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What we’re reading: Jenny Erpenbeck, Moreno Giovannoni & Jewell Parker Rhodes

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. Kelsey Oldham is reading Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck (translated by Susan Bernofsky)

I’m currently reading Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck and I can’t put it down. Translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky, it follows Richard, a newly-retired profe…

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Six kids books to read in April

by Leanne Hall

This month we look at the latest inspiring biography anthology for kids, meet scientists both good and evil, get inside the mind of a young kangaroo. and read a picture book by a Pulitzer-Prize-winning author. You can find some of our best teen reads of the month here. Islandborn by Junot Díaz

Lola’s class has been given an assignment – to draw a faraway place, their first country. Because…

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The International Dublin Literary Award shortlist 2018

Congratulations to the 10 authors shortlisted for this year’s International Dublin Literary Award.

The International DUBLIN Literary Award is proudly sponsored by Dublin City Council and managed by Dublin City Libraries. The award aims to promote excellence in world literature and is presented annually for a novel written in English or translated into English.

This year’s shortlist includes tw…

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Six YA books to read in April

There is some extremely varied reading available for teens and YA readers this month – from the very real challenges of grief and trauma, to feminist private school capers and sharp commentary on economic inequality. You can find some of our best kids reads of the month here. Neverland by Margot McGovern

Following an episode of self-harm, Katherine is sent to the island of Learmonth (dubbe…

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A quarterly round-up of the best new picture books

by Bronte Coates

Picture book devotee Bronte Coates shares some of her favourite titles to be released in the first three months of 2018. Go Go and the Silver Shoes by Jane Godwin & Anna Walker

This tender story is sure to tug at your heartstrings. Go Go is used to wearing her brother’s hand-me-downs. Our ingenuous heroine has even developed little ways to put her unique touch on them. When she gets a brand…

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A spotlight on Tarin of the Mammoths: The Exile

Tarin of the Mammoths: The Exile is one of the six books shortlisted for this year’s Readings Children’s Book Prize. Here’s everything you need to know about this amazing Stone Age adventure.

‘Here is an action-packed Stone Age quest. Tarin has been exiled by his Clan of the Mammoths following an unlucky mishap, and so we join him on a journey to deliver an appeasement offering to the Earth Mo…

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20% off vinyl this April

Record Store Day is officially on Saturday 21 April, but Readings is celebrating all month long, with 20% off vinyl.

Handpicked by our music specialists, our vinyl collection includes old favourites alongside exciting new releases. Discover new releases here, or find out what our staff are listening to here.

If you’re building your own collection from scratch, you might also find inspiration by…

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The winners of the 2017 Aurealis Awards

The winners of the 2017 Aurealis Awards were revealed over the weekened. These awards recognise the achievements of Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror writers.

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists!

Here are some of the winners for this year…

Best Children’s Fiction

Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend

Best Graphic Novel / Illustrated Work

Changing Ways by Justin Randall


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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

The Shepherd’s Hut by Tim Winton Moment of Truth (Quarterly Essay 69) by Mark McKenna The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris 12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson On Borrowed Time by Robert Manne The Three Brothers by Stephen E. Marantelli Rather His Own Man by Geoffrey Robertson Silent Invasion by Clive Hamilton The Rúin by Dervla McTie…

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

Messy Weird! (WeirDo Book 10) by Anh Do & Jules Faber Terry’s Dumb Dot Story (A Treehouse Tale) by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo Shout Out to the Girls by various Dog Man and Cat Kid (The Adventures of Dog Man Book 4) by Dav Pilkey Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers Good Night Stories For Rebel G

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