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What are some books that scared you as a child?

Our staff share some of the books that scared them when they were children. Emily Gale on the Long Legged Scissor Man:

I still have my childhood copy of Struwwelpeter, a picture book first published in 1845 which is basically a catalogue of children wilfully ignoring the good advice given to them for their own safety and, as a result, ending…

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November Highlights

Well just the other day we announced the winner of the inaugural Readings New Australian Writing Award, which goes to Sydneysider Ceridwen Dovey for Only the Animals. I was genuinely thrilled by this, her second published work: Michelle de Kretser has described it as ‘wholly extraordinary’, and that really is the only suitable epithet for this ama…

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Books you might have missed in October

Given the sizeable number of new releases that arrive in store each month, it’s easy to miss some hidden gems. We’ve compiled a short list of books you might have missed this October.

Indigo by Clemens J. Setz

Set in a world uncannily familiar and yet entirely strange, Indigo (Austrian writer Clemens J. Setz’s first novel to be translated in…

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