impromptu meet up & booksigning: berkelouw books, newtown!
Posted in (blog)house news, paris: made by hand, sydney January 27th, 2010 by pia

IMG_3374.JPGphotograph of berkelouw books newtown cafe by the fat belly club

I have less than two weeks left here in Sydney and I really wanted to meet as many of you as possible. So, I’ve organised an impromptu meet up & booksigning next thursday february 4, between 5:30pm-7:30pm at the new and gorgeous newtown berkelouw books ! Anyone can come along, you can buy your own refreshments at the cafe and we can just chat, or if you have a paris: made by hand you would like signed bring it along, or if you’d like a brand spanking new one for a friend or yourself, berkelouw books will have a nice fat stack, just for the occasion…


I’m thinking it will be a small affair, nothing fancy, just a nice location to mingle and get to meet. What do you think?  Please pass the word along on your blogs if you are based in Australia or Sydney, and I really hope you will come along. Don’t be shy (I’m shy too, so that will make at least two of us!). Email me if you have any questions. And a big thank you to Newtown Berkelouw Books for having us.


Save the date: Thursday,  February 4, between 5:30pm-7:30pm Newtown Berkelouw Books. See you there!

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  1. elissa says

    Darn – I’m arriving in Sydney the following day. I love love love that bookstore – I was staying Newtown in some serviced apartment that was literally around the corner from it, a few days after it opened. I walked past every day for two weeks and think I bought something every time. (My luggage was very heavy.)

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  2. Bec says

    a small affair it may be, but it sounds like fun! wish i could come down from Brisbane for it!
    I’m off to Paris in 4 weeks! eek! first into the suitcase will be “paris : made by hand”. Second is “Clotilde’s Edible adventures in Paris”. oh i think i will have a lovely time! i shall let you know how i get along! thanks for a lovely little book 🙂
    bec xx

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  3. Amanda {Mocking Bird} says

    Argh Pia!
    Why must you tease me so?!!!

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  4. Wendy says

    I will try and be there we don’t live far away it will be so special to meet you:)

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  6. Lyndall says

    awww. I would be there except this little thing i have called “work” has coincided with that time slot. So sad.

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  8. Michelle Brown says

    Sounds like lots of fun… I’ll be there in spirit!

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  9. jules @ the diversion project says

    oh my… how i wish i was over east right now. What a lovely outing that would be.

    Hope it goes down a treat!


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  10. matchstic says

    Great! Will try and make it! 🙂

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  11. Emma says

    Oh fantastic news! I’ll be there with bells on!
    x Emma

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  12. curiousbutton says

    That’s great! I will definitely be there!

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  13. katiecrackernuts says

    Hon, I did see your comment on FB, but no, I can’t make it. I kick off the term with the Girl Guide unit that very same night. So, as you’re having yummy treats and chai and chatting to lovely people, think of me with 30-odd teenagers in a small hall using a horizontal bungee, talking about the lack of clean water in developing countries and places like Haiti and generally planning for a full-on Girl Guide centenary year.

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  14. Natalie says

    Yay Pia!
    That is great news. I will be there for sure!
    x 🙂

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  15. ingrid says

    Sadly I can only partake in spirit…enjoy. x

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  17. Francesca says

    Sounds lovely, and Berkelouw Newtown is such a beautiful store! I’ll definitely try to make it!

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  18. Cassandra says

    Good luck – I’m sure you’ll have a really lovely time.

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  19. Felicity Gleeson says

    oooh, i will be there with bells on! looking forward to meeting you pia!


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  20. Cushla says

    Hi Pia I wish I could be there I love your blog, you are such an inspiration with your book and your creative lifestyle.

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  21. pia says

    wonderful, looks like there will be a few of us there, looking forward to meeting each of you!

    thank you to those for twittering, blogging, and telling your friends about it!! See you Thursday!


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  22. Claire says

    Arg! Methinks that this might warrant a sickie just so I can make it time! 3 hours one way is not too bad if I get to mingle with the amazing Pia is is?


    I will do my very best Pia!

    Claire, Canberra

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  23. Carla Olas says

    Well, I wont be in Sydney for your meet up, but “Paris made by hand” lies in my portuguese bookshelf. Loved it. Every picture like the verse of a poem.

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  24. Kristina (Pretty Shiny Sparkly) says

    Wow! That looks absolutely lovely! I love the pen on your book picture. 🙂

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  25. Stefanie says

    Hello Pia,
    Wow, how exciting that you are coming to visit my home town!
    I would like to share a delicious little secret with anyone that is visiting Newtown tomorrow.
    Black star pastry – It’s AMAZING.
    Pistachio macaroons, watermelon layer cake, rose petal jam… It’s all so good. But I have to recommend the summer berry tarts with candied almonds… 277 Australia street in Newtown.
    I too am just on the same street if you would like to pop in and say hi. My little shop is full of vintage wares and handmade goodies.
    See you tomorrow.
    Xx Stef
    Newspaper Taxi
    247 Australia Street

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