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Christmas Gift Ideas for Parents

Whether it’s for your mother, your father, your friend’s mother, your partner’s dad, your elderly grandparents, your recently returned uncle, your highly-strung aunt, an old teacher, or more, whether biological or adopted or extended or in-law, we’ve got plenty of ideas for what to buy the parental figure in your life.

Our online manager Nina Kenwood and our online assistant Bronte Coates recomm…

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Bing Crosby Christmas DVD offer

If you love Christmas carols and Bing Crosby – or know someone who does – then you’re in luck! This December we’re offering a free copy of the A Bing Crosby Christmas with every online purchase.

Featuring footage from Bing Crosby’s annual TV Christmas Specials, with guest appearances from a stellar line-up including David Bowie, Fred Astaire and Carol Burnett.

That’s right, we said David Bo…

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Pre-order the new Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds album

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds have released an exciting preview video of their upcoming album.

Push the Sky Away is a 9-track set produced by Nick Launay at a 19th century French mansion ‘where the walls of the main studio are lined with an immense collection of classical vinyl’. Says Cave of the album:

“‘I enter the studio with a handful of ideas, unformed and pupal; it’s the Bad Seeds that tr…

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Free shipping this Christmas

The Readings website makes it easy to shop online (or check stock availability before heading into one of our six shops around Melbourne).

With Christmas only a few weeks away, now is the time to get your online orders in. Why shop online with Readings this Christmas? Here’s five reasons!

Free shipping anywhere in Australia Free gift wrapping Send a gift straight to a friend or family member w…

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Final Round-Up for 2012

by Martin Shaw

It’s Christmas, and it’s also the season when the books sections of our newspapers and magazines typically look back at the year that’s been and nominate their ‘best-ofs’. We’re no exception, and this month you’ll find Readings’ top 10s for fiction, non-fiction, crime, picture books, music, film and more.

Perhaps the most striking thing about the lists is their healthy diversity. In fiction, we…

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Children

by Emily Gale

Ranging from boxsets that will blow them away to the sweetest little stocking fillers, here’s a list of Christmas gifts to suit all budgets.

Under $100

The Star Wars: Book of Sith Secrets by Daniel Wallace is a treat for the Star Wars fan in your life. With the press of a button, the pyramid opens to reveal the Sith Secrets including a battle map, a scientific journal, a lightsaber crystal …

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The First Tuesday Book Club reveals their 10 Aussie Books to Read Before You Die

Last night, the First Tuesday Book Club revealed their 10 Aussie Books to Read Before You Die, causing much debate between readers about what’s made it in, from childrens' classics such as The Magic Pudding to recent releases such as Jasper Jones.

Voted for by book lovers in Australia, the final list is below…

Cloudstreet (1991) by Tim Winton

The Book Thief (2006) by Markus Zusak

A Fortunate

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James Halliday books for Christmas

The perfect book for a wine-lover is a James Halliday book. These three fantastic James Halliday titles will make ideal gifts this Christmas.

James Halliday: A Life In Wine, $36.95

Special price of $36.95, while stock lasts (RRP $45)

A delightful collection of James Halliday’s reminiscences of his remarkable wine career, from the master himself. In a much-lauded career in wine spanning…

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Gifts under $20

Whether it’s for your work Kris Kingle, your family’s Secret Santa or a little something you want to buy a friend, we’ve got plenty of great $20 or less Christmas gift ideas.

Our online manager Nina Kenwood and our online assistant Bronte Coates recommend a few choice items. You can browse the $20 or less collection below for many more!

Nina recommends…

Feminist Ryan Gosling by Daniel

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Meet the Bookseller with Kara Nicholson

We chat with Kara Nicholson about David Foster Wallace’s biography and the new cookbook from Yotam Ottolenghi.

Why do you work in books?

Books are my favourite objects and reading is my favourite pastime – seems only natural.

What are you reading now?

I’m reading the new biography of David Foster Wallace, Every Love Story is a Ghost Story by D.T. Max. I started it the day after I read an…

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