Wednesday, March 26, 2014


Today's window is all about "dressing up" and it sure is attracting a lot of attention.

Following yesterday's announcement that our first lady Governor General Quentin Bryce is to be known as Dame Quentin, it is fitting that Rainy Day Books window today has its own take on the wonderful world of hats (just look at news items of Dame Quentin over her tenure as Governor General to see that she certainly promoted this accessory constantly).

So take time to visit Rainy Day Books, and see their window presentation of Hats, Hats, Hats (non-fiction and fiction) together with other accessories including Scarves and Hat Pins.   Here are a few examples.

You never know what treasures you will uncover at Rainy Day Books, whatever your interests may be.   Visit soon, and if there are any special books you would like to get but can't locate, then ask Meryll and she will so a search on your behalf through her networks of world-wide contacts.

Have you taken the opportunity of having a look at the beautiful mural on the outside side wall of Rainy Day Books?

Wednesday, March 5, 2014


It doesn't matter if you are three years old, or 103, there is a fascination for anything to do with racing cars for men of all ages.

The current window display at Rainy Day Books is no exception, and if you know of someone in your family, or someone who may be celebrating a birthday soon, and who loves anything to do wih racing cars, call in and buy one of these special books.

At the same time have a look at the speciai little collection of miniature racing cars.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

The National Red Balloon Day

The National Red Balloon Day held yesterday, the 28th February, at Rainy Day Books was a huge success.   Parents and children came from all around the district to buy a red balloon and to show their thanks to the local CFA Fire Brigade at the Basin, for all the wonderful work they do.   So often people forget that our firefighters are all volunteers and give so much of their time and energy freely and willingly.

Jacqui with the help of Oliver and her pony were very busy with 40 pony trips around the grassed area, while Meryll was busy keeping an eye on the beautiful Vintage Fire Truck (on loan from Como Gardens, the Basin).   Kids as well as parents had a great time.   With a number of lovely raffle prizes, Meryll was also kept very busy blowing up more balloons throughout the day.  In fact people were stopping at the shop and calling in today (Saturday) to buy even more.

50 children from the small chuch private school in the Basin walked down to Rainy Day Books to take part in the fun as well as sitting on the fabulous Fire Truck and ringing it’s bell.   Captain Koala entertained everyone - kids and parents alike.

Proceeds from the Red Balloon Day will go direct to the CFA at the Basin.

Keep tuned for some more lovely photographs of the Red Balloon Day which we are hoping to receive in a day or so.