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Exciting YA books to look out for in 2019

Late last year we attended the Centre for Youth Literature’s YA Showcase for 2019. At this annual event, a host of different publishers share the most exciting new releases for teen readers coming out in 2019. Here are some of the biggest and buzziest books from the night. Homegrown rom-coms & coming-of-age tales Making Friends with Alice Dyson by Poppy Nwosu – Studious Alice and ‘bad b…

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

Brawl of the Wild (The Adventures of Dog Man Book 6) by Dav Pilkey All the Ways to be Smart by Allison Colpoys & Davina Bell Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol The Ice Monster by David Walliams & Tony Ross Tales from the Inner City by Shaun Tan The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13) by Jeff Kinney Real Pigeons Fight Crime (Book 1) by Andrew McDonald & Ben Wood Lenny’s Book of Everything by Karen F…

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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

Normal People by Sally Rooney Becoming by Michelle Obama Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe Less by Andrew Sean Greer Ottolenghi SIMPLE by Yotam Ottolenghi Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales Milkman by Anna Burns Educated by Tara Westover The Lost Man by Jane Harper The Arsonist by Chloe Hooper

Our bestselling book of last week is Sally Rooney’s Normal People. This novel is one of the most talked-about boo…

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See you all in 2019

2018 is coming to a close and we’d like to take a moment to express our gratitude to all of you have supported us during these past 12 months.

Thank you to everyone who has dropped by one of our shops, attended one of our events (or visited us at a festival or conference), flicked through a copy of the Readings Monthly, donated to the Readings Foundation, read our blog, chatted with us online, l…

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What we’re reading over summer

Our staff share the books they’re planning to read over summer.

‘As I’ll be spending Christmas overseas (and leading on from reading Patrick Leigh Fermor’s A Time Of Gifts in anticipation) I will be packing Patrick Leigh Fermor’s Between The Woods And The Water, among other things, to accompany me. The second volume documenting his incredible journey on foot from Amsterdam to Constantinople, w…

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Our literary resolutions for 2019

Our staff share their literary resolutions for the new year.

‘My resolution for the New Year is simply to read more books – irrespective of genre. This past year I feel my balance of reading to TV watching has been slightly skewed the wrong way and I’m vowing to change that in 2019. There is so much to catch up on – I can’t wait.’

Judi Mitchell

‘As a generally staunch fiction reader, I n…

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2018 highlights from the Readings Podcast

The Readings Podcast is a celebration of books, reading and pop culture. Episodes are published fortnightly and include author interviews, event recordings, booksellers chatting about their favourite reads, industry insights, and more. You can listen to episodes via SoundCloud and iTunes. Our 2019 season of the Readings Podcast will kick off again in mid-January. In the meantime, here is a snaps…

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A glimpse behind-the-scenes at Readings this Christmas

Drop by Readings this week or weekend to pick up all of your last-minute Christmas shopping needs. Our shops are open all the way up to Christmas Eve, and you can find their opening hours and contact information here. You’ll also find plenty of gift-giving suggestions here and don’t forget that we offer gift vouchers for use in-store and online. …

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Emergency last-minute gift ideas

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been compiling a host of gift guides to help you with your Christmas shopping. While our online shopping deadline has passed, our seven brick and mortar shops are open all the way up to Christmas Eve and our knowledgeable booksellers are on hand to answer all your tricky gift-giving questions. If you’re short on time, we’ve also compiled a list of last-minute emerg…

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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

Becoming by Michelle Obama Ottolenghi SIMPLE by Yotam Ottolenghi Normal People by Sally Rooney Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales Milkman by Anna Burns The Lost Man by Jane Harper The Arsonist by Chloe Hooper Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe No Friend But the Mountains by Behrouz Boochani (translated by Omid Tofighian) Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak

Non-fiction is dominating our bestseller list in the fi…

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