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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...


Christmas Hours

DEC 25-28th CLOSED Tuesday DEC 29th 10.30-5.00 Wednesday DEC 30th 10.30-5.00 Thursday DEC 31st 10.30-5.00 Friday JAN 1st CLOSED JAN 2 -10th 10.30-5.00 JAN 11th NORMAL HOURS RESUME COFFEE SHOP REOPENING ON THE 11th OF JAN...


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...