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Winner of the Readings Children’s Book Prize

The winner of the first ever Readings Children’s Book Prize is… Tasmanian author Julie Hunt with her fantasy adventure Song For A Scarlet Runner! Julie receives prize money of $4,000 and will be appearing at an event in July. In the meantime, she answers questions about her book, which the Readings' judges loved unanimously. Tell us about your writing career so far.

I’ve been writing for a l…

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Ask Agatha: Reading at the dinner table and not crying in books

The latest installment of our book advice column where you can ask our wise bookseller Agatha all your tricky (book-related) questions. My husband and I need you to help settle an argument around book etiquette. Is it really that rude to read at the table during a meal? If yes, can exceptions be made if you are at a crucial part in the story?

It’s not really a question of where you are in the…

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Readings Bargains shop sale

Did you know there is a small speciality Readings Bargains shop in Carlton? It’s located in Lygon Court, near the Cinema Nova box office, across the road from our flagship Carlton shop.

The Readings Bargain shop is having a relocation sale (don’t worry – they aren’t moving far! Just to another spot in Lygon Court). At the moment, all books at the Readings Bargain shop are priced at only $6! You…

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What we’re reading

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.

Emily is reading We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

When I confessed that I’d lost my reading mojo last week, two of my colleagues formed a campaign to make me read We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fo…

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Nicholas Walton-Healey on photography and poetry

by Nicholas Walton-Healey

In Land Before Lines Nicholas Walton-Healey presents sixty-eight unique photographic portraits of contemporary Victorian poets, with a revealing suite of poems written by each poet in response to their image. Here, he tells us why he started reading poetry in the first place, and still does so now.

I first encountered poetry in my final year of VCE when my English Literature teacher introduced…

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A first glance at MIFF 2014

The Melbourne International Film Festival has released First Glance and their sneak peek at this year’s festival program reveals a wide-ranging array of incredible narrative features, documentaries and short films - not to mention a fantastic Next Gen program specially curated for younger viewers.

Here are ten films that have already made their way onto our shortlists…

20,000 Days on Earth: Br…

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Q&A with Michaela McGuire

by Belle Place

Belle Place talks with Michaela McGuire about her new work of true crime.

Your book hinges on the case of Anthony Dunning, the 40-year-old man who was pinned to the floor of Crown casino by security staff and who later died. Was it important to your book to establish a sense of who Dunning was?

It was important for me to establish a sense of who everyone involved was – Anthony Dunning; his tw…

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Interviews with our work experience students

by Joel Calabria

Over the next few weeks we’re participating in a work experience program with students from high schools across Melbourne. Here, Joel Calabria tells us about his favourite books. How would you describe your taste in books? Do you like romance or adventure, science fiction or history, etc?

I tend to read quite a bit. A lot of people I know are very happy to just stick with one genre and read t…

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What we’re reading

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.

Kushla is reading Valiant by Holly Black

Holly Black’s Modern Tale of Faerie trilogy presents stand-alone stories about faerie people - mermaids, trolls, tree people - so they don’t necessarily need to be read in order. (I haven’t read the fir…

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