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How do booksellers organise their bookshelves

The myriad of ways that people organise their bookshelves is a much-discussed topic, and rightfully so! Here, some of our booksellers share the methods they use.

‘In my house, I have two big bookshelves arranged by colour (white at the top, moving down through yellows, pinks and reds, greens, blues then black). I tend to remember covers, so it makes for a surprisingly quick and easy way to fin…

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What we’re reading: Mick McCoy, Anita Brookner & Carlo Rovelli

Each week we bring you a sample of the books we’re reading, the films and TV shows we’re watching, and the music we’re listening to. George Delaney is reading Look At Me by Anita Brookner

I was intrigued by the premise of Anita Brookner’s Look At Me. It reminded me of Sally Rooney’s brilliant Conversations with Friends – the two books centre on a young woman named Frances who is dazzled and…

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10 empowering books for raising young activists

by Bronte Coates

With so many deep worries around the world, it’s important to nourish hope so that we can continue to advocate for a better future. Without hope, it’s easy to stop believing that this is possible, or start to feel that our actions are futile. Children and teenagers, already living in an adult world, are definitely susceptible to feeling the latter.

So here are 10 empowering stories for young peo…

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What our Teen Advisory Board have been reading over summer

The summer holidays are a perfect time for bookworms and over the last few weeks, the teenagers on our Teen Advisory Board have been very busy reading through some new and forthcoming young adult novels. Find out what they’ve been reading below. Everless by Sara Holland

‘In the futuristic Kingdom of Sempera, time is extracted from people and bound to blood iron coins as money. As time is ta…

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Meet the guest judges for the Readings Prizes in 2018

We’re delighted to reveal our three guest judges for the Readings Prizes in 2018.

Readings runs three annual literary prizes that support emerging Australian authors: The Readings Children’s Book Prize, The Readings Young Adult Book Prize and The Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction.

Every year, a shortlist of six titles is selected for each prize by a revolving panel of Readings staff. On…

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What to read if you loved Wonder

by Leanne Hall

Published to acclaim in 2012 and boosted by a recent movie adaptation, R.J. Palacio’s middle fiction novel, Wonder, has been much-loved by readers for several years now.

I’ve lost count of the numbers of parents or kids who’ve told me they love Palacio’s multi-perspective story of Auggie March’s first year at a mainstream school. Born with a crano-facial difference, Auggie is stoic and good-hum…

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Join our Doncaster book club

You’re invited to join our first-ever Doncaster book club! Enjoy lively discussions, wine and nibbles, and a 20% discount on any full-priced fiction.

When and where do the meetings take place?

The Readings Doncaster Book Club will meet in the Readings bookshop on the Ground Floor of Westfield Doncaster at 619 Doncaster Rd, Victoria. Meetings take place on the last Thursday of every month at 7…

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Our children’s and YA top 10 bestsellers of the week

Wonder by R.J. Palacio La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust Book 1) by Philip Pullman Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls: Volume 2 by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo Dog Man and Cat Kid (The Adventures of Dog Man Book 4) by Dav Pilkey No One Likes a Fart by Zoë Foster Blake and Adam Nickel The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas…

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Indie Book Awards shortlist 2018

This year’s shortlist for the Indie Book Awards has been announced.

Each year, independent booksellers from around the nation get together and vote for their favourite titles in six different categories, as well as their favourite book overall. Here are the shortlisted titles in each category.

Fiction Force of Nature by Jane Harper The Choke by Sofie Laguna On the Java Ridge by Jock Serong Ci

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