The world had been in turmoil these past weeks with the devastating Earthquakes in New Zealand and Japan. News of bookshops closing and University libraries discarding books has not helped our equilibrium.
Snowprint is a strong, independent regional bookshop that has grown with the wonderful support of our community and we will continue to be passionate about book selling and the quality of our service provision to our local and visiting customers.
Snowprint is planning some special book events over the next couple of months- there will be very interesting visiting Authors and dates you won’t want to miss!
With boxes of new stock arriving every week you are sure to find something new and exciting at Snowprint.
Keep an eye out for these new titles:
- Alexander McCall Smith “The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party”
- “Batavia” by Peter Fitzsimons
- “Bird Cloud” by Annie Proulx....we have just run out of copies but are expecting a delivery soon
- “The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul” by Deborah Rodriguez
- “The Leopard” by Jo Nesbo
- “Land Of Painted Caves” by Jean Auel is due for international release on March the 29th
- “Summer Without Men” by Siri Hustvedt
- “The Lightkeepers Wife” by Karen Viggers, a New Australian Author from Canberra
The winners and the Indie Book of the Year have just been announced:
- Fiction: “Bereft” by Chris Womersley
- Non Fiction: “The Happiest Refugee” by Ahn Do
- Debut Fiction: “Rocks In The Belly” by Jon Bauer
- Childrens’: “Mirror” by Jeannie Baker
Staff picks for March
Shaaron: Two books coming soon- I have just finished the unproofed copies: “The Novel In The Viola” by Natasha Soloman (Author of “Mr Rosenblums List”- which we loved). A beautiful novel set in Britain during the second world war in a remote and secret place- a village called Tynford.
- “Too Close To Home” Georgia Blain- this author normally writes for young adults- a very contemporary book which confronts important social issues.
- “The Lightkeepers Wife” by Karen Viggers has great family characters and is set in Brunei Island off the coast of Tasmania (I now want to go to Brunei Island).
- “Snowdrops” a Russian thriller by A.D Miller.Rhi: “Live Wire” by Harlem Coben, crime writing at it’s absolute best!Britt: “The Proper Care And Maintenance Of Friendship” by Lisa Verge Higgins.Maryline has been away for a few weeks and we are so happy that she is back: " It is very nice to be back in the bookshop after being away in France and England for a while. Lots of interesting new books to read. The French conversation classes are starting again every Wednesday from 5pm. Let me know if you are interested."Jackie: “Sarah’s Key” ( a wonderful story of Frances involvement in the Second World War), “Tomorrow When the War Began”, “The Happiest Refugee” (I loved this book, laughed, cried, laughed again!), “There Was An Old Bloke Who Swallowed A Chook” (a very funny spin on a children’s classic), “Meet Me At Mikes” (awesome home crafts book).
Last month we celebrated our first birthday with Champagne and cake along with a discussion about John Marsen’s book “Tomorrow When The War Began”. During the past 12 months we have covered a broad range of books and we all agree that we have picked up books that we may not have read otherwise and have formed new friendships with other book lovers. Our next meeting will take place on: April 7th at 6:30pm at the bookshop when we will discuss “The Happiest Refugee” by Ahn Do( Winner of the Indie book of the year award for 2011).
Why not come along and share the books you love too?....We meet on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30pm at the Bookshop. Please ring Snowprint if you want any further information.
A book review from a Snowprint fan in Mallacoota
I finished “Menareries Of False Truths” in one sitting! Visual pictures stunning. I related to the love of nature and the intense curiosity for all living things. Also the locations, as I have been in all the places (including NZ, where I lived for 3 years). The book in turn enchanted, annoyed, frustrated and enchanted again!I have not had much to do with people with autism and read the “Otherworlds Overview” with interest. The more I read into the book the more I questioned my own perceptions of the world. I have had someone tell me that they saw mathematical equations in 3D concepts, so the music as colours theory rings true. I checked up the trout eating mice anecdote to find that it is a documented fact. A unique and thought provoking book. I am ordering his other works! Thanks for a great book. Am now starting on “Consideration” which also is SO well written it’s hard to put down.— Edna Brady.
Inspirational picture books for little and big people too!
We have a wonderful selection of illustrated children’s books in Snowpaws at the moment. Children love being read to and the stories and illustrations can be an inspiration to adults too. Often we have art teachers and design students shopping in our store.
Shaun Tan recently won an Oscar for the animated version of his book “The Lost Thing”, pop into Snowpaws to see where it all started- with a wonderful book!
We have loads of new stock arriving every week and the latest toy to join us at Snowpaws is the colourful hard wearing playmobil blocks and gorgeous “Animaz”- bunnies, guinea pigs and puppies that imitate real pets.
Story time for preschool aged children runs fortnightly during the school term on a Wednesday at 9:30am in Snowpaws and our next session with Miss Helen will take place on April 6th with a special Easter theme.
At the movies and Snowprint
We have a great range of movie tie- in’s available at the shop, so why not come in and see what we have available for both Adults and Children. As you know the book is always better!