CAPERS Clearance

We have reduced a lot of stock including parenting books, midwifery texts and breastfeeding education resources. Prices start at $1. Stock is limited. See the full range here. We also have a small selection of items that are discounted due to being slightly damaged or shop-soiled, you can see those items here.

Pregnancy and Childbirth Books

CAPERS Bookstore was established (in 1988) to provide easier access to quality resources that were supportive of natural birth and we continue to specialise in this area. Books for Pregnant Women/Couples We highly recommend Birth with Confidence for any pregnant women. It explains important considerations in choosing your birth location and support people, and practical advice for preparing […]

Children’s Books

CAPERS Bookstore stocks a selection of children’s books that are related to our specialist areas as well as some special gifts for children. Some of our favourites for our specialist areas are outlined below but there are lots more online just look under CAPERS for Children in the Categories. Books for Children about Pregnancy and Birth […]

The IBLCE Exam and Breastfeeding Books

The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) was founded in 1985, after discussion on a global scale coordinated by JoAnne Scott from 1982. (Through my volunteer role as International Director with the International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA), I (Jan) was invited to join that group.) The panel of international experts then wrote the standards, from which the competencies and […]

Midwifery Texts

CAPERS Bookstore stocks a wide range of midwifery texts and resources, this is just a small selection of these. You can see all of them here. Textbooks Midwifery: Preparation for Practice is our best selling textbook. It is published in Australia and features Australian/New Zealand authors and is a comprehensive textbook with chapters covering a […]

Quotes and Ordering via Purchase Order

We are happy to supply against official purchase orders from Australian government institutions and most Australian private hospitals. We simply require an official external purchase order to be emailed to office[at] As soon as this is received we can send your order. It is the simplest and most efficient option for ordering. If you are ordering […]

Previous CAPERS events

Since 1976, Jan has organised many conferences and workshops (for ICEA and other consumer groups and since 1988, for CAPERS). Invited speakers for CAPERS events in Australia and New Zealand have included: Janet Balaskas, Sheila Kitzinger, Thomas W Hale, Lawrence Gartner, James McKenna, Teri Shilling, Gabrielle Palmer, Rukhsana Haider, Marshall Klaus, Jean Sutton, Pauline Scott, Murray Enkin, Karen Guilliland, Charles Mahan, Steve Biddulph, William Sears, Penny Simkin, Diony Young, Ruth […]