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With 65 stores in Australia and over 10 million books sold last year, Dymocks is the leading bookseller in Australia.
As a family owned business and the oldest Australian-owned bookstore, Dymocks prides itself on meeting the leisure, learning and gift needs of all booklovers. As a franchised network Every Dymocks store is owned and operated by locals who are extremely well-read and passionate about books. They do more than just sell books but rather support their communities by expanding their reading knowledge.
Dymocks is constantly evolving to keep pace with today’s customer and prides itself on setting the standard in bookselling and leading the way with the same enthusiasm and progressive retail approach that has ensured its business success to this day.
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Come and meet Nikki McWatters - Spokesperson for the Geelong Vinnie's CEO Sleepout before she spends the night out in the cold at GMHBA Stadium.
Nikki will be signing pre-release copies of her new book, Madness, Mayhem and Motherhood. It offers a compelling story but it also puts a human face on homelessness and mental illness, issues often reduced to statistics and policy papers.
A wild roller-coaster ride through the ups and downs of motherhood and mental illness. At twenty six, Nikki McWatters found herself knocking on her best friend’s door with a suitcase, a jar of coins and two little boys – all she had in the world. This is her funny, sad and brutally candid account of a life of poverty, homelessness, child-rearing, depression, lust, love and loss.
Whether she was cleaning houses to put food on the table, drowning in cask wine or living in a tent, Nikki never gave up. Her love for her children pulled her through her darkest days.
We need to talk about waste. Shrink-wrapped vegies, disposable coffee cups, clothes and electronics designed to be upgraded every year: we are surrounded by stuff that we often use once and then throw away. Each year Australian households produce enough rubbish to fill a three-bedroom home, including thousands of dollars worth of food and an ever-increasing amount of plastic, which takes hundreds of years to break down and often ends up in our oceans or our food chain.
But what to do about such a huge problem? Is it just the price we pay for the conveniences of modern life? What if it were possible to have it both ways – to live a modern life with less waste?
That’s where Erin Rhoads, aka The Rogue Ginger, comes in. Erin went from eating plastic-packaged takeaway while shopping online for fast fashion, to becoming one of Australia’s most popular eco-bloggers. Erin knows that small changes can have a big impact. In Waste Not she shares everything she’s learnt from her own funny, inspiring – and far-from-perfect – journey to living with less waste.
Learn how to:
switch out the disposable plastics from your shopping trolley
make simple cleaning solutions free from harmful chemicals
find your favourite beauty products without all the packaging
give a baby shower present that won’t end up in the charity shop bag
plan your own zero-waste wedding (and what ‘zero waste’ even means!)
Local author, Alli, is coming along to discuss with us her new book Burning Fields.
Romeo and Juliet set in Queensland's sugar cane fields in 1948, as the daughter of an Anglo-Australian family falls for an Italian immigrant against the wishes of her family. When a long–hidden family secret is discovered and Tomas's mysterious past is revealed, everything Rosie believes is shattered. Will she risk all to rebuild her family or will she lose the only man she's ever loved?
Welcome to the launch of our YA Book Meet.
Come inside the store after hours to discuss our first book: Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda aka Love Simon. This book meet is open to Booklovers of any age who enjoy reading Young Adult books. Members will receive 10% discount on the book we will be discussing each month. Light refreshments supplied. More exciting details to come.
Welcome to Dymocks, Australia's leading bookseller for 135 years.