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Not Drowning, Waving…

Dear Valued Customers,

After 11 years of trade at 237 we are being forced to move on soon. To cut a long story short we are not closing down but intend to rest, reimagine and trade online until the dust settles. In the meantime, we aim to open this shop as often as possible, please follow us for opening hours and updates: @brownandbunting or email us at [email protected] to go on the mailing list We’ve had many great adventures here and would like to extend a genuinely warm and heartfelt thanks to all who have visited and supported us over the years. It has all been a dream come true.

Thank you!! Benita, Travis and Augustus

Ps. IF YOU HAVE ANY LEADS ON CHEAP STORAGE, WE NEED SOME ALSO WE WILL BE SELLING SOME OF OUR BEAUTIFUL SHELVES CONTACT US FOR DETAILS.

notJack Writers’ Prize

As a nation we are defined by country, landscape and place. How fitting then that a new writing prize should be established to “support and protect iconic Australian literary  landscapes”.

The notJack Writers’ Prize celebrates creative engagement with place and the promotion of “the significance of place for Australian writers, their work and readership.” Welcoming submissions from all genres the prize was established to support the protection of the Moolort Plains, where Raimond Gaita’s award winning Romulus, My Father was both written and set. The film of the same name was shot on site.

It has been my great honour to be part of the judging panel this year, a process which has been both enjoyable and rewarding. Testament to the quality of the writing submitted is the divergent results from judges and it was no easy task making my final decision.

Finalists are listed on the website. Winner to be announced soon!

Information on the Moolort Plains, its significance, and the threat posed to it, may be accessed here and here.

To donate or contribute to the Moorlort Plains campaign, please email the prize at: [email protected]

 

WANTED

While you’re indoors snuggling against the cold cast your eyes over your bookshelves and consider selling something to make room for more. We are always on the hunt for quality books in good condition and we pay fair prices for books that we need. So give us a call, or email a photo of what you think we might want to: books[at]brownandbunting.com.au

What do we mean by quality? At the moment we are particularly keen on, but not exclusively interested in:

Children’s Literature: such as Harry Potter!! Dahl, Puffins old and new, Carnegie Winners, Ranger’s Apprentice & Hunger Games etc. Quality picture books and board books.

Sci-Fi/Fantasy: Terry Pratchett!! P.K.D., Neal Stephenson, William Gibson, Iain M. Banks…Asimov et al

Adult Literature: Murakami!! Vonnegut, Brautigan, Kafka, Hemingway etc and anything contemporary and interesting!

Classic Literature: Henry David Thoreau!!

Non-Fiction: Christopher Hitchens, Alain de Botton, Edward Said, Robert Hughes and the like…

Always new releases that you started and gave up on :) and almost always the much studied -Romeo & Juliet, 1984, Lord of the Flies, To kill a Mockingbird, Catcher in the Rye, Holding the Man, The Prince etc -when in good condition. Stephen King and Ian Fleming paperbacks never go astray either!

PLEASE CALL TO MAKE A TIME TO SEE OUR BUYER

Bookshop Reviews

We are grateful to have been included, as the only second-hand shop, in the Time Out “Melbourne’s Best Kids’ Bookstores” list. This is a section of our shop that is very dear to our hearts and we both put a lot of effort into it! Selling children’s books is one of the most rewarding jobs around, it’s pure positivity, particularly in second-hand. There’s nothing so lovely as introducing a child to a new book they love, unless maybe it’s reaquainting an adult with old book they lost.

Full List Here.