-19 UPDATE: 4 JUNE 2021

COVID-19 UPDATE: 4 JUNE 2021

Regional Victoria is emerging from the latest lockdown this morning (Friday 4 June), which means our doors are open for browsing once again. There are some new rules in place to help keep everyone safe. Please familiarise yourself with our rules before visiting the...

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