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Upcoming Bookstore Events In Melbourne
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Upcoming Bookstore Events In Melbourne

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Updated: 11 January 2017
It’s easy to get lost inside the pages of your favorite books, but Melbourne’s literary scene is just as page-turning as any novel. From readings and signings to discussions on politics and media in the digital age, these are the upcoming bookstore events in June that you need to know about.
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Pop into Dymocks Collins Street on Tuesday the 14th of June to meet the author of Celestial Battle, Kylie Chan, who with the release of her latest novel Black Jade now has nine titles under her belt. Her books explore Chinese mythology and parallel worlds inhabited by gods and demons. A few days later, on Friday the 17th of June, Dymocks will present a Fierce and Fabulous book event where author and entrepreneur Nkandu Beltz will speak about Fierce and Fabulous – The Feminine Force of Success which is dedicated to the achievements of women in business.

Dymocks Melbourne, 234 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia +61 03 9663 0900


Come to a celebration of Maton guitars with a discussion on their musical impact with Linda Kitchen and musician Shane Howard. Hang around after the talk to hear Shane play a few songs on the 9th of June at the St. Kilda location.

Maton guitar headstock logo | © Chris Brown/Wikimedia Commons

Readings presents a Q&A session on How to Vote Progressive in Australia with MPs Ellen Sandell and Andrew Giles and the editors of How to Vote Progressive in Australia: Labor or Green?, Dennis Altman and Sean Scalmer, on the 15th of June at Cinema Nova.

Jonathan Holmes and Jeff Waters will discuss the future of ABC and its place in the digital age on the 20th of June at the St. Kilda location.

Literary prize managers Bronte Coates, Kirsty Wilson, Aviva Tuffield and Robert Watkins discuss the importance of literary awards as a part of the Emerging Writers’ Festival on the 21st of June at the Carlton location.

Join Tara Moss as she speaks about her new handbook, Speaking Out: A 21st-Century Handbook for Women and Girls, which focuses on public speaking, social media, keeping safe online and handling criticism. It takes place on the 22nd of June at the Hawthorn location.

As a part of the Emerging Writers’ Festival, host Gerard Elson will present a panel of writers including Jess Au, Alec Patric and Abigail Ulman who will discuss writing your second novel on the 23rd of June at the St. Kilda location.

Social researcher and acclaimed authors Hugh Mackay discusses how 61% of Australian’s identify as Christians, but only 8% go to church in his new book Beyond Belief: How We Find Meaning, With or Without Religion on the 23rd of June in Carlton.

Readings St. Kilda, 112 Acland Street, St. Kilda, VIC, Australia +61 03 9525 3852

Readings Carlton, 309 Lygon Street, Carlton, VIC, Australia +61 03 9347 6633

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Avenue Bookstore

This month Avenue Bookstore presents Arnold Zable in conversation with Tim Byrne who will be reading from and discussing his novel The Fighter, which tells the true story of boxer Henry Nissen, at Avenue Bookstore Elsternwick on the 1st of June.

Avenue Bookstore 434 Glen Huntly Road, Elsternwick, VIC, Australia +61 03 9523 6405