We at Tate House love the independent bookstores who support not only Lisa's books but those of all the amazing indie authors out there. So we decided to start doing some blog posts on the great bookshops we come across in our wanderings. Our intrepid publicist has been in to chat with staff or managers in these stores to help us share with you what makes them so special...

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    Canty’s – the secondhand one in Fyshwick

    Don’t you just adore the smell of books – especially treasured, secondhand or old books? Ever spent an afternoon immersing yourself in them, hunting through shelves and picking out things you never thought you’d find? Well, if you haven’t been to Canty’s – read on for our latest #awesomebookstore blog on this won...
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    Cairns Books – the one in far north Queensland

    Sunny Cairns in far north Queensland was not the place we thought we would stumble onto – or into – an amazing independent bookstore! We lucked out finding Cairns Books in the air-conditioned glory of the Cairns Shopping Centre. Independently owned and operated by a small but dedicated team, the store reflects the interests of...
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    Harry Hartog – the one with a little extra magic

    Ready yourselves for a post full of insane amounts of excitable and enthusiastic adjectives…. (full disclosure – Harry Hartog Woden might be our favourite) These days we can carry thousands of books on our kindle/iPad/insertEdevicehere. So a bookstore needs to bring an extra ‘something’ to entice customers to leave the house...
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    Paper Bird – The one that’s all about the kids (and young adults!)

    We at Tate House started reviewing bookstores because we can’t get enough of how they grow and enrich the communities around them, creating a love of reading and learning (not to mention how many of them support their local indie authors!!). Paper Bird–an independently owned and operated bookstore in Fremantle–has taken this theme...
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    Robinson’s Books – the one where you can escape the fluorescent mall lights

    ‘It is a genuine pleasure to work here’ are words not always spoken but are a sure sign that you are in more than just an average bookstore. This is definitely the case for Robinson’s Bookstore, tucked away in the Monaro Mall, Canberra Centre. Stepping into the store from the polished tiles and luminescent lighting...
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    The Lane Bookshop – the one that is passionate about books

    Age is not usually something people like to brag about, especially when we talk about our own! In the case of the long-standing independent bookstore, The Lane Bookshop, however, age is one of its many assets and something the team there are proud to discuss. Tucked away in the gorgeous Old Theatre Lane in Claremont,...
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    Paperchain – the one that builds and supports a local community

    Paperchain bookstore is an institution without the pretence of its Manuka location. All who walk through its doors are welcomed into the cozy atmosphere, united by a respect for books and an excited curiosity for the adventures they hold. Children sit on the bench seat perusing the latest releases (all at child accessible eye height...
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    Book Face – the one with the cool book exchange

    Book Face in Gungahlin prides itself on providing a wide range of books to meet the needs of customers seeking a retreat from the hustle and bustle of the larger Gungahlin mall. We at Tate House can attest to the support Book Face provides to local authors with all four books from Lisa Cassidy’s The...

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