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Chris Gordon’s self-isolation cooking diary: Week 1

Chris Gordon is our events and programming manager extraordinaire, as well as our monthly food and gardening columnist. Here, she sends us some missives from her home office (and kitchen!), and shares some advice on what foods to make during this period of quiet. Experiment with pickling.

We’ve all heard about the ravished supermarkets. In my own local, the vegetable section was stripped of…

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Changes to our What We’re Reading column

The ongoing public health crisis in Australia is affecting numerous businesses, including Readings, and we are looking to create more online spaces for people to come together as a community.

With this in mind, we have decided to shake up our regular ‘What We’re Reading’ column by opening it up to include recommendations from customers, as well as staff. We want to know – what are YOU reading/li…

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Four new LoveOzYA books to celebrate right now

We’re so excited about four new #LoveOzYA books that have launched this month. These novels couldn’t launch with events at Readings shops as planned, but we still intend to bang the drum about them! Read on as Astrid Scholte, Katya de Becerra, Eliza Henry Jones and Sarah Epstein share with us the stories behind their new books, and thank the people who’ve supported them. Astrid Scholte shar…

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Melanie Cheng on Thuy On’s debut poetry collection

by Melanie Cheng

The launch of Turbulence, Thuy On’s debut poetry collection, was sadly cancelled this month due to the ongoing public health crisis. Here we share the speech that author Melanie Cheng would have shared on the night were the event to have gone ahead.

It gives me great pleasure to launch Thuy On’s debut poetry collection, Turbulence. The title alone is such an apt word for this particular moment…

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A spotlight on The Dog Runner by Bren MacDibble

The Dog Runner by Bren MacDibble 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 gripping, action-packed tale touching on the climate crisis.

The Dog Runner is an action-packed adventure with a highly original premise. The narrative moves along at a breakneck pace, and highlights the importance of resilience a…

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Books to gift your co-workers

It’s been a tough and trying time for many industries and some of you may be feeling extra appreciative of your work colleagues right now – especially if you haven’t seen them in a while. Distance, heart, etc… Whether you’re trying to express your warm thanks or you just feel obliged, here’s a handy list of books that you can gift in your workplace. THEY’RE LEAVING THE WORKPLACE Blueberri

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Winners of the Indie Book Awards 2020

The winners of the Indie Book Awards 2020 have been announced.

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

The Fiction winner and and the overall Indie Book of the Year winner is…
There Was Still Love by Favel Parrett

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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel The Good Turn by Dervla McTiernan Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens The Weekend by Charlotte Wood Capital and Ideology by Thomas Piketty (translated by Arthur Goldhammer) Weather by Jenny Offill Trace Elements by Donna Leon Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

Our bestsellers this week are…

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Literary crime novels to get under your skin

Here we share eight of our best picks for literary crime crossover reads – from exciting recent releases, to established staff favourites, to must-read classics that we recommend again and again. Will and Testament by Vigdis Hjorth (translated by Charlotte Barslund)

When a dispute over her parents' will grows bitter, Bergljot is drawn back into the orbit of the family she fled twenty years …

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