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The Miles Franklin Literary Award longlist 2018

The 2018 longlist for the Miles Franklin Literary Award has been announced.

This year’s longlist spans many genres of the novel, from historical to satirical, and includes three former Miles Franklin winners: Peter Carey, Michelle de Kretser and Kim Scott.

Richard Neville, Mitchell Librarian of the State Library of NSW and head of the Award judging panel, says: ‘Whether dealing with disconnecti…

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Eight events to attend at Emerging Writers’ Festival 2018

The program for the 2018 Emerging Writers' Festival has been announced. The festival will run from 19-29 June in venues across Melbourne’s CBD and surrounding suburbs. You can view the full program here, and you can find information about what special passes are available here. Here are eight of our top picks from the program. Still Water

Ever-changing life-giver, uncontainable and irreplace…

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Olga Tokarczuk wins the Man Booker International Prize

Flights has been selected the winner of this year’s Man Booker International Prize. Polish author Olga Tokarczuk and English-language translator Jennifer Croft will share equally in the £50,000 prize.

Flights is a novel of linked fragments. This philosophical and highly imaginative work explores subjects such as anatomy and psychology through narratives and reflections on travel and the body.


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Dani Solomon is a finalist for Young Bookseller of the Year 2018

We’re delighted that our brilliant Assistant Manager of Readings Kids, Dani Solomon, has been shortlisted for this year’s ABA Bookseller of the Year Awards. These awards recognise booksellers for their performance within their own bookshops, along with their achievements within the book industry and throughout their local community.

Dani, who has worked at Readings for more than 10 years, is a f…

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20% off sale at Readings Carlton

We’re holding a pre-renovation sale at our Carlton shop!

From today, Friday 18 May, to 9pm on Sunday 20 May, we’re offering 20% off pretty much everything at Readings Carlton. This includes books, CDs, DVDs, vinyl, stationery and gift items. This sale will run all weekend until Readings Carlton closes on Sunday evening. Come in for a visit and to pick up a bargain. Or three. Or five.

The Readin…

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Readings Hawthorn has a brand-new cafe

We’re delighted to share that a brand-new café has opened at the rear of our Hawthorn bookshop.

Supernova is a cosy space that offers an all-day breakfast menu. Their focus is on modern fusion cooking and customers can enjoy a range of fresh and delectable options, such as crab burgers, zucchini flower tempura and more.

The owner of Supernova, Patrick Zhang, says: ‘We are passionate about c…

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The YABBA shortlists 2018

The Young Australians Best Book Awards (YABBA) were established in 1985 by a group of Victorians keen to see children engage in reading Australian books. Their goal is to have children recommend, read, rate and reward their favourite Australian books.

During Term 1 each year children across Victoria are asked to recommend their favourite Australian books to other children by nominating four Aust…

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Win a night at Lake House in Daylesford

One lucky Readings customer has the chance to win one night’s accommodation in a Waterfront Suite at Lake House in Daylesford, including full breakfast and 3-course a la carte lunch or dinner for two in Alla Wolf-Tasker’s award-winning dining room.

To enter, purchase Three Decades On: Lake House and Daylesford from any Readings shop or the Readings website. This is a stunning new book from Alla …

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The Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelists for 2018

Four emerging Australian writers have been named The Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelists for 2018. Congratulations to Jennifer Down, Shaun Prescott, Marija Peričić and Pip Smith!

Here are our bookseller recommendations for each of their books.

Pulse Points by Jennifer Down

‘Jennifer Down brings to these 14 stories her sharp control over language, her mastery of voice and …

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Readings wins Independent Book Retailer of the Year 2018

The winners of the annual Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) were announced last night and Readings is honoured to have won this year’s Independent Book Retailer of the Year award!

Managing Director Mark Rubbo says: ‘We are of course thrilled, and the award is a great tribute to our wonderful staff, but it would not be possible without the wonderful community of readers, authors, publishers…

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