We Know a Place

Maxine Beneba Clarke

We Know a Place
Hachette Australia
30 August 2023

We Know a Place

Maxine Beneba Clarke

We know a place that's mysterious-magic,

a window to lives you can't even imagine.

We know a secret world-wakening secret,

a brain-boggling secret, on Ballarat Street.

Every Saturday, when the chores are done, two children set out on a journey to their local bookshop, a magical place where sneaky stories escape as you peep in the door and there's plentiful magic for each and for all. Monsters, giants, trolls and pirates ahoy! But what happens when some cheeky creatures follow the children home one day?

A playful love letter to those wondrous places where secrets and magic live around every corner and between every cover.

Written and illustrated by the award-winning Maxine Beneba Clarke as a celebration of the joy of reading, the magic of community and her own favourite bookshop.


Bookshops are magical places and each one has its own charm. They contain the dreams and mysteries of authors’ imaginations; the amazing facts of our world and animals. Maxine Beneba Clarke’s book is a homage to a ‘bold little bookshop’ that a family visits on Saturdays after the chores are done. Her lively, textured illustrations explore the exhilaration and enchantment of their visits.

As Childrens’ Book Week reminds us with celebrations and school parades, a visit to your local bookshop enhances the awareness that literature matters. For ages 2+.

This item is in-stock at 8 shops and will ship in 3-4 days

Our stock data is updated periodically, and availability may change throughout the day for in-demand items. Please call the relevant shop for the most current stock information. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Sign in or become a Readings Member to add this title to a wishlist.