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Blarney Books and Art

37 James St, Port Fairy, Victoria 3284, Australia
6155682174
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Delightful Emporium

This bookshop is a gem by any standard. For a town of this size it is such a pleasant surprise. It... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Paraffle
via mobile
Top little book store.

Jo is wonderful the store even more so "sorry Jo" often have art shows on. Only open on weekend... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
Steve H
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Victoria, Australia
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We are a bookshop (both secondhand and new) and an art space. Exhibitions change regularly. We are also the home of the annual book art competition. Recently we have added a stage to our shop, so we are now able to 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 piano / pianola a go, and we have a great train track set for the kids! Open daily through January. Thus - Mon 11-4 all other times.
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“love books” (2 reviews)
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37 James St, Port Fairy, Victoria 3284, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This bookshop is a gem by any standard. For a town of this size it is such a pleasant surprise. It is not an exaggeration that this shop offers a cornucopia of literature as well as non fiction, both new and secondhand, it is extremely...More

Thank Paraffle
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Jo is wonderful the store even more so "sorry Jo" often have art shows on. Only open on weekend which is a shame. Can you still hire that crazy tandem bike, if so take it foe a spin.

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 12 August 2017

What a delight! We wandered into a little piece of book/art heaven. Hundreds of books, eclectic fixtures & fittings - and a great jazz cd playing. What an atmosphere. You could while away hours in such comfortable peaceful surrounds. Make it a must-do when down...More

Thank Lois k
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

A beautifully vibrant bookshop and art gallery full of treasures. Absolutely loved the art works while my children all enjoyed browsing the books. The owner is very friendly and a delight to chat with. I would love to have a place like this near where...More

Thank RamblingReds
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

This is a delightful and inviting bookshop! I wish it was in my town! So sweet with a cosy and bright atmosphere and a very interesting range of books! I loved the tower of books that greets you at the entrance and bought two lovely...More

Thank ranabananaSydney
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Pop in to browse through hundreds of second hand and new books and an art exhibitions which are book related or inspired. Owners Jo and Dean also host frequent musical evenings, readings, children's theatre groups and much more. Check out their website.

Thank T00py
Reviewed 27 April 2017

A great little shop to browse through. The day I visited there was a display by an artist who had drawn sketches into old books.The shop had a very welcoming relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Y4330PVnatalies
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We had the best time in Blarney books & art looking buying a big stack of lovely books and fantastic art prints. Incredible place to spend the afternoon. Loved chatting to Jo. Thanks for having us , we certainly be backMore

Thank Bridgit Rose m
Jo C, Book Enthusiast at Blarney Books and Art, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Dear Bridgit, thank you for taking the time to write us such a lovely review! So glad you enjoyed your time with us - we hope you can send us a photo of how those prints look on your wall when you get home! Looking...More

Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

We spent some time wandering around Port Fairy today. We had a wonderful time hunting for books at Blarney Books & Art. The service was fantastic and we left with a number of new books to read.

1  Thank Dianne E
Jo C, Manager at Blarney Books and Art, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Thank you for this lovely review, Dianne! Thrilled that you enjoyed your time at Blarney. We hope to see you again when you're next passing through Port Fairy. Cheers, Jo.

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Windy and rainy outside. Inside we sat listening to Irish folk singers and drinking red wine! What a great place. The art based on books is inspirational. The furniture - patchwork chairs is fantastic!

2  Thank John F
Jo C, Manager at Blarney Books and Art, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Dear John, thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We agree, it was a perfect way to spend such a tempestuous day! The lovely re-upholstered furniture we have acquired from Liz Gannon of Gannon Art. Kindest wishes, Jo

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