News & Book Reviews

Cruising down the Delta...

Posted by Candy Jubb on

I'm not sure anyone is happy with this cruise down the Delta, everyone is getting sick and demanding their money back, the duty free stores are closed and you can't even get a good cocktail.  Jokes aside we hope that you are all keeping safe in this current lockdown.  It is hard to plan our lives, it's hard to keep the kids occupied, geez it is hard to even smile. Anyone else getting tired of being part of a major historical event?  We are still going as hard as we can, and working on getting all our in store inventory...

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Rabbit Hill

Posted by Candy Jubb on

When this Idler was first starting to read full novels, an old second hand book caught our eye.  It had a map in the front, and we all know how cool a book with a map is going to be.  Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson was first published in 1944 and is still in print today.  This beautifully illustrated book taught me a lot about living in harmony with animals and our environment, and without me knowing it at the time, the importance of living sustainably.  Nearly forty years later this is still a favourite read. This review from Goodreads...

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National Simultaneous Reading Hour

Posted by Candy Jubb on

On Wednesday the 19th of May, the twenty first National Simultaneous Storytime is happening! The event is held annually by the Australian Library & Information Association, and this year the book is ‘Give me some Space!’ by Philip Bunting.  There will be a live feed of an Astronaut in Space, reading the story! The Idler already has stock of this colourful book in store if you’d like to check it out. In the meantime, mark it on your calendar, and watch this space for a little contest coming up to celebrate the event.

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We now have AfterPay!

Posted by Candy Jubb on

We had lots of requests to get AfterPay, and we listened.   Avalaible in store and online! With no minimum spend limits :) 

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New Shelves!

Posted by Candy Jubb on

After the chaos with the supercell storm that hit Parkes on January 2nd, it took us a little time to get the store back into shape.  (the idlers home on the other hand is still being repaired, but I digress). New shelves are slowing being added, and more collectables are arriving, we figured they needed their own spot so you can find your favourites. Keep the requests coming! Thanks everyone for your patience and kind words, while we dealt with our damp home and store.

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