Last week, my search for awesome literary locations led me east. I ended up in Wynnum’s Little Gnome bookshop, which opened its doors in May of 2015.
Little Gnome stocks a large range of work from self-published Australian authors, many of whom hail from the local Bayside area.
The monthly book club picks are sourced from local talent, aiming to help you fall in love with new authors.
Little Gnome also prides itself on being a meeting place. In addition to book club, Little Gnome offers seminars, workshops in self-publishing and social media, and opportunities to meet local authors.
Customer involvement is encouraged, with Little Gnome offering these adorable Customer Recommended Read cards for you to fill out to display with your favourite book.
Though the focus is on self-published Australian authors, you’ll still be able to spot some popular titles on their shelves.
If you need a caffeine or sugar hit, you’re in luck! Little Gnome offers Montville coffee, some deluxe milkshakes, and other beverages. If you’re craving something a bit more filling, you might have to look elsewhere; apart from some biscuits, Little Gnome is strictly BYO food.