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Our 2019 Christmas Gift Guide: The passive-aggressive edition

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be compiling a host of gift guides to help you with your Christmas shopping. The season of giving is upon us, but some people’s presence on our shopping lists may not inspire the most altruistic of thoughts. As a thoughtful, considerate person of the new millennium, why not gently nudge them to adopt a more enlightened way of thinking (ie. yours) by channeling the …

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Our 2019 Christmas Gift Guide: The ethical & sustainable edition

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be compiling a host of gift guides to help you with your Christmas shopping. Here are 12 gift ideas for ethical and sustainable gift-giving this year. Find even more suggestions by browsing the collections below.

The Whole Fish Cookbook by Josh Niland

Sydney’s groundbreaking seafood chef (and founder of Australia’s first sustainable fishmonger) Josh Niland r…

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

Wrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 14) by Jeff Kinney Bluey: The Beach (A Lift-the-Flap Book) Bluey: Fruit Bat (A Glow-in-the-Dark Book) Guts by Raina Telgemeier Bluey: Time to Play! (Sticker Activity Book) Explore Your World by Tim Flannery & Sam Caldwell The Treehouse Joke Book by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton Welcome to Country (Youth Edition) by Marcia Langton The Australia Survival G

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What we’re reading: Cusk, Disher & Sittenfeld

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. Mark Rubbo is reading Peace by Garry Disher

I’ve been reading Peace by Garry Disher which is a sequel of sorts to his award-winning 2015 novel, Bitter Wash Road. Paul Hirschhausen has been demoted to a one-cop town in country South Australia a…

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100 great reads from Australian women & gender diverse authors in 2019

Each year we compile a list of great reads by Australian women, originally inspired by the Australian Women Writers Challenge which begun in 2012 and continues to this day. This year we have expanded our list to include gender diverse authors as well. Here are 100 great reads by Australian women and non-binary authors published in 2019. The following books are displayed in no particular order a…

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Our 2019 Christmas Gift Guide: The teen edition

by Leanne Hall

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be compiling a host of gift guides to help you with your Christmas shopping. CONTEMPORARY STORIES & ROMANCE

If your teen is allergic to dragons but loves relatable stories, here are some of the great realist books that are currently impressing us.

On The Come Up is Angie Thomas’s much-anticipated follow-up to her mega-hit The Hate U Give. Brianna is sixteen-y…

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Our 2019 Christmas Gift Guide: The kids edition

by Leanne Hall

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be compiling a host of gift guides to help you with your Christmas shopping. GIFT IDEAS FOR AGES 0-2

Board books make wonderful gifts for little people with chubby little hands and curious eyes, and there are some beautiful options available this year. Artist-designer Beci Orpin’s Dressing Your Family and Moving Your Body have simple text that encourages babie…

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Our Christmas opening hours for 2019

Here are the changes to our regular trading hours for each of our seven shops during the Christmas and New Year period. You can view the shop pages here. CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS AT READINGS CARLTON

Sunday 15 December – 9am - 10pm
Monday 16 December – 8am - 11pm
Tuesday 17 December – 8am - 11pm
Wednesday 18 December – 8am - 11pm
Thursday 19 December – 8am - 11pm
Friday 20 December – 8am - 11…

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Get ready for Christmas with Readings

November has arrived and the countdown to Christmas cheer is starting… Let us help make shopping during this year’s festive season as painless as possible.

Over the next few weeks we’ll be publishing our curated gift guides, sharing our top 10 best books, CDs and DVDs of the year, and releasing our annual Summer Reading Guide, which is always jam-packed with great recommendations.

We’ll also be…

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