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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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Behind the scenes at Christmas

Here’s a behind the scenes glimpse of some of our amazing staff working hard at Readings this December!

As well as posing for a photo, we asked them to tell us which book they are hoping to receive this Christmas.

Austen from our warehouse team is wishing for all levels of geeky awesomeness while our Receiving Manager, Dave, would like to try out some recipes from Borsch, Vodka and Tear

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The 100 Bestselling Books at Readings in 2012

It’s almost the end of the year which means it’s time to look back at the 100 bestselling books at Readings in 2012! This list combines sales from all six Readings shops and our website (but excludes ebooks.) Different editions of titles have been combined to reflect total sales of each title. The list includes all genres. It covers sales from 1 Jan 2012 to 14 December 2012.

The list inc…

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Readings Bargains at Lygon Court

Come along to the Readings Bargains shop in Lygon Court and find some terrific bargains!

It has a great selection of classics, popular fiction, beautiful art books, cookbooks and more, all at excellent prices.

Located in Lygon Court in Carlton, right near the escalator leading upstairs to Nova Cinema, this is a great place to browse while you’re waiting for the film to start or to pick up some …

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