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Vanessa Berry Mirror Sydney

Mirror Sydney

4pm Saturday the 28th of October In her delicately wrought essays and hand-drawn maps, Vanessa Berry describes her encounters with unusual, forgotten or abandoned places in the city in which she was born and raised, using their details to open up repositories of significance, and to...

Graeme Base The Amazing Monster Detetoscope

Monster Detecting with Graeme Base

When our hero uses his Amazing Monster DetectoScope he finds that the house is infested with monsters! Can he find the courage to face his fears? This whimsical take on facing childhood fears features intricate paper engineering and a whole host of hilariously hideous beasties...


Kingdom of the Wicked

630pm Monday 16th of October RSVP: events at embiggenbooks dot com or call on 9662 2062 From the best-selling author of The Hand that Signed the Paper, Helen Dale winner of the Miles Franklin Award, comes an epic work of speculative fiction. 784 ab urbe condita—31 AD. Jerusalem...

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Holiday Hours

2016. What can you say? What a year. Let's not do that again. On the other hand Embiggen Books went from strength to strength. It was a fabulous year for us. We met so many wonderful people, It really is a dream job to be...



Come and meet Cosentino, one of the greatest magicians in the world. Embiggen Books and QV will be hosting a book signing of his brand new biography, Anything Is Possible in the QV Square at 10am on Sunday the 13th of November. Christmas is just...

Between Two Lines

Between Two Lines

Between Two Lines A biblio-therapeutic experience for one person at a time Created by Anna Nalpantidis Performed by Elizabeth Brennan Featuring illustration by Astrid V Mulder Let the streets of your city meet the avenues of your mind...


The Big Ideas Book Club

The Big Ideas Book club was formed to explore books that are built around big ideas or themes, specifically where there may be a science element to it. As organisers and members of the club, we're very interested in learning about the world and believe...

Enlightenment Period

Enlightening Philosophy

A little course in the philosophical ideas that gave us the modern world. Many of the freedoms and ideas that we all take for granted can be traced back to that period known as the Enlightenment. Head to Laneway Learnings website for more information and to...

Robyn Williams

Robyn Williams

TICKET RSVP: events (at) embiggenbooks (dot) com or call on 9662 2062 6.30pm Wednesday 16th March at Embiggen Books 197-203 Lt Lonsdale St Can you believe it? 40 years of the Science Show! I've been listening to this show for as long as I can remember. For...

Jasper Fforde

JASPER FFORDE (with Jane Rawson)

JASPER FFORDE AT EMBIGGEN BOOKS FRIDAY 6.30PM 4TH MARCH RSVP: events (at) embiggenbooks (dot) com Edit: Sorry we are completely booked out for this event. The waiting list is also very long. Some of our Embiggen regulars will know that a number of us here in the...