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The Berkelouw Bookbarn at Bendooley Estate will be closed on Monday 23rd Dec for a private event and reopen Xmas Eve, then closed all day Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. We wish all our customers the very best for Christmas and the New Year - Peace and Goodwill. (continued)



The Berkelouw Bookbarn at Bendooley Estate will be closing early at 3pm on the following dates in December 2019 - 1st, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 20th, 21st, 22nd. Apologies to our bookshop customers. (continued)


Leichhardt Christmas Trading Hours

We'll be open longer in the lead up to Christmas to help you with your gift decisions.   We offer free gift wrapping at anytime. Should you wish to donate a gold coin we collect for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.   CHRISTMAS TRADING HOURS 2019 ... (continued)


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We're hiring!

CHRISTMAS CASUAL POSITIONS VACANT We are looking for some bubbly book lovers to join our Berkelouw family for the Christmas period with an opportunity for ongoing employment • Roster will be from 0 to 38 hours per week • Must have weekend AND weekday availability &b... (continued)


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Kids Book Clubs & Storytimes

Leichhardt Berkelouw runs an extensive range of fun and enriching programs for children, ranging from babies to teens.  This program includes the following: Storytime Babies Reading Time Mondays at 10am & 11am Weekly Storytime Saturdays at 9.30am Book Clubs... (continued)


Love Your Bookshop Day Competition! Win a Gorgeous Winter Getaway to the Southern Highlands

This year bookshops across Australia are throwing a party and you are invited! Love Your Bookshop Day is a chaance to celebrate what makes your local bookshop great. Whether it's for their amazing staff, their carefully curated range or specialisation or a must-see events program, come by ... (continued)


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The results of the Pittwater Short Story Award 2019

Thank you to all the wonderful writers who entered into this year’s Pittwater Short Story Competition We are delighted to announce the winners :- Category A 9-12 years Zoe Eade - Soaring in the Sea - “A descriptive & Immersive story showing great imagination an... (continued)


The Pittwater Short Story Award 2019 shortlisted stories

Well done and thank you to everyone who submitted their stories to The Pittwater Short Story Award for 2019. Below is the list of shortlisted stories. The winners will be announced at the award night, 6.30pm Tuesday 25th June 2019.   With well over 100 entries, it was a challengi... (continued)


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Introducing the 2019 PSSA Judges

With entries now open for The Pittwater Short Story Award 2019, we thought we would take a moment to introduce our amazing judges for this year's award. Our judges have extensive experience in education, creative writing and the publishing world. Nicola Elliott - After a 15 year career... (continued)


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Weekly Sydney Buying Day Update

Did you know we buy quality second hand, rare and collectible books and vinyl records? We hold a weekly buying day every Thursday throughout the year between midday - 2pm in the carpark underneath the Berkelouw Leichhardt store. However, please note we will not be buying on Thursday 5th De... (continued)


Short Story Workshop and Feedback Session

We all know when we’ve read a great short story. It lingers with us long after we’ve finished reading. But how do you write one? What are the elements that make up a compelling piece of short fiction, preferably one that will make competition judges sit up and take notice? In t... (continued)


The Pittwater Short Story Award 2019.

Berkelouw Books Mona Vale presents The Pittwater Story Award 2019. The Award is designed to recognise and reward the creative writers of our community. We invite the creative writers of Pittwater aged 9 and up to enter. There is up to $400 worth of Berkelouw Books gift vouchers to be won! ... (continued)


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Berkelouw's Summer Reading Guide

Berkelouw's 2018 - 2019 Summer Reading Guide is here! Make sure you are up to date with the lastest releases and grab yourself a summer read. The guide contains our top picks across a multitude of genres, including great gift ideas, picture books, summer reads, books for young chil... (continued)


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