We love holding events for book lovers at the Book Cow or nearby. Whether for kids, adults, fiction or non-fiction - if it is about a book we love to have a chat about it.
Here you can find out about our upcoming events.
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Tuesday 17 May 2022 at 5pm
The Book Cow is proud to present a special event to mark International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) on Tuesday 17 May 2022.
Join Emma Batchelor (author Now That I See You), Joanne Byrnes from Meridian and Jenni Shoring from A Gender Agenda for an informal chat about stories and their power - to help connect, educate and share experiences - especially for LGBTQIA+ people.
IDAHOBIT Day is held every year across the work on the 17 May. IDAHOBIT was started on 17 May 1990 when the World Health Organisation removed homosexuality from the Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems.
IDAHOBIT Day helps to educate and raise awareness of the significant work we all still need to do to combat discrimination. It reminds us that we all have the right to be ourselves at work, school, in community or life.
Come along and hear what books changed lives and tell us what books are important to you!!
Saturday 21 May 2022 at 3pm
Bit bored by the 6 week election campaign? Looking for a way to make the festival of democracy fun and engaging.
At the Book Cow we believe that everyone should play a role in our democracy.
Sadly, kids are not able to vote in the upcoming federal election –
So we thought we would run our own Book Cow Bookshop election.
And to ensure that it is run properly we decided to bring an expert election counter and our very own ‘Antony Green’ – Krys Saclier.
Krys is a local Canberra author and election aficionado to supervise our election and run the count on Saturday 21 May 2022 at 3pm at the Book Cow.
Krys also wrote the kids book on elections Vote For Me. Vote 4 Me is a great introduction to elections and voting for students, orienting them to the idea of democracy in a familiar scenario, with characters they will recognise from their own school. It is illustrated by Cathy Wilcox, the brilliant political cartoonist for The Sydney Morning Herald.
What do you have to do??
• If you’re under the age of 18 years come into the Book Cow and pick up a ballot paper. Number your candidates from 1 to 5 (don’t forget to number all the squares – just like a real election) and drop it into our ballot box for it to be counted on the day.
• Cannot make it into the shop?? Don't worry - vote online via our online form HERE. We will fill out your ballot and put in the box (trust us - we have Becky the Book Cow as Electoral Commissioner - she is very trustworthy).
• Drop by on Saturday 21 May 2022 at 3pm at the Book Cow to watch Krys perform the count of the election and announce the winning candidate!! Or if you cannot make it in store we will stream it online via Instagram live - just like the real election night!!
• To help celebrate there will be cupcakes – but we promise no long political speeches from the candidates!!
Every Tuesday from 11am
Join us every Tuesday morning for stories, games and lots of fun activities designed for babies and toddlers up to 5 years of age.
Just come along – no need to register beforehand. In the event of bad weather we will advise on the morning (just follow us on Facebook or Instagram).
28 May from 11am
Canberra Fire Station Museum - Empire Cct Forrest
Do you know someone who loves sirens and flashing lights??!!
To help local Canberra author Rhiân Williams launch her latest picture book Emergency! Emergency! Vehicles to the Rescue we are running a pop up bookshop at her book launch at the Canberra Fire Station Museum.
There will be lots fun things to see and do including touring the museum, meeting the fire trucks (including some that are over 100 years old) and some special guests as well!!
Come along and get involved with lots colouring in activities, giveaways and book readings. Meet some fire fighters and other emergency service personnel who work so hard to keep us safe!
See you at the Museum at 4 Empire Circuit in Forrest from 11am to 1:30pm on Saturday 28 May. To help with event planning please register via the link below.