Book Signing with Matthew Reilly at Collins ABC Werribee

Saturday, 10 December from  2:30pm
After graduating from Sydney's St Aloysius' College in 1992, Matthew studied Law at the University of New South Wales. Matthew wrote his first book Contest while just 19 and self-published it in 1996. It was rejected by every major publishing company in Sydney, leading Matthew to self-publish 1,000 copies using money borrowed from his family. Matthew's second book, Ice Station was also written whilst a student at the University of NSW.

Matthew owns several movie prop reproductions including a life-size statue of Han Solo frozen in carbonite (Star Wars), a golden idol (Raiders of the Lost Ark) and a DeLorean DMC-12 (Back to the Future). A big fan of hollywood blockbusters, Matthew hopes to direct one of his own books as movies some day.

Matthew Reilly is the international bestselling author of eight novels: The Six Sacred Stones, Seven Deadly Wonders, Ice Station, Temple, Contest, Area 7, Scarecrow, and the children's book Hover Car Racer and one novella, Hell Island. His books are published in more than eighteen languages in twenty countries, and he has sold more than 3.5 million copies worldwide.

Contact us on 8742 2100 with any enquries.

This is a Collins ABC Werribee book launch.
Customers will be asked to present their purchase receipt at the event.

Christmas at Collins

Our Christmas catalogue is full of fantastic books for Christmas and your summer reading pleasure. To view the Collins dynamic catalogue just click HERE.

Plus WIN every book in the catalogue as well as a Kobo Touch eReader! To enter click HERE.

But wait, there's more ... spend $100 in store before 24 December and receive a $10 Summer Reading Voucher.

Merry Christmas from the team at Collins ABC Werribee

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The Leading Global eReading Experience has arrived at Collins Booksellers

Kobo eReaders are now available for pre order. Shop from over 2.2 million books including new releases, best sellers, classics & more. Enjoy over 1 million free books! Read on & on with a battery that lasts for over 1 month. Wifi & Touch available from 4 November.

You can now pre order your Kobo eReader online HERE. They will also be arriving in our store in the next fortnight, come in & check them out, we're so excited :)

Don't miss your chance to meet the legendary Mick Malthouse

Saturday, October 8 from  2:00pm
The two men responsible for Collingwood's recent success dig to the core of what success - in sport and life in general - is all about in an inspirational book that transcends Australian Football.

At the end of 2000, David Buttifant joined Coach Mick Malthouse as Head of Conditioning at the Collingwood Football Club. A decade later the pair have shared many events together, some of which have been life-changing.

In their new book, The Ox is Slow but the Earth is Patient, this talented team reveal the secrets of preparing football sides and athletes in general as they share what they've learnt. These are processes where boys become men and where profound life lessons are taught which transcend the sport world. As Christi Malthouse notes in her foreword along the way Mick and David 'chronicle the defining moments in their professional and personal lives; the discoveries made in those moments and the lessons learnt. Here they pass them on to you: the leader, the manager, the mentor, the parent and the mate.'

Throughout the book we see their profound insights complemented by those of scores of others -- players, coaches, philosophers, politicians and poets, past and present -- who bare their souls as they strive not just for improved performance, but that mysterious spiritual quality that transforms a collection of good individuals into a champion team.

The Ox is Slow but the Earth is Patient is not just another sport book. If you have an open mind and heart and you're interested in success, or in simply improving yourself in any endeavour at all, this inspirational book will change you forever.

Don't miss your opportunity to meet the Mick & David. Only books purchased from Collins ABC Werribee will be signed. Due to time contraints, no other merchandise can be signed.
Proudly brought to you by Collins ABC Werribee. Contact us on 8742 2100 with any enquiries

Barry Hall @ Collins ABC Werribee TODAY from 6pm

Friday, September 16 from 6:00pm

Loved by many, loathed by others, Big Bad Barry Hall is inarguably one of the greatest AFL forwards and crowd pullers of the modern era, as well as the most notorious and colourful player currently on the field. Now, for the first time, Barry tells the story of his rise to AFL greatness, beginning with his childhood in country Victoria and early years as a junior boxing champion, through to his draft to St Kilda as a teenager. H...e was the leading goal kicker for the Saints two seasons running, but also involved in wild times off the park and some controversial moments on it that saw him frequently in the headlines and occasionally before the tribunal.

Barry also tells of his six years at the Sydney Swans, from captaining the club to their first premiership in 72 years, to their gut-wrenching defeat in the 2006 grand final and the real story behind his sudden resignation from the club in 2009. He gives rare insights into the game in general, his time on the psychiatrist’s couch, how close he came to taking up a career in boxing and his often turbulent relationship with the media.

Finally, Barry describes life with his current club, the Western Bulldogs and his plans for the future. This is a must read for all AFL fans and anyone interested in an honest account of the real man behind the dramatic headlines.

Don't miss your opportunity to meet the man himself. Only books purchased from Collins ABC Werribee will be signed. Due to time contraints, no other merchandise can be signed.
Proudly brought to you by Collins ABC Werribee. Contact us on 8742 2100 with any enquries

Check out our Father's Day & Spring catalogue

Not just for Father's Day, our Spring Catalogue is packed full of ideas for everyone's enjoyment. Start stocking up on your Xmas presents or simply pick yourself up something to enjoy. A selection of hand picked fiction, fantasy, young adult, food, biography, non fiction, business, travel, gardening, children's picture books, children's fiction plus some super value titles as well.

Enter our Matthew Lloyd competition...purchase a copy of Straight Shooter to be in the running to WIN a signed Sherrin Match football. Simply click HERE and answer in 25 words or less: What was your favourite Matthew Lloyd goal? See page 19 of the catalogue for full details.

To view the Collins catalogue click on the title of this article.

On My Soap Box: National Bookshop Day #NatBookshopDay

I have never used our blog in this way before (watch out, it might become a regular feature!) but I am really peeved and would appreciate your feedback. Booktopia are jumping on the National Bookshop Day band wagon. I ask, is this ethical when an online store like Booktopia is not involved in the local community like most bricks and mortar stores?

I thought the idea behind National Bookshop Day was to celebrate the place local bookshops have within their communities. The fact that they employ local people who love books and like nothing better than to share their book knowledge with locals. The ones that support local schools and clubs. The ones that invest time and effort in promoting literature to young and old. The ones that make it possible for readers to connect with their favourite authors through book launches and author events.

Does an online bookshop fit this criteria? And should they be jumping on the National Bookshop Day band wagon or are they being very cheeky?

Let me know what you think.