My Favourite Bookshops – Blog Post 3 – The Children’s Bookshop, Beecroft, Sydney suburb, NSW.
On Sunday afternoon I visited another one of my favourite bookshops, The Children’s Bookshop in Beecroft, always abuzz with books, people, activities and heaps of authors and illustrators dropping by . . . and did I mention wonderful staff?
Although I visit this special little bookshop every time I travel to Sydney, Sunday’s visit was the first event in the three day SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) Conference, finishing with a Creating Creative Writers PD and Masterclasses yesterday at The State Library of New South Wales.
I don’t believe I’ve ever seen the upstairs area of the bookshop as packed out as it was on Sunday afternoon with the launch of 9 new picture books taking place, accompanied by readings, performances, fun and games.
Sunday’s visit made me reflect a little on the events, signings and visits I’ve had to this wonderful, cosy and chock-ablock-full-of-books bookshop I’ve had over the years. Here are some photos and memories. Thank you Paul & Beth for always making me feel welcome.
A book signing for Little Dog and the Summer Holiday with Robin Cowcher, November 2017.
Talking about My Friend Tertius to librarians and teachers with illustrator, Owen Swan.
Marjorie Crosby-Fairall, illustrator of One Christmas Eve also dropped by June 2017.
September 2015 signing copies of Little Dog and the Christmas Wish with young readers.
With Suzanne Gervay, August, 2014, for Hey Dad, You’re Great signing.
And the very first time I visited the Children’s Bookshop was somewhere around 2007 for school visits and talk about Queenie: One Elephant’s Story