A Virtual Evening with Garth Nix

A Virtual Evening with Garth Nix

Join Garth from the comfort of your home as he discusses his newest book, The Left-Handed Booksellers of London with fellow YA author, Amie Kaufman.

Garth’s new fantasy adventure is set in 1980s London and follows one girl’s quest to find her father, leading her to a secret society of magical fighting booksellers who police the mythical Old World when it disastrously intrudes into the modern world.

Eighteen-year-old art student Susan Arkshaw arrives in London in search of her father. But before she can question crime boss Frank Thringley he’s turned to dust by the prick of a silver hatpin in the hands of the outrageously attractive Merlin. Merlin is one of the youngest members of a secret society of booksellers with magical powers who police the mythic Old World wherever it impinges on the New World – in addition to running several bookshops, of course! Merlin also has a quest of his own: to find the Old World entity who arranged the murder of his mother. Their investigations attract attention from enemies of the Old and New Worlds. Soon they become involved in an even more urgent task to recover the grail that is the source of the left-handed booksellers’ power, before it is used to destroy the booksellers and rouse the hordes of the mythic past. As the search for the grail becomes strangely intertwined with both their quests, they start to wonder… Is Susan’s long-lost father a bookseller, or something altogether more mysterious?

RSVP via Eventbrite.

Tickets: $24.99* includes a copy of the book, a signed bookplate and a limited edition, custom-made silver pin straight from the pages of the book! (* Kinokuniya Card Member discount is not applicable for this offer).

Pre-order through Eventbrite and it will be ready for collection from the bookstore from the 29th September, the date the book is published.

Postage is available for an additional $7 (registered standard post within Australia). Please note orders will start shipping from 29th September. While we endeavour to process your order as quickly as possible, please be aware Australia Post are still experiencing delays in their services and network.

Alternatively, you can visit the bookstore from 29th September and purchase a copy of the book. Remember to leave your email and daytime contact number with staff so we can send you the Zoom link.


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  • The Zoom event will be recorded and uploaded to our YouTube and used on our social media channels. You may switch off your camera if you do not wish to be recorded.


RSVP now → When: Tuesday, 6 October 2020
Where: Zoom