We believe a bookshop really belongs to the community, it is an extension of our homes, a place to come together, to meet and to share. With this in mind, we have designed the bookshop to accommodate small meetings (like book clubs or writers groups) and small events (poetry readings or book launches).

 Upcoming Events

542 Barkly Street, West Footscray, 3012, AU
THURS, 26 MAY AT 19:30
542 Barkly Street, West Footscray, 3012, AU

THURSDAY, 9 JUNE 2022 FROM 19:00-21:00

Acknowledge This! Fostering meaningful connection with country

542 Barkly Street, West Footscray, 3012, AU


WEDNESDAY, 15 JUNE 2022 FROM 17:00-18:00

542 Barkly Street,West Footscray, 3012, AU
THURS, 16 JUN AT 16:00
542 Barkly Street, West Footscray, 3012, AU
WED, 22 JUN AT 19:00
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Past Events

MAY 2022

Book Club

This month, Parents and Bubs Book Club is reading Natasha Brown’s ASSEMBLY. Join us for a coffee, a chat (and a free babycino for the little one) on Tuesday, 17 May from 10am.

RSVP to Parents’ and Bubs’ Book Club here.

Alternatively, come along to our regular book club sessions for drinks, nibbles and discussion.

This month we are reading THE CANDY HOUSE by Jennifer Egan for General Readers’ Book Club. We’re looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday, 11 May from 7.30pm.


RSVP for Decolonise Your Shelf Club here.

For YA Book Club this month we’ll be reading Gary Lonesborough’s charming THE BOY FROM THE MISH. We look forward to seeing you for snacks and chats on Tuesday, 17 May from 5pm.

RSVP for YA Book Club here.

You can purchase copies of The Candy House, Assembly or The Boy From The Mish from us at 10% off throughout April.



Author Events

Genevieve Novak on NO HARD FEELINGS . . . Tuesday, 10 May. We’re so excited to host Genevieve Novak in conversation about her new novel NO HARD FEELINGS, talking about the resurgence of rom-coms in publishing, what it’s like to publish a novel and the writing process. Join us from 7pm for drinks and chat.

Tickets are $5 and drinks will be provided. Booking is essential. RSVP to Genevieve Novak on NO HARD FEELINGS.

EATING WITH MY MOUTH OPEN at Harley & Rose . . . Sunday, 15 May. We are thrilled to co-host this very special event in conversation with local author Sam van Zweden. This dinner event takes place upstairs at Harley & Rose, and includes a dinner co-curated by Sam van Zweden and Harley & Rose chef Josh Murphy.

Tickets are $55 and booking is essential. RSVP to EATING WITH MY MOUTH OPEN at Harley & Rose.







Author Event: Paddy O'Reilly Other Houses
Author Event: Paddy O'Reilly Other Houses

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All prices are in AUD$ and inclusive of GST

Opening hours:

Tue - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

Sunday - Monday 10:00 - 16:00



(+61) 03 9362 7571


542 Barkly St, West Footscray, VIC 3012

Chestnut Tree Bookshop Pty Ltd

ACN: 648 082 482)

Trustee for

The Chestnut Tree Trust

ABN 21 298 990 441

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The Chestnut Tree Bookshop is a proud member of the Australian Booksellers Association.

We acknowledge that the shop operates on the land of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and the Bunurong of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the traditional owners, their elders (past and present) and recognise that sovereignty was never ceded.

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