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Mark’s Say, March 2015

I’ve just attended American Booksellers Association’s Winter Institute. For four days, independent booksellers and authors gather together to discuss books and the state of the industry. Now in its tenth year, the Institute was held in the small, pretty city of Asheville, North Carolina. Surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville was a very…

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Introducing our event program for March

Kick off your month with a bit of political controversy. Mark Latham will be at our Hawthorn shop on Thursday 12 March to talk about his new collection of essays, Latham at Large. He’s a man who’s never lost for words, so it’s sure to be an entertaining night.

If politics isn’t your thing, there are three book launches to choose from on that same…

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March 2015 highlights

I must say I’ve been having a good run of late with the first book I read in any given year. Last year, for instance, I was gushing about Maxine Beneba Clarke’s Foreign Soil – so it’s been gratifying to see the reception it’s had since, including most recently her Stella Prize longlisting.

This year it’s a memoir that’s totally seduced me: Rebecc…

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