A Pale View of Hills 

Dulwich Hill branch manager, radio personality, and book selling superstar, Morgan Smith tells us how it is.

Fantastic Feedback

 - Wednesday, March 26, 2014
There’s been fantastic feedback on my renaming Dulwich Hill ‘D’Hill’ (rather than Dully). At least… ooh…three people said they liked it.  That’s a quorum for mine.
Had a terrific time at Marrickville Library the first week in March. P. M. Newton was talking about her second crime novel Beams Falling, featuring detective Nhu 'Ned' Kelly set in 1990s Cabramatta. There was a good roll-out and I sold every book I took with me. Plus there was chocolate cake! I also hosted Anita Heiss’ book launch for her new book Tiddas which is also great. It was nice to back at the Glebe shop—the revamped children’s section is much more spacious and child-friendly.
By the time you read this Jack Ellis will already have had his book launch for his impressive debut novel, The Best Feeling of All, which follows two Northern Beaches’ girls, Jaz and Mols, from the ages of fifteen to their mid-twenties. It’s a wonderfulSydney book, which accurately portrays (or so I assume) the lives of modern young things navigating their way through that exciting but difficult time of life. Jack shows great promise, as well he might, being the son of writers Bob Ellis and Anne Brooksbank. I remember Jack as a little boy when Bob and Anne would sometimes bring him to screenwriters’ conferences (that was another life for me) so I’m thrilled to be able to report the kid can write! And of course, Jack lives in D’Hill—just ran into him at the shops and was able to tell him how much I like his book. 
 
  
 

EXCITING news from the Dulwich Hill children's department!


Saturday, April 5th 2pm – 3pm

Break out your brightest, most colourful clothing and come to Gleebooks at Dulwich Hill to help celebrate 25 years of Elmer the Patchwork Elephant!! Join us for a parade, a game of 'Pin The Trunk On The Elmer' and some fabulous elephantine story readings, plus activity sheets and party bags to take home afterwards! 

Places are limited, so please book to avoid disappointment - dulwich@gleebooks.com.au or phone 8080 0098 

We are also working on resurrecting the Boys’ Book Club, for boys aged 12–15. This began last year but we really didn’t have enough guys coming along, so if you know a keen reader within that age group (which we chose so they could come after school on their own) please contact us. A Girls’ Book Club will also begin this year for the same ages. 
See you on D’Hill, Morgan