The Brunswick Street Bookstore

305 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065


The Brunswick Street Bookstore began trading in 1987. In those days it was a tiny shop in a street full of places to let. Two years later Fitzroy's renaissance had begun – Brunswick Street was getting busier, new cafes and shops appeared, and we moved to our current, much larger premises. The idea was simple. We made the bookshop we would want to shop at. After twenty-nine years our priorities are the same: fantastic service and no-stress browsing. We stock everything that matters in new release and backlist fiction as well as a huge selection of non-fiction titles—from history and politics to biography, science, literature and cultural studies, as well as extensive sections of art and design, architecture, cooking, gardening, kids books and travel.

Live Drawing at Brunswick Street Bookstore:

Come and watch fine artist, author and Illustrator Elise Hurst draw the portrait of a giant Rabbit on our front window. Come down to spend some time watching Elise work her magic!

11:00AM to 1:00PM

An Art Class with Tull:

Tull Suwannakit will be reading from his book, What Happens Next? and will be teaching children how to draw some of the characters from his book using simple geometric shapes, numbers and alphabets. Learn to draw a bear, a fox, a hare and even an ogre too! And to finish off the activity, everyone will get to create their own stories based on the catchy phrase, “What Happens Next?”. Suitable for children aged 5 onwards. To RSVP please email


11:30AM to 12:30PM

Imaginarium ARTernoon with Elise Hurst and Tull Suwannakit:

Acclaimed children’s book author and illustrator, Elise Hurst will be joined by Tull Suwannakit in a collaborated art workshop, Imaginarium ARTernoon.  Tull will teach children how to draw some of the characters from his book, What Happens Next? And Elise will demonstrate how to turn a picture into an imaginative world of wonders based on her book,Imagine a City. Suitable for children aged 5 onwards. To RSVP please email

1:30PM to 2:30PM

Character Design Workshop:

In this workshop, Tull Suwannakit will guide you through the practical creative process of character design used in picture books illustration.  Participants create their own unique characters using stretch, squash and transformation techniques, as well as bringing out their own style of illustration. Illustration elements of line, form, motion and expression are also explored in this workshop. Suitable for adults aged 18 onwards. The workshop is designed to suit participants with all levels of art skills. To RSVP please email

3:00PM to 4:30PM

Open House at the Bookstore:

The Brunswick Street Bookstore cordially invites you to an open-house viewing of our newly available first-floor space. Visit for a chat and a glass of wine with owner Peter Mews, and let us know your thoughts. We're looking for ideas, feedback and expressions of interest regarding this bright and accessible area, which would lend itself equally well to use as an office, studio, retail showroom or gallery space.

5:00PM to 6:00PM

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