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The Conversation 2015

Politics, policy & the chance of change The Conversation Yearbook 2015 Edited by John Watson Book Launch 6.30 Friday 4th December 2015 SOLD OUT RSVP directly to Melbourne University Press here rsvp-mup@unimelb.edu.au Continued political and economic turbulence, pervasive threats of terrorism and climate change: 2015 fits the bill for a...


The Southern Surveyor

Embiggen Books is honoured to launch Michael Veitch's book on the Southern Surveyor. 6.30pm Thursday December 3rd at Embiggen Books RSVP to events at embiggenbooks dot com 'The deepest trenches, highest mountains, biggest earthquakes, most explosive volcanoes are all associated with these places. We’re discovering things all...


Zen Pencils 2: Launch

A couple of years ago we were lucky enough to be one of the few bookshops to have events with Gavin Aung Than aka as the Zen Pencils guy. If you've been hiding in a cave somewhere you could be forgiven for not knowing his...

Coffee and chocolate

Coffee and Chocolate

Dark Roast Coffee That's right! Embiggen Books has finally opened its coffee cart for business. We have spent this year perfecting our cart and sampling a lot of coffee. We were searching for the coffee we had been missing, a dark continental roast more common to...

What is energy

The Subtle Concept

6.30 PM Thursday 6th August 2015 RSVP to events at embiggenbooks dot com or by calling 9662 2062 or even just dropping into the shop and letting us know   Energy the Subtle Concept by Jennifer Coopersmith This amazing new book by Jennifer Coopersmith has been praised by Nobel...


Freedom From Religion

Former lecturer of human rights and antidiscrimination lawyer at Canberra University, Meg Wallace will be launching her new book Freedom from Religion: Rethinking Article 18 on 5.00pm Saturday 4th of July 2015 at Embiggen Books. Please RSVP to events at embiggenbooks dot com or call...

Cracking the Code

Cracking the Code

Thursday 6.30pm 18th June RSVP to this events at embiggenbooks dot com or call 9662 2062. Venue: Embiggen Books 203 Little Lonsdale St. As seen on Australian Story. "Stephen Damiani's persona burns through this story as an intelligent, highly focused fanatic. How else do you save your boy who...


Keeping Women in Science

6.30pm Thursday 28th of May. RSVP to this email or call 9662 2062. Venue: Embiggen Books 197-203 Little Lonsdale St. Despite robust efforts to increase the number of women in science, it's largely still the domain of men, particularly in the areas of 'hard' sciences such...

Cabinet of curiosities

post apocalyptic society

So, I've been reading The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch by Lewis Dartnell for bookclub. First thing to hit me was how badly prepared I am. Basically unless you're an expert in either chemistry, engineering, or a stunningly skilled general handy-person you're just a little...