37 James Street
Port Fairy, Victoria 3284
December Opening Hours:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sun 11am - 5pm.
Closed: 18-28 December.
January Opening Hours:
Daily 11am - 5pm.
Your well-behaved doggies are welcome in-store!
BIBLIO ART PRIZE 2021 -
122 works of art
from across Australia & NZ
contemporary Australian fiction!
Runs right through until the
end of Summer!
Grand Prize Winner:
Eye of a Rook by Dianne Jacono
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In 2004, we bought Port Fairy's old Masonic Hall and set up Blarney Books, opening in January 2005. We had our first child in March 2005.
In 2007, we added an art space and changed our name to Blarney Books & Art. We had our second child in March 2007.
In 2009, we founded our now well-known and loved book-related art competition, the Biblio Art Prize.
In 2015 we added a stage to our shop, for author and music events.
In 2015 we introduced a curated range of new books in order to enhance our author events.
In 2016, we hosted our inaugural Edible Books competition!
In 2017, a tiny wedge of the enormous pie that is the Port Fairy Folk Festival came to us (at last!) and we played host to some of Australia's living legends.
In 2018 more living legends via the Folky.
In 2019 our Biblio Art Prize turned 10. To mark the occasion we took the exhibition to Melbourne!
2020 - Memorable for bushfires, Covid 19, and racial conflict. We took the opportunity to do some shop repairs & maintenance, and minor renovation work.
2021 - reopened with a new look! New accessible entrance for everyone, a new events bar and some brand new shelving!