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For more information about any of these events, please go to , call 02 49692525 or email

High Tea with Belinda Murrell
Presented by Newcastle Region Libraries
Wednesday 26th August 2015, 4.00pm
Wallsend District Library

Claire Saxby - Author Talk
Presented in partnership with Newcastle Region Libraries
Friday 28th August 2015, 5.30pm
Hamilton Library

Mark MacLean - Five Boxes
Saturday 5th September 2015, 4.00pm
MacLean's Booksellers

Deborah Kelly - Dinosaur Disco
Saturday 19th September 2015, 1.30pm
Belmont Library

Zanni Louise - Too Busy Sleeping
Tuesday 29th September 2015, 10.30am
MacLean's Booksellers

The Sleepers Almanac - An Evening of Short Fiction
Wednesday 30th September 2015, 6.00pm
MacLean's Booksellers



MacLean's Booksellers is an independent bookseller in Newcastle. Our bookshop is located in cosmopolitan Beaumont Street in the inner city suburb of Hamilton. The business was originally established at the current premises in April 1997 by Mark MacLean and his wife Christine Bruderlin. Amanda and Max Shirley bought the business in February 2003 and it has continued to grow significantly since then.

As a wholly independent bookshop we have total control over our stock selection, and have a commitment to stocking the best backlist, the unusual, as well as all your favourite bestsellers. We also have an extensive children and young adult section, that covers the best new and classic titles. Our staff are local to the area and are always willing to recommend their favourite titles to you. All of us at MacLean's are passionate about books and love to share that passion with our customers.


Customer order service
We strive to stock a diverse range of titles across all genres. If there is any title that you wish to own and we don't have it on the shelf, we can order it for you. We are also able to import titles from overseas.

Mail order service
Are you unable to come into the shop? Would you like to send a gift? We can mail books to anywhere you wish. For presents, we can even gift wrap and, if your require, select a card from our great range. Postage rates will be quoted on application.

Community noticeboard
Do you have an event, business or class that you would like to advertise? MacLean's has a free in-store community noticeboard.

Free gift wrapping
We wish to make things as easy as possible for our customers and offer free gift wrapping all year round.

Frequent Buyer Club
If you make regular purchases with us, you may like to join our Frequent Buyer Club.

How it works:
- register as a Frequent Buyer Club member (email us your name, address and phone number or see one of our staff in-store).
- every time you make a purchase tell the staff member at the counter to register the sale against your name by giving them your phone number.
- on January 1st and July 1st each year we calculate the total amount of your purchases for the previous six months.
- if your total purchase amount is $250 or more you will receive a gift voucher for 10% of your total purchases in that period.

Gift vouchers
Can't decide what to buy for that hard to buy for person? Why not buy them a gift voucher. Our gift vouchers are available for any amount and have no expiry date.

Reading Guides
Would you like to keep updated with some of the great new titles that come out through the year? Our regular reading guides are available on this website, or paper copies are available in-store. Alternatively, sign up to our e-mail list and we will send a copy direct to your inbox.

Author events
At MacLean's we host many events, with both international bestselling authors and talented local authors. To find out about events look at the store events page of this website, see the in-store advertising or sign up to our e-mail list.  

Schools and educational institutions
We offer a discount to all educational institutions. Please contact the shop if you wish to open an account.