Blarney Books and Art

Blarney Books and Art, Port Fairy: Hours, Address, Blarney Books and Art Reviews: 5/5

Blarney Books and Art
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Speciality & Gift Shops • Art Galleries
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
We are a family-friendly bookshop (both new and secondhand) and art gallery. Exhibitions change regularly. We are also the home of the annual book art competition, the Biblio Art Prize. We also host music, performances and book talks - please email us if you have any ideas! We encourage people to come in and spend time browsing, settle on a couch with a book, play a game of chess, give the pianola a go, and we have a great train track set for the kids! Open daily through January. Thus - Mon 11-5 all other times.
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Margaret C
1 contribution
Nov. 2021
Wow, what an amazing place to visit, great space enjoy a little quiet time, an opportunity for parents and children to relax in reading corner, be immersed in the art, listen to the background music, and of course discover the magic of a book.
Thanks Jo for allowing us time to connect. We look forward to our next visit.
Written 21 November 2021
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Jamjam123456
Melbourne, Australia43 contributions
Mar. 2021 • Solo
Out for a stroll in Port Fairy I came across this great gallery and bookshop. It’s a little bit hidden from the main shopping area but well worth a look . Large range of new and secondhand books in an eclectic setting. Gallery efforts just wonderful!
Written 1 March 2021
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Chris L
1 contribution
Jan. 2021
Blarney Books and Art is the most magical place in Port Fairy! Jo has created a welcoming, colourful and really interesting, fun space with an eclectic collection of books, drawings, art, sculpture and lots of thingy-majigs. Looking forward to lots more book readings, poetry events, and the annual Biblio Art exhibition.
Port Fairy would not be the same without Blarney!
Written 18 January 2021
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Julie
2 contributions
Jan. 2021 • Friends
I visit Port Fairy every year and an outing to Blarney is always on my list of must-dos. The gallery space is small but packed full of an incredible variety of beautiful art. The bookshop is, again, packed with rows and rows of new and secondhand books.
But, aside from the books and art, there are many delightful, colourful, inviting, quirky spaces to discover and explore.
Step into this incredible building for five minutes or five hours. Your soul will be fuller for the experience.
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Written 7 January 2021
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Anton
Melbourne, Australia13 contributions
Jan. 2021
Blarney Books had everything I need. It even allows you to grab a coffee, pull up a chair and read. The art work I found this year had improved though as they say it is all in the eye of the beholder. I went back on Monday to find it was closed as I was not aware it is not open all week.
Written 5 January 2021
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Kerry R
Greater Adelaide, Australia21 contributions
Nov. 2020 • Solo
Blarney is my favourite book shop and art gallery in Australia. Although I can’t get there in person often as I live in SA, it always stands out as the best collection of new and used books. The art is great, the owners generous with their advice and welcoming. If you can get there, do!
Written 1 January 2021
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Jomaree
1 contribution
Dec. 2020
For all who enjoy the quirky, love to read real books, enjoy seeing local and international art exhibits and appreciate fantastic inclusive service Blarney Books and Art is the total experience.
Written 1 January 2021
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DrOK
Klagenfurt, Austria18 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Couples
Wonderful bookstore, requires a visit! great colours for interior decoration, careful art installations, friendly and convincing staff AND a lovely piano, on which I was allowed to play Schubert and Mozart.
Written 1 February 2020
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Stephen W
16 contributions
Jan. 2020
Such a beautiful place, every corner has something else to delight your eyes or brain. Enter through a spectacular orange door to a gallery of intriguing artworks regularly updated, then into the bookshop, a converted Masonic hall that makes superb use of light and warm timber colours as well as a rainbow of decorations. Books to satisfy every possible desire and very reasonably priced. Staff friendly and knowledgable. Didn't even mind me playing their piano while my kids perused books and played with the train set.
Written 24 January 2020
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Didn't mind you playing the piano - we could have listened for hours! What a treat to see you and your family in Port Fairy. Thank you so much for your wonderful review - thrilled that you enjoyed our space so much - hopefully we'll see you again before too long!
Written 26 January 2020
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Wander441074
Portland, Australia43 contributions
Jan. 2020
Refreshingly stimulated by Maya Linnell and RWR McDonald on an evening of wine women and excerpts of RWR's book The Nancys for us interested in such moments of listening intently to someone weave their storytelling.

Fabulous, rainbow walls, books old, new and aged with a stage to delight for poetry readings and author nights. What more could you want?

Art Gallery is there too and a Glass Chess Set for those who like to move the Queen with comfy chairs, don't miss it.

PPS: Family and Dog Friendly, Annual Art Prize, Book-Art, Music Events, Exhibitions as you say Hi to Jo
Written 10 January 2020
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Thank you very much for this thoughtful review! We found the discussion between Maya and Rob delightful and inspirational - and it'll be turned into a podcast for our website shortly!
Written 26 January 2020
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Blarney Books and Art is open:
  • Sun - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Mon - Mon 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm


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