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The Children’s Book Festival, Melbourne, 2013

by Emily Gale

Family Day at the Melbourne Children’s Book Festival does nothing less than restore Emily Gale’s faith in humanity. Or at least her faith in children’s book publishing. Here’s why.

At last year’s Children’s Book festival at the SLV I was one of the crowd, along with my partner and our two children. The kids did dragon-drawing workshops, raided the CBCA tent for old posters and bookmarks, …

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You’re Invited to a Fairy and Elf Party

by Angela Crocombe

Angela Crocombe introduces a gorgeous children’s event.

Who? Kids aged 2-7. When? Saturday, April 13th, 11am – 11.45am. Where? Readings St Kilda, 112 Acland St, St Kilda.

Dress up and come along to meet the Queen of the Fairies, author Shirley Barber, at a very special fairy and elf party. Shirley will be reading from her stories, showing us drawings, and talking about the world of the f…

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Roadtesting Broccoli Pesto

by Chris Gordon

Chris Gordon shares a delicious antidote to an overly-decadent weekend.

It’s been a time of indulgence. I’ve eaten Easter buns, chips, bad chocolate and good chocolate and I’ve drunk wine & G&Ts and most importantly, have enjoyed a super fun holiday. But now it’s time to look after myself.

I pick up of the gorgeous cookbook, The Green Kitchen and flick through the pages looking for something th…

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Roadtesting Margaret Fulton’s Hot Buns

by Chris Gordon

In the lead-up to Easter, our resident foodie Chris Gordon has been experimenting with recipes. Here, she shares some hot tips for hot buns.

Easter is here and I am gobsmacked by the cost of Easter buns for sale. Really $18 for 6 buns just seems excessive and so with my trusty food encyclopaedia at hand - Margaret Fulton’s Encyclopedia of Food and Cookery - I decided to go for the feel-good fact…

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School Holiday Survival Kit

by Emily Gale

To avoid the continuous loop of telling your children to turn something off this school holidays, here’s a selection of books to inject moments of quiet-time into the glorious chaos.

Activity Books:

***Doodle With Maisy* by Lucy Cousins**

A gorgeous, bright doodle book containing plenty of prompts - draw the food on Maisy’s plate, or the passengers on the bus - that’s great fun to do a…

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Have a Crafty Easter

by Chris Gordon

Get crafting this Easter on a project for our upcoming Crafty Hour Show at our Hawthorn shop.

My family is crafty - which is to say they have a lot of fun with it. So, when I announced that Readings was going to embark on a Crafty Hour Show later this year they leapt at the chance to dominate the field. Using Abbey Hendrickson’s You Are Awesome, an excellent practical guide for a range of craft …

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20% Off Vinyl

To celebrate Record Store Day in Australia on Saturday 20 April, we’re offering 20% off all vinyl at our Carlton, St Kilda and Hawthorn shops throughout the month of April.

Our vinyl collection is hand-picked by our passionate music team, and includes old favourites along with terrific new releases. Come on down to chat with our specialists in person and complete your own collection.

Offer only…

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Six Terrific Travel Books

by Bronte Coates

Having been inspired by the Australian Travel Writing Festival last weekend, here are six ‘travel’ books I’ve loved, from memoir that opened up another way of life for me, to novels that have recreated other lands so vividly they’ve inspired me to travel there.

My Family and other Animals by Gerald Durrell

We had never been certain of my mother’s age for the simple reason she could never re

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Booki.sh and Readings ebooks

Last Friday, Readings ebook distributor OverDrive announced that it will discontinue ebook sales via the Booki.sh platform on 1 July this year.

As ebook sales through Readings are powered by Booki.sh and use the Booki.sh technology, this means Readings will be no longer be selling ebooks through Booki.sh from 1 July 2013. Right now, Readings does not have a new ebook partner in place but we are…

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The 2013 Miles Franklin Longlist

The Miles Franklin Longlist has been announced for 2013.

The Judges have selected 10 novels for the 2013 longlist including eight female authors, five first time novelists, four previously shortlisted authors and one former double Miles Franklin Literary Award winner.

The full list is included here:

Floundering by Romy Ash

Lola Bensky by Lily Brett

Street to Street by Brian Castro

Questions

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