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Latest Mona Vale news


Shortlist announced - The 2016 Pittwater Short Story Award

Congratulations to the following writers whose stories have been short listed for The 2016 Pittwater Short Story Award. The winners will be announced at the award night at 6.30pm on Tuesday, June 28th at Berkelouw Books in Mona Vale. Writers, families and friends are all w... (continued)


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)

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Latest Mona Vale book reviews


The Boy Behind the Curtain by Tim Winton

Reviewed by Gillian, Berkelouw Books Mona Vale

Helen Garner's recent collection of writing is called Everywhere I Look, and in Garner's work it seems to me, it is what she chooses to notice, the things she looks at, that create a  particular view of the world, delivered to the reader through her transcendent writing.  I t... (continued)

Barkskins by Annie Proulx

Reviewed by Gillian, Berkelouw Books Mona Vale

Annie Proulx' s novel tells the story of the European colonisation of North America through the exploitation of its vast forests, and the history of the Sel and Duquet family who arrive in Kebec in 1693.With the destruction of the forest comes the marginalisation of the indigenous people 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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