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What we’re reading: Grégoire Chamayou, Oliver Sacks and Atticus Lish

Each week we bring you a sample of the books we’re reading, the films we’re watching, the television shows we’re hooked on or the music we’re loving.

Alison Huber is reading Preparation for the Next Life by Atticus Lish

I just finished reading Preparation for the Next Life by Atticus Lish, which was recently announced the winner of the PEN/Faulkner award, and has been getting fantastic revi…

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The best books to take on a long flight

Earlier this week, a customer requested a list of aeroplane reads. Here, different staff share what they consider the ‘perfect’ read for a long-haul flight. Nina Kenwood

I never buy celebrity magazines until I am faced with a plane trip (of any length) and then suddenly, I must have WHO and NW in my hands. This also applies to books – I read a lot of literary fiction in my everyday life, but …

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Mark Rubbo is named the recipient of the 2015 Lloyd O’Neill Award

Our Managing Director Mark Rubbo has been named the 2015 recipient of the Lloyd O’Neil Award for a person who has made a significant, dedicated contribution to the development and reputation of the Australian book industry. The award was announced at tonight’s Australian Book Industry Awards in Sydney.

Mark is a past president of the Australian Booksellers Association and was founding chair…

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What I learned from the Level 87 Book Club

by Bronte Coates

100 Story Building is a centre for young writers based in Melbourne’s inner-west, where children and young people from culturally and linguistically diverse and marginalised backgrounds are given the opportunity to foster their creative voice. The Readings Foundation is a proud supporter of the centre. Readings staff member Bronte Coates recently visited 100 Story Building, and was lucky enough …

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Q&A with Michelle Crawford

by Chris Gordon

Our resident foodie Chris Gordon chats with Michelle Crawford about her gorgeous memoir / recipe book, A Table in the Orchard: My Delicious Life. Your book is a sweet parcel of family adventures and recipes – I love it! – and the move from Sydney to Tasmania with little kids on tow must have been huge. Were you scared? Do you have any advice for others dreaming of greener fields?

People often…

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Entries open for the 2015 Melbourne Prize for Literature

Entries for the Melbourne Prize for Literature 2015 and Awards are now open.

The Melbourne Prize runs on a three-year awards cycle, alternating between literature, music and urban sculpture. This year, the focus returns once more to books, and includes an exciting new $20,000 prize for an essay.

Valued at more than $100,000, the prize and awards offered this year are…

The $60,000 Melbourne Pri

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The Miles Franklin Shortlist 2015

The 2015 Miles Franklin shortlist has been announced. Right now, you can receive a 10% discount on any of these five books using the promo code MILES. Simply apply the code in the final payment stage of online checkout. This special offer is only available online until midnight this Wednesday 20 May.

The shortlisted books are:

Golden Boys by Sonya Hartnett – Read our review The Eye of the Sh

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Gerard Elson wins Young Bookseller of the Year

by Gerard Elson

St Kilda staff member Gerard Elson was named Young Bookseller of the Year at the 2015 ABA Conference last night. We’re enormously proud. Here, he tells us his favourite books to handsell and why publishers must continue to be ‘daring’. What are your favourite books to handsell to customers?

Two books I always enjoy sending to good homes are Katherine Dunn’s Geek Love and Sarah Bakewell’s gen…

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What we’re reading: Amelia Gray, Judy Blume and Stephanie Bishop

Each week we bring you a sample of the books we’re reading, the films we’re watching, the television shows we’re hooked on or the music we’re loving.

Nina Kenwood is reading In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume

I was lucky enough to nab one of the much sought-after advance copies of Judy Blume’s new novel, her first book for adults in over 15 years. Just the words ‘Judy Blume’ evoke comfort …

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