37 James Street,

Port Fairy, Victoria 3284

5568 2174

insta: blarneybooksandart

Your well-behaved doggies are welcome in-store!


We are currently closed to the public, and taking a break (with a minor shop renovation). We will be open again from the 4th of December with our Biblio Art Prize exhibition! Please subscribe to stay up to date. 

We are actively LGBTQIA+ supportive

(though we shouldn't need to say this).

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We stock new and used books – with a focus on art, literature, crime, young adult, and diverse titles!


We are Australia’s only bookshop with a book-art gallery. All of our art exhibitions tie in with books, book art, artist books, and/or storytelling. 


Author talks, book launches, artist workshops, cooking demonstrations, musicians - we have had them all!



  • We took over Port Fairy's old and disused Masonic Hall and set up Blarney Books in 2004, 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 the international book-art competition, the 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 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 to show at Tacit Galleries!

  • 2020 - So far memorable for bushfires, Covid 19, and racial conflict. We are taking Winter off to do some shop repairs & maintenance, and some minor renovation work.


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