Music posts

Staff recommend Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander voices

Our staff share their favourite books by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander authors, including prize-winning fiction, biography, essays, non-fiction, memoir and books for kids of all ages, from babies through to teens. Today is Indigenous Literacy Day and Readings will be donating 10% of our book sales to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF), on top of our ongoing support. The ILF does am…

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Special offers at Readings in September

It’s a bumper crop of special offers that we have for you this September – from a huge sale on classical music and Lonely Planet books, to our brand-new Kids’ Book Subscription service. CLASSICAL MUSIC SALE

The Readings classical music sale is on again, with discounts of up to 60% on CDs, classical box-sets and DVDs. This year’s sale includes recordings from Australia’s own ABC Classics lab…

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What’s Declan from St Kilda listening to?

The world is populated by so much good music and so many talented musicians – if you’re trying to broaden your tastes, it can be impossible to know where to start. Luckily, we have a team of very knowledgeable and very insightful music buyers who can help you out. We had a chat with Declan Murphy, the music buyer at our St Kilda store, to see what artists he’s been enjoying lately. Read on for h…

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Our top music selections of the year so far

We’re at the halfway point through the year (if you can believe it), so we had a chat to some of our wonderful music staff about the new releases they’ve really enjoyed and would most recommend so far this year. Alexandra Mathew, classical music specialist, Readings Carlton and Readings State Library Marina Thibeault and Marie-Ève Scarfone – Elles

To coincide with International Women’s D…

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The 10 bestselling CDs at Readings in 2018

Here are our 10 bestselling CDs from the past year. (We’ve also compiled our 100 bestselling books of 2018 and our 10 bestselling DVDs of 2018.)

A range of talented artists feature in our bestselling music from 2018. Homegrown favourites include acclaimed songwriter Paul Kelly, operatic soprano Greta Bradman and Indigenous Australian musician Gurrumul. International stars include Norwegian ja…

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The best classical CDs of 2018

by Alexandra Mathew

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 classical CDs of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, CDs & DVDs of 2018 here.) re:member by Ólafur Arnalds

In re:member, Ólafur Arnalds blends ambient and contemporary classical music…

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The best pop CDs of 2018

by Ellen Cregan

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 pop CDs of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, CDs & DVDs of 2018 here.) Wide Awake! by Parquet Courts

With Wide Awake!, New York’s Parquet Courts have given us a lively punk masterpi…

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Our fabulous classical box-set sale is back

The Readings classical music sale is on again!

With discounts of up to 50% on CDs and classical box-sets. This year’s sale includes recordings of Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Einaudi, Schubert, Vivaldi, Wagner, Weiss, john Cage, Arvo Part and Philip Glass and featuring artists such as Vladimir Askenazy, Isabelle Faust , Kiri Te Kanawa, Matthias Goerne, Paul Lewis, The Jerusalem Quartet and th…

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Our annual jazz CD sale returns

Readings’ annual jazz CD sale has returned in preparation for the 2018 Melbourne International Jazz Festival.

From 1–10 June, Melbourne will come alive with Australia’s largest jazz festival, entertaining aficionados and newcomers alike. Celebrating 20 years of extraordinary jazz, this year’s program includes intimate club gigs, club sessions, artist workshops, and daily free concerts. Find the …

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20% off vinyl this April

Record Store Day is officially on Saturday 21 April, but Readings is celebrating all month long, with 20% off vinyl.

Handpicked by our music specialists, our vinyl collection includes old favourites alongside exciting new releases. Discover new releases here, or find out what our staff are listening to here.

If you’re building your own collection from scratch, you might also find inspiration by…

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