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Dear Reader, August 2015

Dear Reader,

It’s time to introduce myself as Readings’ new head book buyer! I’m not really properly new, though; visitors to Carlton might recognise me because I’ve been working part time at the shop for the last twelve years (including recently as a buyer of specialist titles). I’ve been bookselling for twenty years or so while pursuing a paral…

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What we’re reading: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Rebecca Stead and Katrine Marcal

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 Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

I have just finished Joanna Rakoff’s A Fortunate Age, which is a terrific novel, but also a very long and absorbing one, and…

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Our Hawthorn bookclub is looking for members

Looking to join a bookclub for serious readers? We still have spaces available in our contemporary fiction book club held in our Hawthorn shop, starting 20 August.

The first book for August is the winner of this year’s Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, How to be Both by Ali Smith.

When and where?

Readings Hawthorn bookclubs meet in the Hawthor…

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