Thursday, June 16, 2011


Another busy week here, the recent Wildlife Rescue Centre day was a great success with lots of funds being raised for the local Possum Lady and her centre. The window display of stuffed Australian wildlife looked wonderful, the shop was full of local wildlife artwork and wild artists and plenty of kids (old and young) to pet Mordred the tawny frogmouth. Not an owl but a nightjar, so I can’t use that beautiful term “A parliament of owls”. I learnt this on the day along with more information than I needed about regurgitation, etc.

The window has now changed to a Graham Base book display with posters from Animalia and most of his other children’s titles for sale, but they won’t be there for long. Looking forward to an very early spring display it will be changed to bees and beekeeping as soon as I get the bees trained to sit still and look interesting.

I have added lots of new militaria to the shelves this week and also have received on consignment a very old family Holy Bible. It is a beautiful brass bound with brass catches, 1850s volume. It was published in Melbourne and is in excellent condition.  

Yesterday the shop was abuzz with a “stack of librarians” and we had a very D&M about the state of the reading world and it’s future.

Hope to see you soon at the Best Little Bookshop in the Hills.

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