My Bookshop By Corrie Perkin opened in October 2009. Stage One was to establish our little shop front in Melbourne’s Hawksburn Village as a cherished destination for local bookworms in search of smart and intelligent new releases and older titles. Stage Two – our virtual shop front and online magazine – was launched in June 2011. In 2012 we embark on Stage Three, our own publishing company.
My Bookshop prides itself on its quality of stock and standard of service. If you can’t find the book you’re after inside our shop, we will work hard to locate your title from our terrific national and international suppliers. And if you’re uncertain about what kind of book you’re after – either for yourself or to give – we’ll offer plenty of suggestions. Conversations about books are not part of the 21st century online buying culture, but they are certainly part of ours. We love talking books!
Our mantra is: books are not commodities, they are works of art. We have great respect for all books; even the smallest paperback has been created by a writer, designed by graphic artists, marketed by specialists and sold to us by dedicated publishers. Our stock covers a raft of subjects and genre, and our focus includes:
- quality new fiction and non-fiction
- biography and autobiography
- politics and social issues
- media, graphic design and marketing
- food and wine
- architecture, interior design and gardening
- fashion and retail
- children’s books, from babies to teens
My Bookshop also has a busy events schedule. We run three different bookclub groups, which meet every six weeks in the shop. We also hold regular Meet-The-Author nights in a glass-of-wine, one-hour-chat, book-signing format. Past guests have included: Malcolm Fraser, Alex Miller, Stephanie Alexander, Elliot Perlman, Chris Womersley, Maggie Beer, George Megalogenis, Christos Tsiolkas, Toni Jordan, Jacques Reymond, Barrie Cassidy, Robert Manne, Jane Sullivan, Karen Martini, Leslie Cannold, Bruce Guthrie, Garry Lyon, Philippe Mouchel, Rita Erlich, Liz Porter, Jane Clifton and Jon Faine.
Our Friends of My Bookshop group which now has more than 1000 members. Friends are kept up to date via regular email newsletters, and they also receive advance notice of sale days and discount shopping nights. On their birthday Friends receive a $10 gift voucher. (Just send us your email and we’ll put you on the list.)
If you’re looking for a book, just ring us, email us, or visit us. Our staff – Deb, Suzie, Rose, Michael, Lib, Francesca and Corrie (plus Miss Pam who does the accounts) – are here to help. We’re open seven days, in real life and via cyberspace.
Make My Bookshop Your Bookshop.