Welcome to Pinerolo

Pinerolo, the Children’s Book Cottage is the home for children's books in New South Wales – at Blackheath in the beautiful Blue Mountains. Pinerolo promotes Australian picture books and their creators, educates children and adults about picture books, provides a venue for the exhibition of original artwork from picture books and brings people interested in picture books together in an inspiring environment

*Pinerolo is an Italian word meaning 'place of pines'

coming events

Creating Picture Books: our next course is on Saturday 19 May 2018. This is a rare opportunity to learn from one of Australia’s most successful, popular and award-winning illustrators. Stephen Michael King will join children’s book publisher Margaret Hamilton presenting a course on creating picture books. All levels of expertise welcome. Full details and booking form here.

Sunday 20 May OPEN DAY at Pinerolo with STEPHEN MICHAEL KING. Meet Stephen, listen to stories, watch him draw, buy a book, have it personally signed. ALL WELCOME. Activities and stories for children. Bring the family. Phone: 47878492 or hamiltonbooks@iprimus.com.au Full details here.

Illustrators in Residence 2018

Pinerolo and WestWords once again partner to present Illustrators in Residence. Successful applicants will have a whole week in residence to work on a project, with me available for editorial assistance and mentorship. Two places are available. Applications close 30 April. Margaret Full details here.


Weekly residencies are available for authors and illustrators with optional professional mentorship. More information here.

Group and School Visits

programs and workshops for groups including school students and teachers. More information here and Risk Assessment statement here.

accommodation at Pinerolo

Self-contained, self-catering, quiet and peaceful accommodation at Pinerolo. The perfect place for a getaway in the beautiful Blue Mountains. Everybody welcome.


Pinerolo is a partner of WestWords.

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B IS FOR BEDTIME is Margaret Hamilton's first picture book and a CBCA 2015 Notable Book. It’s companion book COUNTING THROUGH THE DAY was published in 2016. (Little Hare Books). Both books are available at all good bookshops or from Pinerolo. Original artwork by Anna Pignataro is also available. Check out the catalogue.

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Opening Hours

Pinerolo is currently open by appointment only. Please call (02) 4787 8492, to schedule a visit. Or view our contact page for further details

Visit Pinerolo Publishing Services for publishing & editorial services