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 Special price Read reviewThe Andy Goldsworthy Project

The Andy Goldsworthy Project

Molly Donovan, Tina Fiske, Martin Kemp, John Beardsley

Andy Goldsworthys beautiful ephemeral artworks have been rendered timeless in numerous photographic records. This book deals with Goldsworthy's work in nearly twenty years, and underscores the artists permanent output since 1984.

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 Special priceThe Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair

The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair

Joel Dicker, Sam Taylor

August 30, 1975. The day of the disappearance. The day a small New Hampshire town lost its innocence. That summer Harry Quebert fell in love with fifteen-year-old Nola Kellergan. Thirty-three years later, her body is dug up from...

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 Special priceWill You Please Be Quiet, Please

Will You Please Be Quiet, Please

Raymond Carver

Shows how humour and tragedy dwell in the hearts of ordinary people.

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 Special priceThese are the Names: Jewish Lives in Australia, 1788-1850

These are the Names: Jewish Lives in Australia, 1788-1850

John S. Levi

Between 1788 and 1850, more than 1500 Jewish men and women were either transported to Australia as convicts or arrived as free settlers. This important biographical dictionary presents the details - occasionally sketchy but...

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 Special priceLetty Fox: Her Luck

Letty Fox: Her Luck

Christina Stead, Carmen Callil

Letty Fox tells her story as a self-styled woman in New York's world of passion, love and sexual bargaining. As a bright, uninhibited daughter of a middle class couple who believes the world is her oyster, Letty Fox tells it all -...

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 Special priceThe American Future: A History

The American Future: A History

Simon Schama

The American Future: A History, written by an author who has spent half his life there, takes the long view of how the United States has come to this anguished moment of truth about its own identity as a nation and its place in...

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 Special priceGreat Movies - 100 Years of Cinema

Great Movies - 100 Years of Cinema

With over 600 original images from the Kobal Collection, one of the world's finest archives of motion picture stills, Great Movies: 100 Years Of Cinema examines 100 of the greatest films ever.

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Christian Art

Christian Art

Rowena Loverance

At once a sumptuously illustrated survey of Christian art over time and across the globe as well as a study of what RChristian artS really means, Loverance concludes with an assessment of the current state of this art form at the...

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 Special priceWhy the Germans? Why the Jews? Envy, Race Hatred, and the Prehistory of the Holocaust

Why the Germans? Why the Jews? Envy, Race Hatred, and the Prehistory of the Holocaust

Götz Aly

Originally published as Warum die Deutschen? Warum die Juden?: Frankfurt am Main: S. Fischer, 2011.

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 Special priceA City Lost and Found: Whelan the Wrecker's Melbourne

A City Lost and Found: Whelan the Wrecker’s Melbourne

Robyn Annear

'Old landmarks fall in nearly every block ... and the face of the city is changing so rapidly that the time is not too far distant when a search for a building 50 years old will be in vain.' - Herald, 1925. The demolition firm of...

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 Special price Read reviewNight Games: Sex, Power and Sport

Night Games: Sex, Power and Sport

Anna Krien

'The Pies beat the Saints and the city of Melbourne was still cloaked in black and white crepe paper when the rumour of a pack rape by celebrating footballers began to surface. By morning, the head of the sexual crimes squad...

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 Special priceInside MAD

Inside MAD

MAD Magazine, Judd Apatow

It has long been assumed that anyone who wasted their formative years reading MAD must have wound up as a complete failure in life. But as it turns out, some readers actually went on to be... successful! MAD asked some of these...

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 Special priceAmsterdam: A History of the World's Most Liberal City

Amsterdam: A History of the World’s Most Liberal City

Russell Shorto

Color illustrations and color maps on lining papers and jacket.

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 Special priceSpeechless: A Year In My Father's Business

Speechless: A Year In My Father’s Business

James Button

Working for Rudd, James paints a colourful picture of the machinations of government, and shows how far the party has moved from the idealism and pragmatism of his father's generation. He ends on a note of hope for the Party's...

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 Special priceThe Vogue Factor

The Vogue Factor

Kirstie Clements

Many girls dream of being editor of Vogue. Here, Kirstie Clements, a girl from the wrong side of Sydney tells of her audacious beginnings on the reception desk at the grand magazine and her rise to reigning editor for a decade.

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 Special priceLife: The Beatles - The Beatles from the Inside

Life: The Beatles - The Beatles from the Inside

Robert Whitaker, The Editors of LIFE Magazine

In the mid-1960s, the Beatles were the biggest thing on the planet. Their fans wanted to touch the Beatles. Who might help them? Well, one photographer was inside. The young Australian Robert Whitaker. When Beatlemania exploded,...

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 Special priceLives

Lives

Peter Robb

In Lives , an extraordinary writer encounters some remarkable people; and evokes their inner lives. Peter Robb has an uncanny ability to get into the skin of other people: to show them in a new light, to home on what makes them...

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 Special priceVan Diemen's Land

Van Diemen’s Land

James Boyce

A groundbreaking history of the settlement of Tasmania. James Boyce's book is filled with new facts and new ideas about one episode in the history of British colonialism. Combining environmental insights with a grasp of the...

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 Special priceAnimals: A Visual Guide to the Animal Kingdom

Animals: A Visual Guide to the Animal Kingdom

Dr. Keith Laidler

Animals combines over 350 amazing giant-sized images taken by the world's best wildlife photographers with the latest scientific and zoological research on the natural history and conservation status of hundreds of animals.

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 Special priceThe Age of Empires

The Age of Empires

Robert Aldrich

Tells a story of thirteen modern Empires, that is full of suspense, cruelty, conflict, heroism, great explorations and extraordinary feats of endurance, with a profusion of illustrations drawn from a wide range of vivid sources.

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The Night Guest

The Night Guest

Fiona McFarlane

The hypnotic tale of a psychological battle on unequal terms and a superbly drawn portrait of two very particular women - a beautifully written, unnerving and acutely moving debut.

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The Art of War

The Art of War

Sun Tzu

Written more than 2,500 years ago, and widely regarded as the Oldest Military Treatise in the World, The Art of War retains much of its original authoritative merit today.

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The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin

The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin

Masha Gessen

A brave and revelatory account of how a small-minded, low-level KGB operative became the most powerful man in the world's largest country.

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Sirens of Titan

Sirens of Titan

Kurt Vonnegut

Originally published: New York: Delacorte Press, c1959.

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 Special priceStory of the Jews: Finding the Words (1000 BCE - 1492)

Story of the Jews: Finding the Words (1000 BCE - 1492)

Simon Schama

Tells a tale of endurance against destruction, of creativity in oppression, joy amidst grief, the affirmation of life against the steepest of odds. This book tells the story of the Jews that takes you to unimagined places, and...

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 Special priceThe Edge of the World: How the North Sea Made Us Who We are

The Edge of the World: How the North Sea Made Us Who We are

Michael Pye

Tells a story of saints and spies, of fishermen and pirates, traders and marauders - and of how their wild and daring journeys across the North Sea built the world we know.

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Cathedral

Cathedral

Raymond Carver

Presents a story in which a blind man guides the hand of a sighted man as together they draw the cathedral the blind man can never see.

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The Golden Warrior: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia

The Golden Warrior: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence James

T.E. Lawrence was a true scholar, a man of irresistible charm who genuinely cared for the Arabs. But he was also a shocking fabricator who used and embellished his own legend. Controversial and provocative, The Golden Warrior...

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Notes of a Dirty Old Man

Notes of a Dirty Old Man

Charles Bukowski

Perennially drunk, broke and in search of a woman, the author takes on the guise of a wise fool as he ventures through America's seedy lowlife.

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 Special priceThe Doors of Perception: And Heaven and Hell

The Doors of Perception: And Heaven and Hell

Aldous Huxley, J. G. Ballard

In 1953, in the presence of an investigator, Aldous Huxley took four-tenths of a gramme of mescalin, sat down and waited to see what would happen. When he opened his eyes everything was transformed. Huxley described his experience...

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 Special priceThe Handmade Loaf

The Handmade Loaf

Dan Lepard

A collection of recipes, personal stories and photographs that capture the breads and home bakers of Europe. It includes over 80 recipes, many of which are inspired by the bakers profiled. It is suitable for the experienced baker,...

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 Special priceWhere I'm Reading From: The Changing World of Books

Where I’m Reading From: The Changing World of Books

Tim Parks

Should you finish every book you start? How has your family influenced the way you read? What is literary style? How is the Nobel Prize like the World Cup? Why do you hate the book your friend likes? Is writing really just like...

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 Special priceTales of Ordinary Madness

Tales of Ordinary Madness

Charles Bukowski

A collection of short stories gives an insight into the dark, dangerous lowlife of Los Angeles that the inhabited. From prostitutes to classical music, the author of this book mixes high and low culture in his 'tales of ordinary...

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 Special priceA Sport and a Pastime

A Sport and a Pastime

James Salter

The seductive classic that established Salter's reputation as one of the finest prose stylists of our time

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Spanish Flavors: Stunning Dishes Inspired by the Regional Ingredients of Spain

Spanish Flavors: Stunning Dishes Inspired by the Regional Ingredients of Spain

Jose Pizarro

In Spanish Flavors, Pizarro journeys across Spain, collecting his favorite regional ingredients to combine into stylish dishes that are easy to recreate at home. He celebrates the classic Spanish dishes, but also focuses...

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 Special priceBreakfast of Champions

Breakfast of Champions

Kurt Vonnegut

Combines science fiction, memoir, parable, fairy tale and farce.

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 Special priceThe Republic of Imagination

The Republic of Imagination

Azar Nafisi

Tells the story of how, against the backdrop of morality squads and executions.

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 Special priceFalling Freely, as If in a Dream: (The Story of a Crime 3)

Falling Freely, as If in a Dream: (The Story of a Crime 3)

Leif G. W. Persson

It's August 2007, and Lars Martin Johansson, chief of the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Sweden has opened the files on the unsolved murder of Prime Minister Olof Palme. Yet the closer the group gets to the truth,...

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 Special priceThe Sex Lives of Siamese Twins

The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins

Irvine Welsh

When Lucy Brennan, a Miami Beach personal-fitness trainer, disarms an apparently crazed gunman chasing two frightened homeless men along a deserted causeway at night, the police and the breaking-news cameras are not far behind....

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 Special priceThe Ancient Paths: Discovering the Lost Map of Celtic Europe

The Ancient Paths: Discovering the Lost Map of Celtic Europe

Graham Robb

When the author made plans to cycle the legendary Via Heraklea, he had no idea that the line he plotted - stretching from the south-western tip of the Iberian Peninsula, across the Pyrenees and the Alps - would change the way he...

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 Special priceAfter the Silence

After the Silence

Jake Woodhouse

A body is found hanging on a hook above the canals of Amsterdam's old town, a mobile phone forced into the victim's mouth. In a remote coastal village, a doll lies in the ashes of a burnt-down house. But the couple who died in the...

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 Special priceJohn Olsen: An Artist's Life

John Olsen: An Artist’s Life

Darleen Bungey

This landmark biography by Darleen Bungey, the author of the celebrated biography of Arthur Boyd, graphically depicts the forces that drove John Olsen to become one of the country's greatest artists. An exhilarating...

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 Special priceNorth of Normal: A Memoir of My Wilderness Childhood, My Unusual Family, and How I Survived Both

North of Normal: A Memoir of My Wilderness Childhood, My Unusual Family, and How I Survived Both

Cea Sunrise Person

North of Normal by Cea Sunrise Person has descriptive copy which is not yet available from the Publisher.

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 Special priceA Mother's Disgrace

A Mother’s Disgrace

Robert Dessaix

Takes the reader on a journey of self-discovery by author, critic and arts commentator Robert Dessaix. This book traces his life from adoption to a most unusual childhood to his fascination with Russia. It is a story of coming to...

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 Special priceMastering the Art of French Eating: Lessons in Food and Love from a Year in Paris

Mastering the Art of French Eating: Lessons in Food and Love from a Year in Paris

Ann Mah

When journalist Ann Mah's diplomat husband is given a three-year assignment in Paris, Ann is overjoyed. A lifelong foodie and Francophile, she immediately begins plotting gastronomic adventures a deux. Then her husband is called...

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 Special priceThe Art of British Rock: 50 Years of Rock Posters, Flyers and Handbills

The Art of British Rock: 50 Years of Rock Posters, Flyers and Handbills

Mike Evans, Paul Palmer-Edwards

Celebrating a half-century of design in posters, flyers and advertising ephemera, The Art of British Rock highlights the UK's unique contribution to rock'n'roll graphics.

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Bruce

Bruce

Peter Ames Carlin

Stunning biography of Bruce Springsteen describing his life and work in vivid intimate detail

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The Apartment Book

The Apartment Book

Editors

The aim of this series is to be a reference for everyone who wants to furnish or decorate a new house or give a different impulse to the home. With different approaches to the same theme, the interior design, the reader will find...

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 Special priceWood Houses

Wood Houses

Wood has been a traditional construction material for centuries all over the world, as it still is in many places today. Now there is a growing interest in using wood in modern residential architecture. Architects today are drawn...

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 Special priceMinimalism

Minimalism

Konemann

Beautiful books combining a multitude of exquisite images of important minimalist design around the world. This series shows different ways of interpreting and expressing minimalism in interior design and architecture.

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 Special priceTheir Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Zora Neale Hurston, Zadie Smith

* Zora Neale Hurston's masterpiece is perhaps the most widely read and highly regarded novel in the entire canon of African American literature.

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 Special priceLiving With Wood

Living With Wood

Editors

Architects and designers use wood for construction because of its infinite applications for interior and exterior design. At present, new planning criteria for housing means that distinctive and ethical buildings can be...

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 Special price Read reviewCollected Stories

Collected Stories

James Salter

Each indelible narrative in the Collected Stories is marked by Salter's great literary grace, his ability to show the subtleties of a character or situation with precision, and his equally assured ability to...

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Prefab Architecture

Prefab Architecture

Editors

In Prefab Architecture, the fresh approaches toward creating buildings that accurately convey mature and expanded green building methodologies make this book an important voice for adopting change in a construction industry...

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Modern Country Homes

Modern Country Homes

Editors

In decor, the concept of rural style varies according to the geography. Therefore, the delicate rural interiors of the French Provence and Italy?s Tuscany region are very different from the rustic style found in stately North...

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 Special priceUnder the Microscope

Under the Microscope

Earl Owen

Earl Owen was the first surgeon to be able to reverse vasectomies and complete fallopian tube ligatures (using his microsurgical prowess). And he designed the chairs in the Sydney Opera House! He has done more in his eighty years...

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 Special priceWooden Homes

Wooden Homes

Wood has been a traditional construction material for centuries all over the world, as it still is in many places today. Now there is a growing interest in using wood in modern residential architecture. Architects today are drawn...

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 Special priceMini Homes

Mini Homes

This book showcases the expertise of architects in tackling a project despite the determining factors that may limit them. Small urban homes, holiday chalets, studio apartments, lofts, duplexes, prefab houses and even tree houses...

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 Special priceFloating City: Hustlers, Strivers, Dealers, Call Girls and Other Lives in Illicit New York

Floating City: Hustlers, Strivers, Dealers, Call Girls and Other Lives in Illicit New York

Sudhir Venkatesh

Explores New York from high to low, tracing the invisible threads that bind a handful of ambitious urban hustlers, from a Harvard-educated socialite running a high-end escort service to a Harlem crack dealer adapting to changing...

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 Special priceThe Compatibility Gene

The Compatibility Gene

Daniel M. Davis

Tells a scientific adventure story set in a field of genetic discovery - that of the crucial genes that define our relationships, our health and our individuality. This book shows how the compatibility gene is radically...

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 Special priceChambers Biographical Dictionary

Chambers Biographical Dictionary

Chambers

All the people you'll ever want to know about

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 Special priceMusic at Midnight: The Life and Poetry of George Herbert

Music at Midnight: The Life and Poetry of George Herbert

John Drury

Sets the poetry in the whole context of the poet's life and times, so that the reader can understand the frame of mind and kind of society which produced it, and depth can be added to the narrative of Herbert's life.

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 Special priceA History of Cricket in 100 Objects

A History of Cricket in 100 Objects

Gavin Mortimer

From the Ashes Urn to a Currant Bun: a journey through three hundred and fifty cricketing years - of triumphs, controversies and quips - in 100 definitive objects.

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 Special priceSisterland

Sisterland

Curtis Sittenfeld

For identical twins, Kate and Violet are about as unlike as two peas from the same pod can be. Except in one respect - they share a hidden gift they call 'the Senses', a special kind of intuition that can allow them to see things...

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 Special priceGillespie and I

Gillespie and I

Jane Harris

Back in 1888, the young, art-loving Harriet arrives in Glasgow at the time of the International Exhibition. After a chance encounter she befriends the Gillespie family and soon becomes a fixture in all of their lives. But when...

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 Special priceDearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child

Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child

Bob Spitz

The stunning story of how Julia Child transformed herself into the cult figure who touched off a food revolution that has gripped the country for more than 50 years. Spanning Pasadena to Paris, acclaimed author Spitz reveals the...

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 Special priceAmerica: Painting a Nation

America: Painting a Nation

Angela Miller, Chris McAuliffe

Spectacular landscapes, epic stories and diverse peoples feature in this expansive historical survey of American painting. Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name Art Gallery of New South Wales 8 Nov 2013 -- 9...

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The Retrospective

The Retrospective

Abraham B Yehoshua

From the acclaimed author of A Woman in Jerusalem, a novel about a director, a screenwriter and an actress, old friends and colleagues who meet up for the first time in decades in Santiago de Compostela, and are forced to face...

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 Special price Read reviewAlice Springs

Alice Springs

Eleanor Hogan

Alice Springs, Alice, The Alice, Mparntwe is the most talked about but least familiar place in Australia. It is a town of extremes and contradictions: searingly hot and bitterly cold, thousands of miles from anywhere, the heart of...

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 Special priceReadings and Writings: Forty Years in Books

Readings and Writings: Forty Years in Books

Jason Cotter

Readings and Writings is a collection of new Australian short stories from writers who have been involved with Readings over the years. All have contributed freely to celebrate the shop and its achievements, and to...

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 Special price Read reviewThe Twelve

The Twelve

Justin Cronin

The epic story of THE PASSAGE continues

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 Special priceYear of Wonders: a Novel of the Plague

Year of Wonders: a Novel of the Plague

Geraldine Brooks

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of 'March' and 'People of the Book'. A young woman's struggle to save her family and her soul during the extraordinary year of 1666, when plague suddenly struck a small Derbyshire...

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Pirates Of The Seven Seas

Pirates Of The Seven Seas

Angus Konstam

The pirate perhaps epitomises the loveable rogue of popular legend, and our interest in pirates, both real and fictional, is enormous. This beautifully illustrated book presents the story of piracy in a completely new way.

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 Special price Read reviewTelegraph Avenue

Telegraph Avenue

Michael Chabon

From Michael Chabon, the bestselling author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay; his first novel in 5 years is a lovingly painted pop-culture epic.

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Mythology

Mythology

Dugald A. Steer, Nick Harris, Nicki Palin, David Wyatt

For lovers of Greek myths and those just discovering their timeless power, this fascinating volume is faithfully reproduced from Lady Hestia Evanss 19th-century edition, with all its romantic ambiance, clever wit, and novelty...

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 Special priceMy Brain is Hanging Upside Down

My Brain is Hanging Upside Down

David Heatley

What if you wrote and drew a comic strip that honestly depicted every sexual experience you ever had, from junior school (don't ask) to last week (ditto)? It would force you to re-examine your life in ways that would make your...

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 Special price Read reviewThe Crane Wife

The Crane Wife

Patrick Ness

One night, George Duncan - decent man, a good man - is woken by a noise in his garden. Impossibly, a great white crane has tumbled to earth, shot through its wing by an arrow. Unexpectedly moved, George helps the bird, and from...

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The Marriage Plot

The Marriage Plot

Jeffrey Eugenides

One of the most acclaimed literary novels of 2011 is now in paperback. Eugenides creates a new kind of contemporary love story in his most powerful novel yet ( Newsweek ).

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Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves

Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire’s Slaves

Adam Hochschild

Like the author's classic King Leopold's Ghost, this new work abounds in atmosphere, high drama, and nuanced portraits of epic antislavery crusaders, heroes, and villains in Britain.

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 Special priceNarcopolis

Narcopolis

Jeet Thayil

Portrays a city in collision with itself. With a cast of pimps, pushers, poets, gangsters and eunuchs, this title is a journey into a sprawling underworld.

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 Special priceA Conspiracy of Friends: A Corduroy Mansions Novel

A Conspiracy of Friends: A Corduroy Mansions Novel

Alexander McCall Smith

The third novel in McCall's acclaimed series about the colourful inhabitants of Corduroy Mansions, Pimlico. This installment follows the adventures of Oedipus Snark, the nasty Liberal Democrat and his mother Berthea who is writing...

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 Special priceThe Parson

The Parson

Anna Kavan

In this, a recently discovered manuscript from Kavan's late period, a tragic love story unfolds against a visionary landscape. This is less a tale of unrequited love than an exploration of divided selves, momentarily locked in an...

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 Read reviewFreedom

Freedom

Jonathan Franzen

The new novel from the author of The Corrections.

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The Crossing

The Crossing

Cormac McCarthy

The second volume in a breakthrough trilogy that began with the National Book Award-winning All the Pretty Horses. Set approximately ten years after the first book, this is the story of a young boy obsessed with catching a lone...

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 Special priceThe Poisonwood Bible

The Poisonwood Bible

Barbara Kingsolver

This is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959.

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 Special priceRetreat from Love

Retreat from Love

Colette

A tale of sexual and emotional trysts between three aristocratic youths, this was the first book to be written under Colette's own name, and shows the work of a newly mature novelists who was now to be judged by the highest...

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 Special priceThe Skating Rink

The Skating Rink

Roberto Bolano

A spellbinding, sui generis detective fiction focusing on the swirling vortex of sex, death, and intrigue surrounding a beautiful Spanish figure skating champion.

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 Special priceThe Samurai

The Samurai

Endo Shusaku

Endo to my mind is one of the finest living novelists. --Graham Greene In 1613, four low-ranking Japanese Samurai, accompanied by a Spanish priest, set sail for Mexico on an unprecedented mission: to bargain for a Catholic...

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 Special priceA Scarcity of Love

A Scarcity of Love

Anna Kavan

'A Scarcity of Love' tells the story of a young girl, rejected by her narcissistic and vengeful mother, whose life thereafter is a continuing series of betrayals that can lead only to the dead end of madness and death.

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 Special priceVolcano

Volcano

Endo Shusaku, Richard A. Schuchert

A crucial work in Endo's oeuvre, 'Volcano' is a powerful novel of ideas as well as a sensitive and moving depiction of the trials of old age, set in the central region of Japan.

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 Special priceWhen I Whistle

When I Whistle

Endo Shusaku

Builds up pressure and suspense on the strength of its subject, and at one level it can indeed be read as a thriller . Anthony Thwaite, -- The New York Times Book Review

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 Special price Read reviewThe Hypnotist

The Hypnotist

Lars Kepler

Read the number one Scandinavian crime bestseller taking the world by storm

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The Weight

The Weight

Andrew H Vachss

Vachss returns with a mesmerizing novel about a hard-core thief who's about to embark on a job that will alter his life forever.

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 Special priceThe Economy of the Greek Cities: From the Archaic Period to the Early Roman Empire

The Economy of the Greek Cities: From the Archaic Period to the Early Roman Empire

Leopold Migeotte, Janet Lloyd

This introduction to the Ancient Greek economy has proved popular in France, and has also been translated into Italian and Greek; this first English edition is of the second French edition of 2007.

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 Special priceCreative Lives: Personal Papers of Australian Writers and Artists

Creative Lives: Personal Papers of Australian Writers and Artists

Penelope Hanley

Penelope Hanley delves into the papers of 22 well-known Australian literary and artistic figures and gives us an insight into their creative lives, their feeling and foibles, their fears and triumphs.

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 Read reviewDon't Get Too Comfortable: The Indignities of Coach Class, the Torments of Low Thread Count, the Never-Ending Quest for Artisanal Olive Oil, and Other First World Problems

Don’t Get Too Comfortable: The Indignities of Coach Class, the Torments of Low Thread Count, the Never-Ending Quest for Artisanal Olive Oil, and Other First World Problems

David Rakoff

Rakoff takes readers on a bitingly funny grand tour of the culture of excess. He shows that far from being bobos in paradise, mankind is in a special circle of gilded-age hell.

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Philosophy

Philosophy

Jeremy Stangroom

Gathers information on 50 of the greatest philosophical thinkers and 10 of the greatest theories. This title offers concepts that are the backbone of philosophical thought, including metaphysics, psychoanalysis, libertarianism,...

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 Special price Read reviewThe Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

Philip Pullman

Part novel, part history, part fairytale, this title offers a radical take on the myths and the mysteries of the Gospels, and the genesis of church that has so shaped the course of the last two millennia.

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 Special priceBetween Parentheses: Essays, Articles and Speeches, 1998-2003

Between Parentheses: Essays, Articles and Speeches, 1998-2003

Roberto Bolano

The collected non-fiction of Roberto Bolano, published in English for the first time

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 Special priceWeights and Measures

Weights and Measures

Joseph Roth

Weights and Measures was the third Roth novel to be translated into English and one of the the last he wrote, as he drank himself to death in unhappy exile in France. It is a fable about the disintegration of a good man. At the...

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 Special priceAston Martin

Aston Martin

Rainer W Schlegelmilch, Hartmut Lehbrink, Jochen Von Osterroth

A revised and updated version of Aston Martin, a singular experience of the make of car that has high-class individuality and conservative reliability. A lavishly illustrated edition, making this an absolute must-have for every...

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 Special priceSleep Has His House

Sleep Has His House

Anna Kavan

A largely autobiographical account of an unhappy childhood, Sleep Has his House startled with its strangeness in 1948. Today it is one of Anna Kavan's most acclaimed books. A daring synthesis of memoir and surrealist...

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The Best American Nonrequired Reading

The Best American Nonrequired Reading

Dave Eggers, Guillermo del Toro

A selection of the best writing, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and blogs, published during 2010. Edited by Dave Eggers.

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 Special priceThe Best of All Possible Worlds: A Story of Philosophers, God, and Evil

The Best of All Possible Worlds: A Story of Philosophers, God, and Evil

Steven M. Nadler

In this lively and engaging book, Nadler brings to life a debate between three brilliant and resolute philosophers in 1672 Paris that had obsessed its participants, captivated European intellectuals, and continues to inform our...

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 Special priceThe Unknown Nation: Australia After Empire

The Unknown Nation: Australia After Empire

James Curran, Stuart Ward

An illuminating history of Australia's putative 'search' for national identity that documents how the receding ties of empire and Britishness posed an unprecedented dilemma as Australians lost their traditional ways of defining...

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The Glass Rainbow

The Glass Rainbow

James Lee Burke

Detective Dave Robicheaux returns to New Iberia to solve a series of grisly murders, in this latest installment by a two-time Edgar Award-winning author and Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America.

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 Special priceBruce Pollock: The Great Rock 'n' Roll Revolution of 1969

Bruce Pollock: The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Revolution of 1969

Bruce Pollock

1969 was the year that saw the Beatles go supernova while Bob Dylan hightailed it to Nashville. This book captures this decade-smashing anomaly in the annals of rock'n'roll.

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 Special priceThe Well of Loneliness

The Well of Loneliness

Radclyffe Hall, Diana Souhami

The bible of lesbianism' THE TIMES

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If the Dead Rise Not

If the Dead Rise Not

Philip Kerr

An instant classic in the Bernie Gunther series, If the Dead Rise Not features twisted intrigue, tight plotting, quick-witted one-liners, and, most significant, a richer, wiser Bernie Gunther.

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 Special priceSpeak Low

Speak Low

Carl Phillips

Speak Low is the tenth book from one of America's most distinctive--and one of poetry's most essential--contemporary voices. Phillips has long been hailed for work provocative in its candor, uncompromising in its inquiry, and at...

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 Special priceThe Cambridge Companion to Gunter Grass

The Cambridge Companion to Gunter Grass

Stuart Taberner

New essays for students of German's best-known living author and his works, including The Tin Drum.

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 Special priceChanges in Scenery: Contemporary Landscape Architecture in Europe

Changes in Scenery: Contemporary Landscape Architecture in Europe

Thies Schroder

Landscape architecture's potential does not lie in unified profession, but in polarization. This key idea of Thies Schroder is reflected in the diverse approaches of the 14 offices whose work is presented in these updated...

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 Special priceBeing Present: Growing Up in Hitler's Germany

Being Present: Growing Up in Hitler’s Germany

Willy Schumann

Schumann's intention in writing this memoir is to show young Americans how easy it can be to control and manipulate a whole nation - especially its young people. He analyzes his life in Nazi Germany, explaining why he became a...

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 Special priceThe New Granta Book of Travel

The New Granta Book of Travel

Liz Jobey

Take a journey in the company of some of the world's finest authors in The New Granta Book of Travel, introduced by Jonathan Raban.

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The Great Trials of Clarence Darrow: The Landmark Cases of Leopold and Loeb, John T. Scopes, and Ossian Sweet

The Great Trials of Clarence Darrow: The Landmark Cases of Leopold and Loeb, John T. Scopes, and Ossian Sweet

Donald McRae

The courtroom has been a dramatic setting for larger-than-life figures throughout history, but few have attained the almost mythical status of Clarence Darrow. A legend in his own time, Variety called him America's greatest...

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 Special priceThe Political Prisoner

The Political Prisoner

Cesare Pavese, W.J. Strachan

'The Political Prisoner' has its autobiographical roots in Pavese's own arrest and imprisonment in Calabria for his writings in the anti-fascist magazine 'La Cultura'. This story describes the day-to-day life of Stefano, an...

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Edie: American Girl

Edie: American Girl

Jean Stein

When Edie was first published a decade ago, it quickly became an international bestseller. In the sixties Edie Sedgwick exploded into the public eye like a comet--aristocratic, glamorous, and Andy Warhol's superstar. Then at 28...

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 Special pricePink Box: Inside Japan's Sex Clubs

Pink Box: Inside Japan’s Sex Clubs

Joan Sinclair, James Farrer

Offers a view into Japan's most elaborate sex clubs. With the sheer number of choices, these clubs offer their clientele every fantasy imaginable. Subway groping, video and comic book character encounters and visits to the nurse...

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 Special priceA Freewheelin' Time: A Memoir of Greenwich Village in the Sixties

A Freewheelin' Time: A Memoir of Greenwich Village in the Sixties

Suze Rotolo

This memoir reveals the romantic story of the sweet but sometimes wrenching love affair and its eventual collapse under the pressure of Dylan's growing fame.

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 Special priceThe Sweeter Side of R. Crumb

The Sweeter Side of R. Crumb

Robert Crumb

The nasty, negative, misanthropic comic genius proves he has a sweet side.

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The Declared Enemy: Texts and Interviews

The Declared Enemy: Texts and Interviews

Jean Genet, Albert Dichy, Jeff Fort

This posthumous work brings together articles, interviews, statements, prefaces, manifestos, and speeches dating from 1964 to 1985 (just before Genet's death in 1986). These texts bear witness to the many political causes and...

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Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon

Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon

Jorge Amado, James L Taylor, William L Grossman

In 1925, the arrival of a beautiful mulatto girl named Gabriela from the backlands transforms the lives of many inhabitants of a provincial Brazilian city.

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 Special priceFlannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connor

Flannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connor

Brad Gooch

The first major biography of one of the greatest writers of the South, whose books will 'live on and on in American literature' (Elizabeth Bishop).

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The Young Hitler I Knew: The Definitive Inside Look at the Artist Who Became a Monster

The Young Hitler I Knew: The Definitive Inside Look at the Artist Who Became a Monster

August Kubizek, Ian Kershaw, Bar

An invaluable tool for every Hitler scholar. Simon Sebag Montefiore, award-winning author of the bestselling books Young Stalin, Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar, and Catherine the Great & Potemkin

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 Special priceThe Name of the Game

The Name of the Game

Will Eisner

An epic tale spanning three generations of power and privilege that explores wealth, marriage and jealousy in a sprawling American dynasty.

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 Special priceLentil as Anything

Lentil as Anything

Fernando, Shanaka

Shanaka Fernando is often hailed as a modern-day revolutionary best known as the founder of the 'pay-what-you-can-afford' community Lentil as Anything restaurants in Melbourne, Australia. He was named Australia's Local Hero in the...

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Voices Of Time

Voices Of Time

Galeano Eduardo H

In this kaleidoscope of reflections, renowned South American
author Eduardo Galeano ranges widely, from childhood to love,
music, plants, fear, indignity, and indignation. In the signal
style of his bestselling Memory of Fire...

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 Special price Read reviewHotel Iris

Hotel Iris

Yoko Ogawa, Stephen Snyder

In a crumbling, seaside hotel on the coast of Japan, quiet, 17-year-old Mari works the front desk as her mother fusses over the off-season customers. When, one night, they are forced to eject a prostitute and a middle-aged man...

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 Special priceOur Girls

Our Girls

Hamilton, Madeleine

Tracks down the swimsuit and glamour models of an earlier era to share their stories. Enriched with first-hand accounts from the models, and letters from their many fans, as well as gorgeous picturs of the girls themselves, this...

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Bad Intentions

Bad Intentions

Karin Fossum, Charlotte Barslund

Inspector Sejer returns in this expertly crafted mystery about troubled teenagers--and two tragic deaths.

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 Special price Read reviewThe Limpopo Academy of Private Detection

The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection

Alexander McCall Smith

* Mma Ramotswe's thirteenth adventure; published in Little, Brown hardback

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 Special priceAngelina's Cinderella

Angelina’s Cinderella

Katharine Holabird, Helen Craig

Angelina is so excited. She's the lead in the Cinderella Dance Tour! Angelina and the company travel all over Mouseland, but as the final performance approaches, all the scenery is accidentally ruined! Will Angelina and her...

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Arlington Park

Arlington Park

Cusk Rachel

Arlington Park, a modern-day English suburb very much like its
American counterparts, is a place devoted to the profitable
ordinariness of life. Amidst its leafy avenues and comfortable
houses, its residents live out the...

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 Special priceThe Third Reich

The Third Reich

Roberto Bolano

Unpublished during Bolano's lifetime, the complete typescript of this novel -- meticulously corrected by hand -- was discovered after his death in 2003. This is the first English language publication.

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 Read reviewGreat House

Great House

Nicole Krauss

Krauss pens a powerful, soaring novel about a stolen desk that contains the secrets, and becomes the obsession, of the lives it passes through.

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The Orphan Master's Son

The Orphan Master’s Son

Adam Johnson

An epic novel and a thrilling literary discovery, The Orphan Master's Son follows a young man's journey through the icy waters, dark tunnels, and eerie spy chambers of the world's most mysterious dictatorship, North Korea.

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 Special priceThe Zenith

The Zenith

Duong Thu Huong, Stephen B Young, Hoa Pham Young, Nguyen N Bich

A major new novel from the most important Vietnamese author writing today. She has won acclaim for her exceptional lyricism and psychological acumen, as well as for her unflinching portraits of modern Vietnam and its culture and...

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The Ignorance of Blood

The Ignorance of Blood

Robert Wilson

As a sweltering Seville recovers from the shock of a terrorist attack, Inspector Jefe Javier Falcon is struggling to find the bombers. He might be able to bring the perpetrators of the bombing to justice, but there will be a...

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Pornografia

Pornografia

Witold Gombrowicz

Two old men visit a country estate and observe the actions and motives of their host's daughter. While they get involved in the goings-on of the household and the (imagined) relationships between the people, their own...

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Rebels and Traitors

Rebels and Traitors

Lindsey Davis

Set against the terrible struggle of the English Civil War and the dark plots of the Commonwealth, this title tells the story of soldiers, adventurers, aristocrats and kings, tradesmen, politicians, radicals and scavengers - and...

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The Dogs of Rome

The Dogs of Rome

Conor Fitzgerald

An engrossing novel of murder, organized crime, and politics in contemporary Italy, The Dogs of Rome is the first work in a series of Italian crime novels by a promising new writer.

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In the Company of Cheerful Ladies

In the Company of Cheerful Ladies

Alexander McCall Smith

'The Company of Cheerful Ladies' follows the exploits of Precious Ramotswe, the cheerful Botswanan private investigator of 'traditional build', in this next instalment of the 'No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series.

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 Special priceField Grey: A Bernie Gunther Mystery

Field Grey: A Bernie Gunther Mystery

Philip Kerr

It's 1954 and Bernie has tired of his increasingly dangerous work spying on Meyer Lansky for Cuban Intelligence. He secretly buys a boat and sails to Florida, where he's arrested, sent back to Cuba and imprisoned in the Isle of...

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Half the Sky: How to Change the World

Half the Sky: How to Change the World

Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn

A call to arms against the most pervasive human rights violation of the 21st century: the oppression of women in the developing world.

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 Special priceFragile Earth: Dramatic Images of Our Changing Planet

Fragile Earth: Dramatic Images of Our Changing Planet

Collins Maps

This unique book provides a striking look at the dramatic changes that are happening to our planet. The second edition of Fragile Earth shows over 350 dramatic images of natural disasters, human development and the impacts of...

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 Special priceThese Wonderful Rumours!: A Young Schoolteacher's Wartime Diaries 1939-1945

These Wonderful Rumours!: A Young Schoolteacher’s Wartime Diaries 1939-1945

May Smith, Juliet Gardiner

'These Wonderful Rumours!' gives a unique and surprising insight into life on the Home Front. We gain a new understanding of how the people of Britain coped with the uncertainty, the heartbreak and the black comedy of life during...

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 Special priceMick Rock Exposed: The Faces of Rock 'n' Roll

Mick Rock Exposed: The Faces of Rock ‘n’ Roll

Tom Stoppard

Mick Rock is one of the true legends of music photography, who helped shape the images of a gallery of rock stars from the 1970s through to today, and whose work is showcased here in a career-spanning collection of edgy, sexy, and...

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 Special priceVu: The Story of a Magazine That Made an Era

Vu: The Story of a Magazine That Made an Era

Michel Frizot, Cedric de Veigy

The illustrated weekly magazine VU ran over 600 issues between 21 March 1928 and 29 May 1940. This book offers VU the attention it deserves by reproducing a selection of front covers, pages and spreads from its short but...

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On the Road to Babadag: Travels in the Other Europe

On the Road to Babadag: Travels in the Other Europe

Andrzej Stasiuk, Michael Kandel

A collection of travel narratives from Central and Eastern Europe by award-winning Polish author Andrzej Stasiuk

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The Gun

The Gun

C J Chivers

In a tour de force, a prize-winning New York Times reporter traces the invention and mass distribution of the assault rifle, and its effects on war.

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 Special priceMiss O'Dell: My Hard Days and Long Nights with The Beatles, The Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, and the Women They Loved

Miss O'Dell: My Hard Days and Long Nights with The Beatles, The Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, and the Women They Loved

Chris O'Dell, Katherine Ketcham

The ultimate fly-on-the wall rock memoir by the tour manager, friend, lover and confidante to some of the most revered rock icons

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 Special priceFast Forward: Fashion

Fast Forward: Fashion

Nathalie Grolimund

256 pages of cutting-edge fashion from today's youngest, most daring fashion designers. Imagery from the catwalk.

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 Special priceWe Own the Night: The Art of the Underbelly Project

We Own the Night: The Art of the Underbelly Project

Workhorse, Pac, Eric Haze

Known as the Underbelly Project, a massive gallery of unsolicited artwork exists underground, never to be seen by the public, on the walls of a 100-year-old abandoned New York City subway station.

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 Special priceHumorists: From Hogarth to Noel Coward

Humorists: From Hogarth to Noel Coward

Paul Johnson

Includes a diverse cast of legendary humorists who got a grand kick out of life, including Benjamin Franklin and the Marx Brothers, Charles Dickens and Damon Runyon, W C Fields and Samuel Johnson, William Hogarth and James...

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 Special priceThe Universe in the Landscape: Landforms by Charles Jencks

The Universe in the Landscape: Landforms by Charles Jencks

Charles Jencks

In this sequel to his acclaimed Garden of Cosmic Speculation, Charles Jencks explains the complex cosmic and historical metaphors underlying his work in the field of land art.

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 Special priceCreamier: Contemporary Art in Culture: 10 Curators, 100 Contemporary Artists, 10 Sources

Creamier: Contemporary Art in Culture: 10 Curators, 100 Contemporary Artists, 10 Sources

Elena Filipovic, Douglas Fogle, Yukie Kamiya, Zolghadr Tirdad, Chus Martinez

The most up-to-date global survey of today's most significant emerging artists.

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Oak: One Tree, Three Years, Fifty Paintings

Oak: One Tree, Three Years, Fifty Paintings

Stephen Taylor

It was an exercise to learn how to see, to understand just one thing in its greatest detail. Stephen Taylor came across the 250-year-old tree while on a walk in Essex, England, six years ago, shortly after the deaths of his mother...

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 Special priceFuture Perfect: The Case For Progress In A Networked Age

Future Perfect: The Case For Progress In A Networked Age

Steven Johnson

Provides a compelling portrait of a new model of political change that is already on the rise, and shows that despite Western political systems hopelessly gridlocked by old ideas, change for the better can happen, and that new...

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Napoleon: The Path to Power

Napoleon: The Path to Power

Dwyer, Philip

This authoritative biography focuses on the evolution of Napoleon as a leader and debunks many of the myths that are often repeated about him--often propagated by Napoleon himself--and provides a fascinating new perspective on one...

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 Special priceAustralian Environment: Landscape as Art and Inspiration

Australian Environment: Landscape as Art and Inspiration

Siegfried Manietta

The book covers 30 years of consistent landscape / environmental photography. My work attempts to transcend the standard collectible tourist photograph, looking instead at documenting underlying structures and qualities, choosing...

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 Special priceAncient Thailand

Ancient Thailand

Nicoletta Celli

Dedicated to the art and culture of Thailand, this volume explores the ancient and various origins of this modern country's identity. The Thai identity is the result of an extraordinary process of integration, clash and selection...

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 Special priceThe Art-Architecture Complex

The Art-Architecture Complex

Hal Foster

Leading art theorist analyzes the global style in art and architecture.

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The Caller

The Caller

Karin Fossum, K E Semmel

One mild summer evening Lily and her husband are enjoying a meal while their baby daughter sleeps peacefully in her pram beneath a maple tree. But when Lily steps outside she is paralysed with terror. The child is bathed in...

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The Eternal Sea

The Eternal Sea

Christian Buchet, Philip Plisson

In the much-anticipated follow-up to his 2002 international triumph The Sea, photographer Plisson figuratively widens his lens to provide a more global focus on the sea and the humans who depend on it for survival. Includes 200+...

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 Special priceGuide for the Unlucky: A Pop-up Book

Guide for the Unlucky: A Pop-up Book

Kyle Bean

A broken mirror. A black cat crossing in front of you. A missing button. Cracks in the sidewalk. 'Guide for the Unlucky' is an interactive book that outlines the origin of the best-known unlucky charms and how to avoid incurring...

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 Special priceI Think Therefore I am: All the Philosophy You Need to Know

I Think Therefore I am: All the Philosophy You Need to Know

Levine Lesley

I Think, Therefore I Am is the ideal way to take the fear out of philosophy. Written in an accessible and entertaining style, I Think, Therefore I Am explains how and why philosophy began, and how the ways in which we live, learn,...

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Room: A Novel

Room: A Novel

Emma Donoghue

Told entirely in the language of the energetic, pragmatic five-year-old Jack, Room is a celebration of resilience and the limitless bond between parent and child, a brilliantly executed novel about what it means to journey from...

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 Special priceEverything You Ever Wanted to Know About Classical Music But Were Too Afraid to Ask

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Classical Music But Were Too Afraid to Ask

D. Henley, S. Jackson

More than 1,000 Years of the World's Createst Classical Music Packed into One Book.

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Punk Pioneers

Punk Pioneers

Jenny Lens, Glen Friedman

Chronicling the punk scene as it raged from glam rock to punk, archiving the stars, followers, fans and performances, Jenny Lens reveals untold stories with rare and candid images of greats such as The Ramones, The Clash, Patti...

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Perfect Rigor: A Genius and the Mathematical Breakthrough of the Century

Perfect Rigor: A Genius and the Mathematical Breakthrough of the Century

Masha Gessen

In 2006, eccentric Russian mathematician Grigori Perelman solved one of the world's greatest intellectual puzzles. For this feat, Perelman will be awarded a prize of one million dollars, and he will likely decline it. Gessen...

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