Mark O’Flynn in conversation

Award winning local author, playwright and poet Mark O’Flynn will be in conversation with Olivia O’Flynn talking about his new book of short stories ‘Dental Tourism‘ at Megalong Books, Leura.

Carmel Bird, one of Australia’s most respected writers, comments on Mark’s new book “The stand-alone stories, ending with a comment on the ‘‘cruelty and craziness’’ of the world, swing confidently between a certain amount of torture and a measure of music, seasoned with some levity and sharp-eyed satire.”

Sunday March 8th 2020
Time: 6 pm for 6:30
Where: Megalong Books Leura

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SYLVIA MARTIN IN CONVERSATION

Sylvia Martin is the author of three biographies about women neglected in Australian literary and cultural history.

Sylvia will be discussing her newly published autobiography ‘Sky Swimming‘ with author, academic and writing mentor at Varuna, The Writers’ House Dr.Carol Major.

The reflections in Sky Swimming can be read as meditations on the enigmas of love, family, ageing, memory, home and belonging.

Please join us for this celebration of Sylvia’s beautiful memoir on Saturday 22nd February at 6 for 6.30pm , the cost is $10 ,bookings are essential due to limited seating.

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50 Blue Mountains Openings – Tracks Lookouts Monuments and a Few Surprises

Keith Painter’s new book covers 50 significant events with over 280 illustrations of the ceremonies, the people who took part, the documented records and current views. Some historic photos have never been published before.

Come on a journey from 1899 through to 1991 and learn more about the Blue Mountains and its amazing scenery. Learn of the people who made possible what others said could not be done.

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Dennarque – A Mount Wilson Story

Dennarque, A Mount Wilson Story, captures the four seasons with stunning photographs through the year.

As you enter the gates of the Estate, the book invites readers in to explore the sprawling cool climate garden, which is rarely open to the public.


With the foreword by Jamie Durie, the book takes you through short narratives on each season. The book also tells the important story of the historical background of the heritage property and gardens.

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Native Fauna of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area

This new book celebrates the outstanding diversity of the native fauna of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. It describes the distribution, abundance, habitat and conservation significance of every mammal, bird, reptile and frog species that has been reliably recorded in the area since European settlement.


The authors hope that this book will encourage a deeper understanding of the wildlife of the Greater Blue Mountains. They further hope that, like us, future generations will have the opportunity to know and be inspired by this magnificent fauna.

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An Evening with Matthew Evans

SOLD OUT

Megalong Books in conjunction with Silk’s Brasserie in Leura will be
holding a literary dinner with renowned Tasmanian chef, farmer and author Matthew Evans on Tuesday the 29th October at 7pm to celebrate Matthew’s new book The Commons. The cost will be $80 pp for 3 course set menu plus drinks.


In The Commons, a book inspired by the hit SBS television show Gourmet
Farmer, chef and writer Matthew Evans captures Fat Pig Farm’s year of growing, cooking and feasting. Part how-to, part journal, part cookbook (with more than 100 recipes), The Commons rejoices the seasons and transforming good produce into remarkable dishes.


All bookings through Stewart Robinson at Silk’s Brasserie on 47842534 or enquiries@silksleura.com . The Commons and a selection of Matthew’s other books will be for sale on the night.

An Evening with Mary Moody

We are happy to be presenting, as a part of the From The Brink Festival, an evening with Mary Moody, Monday 14th October, discussing her new book “The Accidental Tour Guide”.

Mary Moody’s bestselling memoirs about her adventures in France, Au Revoir and Last Tango in Toulouse, inspired thousands of women. The Accidental Tour Guide completes the circle by sharing another major turning point in her life.

When Mary loses her beloved husband, her world is turned upside down. Part of her journey to reignite her passion for living is to boldly go where she has never been before – in her travels and in her everyday life.

A powerful, moving and inspiring true story about how to rebuild your life without the people who matter most.

Tickets are $10 and available online and in-store at Megalong Books.

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Our Community Top 10 as voted by you!

1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
2. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
3. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
4. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
5. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
6. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
7. Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
8. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
9. The Book Thief by Markus Zuzak
10. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck 

An Evening with Angela Wales

Join us September 7th for an evening with Angela Wales discussing her book ‘Barefoot in the Bindis‘.

Filled with drama and hilarity, joy and back-breaking toil, Barefoot in the Bindis portrays a childhood spent in the bush, and is a sensational picture of Australia past.

Tickets are $10 and are available online or in-store.

Saturday Sept 7th at Megalong Books

6:15 pm for a 6:30 start

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Aboriginal Heritage of the Blue Mountains

New from Kelvin Knox and Eugene Stockton.
Before British colonists found a way across the Blue Mountains, thousands of generations of Aboriginal people had lived here before them. They left traces of their life and culture in campsites, rock art, artefacts, axe grinding grooves, scarred trees and stone arrangements. Their heritage includes language, stories, memories and ceremonies. It is for the present generation to wonder at this heritage which binds the past to the present.

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