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Our 2018 Christmas Gift Guide: What to buy your significant other

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be compiling a host of gift guides to help you with your Christmas shopping. If they love to entertain… The Noma Guide to Fermentation shares secrets from the famed Denmark restaurant’s fermentation lab. David Zilber, who runs the lab, and Noma chef and owner René Redzepi have collated 100 recipes, all with the home chef in mind and featuring step-by-step ins…

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Meet the bookseller with Gabrielle Williams

by Gabrielle Williams

Gabrielle Williams has worked at Readings for the past six years where she juggles dual roles as a bookseller at Malvern shop, and as the Grants Officer for the Readings Foundation. She is also an award-winning author of young adult novels, most recently including the funny and heartfelt My Life as a Hashtag. Here, she shares some of her favourite recent reads and some advice on how customers can…

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Our 2018 Christmas Gift Guide: What to buy your siblings (and other relatives)

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be compiling a host of gift guides to help you with your Christmas shopping. If they want summer reading recommendations… The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon is a darkly glittering read. A young Korean American woman at an elite American university is drawn into acts of domestic terrorism by a cult with ties to North Korea.

Melissa Lucashenko delivers a whip-smart…

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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak Becoming by Michelle Obama The Lost Man by Jane Harper Ottolenghi SIMPLE by Yotam Ottolenghi Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales Milkman by Anna Burns Kerry O'Brien, A Memoir by Kerry O'Brien Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty The Arsonist by Chloe Hooper Normal People by Sally Rooney

Last week we announced our Best Books, CDs and DVDs of 2018, and we’re deligh…

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Our children’s & YA top 10 bestsellers of the week

The Ice Monster by David Walliams & Tony Ross All the Ways to be Smart by Allison Colpoys & Davina Bell Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor Book 2) by Jessica Townsend The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13) by Jeff Kinney Lenny’s Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee Tales from the Inner City by Shaun Tan Night Walk by Alison Binks Tricky’s Bad Day by Alison Lester A Winter’s

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What we’re reading: Jock Serong, John Boyne & Dorothy Baker

Each week we bring you a sample of the books we’re reading, the films and TV shows we’re watching, and the music we’re listening to. Bronte Coates is reading two American classics

I’ve recently read my way through two American classics that I’ve had on my TBR list for a while: Cassandra at the Wedding by Dorothy Baker (1962) and The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston (1976). The first is…

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The best DVDs of 2018

by Joanna Di Mattia

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 DVDs of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, CDs & DVDs of 2018 here.) Call Me By Your Name

Northern Italy, 1983 – swimming, peaches, long summer days. Luca Guadagnino’s swoony adaptat…

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The best pop CDs of 2018

by Ellen Cregan

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 pop CDs of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, CDs & DVDs of 2018 here.) Wide Awake! by Parquet Courts

With Wide Awake!, New York’s Parquet Courts have given us a lively punk masterpi…

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The best food & gardening books of 2018

by Chris Gordon

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 food and gardening books of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, CDs & DVDs of 2018 here.) Family by Hetty McKinnon

Hetty McKinnon is back with another cookbook bound to be used every …

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