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New and noteworthy biography + memoir

April has been particularly kind to lovers of memoir and biography, with an influx of compelling local stories: from a long-awaited rock ‘n’ roll tell all, to a blistering political unpacking of life as a woman in parliament – this month’s reads are united in their calls to look more closely at the kind of systems and power structures we participate in. Here are nine scintillating stories for t…

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What we’re reading: Murphy, Rovellis, &  Lord

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. Clare Millar is reading The Shape of Sound by Fiona Murphy

I was so excited about the release of this book. I honestly raced through this one over the Easter break. It’s such a perfectly structured memoir that I felt completed immersed.

Fion…

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Which kids book should I read on the holidays?

The school holidays are a wonderful time to sink deep into reading for pleasure. Here are our suggestions of books to entertain, enthral and inspire young readers during their leisure time.

Backyard Bugs by Helen Milroy

This vibrant and colourful picture book will send pre-schoolers rushing into their own backyards to look for creepy crawlies. First Nations author and illustrator Dr. Helen…

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Which YA book should I read on the holidays?

The holidays are a wonderful time to sink deep into reading for pleasure. Here are our suggestions of books to please every sort of YA reader out there.

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with her high school teachers who think the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes, hallway harassment and gross comments from guys. But most of all, Viv is f…

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What to read in April

It’s been a while since Haruki Murakami has released a collection of short stories, so no doubt our Fiction Book of the Month, First Person Singular, will be on the top of many people’s reading lists this month. Murakami fans will be pleased with the familiar motifs and themes of his work evident in this volume - jazz, baseball, memory, loneliness and youthful longing.

However, it must be said t…

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A spotlight on Bindi by Kirli Saunders

Bindi by Kirli Saunders, and illustrated by Dub Leffler, is one of the six books shortlisted for this year’s Readings Children’s Book Prize. Here’s everything you need to know about this beautifully crafted verse novel that touches on climate, conservation, community and Country.

‘In 2019 Kirli Saunders won the inaugural Daisy Utemorrah Award for an unpublished book of children’s or YA fictio…

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20% off cookbook favourites + win a cookbook library!

This month we have an exclusive offer on a select range of cookbook favourites both in store and online! From mastering decadent layer cakes to beginning your preserving or fermenting journey, there’s something for every level and taste in these collections of recipes.

For online customers, simply buy any title from our cookbook favourites collection, use the code 20COOKBOOKS at checkout and r…

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