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

Open Day Sunday 4 December 10am-4pm. Put it in your diary now!

We have spent some time sorting Margaret Hamilton Books publishing archives. The are some spare copies of some of our wonderful books for sale. Librarians can stock up, parents and grandparents can buy Christmas presents. This is a once-only opportunity to pick up some very special books. BARGAINS!

Also here on the day will be Narelda Joy, teaching anyone how to make their own puppet. And award-winning author Dawn Meredith talking about writing and giving writing tips to all ages.

Future courses in our popular picture-book creation program are being planned. Keep watching this space for details.

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 for writers, illustrators and children's-book lovers in beautiful Blackheath.


Pinerolo is a partner of Love2Read.

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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

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