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Introducing our inaugural Teen Advisory Board

We are delighted to reveal our Teen Advisory Board for 2017-18.

The Readings Teen Advisory Board is a volunteer group of teens that meet once a month to chat about young adult books, learn about careers in the book industry and give us advice.

We were overwhelmed by the response we got from interested teens after our initial call-out. We heard from more than 70 applicants who are clearly all pa…

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Recommended new YA books in September

by Leanne Hall

September brings a slew of emotionally-charged and highly recommended YA to our shelves, along with some terrifying and twisty psychological thrillers. Find our best recommendations for kids' books this month here. OUR YA BOOK THE OF THE MONTH

The Text-Prize winning Beautiful Mess by Claire Christian is our YA Book of the Month. Two troubled teens find connection, trust and friendship in…

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Recommended new kids' books in September

by Leanne Hall

This month we are all about heroes, aliens, magicians, witches, crime-fighting dogs and cabbages that talk! Find our best recommendations for teen books this month here. OUR CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE MONTH

‘If A Series of Unfortunate Events and Withering-by-Sea produced a love child – this would be it!’ – how could you resist a description like that from Malvern children’s book buyer, Athin…

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The best new food and gardening books out this month

by Chris Gordon

Our food and gardening columnist Chris Gordon shares her favourite picks for cooking and gardening books released this month. Ostro by Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Julia Busuttil Nishimura is a Melbourne-based Italian food writer, and the creator of Ostro, an online space where she shares her recipes – and the most endearing home images ever! Her book includes interpretations of dishes from Ita…

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Win a $500 travel gift voucher

Buy a copy of Sheridan Jobbins’s raw, sharply funny and heartfelt memoir at Readings this month, and you’ll go in the draw to win a $500 travel gift voucher.

Wish You Were Here is a girl’s own adventure with bite. Reeling from the devastating collapse of her marriage to the man she thought was the love of her life, Sheridan Jobbins decides she needs to do something drastic to save her sanity. He…

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Classical music recommendations & our fabulous box-set sale

STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS Richard Strauss by Louise Alder and Joseph Middleton

‘Recently, while perusing the shelves at Readings, I was thrilled to discover young British soprano Louise Alder’s debut Strauss recording. My excitement was twofold: I recognised her as an acquaintance from my year studying at the Royal College in London and could not wait to hear her beautiful voice once again; and…

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25% off DK Eyewitness travel guides

Dreaming about your next trip? Luckily, we are offering 25% off our range of DK Eyewitness Travel Guides throughout September.

This fantastic offer includes travel guides and phrase books from the extensive DK Eyewitness range. Whether you’re planning a trip to Japan, Croatia, Hawaii, New Zealand – we’ve got you covered.

This offer is available in all Readings shops (except Readings Kids) and o…

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24 picture books that I’ve loved this year

by Bronte Coates

It is ancient bookseller wisdom that you can never own too many picture books. So here are 24 awesome picture books released this year to add to your own collection. Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima

This is a cute, magical twist on an ugly duckling tale. Growing up in the ocean, Kelp always assumed that he was a narwhal like the rest of his family – even if he was a little bit different fro…

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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (including sales of other editions) Wimmera by Mark Brandi The Choke by Sofie Laguna The Barefoot Investor by Scott Pape On the Java Ridge by Jock Serong The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson Whipbird by Robert Drewe Watching Out by Julian Burnside A Legacy of Spies by John le Carré Detours by Tim Rogers

New in our top 10 bestseller list this…

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