A LONG-AWAITED SIGNING – Author Justin Sheedy at Berkelouw Books Paddington
In 2009, Sydney’s iconic Berkelouw Books Paddington was the first bookstore to stock Sydney author Justin Sheedy’s first book, “Goodbye Crackernight”, and to offer him genuine support as a first-time, independent (struggling) author.
Now (three much-loved books later) on Saturday 31st of January 2015, Sheedy will be signing his fourth and latest book, “Memoirs of a Go-Go Dancer” (long-awaited sequel to “Goodbye Crackernight”) in the bookstore where it all began for him.
Being the ‘flagship’ store of the cherished Berkelouw Books chain, Berkelouw Paddington traditionally put on literary events for long-established Australian authors (authors typically with the backing of the giant international publishing companies). Yet Berkelouw Paddington have made Justin Sheedy the exception to the rule; though remaining a fiercely independent Australian author since Berkelouw Books first backed him, the reader response, media attention (and commercial success!) of Sheedy’s books is breaking all the rules. And breaking down all kinds of barriers.
So get along to Berkelouw Books Paddington this Saturday from 11am and meet an author who just can’t help breaking the rules, it seems… He’ll sign you a copy of “Goodbye Crackernight”, his comic memoir of growing up in 1970s Australia (when a child’s proudest possession was not a smart phone but a second-hand bike) or its just-released sequel, “Memoirs of a Go-Go Dancer”. And, yes, this really was Sheedy’s first job out of school – in fact, in the ‘Plastic Inevitable’ 60s psychedelic nightclub JUST a few doors down Oxford Street from Berkelouw Books Paddington…
To read Sheedy’s 2009 article “Berkelouw Books – Friend of the First-Time Author”, click HERE