Blarney Books and Art
Blarney Books and Art
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Speciality & Gift ShopsArt 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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William H
1 contribution
Sep. 2023 • Couples
A must-visit for any book lover. Colourful, quirky and fun atmosphere with friendly staff. Always stop in when in Port Fairy.
Written 7 September 2023
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APairOfTravellers
Ninderry, Australia53 contributions
Jan. 2023 • Couples
This bookshop come are gallery come community space come creative collective. The children's book section is a must visit!
Written 27 January 2023
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Frog-Aus
Box Hill, Australia393 contributions
Oct. 2022
A most unusual and restful place with various areas I particularly liked the children area with approipriate furnityre and decoration including a train and fish tank and the 2 antique chairs with fun fabric.
Written 11 October 2022
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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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Narelle
Melbourne, Australia72 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
3 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, Australia18 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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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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