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Our Gift Guide for Kids and Teens

by Emily Gale

In part four of our totally-and-completely-fail-proof-Christmas-shopping-guides-for-2013, our children’s & YA book specialist Emily Gale compiles some excellent gift ideas for kids and teens.

Creative Gifts Animation Studio ($29.95)

Stop-motion movies are an ideal way of putting those iPods/Pads/cameras etc to good use and this kit provides everything they need to get started. They’ll …

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20 Gifts under $20

Continuing our totally-and-completely-fail-proof-Christmas-shopping-guides-for-2013, here are 20 gift ideas for less than $20!

1. Postcards from Vogue: 100 Iconic Covers ($10, was $29.99)

Over its remarkable one hundred and twenty years, Vogue has served as a photographic and literary authority for its readers, publishing timeless classics by acclaimed photographers such as Irving Penn and…

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Five Graphic Novels We Loved in 2013

Here are five of our favourite graphic novels published over the past year.

Six Novels in Woodcuts by Lynd Ward

This two-volume box-set collects the six woodcut novels, each composed of a single image per page, created by Lynd Ward in the 1920s and 30s. In his entertaining and perceptive introduction, Art Spiegelman attests that Ward ‘is one of only a handful of artists anywhere who ever ma…

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Our Gift Guide for your Significant Other

For part two of our totally-and-completely-fail-proof-Christmas-shopping-guides-for-2013, here are our gift ideas for your significant other (henceforth known as your S.O. in this blog post).

If your S.O. is a pop culture junkie In The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets ($29.99), Simon Singh reveals how the writers have drip-fed morsels of number theory into the series over the last…

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Free Shipping & Free Gift Wrapping When You Shop Online

Christmas will be here before you know it! It’s time to get all your gifts organised.

The Readings website makes it easy to shop online (or to check stock availability before heading into one of our six shops around Melbourne in Carlton, Hawthorn, St Kilda, Malvern, State Library of Victoria or the Melbourne Brain Centre.)

Here are five great reasons to shop with us this Christmas:

1. Fre…

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Five Australian Short-Story Collections We Loved in 2013

Here are five of our favourite short-story collections published over the past year, all from Australian authors.

Transactions by Ali Alizadeh

A spoiled Emirati rich girl, an Iranian asylum seeker in Amsterdam, a Liberian refugee seeking aid from a charity, a Ukrainian prostitute, a Danish sex trafficker, a Chinese gamer.

Alizadeh’s characters live on the edge of what is considered civilis…

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Our Gift Guide for Parents

In the first of our totally-and-completely-fail-proof-Christmas-shopping-guides-for-2013, here are our gift ideas for parents.

If your parents love art In Art as Therapy ($39.95, was $45) Alain de Botton & John Armstrong argue that approaching art as a form of therapy can help us with our most intimate and ordinary dilemmas. The photographs collected together in Mark Strizic: Melbourne -

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December Highlights

by Martin Shaw

In mid-November the winner of the 2013 ‘Most Underrated Book Award’ was announced at a wonderful prize-giving evening organised by the Small Press Network. It is the only award on our literary calendar which seeks to acknowledge special books that, for whatever reason, did not receive their fair dues when first released. As the judges remarked: ‘That we have such a thriving small press scene capa…

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The Best Picture Books of 2013

Here are our top ten picks for best picture books from the past year, voted for and loved by Readings staff. Displayed here in no particular order.

Mr Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown

Mr Tiger is living the civilised life but he is yearning to walk on the wild side! He heads back to nature but he misses his friends and they miss him. On his return, Mr Tiger finds they have succumbed to a litt…

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