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The Pittwater Short Story Award 2016

  Berkelouw Books invite the creative writers of Pittwater aged 9 and up to enter The Pittwater Short Story Award for 2016. To be eligible your story needs to be identifiably located in Pittwater and has to incorporate a reference to Mona Vale Road.   There ... (continued)


2015 Pittwater Short Story Award Results Announced

    Thank you to all who entered the 2015 Pittwater Short Story Award. Congratulations to the award winners.     Category 1 - Writers Aged 9-12 years WINNER The Fire by Charlie Tompson HIGHLY COMMENDED Put the Kettle On by Charlotte N... (continued)

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Latest Mona Vale book reviews


The Crossing by Andrew Miller

Reviewed by Gillian, Berkelouw Books, Mona Vale

Maud and Tim meet at the end of their university studies brought together by their shared interest in sailing. Maud is a scientist ready to embark on a career in  R&D. Her parents are both school teachers - she remembers her home always smelling of laminating. She is intelligent and p... (continued)

Beauty is a Wound by Eka Kurniawan

Reviewed by Gillian, Berkelouw Books, Mona Vale

The life story of renowned beauty (and prostitute) Dewi Ayu, takes us through the tumultuous history of modern Indonesia from  independence, through Japanese occupation and the rise of Indonesian strong men. Dewi Ayu's village, Halimunda, is subject to the upheaval affecting the w... (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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12-14 Park Street
Mona Vale
NSW 2103

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

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