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Latest Mona Vale news


2017 Pittwater Short Story Award Winners Announced

Thank you to all who entered the 2017 Pittwater Short Story Award. Congratulations to the award winners. Category 1 - Writers Aged 9-12 years WINNER Storm Gull by Sinéad Bezuidenhout Highly Commended Light in the Darkness by Talia Cooper Blackout by Ashl... (continued)


Shortlist announcement - The Pittwater Short Story Award 2017

Congratulations to the following writers whose stories have been shortlisted for The Pittwater Short Story Award 2017 The winners will be announced at the award night, 6.30pm, Tuesday June 27th, 2017, in store. All are welcome to come along and meet the winners and hear the w... (continued)

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Latest Mona Vale book reviews


Police at the Station and They Don't Look Friendly

Reviewed by Gillian, Berkelouw Books, Mona Vale

This is the sixth Sean Duffy novel to be delivered by Irish ex-pat Adrian McKinty. The story is set in Belfast in 1988, a time of great volatility and trouble. Duffy is one of the few Catholic members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary and thus a natural outsider. He has just become a father and... (continued)

The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Reviewed by Gillian, Berkelouw Books, Mona Vale

These stories from a Pulitzer Prize winner centre around the experiences of Vietnamese refugees who flee their country as Saigon falls, and focus on the communities they form in the US.  Superbly written, the stories convey the disconnection, vulnerability and dismay felt by refugees, the... (continued)
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About Berkelouw Mona Vale, Sydney

The Berkelouw Mona Vale store opened in July 2007 and is located right opposite the Library creating an ideal precinct for the book readers and book lovers of the Northern Beaches.

Our spacious, light filled store is stocked with the latest new book releases as well as an extensive array of books for children and readers of all ages including fiction, biography, history, art, cooking and design. The Rare Books cabinet in our store showcases a selection of hard-to-find books. The book-loving staff at Mona Vale offer customers informed services for special orders as well as access to books stocked at other Berkelouw stores. People looking for gifts for friends and family will be pleased by our large range of notebooks, lovely leather bags, engaging toys and games for children and book related items that celebrate the importance of words and reading in our world.

The 'first-Wednesday' book club brings together readers for a lively discussion once a month and our kids book club provides the opportunity for young booklovers to share their enthusiasm with fellow-readers. Writers Live evenings provide a chance for people to meet authors in person and learn about the inspiration and struggle of being a writer

Join the Berkelouw Book Club at any time of the year to enjoy all we have to offer at special member prices.  


The store is on Park Street opposite the Mona Vale library

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Sat & Sun | 9am - 5pm

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12-14 Park Street
Mona Vale
NSW 2103

Tel: +61 (0)2 9979 2112
Fax: +61 (0)2 9979 2118

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