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 Special priceThe Testaments

The Testaments

Margaret Atwood

In this electrifying sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood answers the question that has tantalised readers for decades: What happened to Offred?

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 Special priceThe Sirens of Mars: Searching for Life on Another World

The Sirens of Mars: Searching for Life on Another World

Sarah Stewart Johnson

A talented young planetary scientist traces our centuries-old obsession with a seemingly desolate planet

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 Special priceSailing with Cook: Inside the Private Journal of James Burney RN

Sailing with Cook: Inside the Private Journal of James Burney RN

Suzanne Rickard

A book about the young James Burney's experience of shipboard life and the momentous events that took place during the second voyage of exploration when he sailed with Captain Cook on the Resolution and then on the Adventure...

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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 priceNautical Chic

Nautical Chic

Amber Jane Butchart

Written in an accessible tone but grounded in years of research, this book charts the nautical influence on fashion over five chapters, each of which considers a particular maritime profession: The Officer, The Sailor, The...

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 Special priceThe Meaning Revolution: Leading with the Power of Purpose

The Meaning Revolution: Leading with the Power of Purpose

Fred Kofman, Reid Hoffman

Why purpose and meaning drive success, by the 'in-house philosopher' at LinkedIn.

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Purity

Purity

Jonathan Franzen

A magnum opus for our morally complex times from the author of Freedom

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 Special priceFracture: Life and Culture in the West, 1918-1938

Fracture: Life and Culture in the West, 1918-1938

Philipp Blom (Author)

A sweeping and vibrant history of Europe and America during the inter-war years, by the acclaimed author of The Vertigo Years.

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 Special priceGay and Lesbian, Then and Now: Australian Stories from a Social Revolution

Gay and Lesbian, Then and Now: Australian Stories from a Social Revolution

Robert Reynolds, Shirleene Robinson

Reveals the legacies of homophobia, the personal struggles and triumphs involved in coming out, the inconsistent state of social progress, and the many different ways of being gay or lesbian in Australia - then and now.

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The Kingfisher Illustrated Horse and Pony Encyclopedia

The Kingfisher Illustrated Horse and Pony Encyclopedia

Sandy Ransford, Bob Langrish

The Kingfisher Illustrated Horse & Pony Encyclopedia by Sandy Ransford is a fantastic gift for children who dream of having a horse or pony of their own.    

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Constellation of Genius: 1922: Modernism Year One

Constellation of Genius: 1922: Modernism Year One

Kevin Jackson

Ezra Pound referred to 1922 as Year One of a new era. It was the year that began with the publication of James Joyce's Ulysses and ended with the publication of T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land, two works that were arguably the sun and...

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 Special priceCity on Fire

City on Fire

Garth Risk Hallberg

It's New Year's Eve, 1976, and New York is a city on the verge. As midnight approaches, a blizzard sets in - and an unmistakable sound rings out across Central Park. Gunshots. Two of them. The search for the shooter will bring...

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 Special priceByron's Women

Byron’s Women

Alexander Larman

An iconoclastic exploration of the life of Lord Byron, viewed through the prism of the lives of nine women with whom he was intimately associated.

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Einstein's Shadow

Einstein’s Shadow

Seth Fletcher

Traces the efforts of an elite scientific team who tested Einstein's theory of relativity during a historic mission to photograph a black hole, addressing key questions about time, space, and the nature of the universe.

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 Special priceDemocracy on the Road

Democracy on the Road

Ruchir Sharma

A deeply insightful book about the world's largest and most complex exercise in democracy. 

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 Special priceAnthony Powell: Dancing to the Music of Time

Anthony Powell: Dancing to the Music of Time

Hilary Spurling

The definitive portrait of a literary master from one of our generation's foremost biographers.

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 Special priceDr Johnson's Doorknob: and Other Significant Parts of Great Men's Houses

Dr Johnson’s Doorknob: and Other Significant Parts of Great Men’s Houses

Liz Workman

Dr. Johnson's Doorknob, inspired by Liz Workman's National Heritage Revisited series published in England in 2002, is a situationist's catalog of overlooked and highly amusing personal objects from the most famous households in...

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 Special priceHome and Away: Writing the Beautiful Game

Home and Away: Writing the Beautiful Game

Karl Ove Knausgaard, Fredrik Ekelund, Don Bartlett, Sean Kinsella

The author is sitting at home in Skane with his wife, four small children and a dog. Fredrik Ekelund is away, in Brazil, where he plays football on the beach. In this football book, two authors use football and the World Cup in...

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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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 Special priceThe Mesmerist: The Society Doctor Who Held Victorian London Spellbound

The Mesmerist: The Society Doctor Who Held Victorian London Spellbound

Wendy Moore

From the author of the No. 1 bestseller WEDLOCK, the story of two pioneering men of science, and a nation in thrall to mesmerism...

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The Art of Jewelry: Wood

The Art of Jewelry: Wood

Terry Taylor

This third entry in The Art of Jewelry series brings crafters an eye-opening assortment of wood necklaces, bangles, and earrings to make - alongside a gallery of inspirational work from the best contemporary...

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 Special priceGolden Age

Golden Age

Jane Smiley

The final novel in Jane Smiley's masterpiece - the Last Hundred Years trilogy.

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 Special priceBetween Eternities: and Other Writings

Between Eternities: and Other Writings

Javier Marias, Margaret Jull Costa

Javier Marias is a tireless examiner of the world around us, an enthusiastic debunker of pretensions of every kind, a polymath and a rogue. This selection of his inimitable non-fiction pieces are published together in English for...

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Dig: Sound and Music in Hip Culture

Dig: Sound and Music in Hip Culture

Phil Ford

Dig argues that in hip culture it is sound itself, and the faculty of hearing, that is the privileged part of the sensory experience. Through a string of lucid and illuminating examples, author Phil Ford shows why and how music...

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 Special priceThe 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art

The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art

QAGOMA, Queensland Art Gallery

APT8 reflects the vigour of creative centres throughout Asia and the Pacific. With an emphasis on performance and representations of the body, APT8 explores artists' use of the human form to express cultural, social and political...

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 Special priceExit Berlin: How One Woman Saved Her Family from Nazi Germany

Exit Berlin: How One Woman Saved Her Family from Nazi Germany

Charlotte R. Bonelli, Natascha Bodemann, Deborah E. Lipstadt

The agonizing correspondence between Jewish family members ensnared in the Nazi grip and their American relatives

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 Special priceSmall Fry

Small Fry

Lisa Brennan-Jobs

A frank, smart and captivating memoir by the daughter of Apple founder Steve Jobs.

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 Special priceAn Unreliable History of Tattoos

An Unreliable History of Tattoos

Paul Thomas

Loosely based on fact, cartoonist/satirist Paul Thomas delves into the history of the Tattoo whilst concocting a healthy amount of hilarious fiction along the way

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 Special priceIntegrated Design in Contemporary Architecture

Integrated Design in Contemporary Architecture

Kiel Moe

Integrated Design in Contemporary Architecture takes a comprehensive look at projects that exemplify current approaches to this exciting new field.

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 Special priceThe Battle of Versailles: The Night American Fashion Stumbled into the Spotlight and Made History

The Battle of Versailles: The Night American Fashion Stumbled into the Spotlight and Made History

Robin Givhan

Conceived as a fundraiser for the restoration of King Louis XIV's palace, the world's elite gathered in Versailles' grand theatre to view a fashion extravaganza of the best that French and American designers had to offer.

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War and Turpentine

War and Turpentine

Stefan Hertmans, David McKay

The life of Urbain Martien -- artist, soldier, survivor of World War I -- lies contained in two notebooks he left behind when he died in 1981. In War and Turpentine,  his grandson, a writer, retells his grandfather's story,...

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 Special priceLouise Nevelson: Art is Life

Louise Nevelson: Art is Life

Laurie Wilson

Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) was, with Calder, Noguchi and David Smith, one of the great American sculptors of the 20th century. She created extraordinary work, from room-size installations composed of boxes to gnarled and majestic...

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 Special priceThe Plots Against Hitler

The Plots Against Hitler

Danny Orbach

A new and definitive account of the anti-Nazi underground in Germany and its numerous efforts to assassinate Adolf Hitler.

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Remarkable Structures: Engineering Today's Innovative Buildings

Remarkable Structures: Engineering Today’s Innovative Buildings

Sutherland Lyall

A study of the remarkable balancing act between architecture and engineering. It discusses and illustrates some of the best buildings from around the world, and looks at the relationship between architect and engineer, both from a...

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Disney Beauty and the Beast Cinestory Comic: Collector's Edition

Disney Beauty and the Beast Cinestory Comic: Collector’s Edition

Disney

Adapted from the beloved Disney animated film and featuring more than 1,000 movie stills, this Cinestory edition is an ideal graphic novel companion to the film, returning fans to the magical world of Belle and the Beast again and...

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 Special priceLa Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust, Volume 1)

La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust, Volume 1)

Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman returns to the world of His Dark Materials with this magnificent new novel, set ten years before Northern Lights and featuring his much-loved character, Lyra Belacqua.

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 Special priceIf This Is A Man / The Truce

If This Is A Man / The Truce

Primo Levi, Stuart Woolf

The Hachette Essential's edition of Primo Levi's classic memoir.

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 Special priceMother: An Unconventional History

Mother: An Unconventional History

Sarah Knott

An innovative and intimate history of maternity.  

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 Special priceBerlioz: The Making of an Artist 1803-1832

Berlioz: The Making of an Artist 1803-1832

David Cairns

Describes the composer Berlioz's early life and career until the celebrated performance of Symphonie Fantastique in 1832. This title depicts a character of titanic energy and ambition in the process of becoming one of the most...

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Screamin' Jay Hawkins' All-Time Greatest Hits

Screamin' Jay Hawkins' All-Time Greatest Hits

Mark Binelli

Mark Binelli turns his sharp, forceful prose to fiction, in an inventive retelling of the outrageous life of Screamin' Jay Hawkins, a bluesman with one hit and a string of inflammatory guises.

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 Special pricePrimate Change: How the World We Made is Remaking Us

Primate Change: How the World We Made is Remaking Us

Vybarr Cregan-Reid

This is the road from climate change to primate change.

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 Special priceThe Liberal Monument

The Liberal Monument

Alexander d'Hooghe

Architect Alexander D'Hooghe believes urban design has lost its way. Once among the most articulate and avant-garde of disciplines, the field now lacks, he suggests, the confidence necessary to address its most critical...

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Little Failure: A Memoir

Little Failure: A Memoir

Gary Shteyngart

Little Failure is Gary Shteyngart's bestselling and very funny memoir.

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 Special priceForest Dark

Forest Dark

Nicole Krauss

[A] novel about personal transformation that interweaves the stories of two disparate individuals, an older lawyer and a young novelist, whose transcendental search leads them to the same Israeli desert.

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Lost and Found in Johannesburg

Lost and Found in Johannesburg

Mark Gevisser

This is a story of dispossession, a meditation on place, home and identity, as well as a deeply personal account of the social ills of South Africa and the triumph of its people.

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 Special priceBolder

Bolder

Carl Honore

Bestselling author of In Praise of Slow investigates one of the last taboos - ageing - and the 'age inappropriate' revolution that is taking place across the globe.

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 Special priceRoyal Renegades: The Children of Charles I and the English Civil Wars

Royal Renegades: The Children of Charles I and the English Civil Wars

Linda Porter

A vivid account of the children of Charles I and how they reacted when their calm and loving family life was shattered by the Civil War and the execution of their father.

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The Animals: Love Letters Between Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy

The Animals: Love Letters Between Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy

Christopher Isherwood (New Directions), Don Bachardy, Katherine Bucknell

A love story in letters between Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy --

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 Special priceBig Pig, Little Pig: A Tale of Two Pigs in France

Big Pig, Little Pig: A Tale of Two Pigs in France

Jacqueline Yallop

This book is a love story, exploring the increasing attachment of the author for her particular pigs, and celebrating the enduring closeness of humans and pigs over the centuries.

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Bruce

Bruce

Carlin Ames Peter

In Bruce, acclaimed music writer Peter Ames Carlin presents a startlingly intimate and vivid portrait of a rock icon. 

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 Special priceRebel Cities: Paris, London and New York in the Age of Revolution

Rebel Cities: Paris, London and New York in the Age of Revolution

Mike Rapport

A brilliant historical narrative of London, Paris and New York in the Age of Revolution, just as they were transforming into the great global cities we know them to be today.

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 Special price Read reviewNo Way! Okay, Fine: A memoir of pop culture, feminism and feelings

No Way! Okay, Fine: A memoir of pop culture, feminism and feelings

Brodie Lancaster

No Way! Okay, Fine. is a memoir about pop culture, pop music, feminism and feelings from freelance journalist and editor Brodie Lancaster. Shortlisted for the Richell Prize 2015.

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 Special priceTelevision: A Biography

Television: A Biography

David Thomson

The invention, or the quaint piece of furniture, wandered into our lives in the 1940s, as a primitive plaything, a clever if awkward addition to the household. It was expensive, unreliable and a bit of an invalid. --Television, A...

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Here I Am

Here I Am

Jonathan Safran Foer (University of Ottowa)

As Jacob and Julia and their three sons are forced to confront the distances between the lives they think they want and the lives they are living, a catastrophic earthquake sets in motion a quickly escalating conflict in the...

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The Kraus Project: Essays by Karl Kraus

The Kraus Project: Essays by Karl Kraus

Jonathan Franzen, Karl Kraus

Franzen presents new translations and annotations of the work of early twentieth-century satirist Karl Kraus, who, via his self-published magazine Die Fackel, attacked the popular media's manipulation of reality, the dehumanizing...

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Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama

Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama

David Garrow

The definitive account of Barack Obama's life before he became the 44th president of the United States - the formative years, confluence of forces, and influential figures who helped shaped an extraordinary leader and his rise -...

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 Special priceKin: A Real People's History of Our Nation

Kin: A Real People’s History of Our Nation

Nick Brodie

From convicts, goldminers and sailors, to highcountry horsemen, nurses and soldiers - and almost everyone in between - KIN is about generations of real people living real lives.

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 Special priceInbetween Days

Inbetween Days

Vikki Wakefield

At seventeen, Jacklin Bates is all grown up. She's dropped out of school. She's living with her runaway sister, Trudy, and she's in secret, obsessive love with Luke, who doesn't love her back. She's stuck in Mobius - a dying town...

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India's War

India’s War

Srinath Raghavan

Between 1939 and 1945 India underwent irreversible change when Indians suddenly found themselves fighting in World War II, and the author paints a picture of battles abroad and life on the home front, arguing that the war is...

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Camille: The Commandant Camille Verhoeven Trilogy

Camille: The Commandant Camille Verhoeven Trilogy

Pierre Lemaitre

Following the horror of Irene and the thrills of Alex, Camille is the heart-stopping final chapter of Lemaitre's trilogy. Drawn once again into a labyrinthine web with answers ever out of reach, Camille must draw on all his talent...

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Disney Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Cinestory Comic

Disney Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Cinestory Comic

Disney

Celebrating the 80th anniversary of Walt Disney's first Princess and animated feature, Disney and Joe Books present a full-color graphic novel companion to the beloved classic for the whole family to enjoy.

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 Special priceThe Worm and the Bird

The Worm and the Bird

Coralie Bickford-Smith

An arresting, visually stunning story from the winner of Waterstones Book of the Year 2015.

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 Special price Read reviewTintinnabula

Tintinnabula

Margo Lanagan, Rovina Cai

Tintinnabula is a story about moving from discomfort to peace, from violence and uncertainty to a still, sure place. It reminds us that our best friend in hard times can often be ourselves.

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 Special priceThe Plumdog Path to Perfection

The Plumdog Path to Perfection

Emma Chichester Clark

Plum returns with a charming book of doggy wisdom to help you through life's peaks and troughs. Her first book, Plumdog, made her thousands of new friends. Every one of them will want Plum's guidance as she leads us on the Path...

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