About Our Store
Winner of the NSW and ACT Specialist Bookshop of the Year 2013
The Children's Bookshop , established in 1971, is the oldest specialist children's bookshop in NSW Australia and we sell books for adults too! Our strength has always been the expert advice provided by the dedicated and enthusiastic staff who enjoy finding the right book for the young reader and adults alike. Our range of books includes picture books, poetry, classics, information books and contemporary fiction to suit a wide range of interests, ages an abilities. This tradition of retail excellence continues.
The Children's Bookshop Speakers' Agency also provides writers and illustrators to speak at your school or event. For more information go to-
The Children's Bookshop at Beecroft came under new management as of mid January 2005. The Children's Bookshop, established in 1971, is the oldest specialist children's bookshop in NSW Australia. Its strength has always been the expert advice provided by the dedicated and enthusiastic staff who enjoy finding the right book for the young reader. This tradition of retail excellence will continue.
- Specialist advice and personal service.
- A frequent Buyer Scheme.
- Numerous school services for Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary.
- Holiday and evening literacy workshops for children and adults
- As of 2013, our Agency places authors and illustrators in schools for a fee.
- We host four book clubs for adults.
The range of books will still include picture books, poetry, classics, information books and contemporary fiction to suit a wide range of interests, ages and abilities. Customers may also look forward to a range of reading initiatives throughout the year including a series of literary evenings, writing workshops for students and numerous author visits.
Your feedback is always appreciated. Come in, speak to the staff and keep reading. We look forward to reading new titles and old favourites throughout 2018 and beyond.
The owner is Paul Macdonald. Paul has a Master of Education, working almost 20 years as a teacher of Upper Primary and Secondary. He has won numerous awards in teaching such as a Quality Teacher Award The Premier?s English Scholarship and awards for his co-ordination of Regional Shakespearean Festivals. His interests include the development of literacy with a particular interest in reading for gifted children, Boys? Literacy and books for adolescents.Paul won the inaugural Maurice Saxby Award in 2012 for his contributions to raising the profile of teen fiction. Paul Macdonald also was the winner of the 2016 Lady Cutler award for services to children's literature and literacy in Australia. Paul was also nominated as Bookseller of the Year in 2018.