Tag Archives: Book

Where have all the books gone?

          Today I went to visit one of my favourite bookstores. It’s the one I go to when I come home. I go there to research the current market and see what picture books are out there. It has always had a great choice of kids books and I’ve never left […]

It’s funny the things you choose to keep

Lately I’ve been sifting through boxes, mainly to record all the books I have here at home, I’ve gathered quite the treasure trove. Amongst all the books and little trinkets, I came across an old piece of work I did in Primary school. You can read the full post here. I’m now calling this my […]

Books with Stories

Sometimes a book tells a story more than the words printed on its pages. Today I got a book that told a personal story. Second hand books have their own life. Often you get hints of a past life from the damage to its cover or dust jacket, the inscription inside, notes written in the […]

The City

We have been silent. We have been absent. Work is our reality, the reality often hindering the creativity that is Show & Tell. ┬áThat doesn’t mean we’re merely a cog in the reality clock, tick, tock…we’ve each been busy in our own way. I’ve been busy scribbling in notebooks, researching the current book market, spending […]

Unconventional Reads

Whilst on our trip in Europe Bec and I found a brilliant book and could not resist buying a copy each. This find got me thinking about the convention of ‘The Book’ – front cover/back cover, endpapers, 32 pages, standard sizing, blah blah blah – and the exciting examples I have seen along the way […]

Fontaholic

Hello. My name is Mel and…I’m a Fontaholic. The first step towards recovery is admitting you have a problem and I realised I had hit rock bottom when I was recently deeply offended to see a shop sign that used Brush Script. “What’s wrong with Brush Script?” you ask. Nothing really…but ALL in capitals?! Bad, […]

Soaking up inspiration

After the whirlwind of activity that established ‘Show and Tell’ you may be wondering what has been happening with us…where have we been? Well, for one Bec and I have been extremely busy with the last couple of weeks of a school year and now that the summer holiday has begun we find ourselves road […]