My apologies for the lack of post but I’ve been in Hobart, Tasmania (that’s the little island at the bottom right-hand side of Australia for those who don’t know much about the land of Oz). I attended my husband’s cousin’s wedding (congratulations to Alex and Elena) but still managed to get around to a couple of galleries and bookstores.
MONA is the Museum of Old and New. It has a crazy and eclectic collection ranging from Egyptian artefacts to modern art. There is something to enthral and offend every individual. The site features great restaurants, cafe and bars and the ferry ride there and back alone is worth the visit. For more information go to http://www.mona.net.au
Fullers (131 Collins St, Hobart) is a well set out and well stocked independent bookseller. This would be my choice of book launch location if I lived in Hobart. It has a good selection of gift and novelty books and an on-site cafe for those who like to get reading as soon as they buy.For more information go to: http://www.fullersbookshop.com.au
Cracked and Spineless New & Used Books
Located at the very end of an unassuming arcade in Collins Street Hobart, Cracked and Spineless offers a wonderful book snuffling experience for those who appreciate a good rummage around a second hand bookstore. There are gems hiding around every corner, and I did notice an impressive selection of PKD and Ray Bradbury offerings, not to mention a good assortment of other Horror, Sci Fi and Fantasy title. If you are trying to source a particular book, it could be well worth your while to try here: https://www.facebook.com/CrackedNSpineless