National Bookshop Day
Come along and celebrate National Bookshop day with us on Saturday 8 August
THE SUN BOOKSHOP
10–5: Book Sale! We are having a sale of hurt and sad books in the cinema foyer! Come and find a new favourite (maybe just just a little torn or dusty) book for just $5.00 or $10.00.
2pm: Wine, Cheese and True Crime Join Robin Bowles, author of Smoke and Mirrors, the tragic story of Stuart Rattle and Michael O'Neill: A tragedy of love and murder, in the Sun Theatre Function Room.
Interior designer to the rich, the fabulously talented and flamboyant Stuart Rattle, and his loyal partner Michael O'Neill were to their friends the perfect couple. Lifelong members of Australia's exclusive A-Gays set, bon vivants and lovers. Together they created the stunning Musk Farm. Then, one morning, Michael violently killed Stuart as he lay in bed. Tucked him neatly back into bed and for five days brought him cups of tea, takeaway curries and glasses of wine, trying to convince himself he had not committed this terrible deed. How did it all go wrong?
Robin Bowles goes behind the glittering surface to lay bare the incredible facts behind this most surprising murder. The true crime queen is finally back with an unputdownable narrative that only Robin could write. Robin Bowles is the best-selling author of a dozen books and is a lifelong member of Sisters in Crime.
This event is FREE, but please book at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 9689 0661.
THE YOUNGER SUN
All day fun and treats. Dress as you favourite book character, there will be prizes.
10.00am-3.00pm: The Really, Really, Long Story. Help write a special Yarraville story, started for us by Andy Griffiths. One lucky contributor to our story will win a signed copy of Andy Griffiths' new book The 65-Storey Treehouse (released August 12th).
10.00am-11.00am: Meet celebrity bookseller and creator of Old Tom and Mr Chicken, Leigh Hobbs!
10.30am: Younger Sun storytime.
All you need to do is tell the online world how much you love us and you could earn yourself a $100 Australian Book Voucher ... and our undying love and respect. This is what you need to do...
Facebook and Instagram: share a photo of your most loved bookshop (that's us! @sunbookshop and @theyoungersun) and tag it @nationalbookshopday and/or #loveyourbookshop. The three most original photos depicting undying love for a bookshop will receive a $100 Australian Book Voucher.
Twitter: #loveyourbookshop or tag@natbookshopday. One lucky winner will receive $100 Australian Book Voucher for the most heartfelt declaration of love for their bookshop.
Blog: blog about your favourite bookshop and email it email@example.com. The entry that most demonstrates their love for their bookshop will receive a $100 Australian Book Voucher.
Bookclub: The Strays
Wednesday 29 July at 8.00pm
We will be reading The Strays by Melbourne author Emily Bitto, winner of The Stella Prize.
On her first day at a new school, Lily befriends one of the daughters of infamous avant-garde painter Evan Trentham. He and his wife are trying to escape the stifling conservatism of 1930s Australia by inviting other like-minded artists to live and work at their family home. Lily becomes infatuated with this wild, makeshift family and longs to truly be a part of it. As the years pass, Lily observes the way the lives of these artists come to reflect the same themes as their art: Faustian bargains and spectacular falls from grace. Yet it's not Evan, but his own daughters, who pay the price for his radicalism. The Strays is an engrossing story of ambition, sacrifice and compromised loyalties from an exciting new talent.
10% discount on all bookclub books, for everyone.
Contact us here if you would like to join our book club or our mailing list for events.
Go to the Younger Sun for more information about Kids' and Young Adult Book Clubs.
The Text Factors Sun Sessions
We’re really excited to be hosting a new concept in reading at The Sun – The Text Factor’s Guided Book Club hosted by local poet and tertiary teacher Rose Lucas. Rose will take us through a series of great books in facilitated discussions. Some of the books are selected from this year’s VCE English lists and so will be of particular interest to parents and students alike. All the books will appeal to every reader who is looking both for some pointers and to have informed, lively discussion around some of literature’s - and life’s – big questions.
Young Eilis Lacey dreams of life beyond the confines of her tiny Irish village, but unlike her beautiful sister, Rose, Eilis' gifts are of a more practical nature: she has a head for numbers, and is a loving and dutiful daughter.Yet her ambition cannot be hidden and soon is noted by the Parish Priest, Father Flood. Via a church contact, he arranges for Eilis to travel to America where a job opportunity has arisen in New York with a reputable "merchant of Italian origin".Eilis finds lodgings in an eccentric boarding house and ekes out an existence in the cosmopolitan melting pot that is 1950s Brooklyn, impressing her employer, outwitting her landlady, and even falling in love. It seems her dream is truly becoming a reality.But then fate intervenes: a family crisis back home forces Eilis to make a choice between the past and the future, the old world and the new.Told with a masterful and elegant simplicity, Brooklyn is a sublime Trans-Atlantic coming-of-age story by one of the UK's greatest living writers.
Wednesday 22 July, The Sun Theatre, 7.30-9.00 p.m.
$25 per session. 10% discount on the book for everyone.
Bookings at www.thetextfactor.com.au