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Australian literary blockbusters of 2017

This past year has seen new fiction from a number of multi-award-winning and bestselling authors including crime thrillers, sweeping sagas, strange and mysterious tales, gripping historical novels, stunning story collections and more. Force of Nature by Jane Harper

Federal Police Agent Aaron Falk returns in another addictive crime thriller from Jane Harper. Five women reluctantly head out o…

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The best picture books to gift at Christmas time

by Bronte Coates

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be compiling a host of gift guides to help you with your Christmas shopping. Here is a collection of our favourite picture books that celebrate Christmas. Dreaming of a White Christmas… From inside Pick a Pine Tree Pick a Pine Tree by Patricia Toht and Jarvis – This book is an ideal read-aloud with rhythmic, rolling text that describes the process of dec…

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We chat with Pilgrim Lee about her gorgeous new picture book

by Leanne Hall

Pilgrim Lee is a super-talented designer and illustrator, and she just happens to work at our Readings Kids shop. We chat to her about her debut picture book, The 12 Days of Christmas. How did you approach presenting a traditional Christmas carol in a modern picture book?

Initially the illustrations were just a fun self-initiated project. I’ve always loved the imagery of the song and it seeme…

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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders Force of Nature by Jane Harper A Long Way from Home by Peter Carey A Season with Richmond by Konrad Marshall The General by Luke Hodge Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly Working Class Man by Jimmy Barnes The Dry by Jane Harper The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson First Person by Richard Flanagan

Our bestselling book of last week is Linc

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Sweet DIY gift ideas for Christmas

by Lian Hingee

It’s always wonderful to receive a handmade gift for Christmas, and if you’re planning to wrap up some home-made pressies for under the tree this year it’s definitely not too soon to start planning. Our range of craft books offer inspiration, tips and techniques for everything from knitting and sewing to woodworking and even taxidermy (if that’s your thing). Find some of our favourites below. …

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What we’re reading: Alice Munro, Beau Donelly & Nick Toscano

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. Bel Monypenny is reading Alice Munro for the first time

I’m finally delving into the work of Alice Munro, the Canadian Nobel laureate and master of the short story. I’m starting with Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage and it’s certainly been w…

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100 great reads by Australian women in 2017

Each year we compile a list of 50 great reads by Australian women, originally inspired by the Australian Women Writers Challenge. This year, we’ve been so impressed by what’s on offer that we’ve doubled our list… Here are 100 great reads by Australian women published this year. They are displayed in no particular order and include fiction, biography, poetry, children’s novels, history and more. …

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Vote for your favourite books, music, film and TV of the year

Every year, we share our picks for the best books, music, film and TV shows of the year, as voted for by our staff (we’ll be announcing the selection for 2017 on Friday 17 November). This year, we also want to know our customers' favourites.

Tell us the best thing you read, watched and listened to this year!

On our voting form, we’re asking for your favourite fiction, non-fiction, young adult, …

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Get ready for Christmas with Readings

November is here, which means December is just around the corner… Let us help you make your Christmas shopping as easy and painless as possible!

Over the next few weeks we’ll be publishing our curated gift guides, sharing our top 10 best books, CDs and DVDs of the year, and releasing our annual Summer Reading Guide which is jam-packed with recommendations. We’ll also be sharing a host of one-off…

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