Blarney Books & Art, Port Fairy


Blarney Books and Art is located in the coastal town of Port Fairy on the Great Ocean Road at the tale end of the Shipwreck Coast. This little town is exceedingly picturesque with over 50 heritage listed buildings, wide streets and avenues of giant Norfolk pines.

In 2004 Port Fairy’s old Masonic Hall was transformed into a book shop but quickly grew to include an art space, became host to all kinds of author and music events, and well … just keeps developing! On the shelves are new and used books ‘… with a focus on art, literature, crime, young adult and diverse titles’.

On the outside of the building the rainbow flags fly pronouncing this space as welcoming to all. Makes my heart sing!

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It was a thrill to be invited back to this little stage, into this gracious and thoughtful venue and share stories on a cold winter’s night. The life of a roving wordsmith suits me well.

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The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say

J.R.R. Tolkien

Jackie Kerin