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

Westwords/Pinerolo Illustrator in Residence Program

Once again WestWords & Pinerolo have partnered to offer this unique program, aiming to extend an illustrator’s knowledge of picture book creation, design and the process of publishing. Applications from Western Sydney illustrators are encouraged. If your first application was unsuccessful you are encouraged to apply again. Full details here and application form here.

Creating Picture Books

Our most recent course featured Dub Leffler. Dub was Illustrator in Residence here in 2014. He has gone on to win awards and has two books listed as CBCA Notables this year. More courses are being planned for later in the year. Watch this space.

James Roy from Westwords recently interviewed Margaret Hamilton for the Westwords Mini-Masterclass series


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 0402 428 911, to schedule a visit. Or view our contact page for further details

Visit Pinerolo Publishing Services for publishing & editorial services