The bookshop hosts an active program of events including book launches, author talks and 'in conversation' events with journalists, politicians, musicians, artists, chefs, winemakers and anyone else we think you might be interested in hearing from. We want Muse to be a crucible for discussion and debate - a place where people come to be stimulated, challenged and inspired.

If you have an idea for an event, get in touch. We'd love to hear from you!

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Imagine walls lined with solid American oak bookshelves suspended on thin brass filaments, vintage Afghan kilim rugs on the floor and soft lighting from a couple of slender standard lamps. Now add the low hum of conversation from the café and a glass of something red and seductive in your hand and you have an idea of what the bookshop at Muse is like.

We've put together a carefully considered selection of new and quality second hand titles that includes everything from the latest releases to long out of print classics. Perched as we are on the edge of the Parliamentary Triangle there's a focus on politics and current affairs, but you'll also find strong showings of books on food and wine, performing arts and foreign affairs, as well as the best literary fiction from Australia and around the world. 

Whatever you're interested in, browsing for books at Muse will always turn up something unexpected.