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'

Pinerolo on the road

Ten years of successful courses at Pinerolo, Blackheath have lead to a special event in Victoria - at Girrahween in Maldon. Glenda Millard, multi award-winning writer of picture books and novels and children’s book publisher Margaret Hamilton present a course on creating children’s picture books on Saturday 2 July 2016. Girrahween, Glenda’s bewitching cottage - circa 1860 - is nestled at the foot of Mount Tarrengower in Maldon, Victoria. Filled with books and original illustrations, Girrahween has become a favourite destination for writers, illustrators and children’s book lovers. Full details 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.

b is Cover of B is For Bedtimefor bedtime

B is for Bedtime is Margaret Hamilton's first picture book and a Children’s Book Council Notable Book for 2015. Published by Little Hare Books, it is available at all good bookshops. ISBN 9781921894343. Look out for a companion counting book “Counting Through the Day” publishing 2016.

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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