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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...


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...