And that's a wrap! 11 years completed- what a quick ride! Thanks to all who came to our final day (including some from Essendon- including an 18yo girl we had in one of our photos as a 7yo with Mark as Santa- so cute!!). Also really appreciated all the messages, texts, calls & some lovely cards /flowers/gifts today. Thanks to current staff Braiden, Steph and Jess, ex staff member Samantha Ellen Bound and my parents Phil and Gail (who were there from before day 1 all those years ago and every shop move!) for their support & helping out. Here we are in front of our memories wall- which was a positive and cathartic task for me. Gosh we did a lot! Strangely I was quite calm for my final bookstore speech of gratitude - just felt satisfied and proud. It was Mark who got a bit choked up in his speech. Nice 😊We clear out this weekend (not much to clear actually), the new company moves in on Monday, I get three days holiday then start my new job at Dymocks Highpoint getting the new store ready to open mid November!! I'm on a 2 month trial probation as the manager- so let's see how I go. 😜 Mark will enjoy just one job, no deliveries and more time for bowls & other activities. In between we will get our house ready to sell and move before the New Year or just after, and I look forward to writing my play about Louisa Lawson & the Aussie women suffrage movement. And so life goes on and we roll with it. Thanks everyone for the memories. We are looking forward to the next chapter in our lives. This page will close down tomorrow. #bookshop #bookshopmemories #11years #bookbonding
Thinking about joining us?
– Read the selected book each month. You are welcome to attend even if you do not finish the book, but please note we will discuss the ending.
– We also often share other books and book related films / tv shows we have viewed that month.
– We meet in a local café or our bookstore once a month on a set day / time.
– Food and/or drink purchases expected at cafes with no split bills possible so bring cash
– Sessions last approximately 2 hours.
– Our groups have between 6-12 members maximum.
– Being an adult only event, we are not able to cater for children attending these groups.
The minimum bookclub joining fee is $205 for 12month membership, which will include 6 bookclub titles at your choosing & admin fee.
BASIC – SIX book package – ($205 – 6 books for price of approx $28each and $36 admin fee)
SILVER – TEN book package ($306 – 10 books for price of $27each and $36 admin fee)
GOLD – TWELVE book package ($348 – 12 books at reduced price of $26 each and admin fee of $36)
**Note that all bookclub memberships do contribute towards your loyalty points which is a further 10% savings
Remaining books can be borrowed / shared or if you need to buy them from us will be offered to you at 10% discount.
As always, our commitment is to send reminder email / sms about a few days prior to meeting, as well as a summary email about a week or so afterwards. Natasha aims to visit each group at least every 3 months especially on title choice meetings.
2018 GROUPS AND TIMES
Fiction Fanatics – 3rd Wednesday 7pm (full)
Book Bandits – 2nd Thursday 6.30pm (full)
Early Birds – 2nd Wednesday 10am
Pageturners 4th Wednesday 7pm (full)
We will provide a list of FOUR book options each month based on a set theme. As we are a bookstore with access to information about hot new titles, our offerings will primarily be new releases, but will from time to time include a backlist title (12 months or older) amongst new titles
Payment for basic 6 book packages to be paid in full to be made by end of January 2016 as per normal, allowing this extra time as we know December can be an expensive gift time for us all.
After feedback from customers who want higher packages but cannot outlay full payment in January we will offer 2 part payment plan ONLY for those taking the 10 ($306) or 12 book package ($348). Basic payment ($205) still to be paid by end of January and remainder of payment by end of March (ie for silver package $205 by end of Jan and remaining $101 to be paid by end of March, for gold package it would be $143 payable as second payment).
We remind all members that package books can only be from what your group has selected and cannot be transferred in any way to other book options from the lists or within store so must be all used by end of December.