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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.

As of 2013, we are establishing The Children?s Bookshop Speakers? Agency which provides writers and illustrators to speak at your school or event. For more information go to?
http://thechildrensbookshopspeakersagency.com.au/ 


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 2011 and beyond.

Staff Biographies   

Paul Macdonald
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.