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 first course for 2019 was on Saturday 30 March and featured the amazing , talented, award-winning author/illustrator Tohby Riddle. Further courses are planned for later in the year so stay tuned.

Illustrators in Residence 2019

WestWords and Pinerolo have partnered to offer this unique program for which there is just one place available during 2019. Applications from illustrators in Western Sydney are encouraged to apply. Full details here.


Margaret ran her own program on Radio Blue Mountains FM 89.1 We will be uploading podcasts of a number of episodes of the show. Just click on the name of the person to download the interview.

Stephen Michael King

Freya Blackwood

Tohby Riddle

Anne Spudvilas


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