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Monday, December 15, 2014

"Books Illustrated" @ a beach in Melbourne

**Books Illustrated moved to 74 Mills St, Albert Park VIC                 
Have you ever visitied Books Illustrated in MelbourneAnn Haddon and Ann James are joint Directors of Books Illustrated. They warmly welcomed me. The Book Illustrated promotes Australian picture books. Friends, come over to the Book Illustrated, the pretty little white house is facing a beach. NOTE : Please take an appointment. 
Contact +61 3 9534 7751
The Book Illustrated has a gallery and a showroom for exhibitions, sale of original illustrations, limited edition prints and signed picture books by the Australian Children's Laureates! Enjoy ideas for unique literary gifts there. 

This photo is the entrance. At the left hand, cards are on a desk, too. Let's go to a next show room. Yes, get through a door. 
This section has many Bob Graham's picture books, 2014 PM Literary Award winner. The eye catchy limited prints are on walls. They are qualified prints that are exactly the same to originals. Or some of them might be orignals? I might as well ask Ann which is original. 
The room is full of Australian picture books! Ah, a heaven, for me! I enjoyed reading as many as I like. Isn't it nice? Even though I know many of them, I love to reread them. 
For indulgence and early Christmas presents, I bought Shaun Tan's "The Bird King and Other Sketches" and "The Butterfly" illustrated by Ann JamesThe Butterfly has so many beatiful watercolour illustrations. It was short listed for NSW Premier's Award in 1997 and today, is included in Walker Classics. 
Yey, Ann James signed it for me! 
Ah, I wish I could buy all of them! I thought, seriously. A display was good and I felt it feminine and sweet. 
Ann Hadson and Ann James are lovely and so busy persons. They are the real key persons and the engine for Australian picture book publishing industry. It was wonderful for me to share time with the people who have same interests -- picture books and illustrations! I've learned a lot from the talk with them. Thank you for your precious time, a kind permission to take photos and ... nice tea! 
Friends, if you want to know Australian picture books, come over to the Book Illustrated in Melbourne.  
Ah, I've posted all posts related to my Melbourne visit.
Friends, Happy Painting!  



  1. Una visita muy interesante, creo que te envidio un poco....
    Un abrazo

    1. Dulce Tina, gracias! Pero estoy celoso en la Feria del Libro Infantil de Bolonia está en Italia y ya está en Europa! Un día, vamos a juntarnos para dibujar! Un abrazo grande, Sadami

      Sweet Tina, thank you! But I'm jelous at the Bologna Children's Book Fair is in Italy and you're in Europe! One day, let's get together for sketching! A big hug, Sadami

  2. Thank you for sharing with all of us. If ever good fortune smiles upon me and I get the chance to visit Melbourne you can be sure that is one place I will visit. I wish you a beautiful new week.

    1. Thank you, Carol, yes, it's lovely to visit there. The Book Illustrated has an open day or you can take an appointment. You, too, have a wonderful week! Best wishes, Sadami

  3. Looks like a wonderful place. I do hope you are safe, having heard about the horrible hostage situation in Sydney. Love the waves in the top painting :)

    1. Oh, sweet Rhonda, thank u! I'm safe. I'd contact you later. Cheers, Sadami

  4. What a great place ! Have a nice time dear Sadami. Hugs!

    1. Thank u, Lydie. You, too have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Sadami

  5. Qué maravilla!! Es un mar hermosísimo, Sadami. Felicidades por tu trabajo y gracias siempre por compartir armonía y belleza.
    Mis mejores deseos de felicidad para estos días, para todos los días.
    Un fuerte abrazo.
    Happy new year!!

    1. Muchas gracias, J.Paz! Vamos a disfrutar el arte y la acuarela más en el 2015 !! Espero que 2015 sea un año maravilloso para ti y para mí. Tener una temporada felices y seguras.
      Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Thank you very much, J.Paz! Let us enjoy art and watercolour more in 2015!! I hope 2015 will be a wonderful year for you and me. Have a happy and safe holiday season.
      Best wishes, Sadami

      >>> J.Paz said...
      What a blast !! It is a beautiful sea, Sadami. Congratulations on your work and thanks always for sharing harmony and beauty.
      My best wishes for these days, every day.
      A big hug.
      Happy new year !!