Guess you’d like to know a little bit about myself, given I am the mastermind behind this little gem of madness.

A rare successful selfie – I prefer working the camera to standing in front of one…

My name is Kellie.

I’ve been a book lover my entire life. For me, reading offers the perfect escape. It doesn’t matter where I am, what I’m wearing or what is happening around me – the moment I start reading I’m transported to another world. Sometimes it’s a space adventure somewhere far far away. Sometimes it’s a magical fantasy land full of magic. Sometimes it’s just a cafe that could just be around the corner from me.

I’ve been very lucky in that I landed the job that many book lovers desire – I am a bookseller at a bookshop. In total I have about two and a half years experience as a bookseller. It is a surprisingly physical job, though it has been fantastic being able to surround myself with like-minded people, see the new and exciting titles being released and basically living the dream. And bookshop customers are some of the most amazing customers in the retail world.

So why do I want to start my own (travelling) bookshop? Ultimately it stems down to me wanting to do more to get books in the hands of book lovers. I am brimming full of ideas. Starting Oxymoron Books will allow me to reach out and make a difference in Tasmania. And I think that’s pretty awesome.