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FREO CHILDREN’S PLAY AND READING

Posted in BOOKS, children, family, fremantle, reading by freoview on February 2, 2017

 

The well-established Moore&Moore cafe and the one-year-old Paper Bird children’s book shop in Fremantle’s Henry Street have combined their talents to create a Nature Play area in the courtyard of the gorgeous heritage Moores building.

The courtyard of the M&MN has always been very Freo and cosy but by linking it with the courtyard of the lovely bookshop is has become even more special, so parents check it out. Nice to have a safe playground away from traffic in the old inner city.

Very good to hear also that the sales of children’s books has increased by 15 per cent in the last year. I have always been an avid reader and love it when children read instead of sitting in front of the TV, X Box or the computer.

Reading inspired me to travel, made me aware of other cultures and gave me a great escape while increasing my common knowledge. It also made me interested in languages and writing. I wrote my very first poem the day John F Kennedy was shot.

Roel Loopers

PAPER BIRD BOOKS CREATE SAND FUN FOR KIDS

Posted in BOOKS, fremantle by freoview on April 20, 2016

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It does not come more Freo than this! What a lovely scene this afternoon at the new Paper Bird children’s book shop in Henry Street where a small part of the street had been turned into a sandpit for kids to be creative in.

The book shop commissioned Tim Darby and Shani Graham of Ecoburbia fame to create some sand sculptures and Tim did not forget to put the bird logo of the shop on the bottom right of his artwork. He told me he would also include a book or two.

Great to see a popular event that did not require booze or noise. Loved it!

Roel Loopers

 

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PAPER BIRD NEW FREO BOOKSHOP

Posted in art, BOOKS, fremantle by freoview on January 29, 2016

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A new independent bookshop and story house will open on February 7 at the Fremantle Moores building in Henry Street next to the art gallery and Moore&Moore Cafe. PAPER BIRD Children’s Books & Arts will open in the gorgeous heritage building only metres away from the New Edition bookshop on the corner of High Street there.

The official launch will be on Sunday February 7 from 2-5 pm with artworks by local children’s book illustrators and book signing.

Check out the website: http://www.paperbird.com.au and support a new local business! Reading is good for the soul.

Roel Loopers

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BLIND BOOK DATE NOVEL IDEA

Posted in BOOKS, fremantle by freoview on October 15, 2014

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Fremantle pre-loved bookstore Elizabeth’s has come up with a novel idea and are offering a Blind Date With A Book, a surprise package of a wrapped book, akin to the mystery flights that you would book not knowing where you were going.

There is writing on the brown paper to indicate a little what the book is about, but it looks lovely and could just be the present you are looking for.

The only blind date I ever had ten years or so ago was excruciatingly boring so I hope your experience with a blind date book is more exciting!

Roel Loopers

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