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Round-up of January Kids and YA Books

by Emily Gale

The diverse set of books in this month’s round-up have unbreakable bonds in common, between likely and sometimes unusual pairs.

The Saurus Street series by Nick Falk enters the scene with two books. In the first, Tyrannosaurus in the Veggie Patch, a young boy is alarmed to find a T-Rex on the premises, wreaking havoc, and goes to amusing lengths with his inventive best friend to return the…

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Most Anticipated Books of 2013

by Martin Shaw

Our head books buyer Martin Shaw previews the best of the rest of the year

Well a prognosis at this early time of year is perhaps a little daring of me, but in terms of books, I’d say 2013 seems to be shaping up rather promisingly indeed.

There’s even a strong candidate already for title of the year: Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls (May), which is David Sedaris’s latest essay collection. It…

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The Story of My Book: Yellow Dress Day

by Sophie Norsa

Last year, Sophie Norsa illustrated a picture book before she’d even finished Year 12. Here she tells us about the experience.

When I was first asked to illustrate Yellow Dress Day by Michelle Worthington, I couldn’t believe my luck. At age seventeen, this was my first step into the world of publishing, and I have to admit that at times I was just playing it by ear and taking each step as…

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Ask a Bookseller: What books can I read to my reluctant swimmer?

by Emily Gale

With summer in full swing, the Children’s Buyer at our Carlton store recommends books that deal with swimming fears and water safety.

‘I need some extra resources for my reluctant swimmer. Are there any good picture books that deal with this topic?’

My son was well-known for his terrified yelling at our local pool until very recently, so I sympathise. It can be tricky to get the right ba…

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Summer Reading

by Bronte Coates

Over Christmas we’ve all been indulging in some holiday reading – old favourites, books we’ve been meaning to read for years, and ones we probably wouldn’t read on a tram.

Here, Bronte Coates shares her holiday reading list.

Early in the holiday season, I picked up a copy of Courtney Summers' This Is Not A Test on Nina’s recommendation and – wow. Very scary and very believable; this book rein…

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The School Of Life Comes To Melbourne

by Sara Tiefenbrun

Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.

Those are the words of Victor Hugo and they’ve been uttered to me several times recently. The School of Life is an idea whose time has come.

The story of The School of Life in Australia began in 2010 when a writer from Dumbo Feather magazine interviewed the organisation’s founder, writer Alain de Botton. And they just clicked. Tha…

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Diaries and Calendars in-store sale!

Visit any of our six shops around Melbourne this January and receive 50% off all 2013 calendars and 20% off all 2013 diaries when you purchase in-store!

We’re also continuing our sale online with 20% off all calendars and diaries when you purchase from our website.

Please note, sale continues only while stocks last. When purchasing online, the 20% discount will be automatically deducted when y…

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Meet the Bookseller with George Munn

We chat with George Munn about Cormac McCarthy’s stunning prose, customers sleeping in stores and anthropomorphised woodland creatures.

Why do you work in books?

I could say it’s because I love them (which is definitely the case), but honestly? It’s because my mum told me to. She sat me down when I was about 15 and explained that a bookshop is quite probably the best place to work. After ei…

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Huge Summer Ebook Sale

Right now we’re having a huge summer ebook sale at our ebookstore!

From great Australian crime (After the Darkness, $2.99) and inspiring memoirs (Life Without Limits, $3.99) to debut fiction (Alif the Unseen, $3.99) and brilliant Australians reads (The Happiness Show, $4.99), we’ve got a fantastic range of ebooks at very special prices!

Head over to our ebookstore to see them all. Hurry, the sa…

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Diaries & Calendars Online Sale!

Buy a 2013 calendar or diary from the Readings website between 26 December 2012 and 2 January 2013 and you’ll receive a 20% discount!

We have a great range in stock, from beautiful Moleskine diaries to gorgeous calendars, such as The Great Ocean Road Calendar 2013 and The Cupcake 2013 Calendar (which comes complete with cupcake recipes).

Browse our website for the full range!

Please note, thi

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