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Petrach's Bookshop, Launceston, Tasmania

July 03, 2023 Mandy Jackson-Beverly Season 1 Episode 206
Petrach's Bookshop, Launceston, Tasmania
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The Bookshop Podcast
Petrach's Bookshop, Launceston, Tasmania
Jul 03, 2023 Season 1 Episode 206
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

In this episode, I chat with Andy Durkin about the family owned and run Petrach's Bookshop, Tasmanian authors, the demographics of Tasmania, and must-see places to visit in the beautiful heart-shape island state of Tasmania, Australia.

Petrarch’s Bookshop has existed in Launceston, Tasmania as a general bookshop since 1985, providing exceptional customer service across an ever growing range of books. Although it has been owned and operated by Peter and Rhonda Durkin for most of that time, Marcus Durkin has joined his parents in the business and is now the operational manager of the shop. 

The growth of the business has been based on one major ideal – customer service.

 Petrarch’s stocks a wide range of book categories, with special emphasis on Tasmaniania, gardening, cooking, architecture, health, art and many more. 

 Their friendly staff are all avid readers and are happy to recommend a novel, whether it be a new release or a classic from yesteryear. Their fiction categories include crime, fantasy, historical and Australiana as well as bestselling titles, and stock a vast selection of children’s books. 

Petrarch’s Bookshop

Richard Flanagan books

Nan Chauncey books

Limberlost, Robbie Arnott

The Rain Heron, Robbie Arnott

Flames, Robbie Arnott

The Angry Women’s Choir, Meg Bignell

The Last Hermit, Geoff Harwood

The Deep, Kyle Perry

Kindred: A Cradle Mountain Love Story, Kate Legge

The Last Lighthouse Keeper, John Cook

Katherine Johnson, author

ABC News article by Fiona Blackwood, Tasmanian ‘angry farmer’ looks to boost literacy levels after education system disillusionment

The Advocate, written by Matt Maloney

John Marsden, author

Lenny Marks Gets Away With Murder, Kerryn Mayne

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Gail Honeyman

Secrets of the Huon Wren, Claire Van Ryn



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In this episode, I chat with Andy Durkin about the family owned and run Petrach's Bookshop, Tasmanian authors, the demographics of Tasmania, and must-see places to visit in the beautiful heart-shape island state of Tasmania, Australia.

Petrarch’s Bookshop has existed in Launceston, Tasmania as a general bookshop since 1985, providing exceptional customer service across an ever growing range of books. Although it has been owned and operated by Peter and Rhonda Durkin for most of that time, Marcus Durkin has joined his parents in the business and is now the operational manager of the shop. 

The growth of the business has been based on one major ideal – customer service.

 Petrarch’s stocks a wide range of book categories, with special emphasis on Tasmaniania, gardening, cooking, architecture, health, art and many more. 

 Their friendly staff are all avid readers and are happy to recommend a novel, whether it be a new release or a classic from yesteryear. Their fiction categories include crime, fantasy, historical and Australiana as well as bestselling titles, and stock a vast selection of children’s books. 

Petrarch’s Bookshop

Richard Flanagan books

Nan Chauncey books

Limberlost, Robbie Arnott

The Rain Heron, Robbie Arnott

Flames, Robbie Arnott

The Angry Women’s Choir, Meg Bignell

The Last Hermit, Geoff Harwood

The Deep, Kyle Perry

Kindred: A Cradle Mountain Love Story, Kate Legge

The Last Lighthouse Keeper, John Cook

Katherine Johnson, author

ABC News article by Fiona Blackwood, Tasmanian ‘angry farmer’ looks to boost literacy levels after education system disillusionment

The Advocate, written by Matt Maloney

John Marsden, author

Lenny Marks Gets Away With Murder, Kerryn Mayne

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Gail Honeyman

Secrets of the Huon Wren, Claire Van Ryn



Support the Show.

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