National Reconciliation Week 2017 launches today (27 May to the 3 June) as all Australians are invited to celebrate the rich culture and history of the First Australians. These dates mark two milestones in Australia's history, the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum, and the 25th anniversary of the historic Mabo decision. The theme for this year is ‘Let’s Take the Next Steps’, focusing on coming together as a nation to take the next great step in creating a country strengthened by respectful relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous peoples. NRW is a chance for all of us to take some meaningful steps, no matter how big or small, to spark change in our school, workplace or community. We have tins at both stores for donations!
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.
2017 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.
Our foodies bookclubs will also continue in 2017.
They meet every 2 months in the bookstore, and discuss and share food cooking experiences according to a set theme.
Tasty Reads (Essendon) every 3rd Tuesday 7pm
Book Bites (Gisborne) every 2nd Wednesday 6.30pm
* Free to join and you get 10% off any of the selected cookbooks.
Themes for 2017
Seafood ** include tinned fish due to allergy
Breads / Pizza Dough
Celebrity Chefs – not ones done before
same book either food trend of 2017 or vegetarian