Book Nook is Australia’s oldest performing arts specialist bookshop, stocking: play scripts, drama theory and teachers’ resources, poetry, speech, dance, media and arts texts / biographies.

Book Nook’s primary customers are drama teachers and speech & drama teachers (from public and private schools and private studios), as well as actors and students (especially seeking monologues for audition pieces), etc.

After 25 years in Brisbane the business relocated from Brisbane to Toowoomba, and in 2018 moved to Melbourne. In 2021 the owners Mary and Jo Sutherland retired and sold the company to Stage Whispers Performing Arts Magazine.

The magazine is co-owned by theatrical agent and journalist David Spicer and former school drama teacher Neil Litchfield.

A new feature of the business is bonus subscription to Stage Whispers for Book Nook clients. 

Buy one book and receive three e-editions of Stage Whispers.

  1. Three books : Three print and e-editions.
  2. Five or more: One year print and e-subscription.
  3. Eight or more: Two year’s print and e-subscription.

See details of Stage Whispers’ latest issue here.

Book Nook’s sale manager is Angela Thompson.


Postage fees.  $9.90 for one book. $15.00 for two to four books. $25 for five or more.

Book Nook’s operating hours are Monday to Friday: 9am – 1pm.

New bank account details.

Account Name: Stage Whispers Magazine
Address: Commonwealth Bank. Martin Place Branch.
BSB: 062 000
Account: 1272 4213

The new email address for EFT notices and orders is

New orders for THE BOOK NOOK can be made by emailing a purchase order to  or on the website via the shopping cart.

For orders and enquiries please phone Angela Thompson on 03 9758 4522.