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

Brezania by Anthony Breslin Lord of the Fleas (The Adventures of Dog Man Book 5) by Dav Pilkey Pig the Grub by Aaron Blabey The 104-Storey Treehouse (Book 8) by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls: Volume 2 by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo Splashy Weird! (WeirDo Book 11) by Anh Do & Jules Faber Kissed by the Moon by Alison Lester In My Heart: A Book of Feelings b…

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Eight recommended #OwnVoices novels

by Zach Edge

The #OwnVoices movement has spread like wildfire over the last few years, a movement based on books involving diversity, written by authors from those diverse communities. #Ownvoices books are a great way to expand your knowledge of the world and deal with some topics you may not find much elsewhere, and while you’re at it, help support underrepresented authors. Here is a list of some great #Own…

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What we’re reading: Ottessa Moshfegh, Ambelin Kwaymullina & Ezekiel Kwaymullina

Each week we bring you a sample of the books we’re reading, the films and TV shows we’re watching, and the music we’re listening to. Paul Goodman is reading Karl Ove Knausgaard’s Seasons Quartet

To whet my appetite for Knausgaard’s finale to My Struggle, I have been dipping into his Seasons Quartet – the series of essays he wrote for his (then) unborn daughter. Ranging from reflections on t…

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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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Which book should I read from the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction shortlist?

Are you having trouble deciding which of the six brilliant books on the 2018 Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction shortlist to read first? Take our quiz to find out which book you should read. Grab a sheet of paper, write down the letters of your chosen answers and then tally them up before scrolling down to find out what your next book should be. QUESTION 1. WHEN READING A BOOK, DO YOU …

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Chris Gordon reflects on visiting UNESCO City of Literature Edinburgh

Readings' Event Manager Chris Gordon recently travelled to Edinburgh as part of a Cities of Literature exchange program with Melbourne. Here, she reflects on the trip and shares what she read while travelling.

I recently travelled to Edinburgh as part of a Cities of Literature exchange program with Melbourne. The days were packed with meetings and I was joined by a host of other literary progr…

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A letter from Mark Rubbo on Indigenous Literacy Day

Dear friends,

Today is Indigenous Literacy Day. I am writing to seek your support for the work the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) does to foster literacy in remote communities around Australia. Indigenous Literacy Day is a great way to launch a month of national celebration of Indigenous culture, stories, language and literacy. You can donate today and help fill those empty bookshelves in …

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The bestselling books at Melbourne Writers Festival 2018

We were delighted to be the official booksellers at this year’s Melbourne Writers Festival. Congratulations to everyone who brought this festival together!

Here is a list of the top 25 bestselling books from the festival…

1. No Friend But the Mountains by Behrouz Boochani (translated by Omid Tofighian)
2. The Life to Come by Michelle de Kretser
3. Boys Will be Boys by Clementine Ford*
4. War on Pe

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12 women to read on Indigenous Literary Day

Wednesday 5 September is Indigenous Literacy Day and Readings is donating 10% of funds from books sold in our shops to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF). (Find out more here.) This is a great excuse to buy a new book, and we very much encourage you to seek out a story from an Indigenous Australian author.

We’ve compiled some collections of books, music, film and TV from Indigenous Austral…

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Our top picks of the month for book clubs

For books clubs who enjoy genre-bending works… Severance by Ling Ma

Candace Chen, a millennial drone selfsequestered in a Manhattan office tower, is devoted to routine: her work, watching movies with her boyfriend, and avoiding thoughts of her recently deceased Chinese immigrant parents. So she barely notices when a plague of biblical proportions sweeps the world. Candace joins a small group …

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