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The ABIA Book longlists 2019

The longlists for the 2019 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) have been announced. The ABIAs celebrate the best books of the year, as judged by Australian book industry members.

The titles in each category are…

General fiction book of the year Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty Scrublands by Chris Hammer The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart by Holly Ringland The Lost Man by Jane Harper T

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3-for-2 special offer on fiction favourites

Throughout March, we are pleased to have a special 3-for-2 offer on a select range of award-winning and popular fiction titles. Buy two books, and choose a third book in the range (of equal or lesser value) for free.

This offer is exclusively available in all Readings shops except Readings Kids until 31 March on stickered, in-stock items only, while stocks last. This offer is not available onlin…

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A spotlight on Elementals: Ice Wolves

Elementals: Ice Wolves 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 breathtaking fantasy adventure.

‘Orphaned during the last great battle between the warring Ice Wolves and Scorch Dragons, 12-year-old twins Anders and Rayna grew up on the streets of Holbard, a lively harbour town in the icy country of Vallen…

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The best new cookbooks and gardening books in March

by Chris Gordon

Dining In by Alison Roman

Alison Roman has amassed serious social media stardom because her recipes have three enviable traits: fun, simplicity and deliciousness. This collection of 125 ‘why didn’t I think of that’ recipes, including treats like roast chicken smeared with anchovy butter or crispy baked potatoes, are absolutely obtainable by even the most amateur of home cooks. This cookbook is…

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The best new crime reads in March

by Fiona Hardy

CRIME BOOK OF THE MONTH The Scholar by Dervla McTiernan

Regular Readings Monthly readers will no doubt remember how obsessed we were by Irish born, Perth-based Dervla McTiernan’s debut crime novel. After turning the final page of The Rúin in early 2018, surviving the wait until we could read her second book seemed impossible, and yet she has kindly given it to us within a year. And not a mo…

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Mark’s Say, 50 Years of Readings

by Mark Rubbo

This year marks Readings' 50th birthday. In his March letter, our managing director Mark Rubbo reflects a career spent championing Australian writers and publishers, and being part of a community united by the drive to make the world a better place through the dissemination of ideas.

Readings was opened by Ross Reading in 1969 at 388 Lygon Street with his wife Dorothy Reading, and friend Peter…

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Writers on 50 years of Readings

This year marks Readings’ 50th birthday. To celebrate, we asked some of our favourite authors to reflect on what Readings has meant to them, and rummaged through our photo albums for a trip down memory lane. Robert Manne

‘I have two homes – one in bush on the outskirts of Melbourne, the other in the thinking heart of the city, Readings in Carlton. I have been browsing, buying, listening and…

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The Inky Awards longlists 2019

The Centre for Youth Literature has just announced the two longlists for the Inky Awards.

The Inky Awards recognise high-quality young adult literature. There are two awards: the Gold Inky Award for an Australian book, and the Silver Inky Award for an international book. The shortlist is selected by young adults, and the winners are voted for online by the teen readers of the Inside a Dog websit…

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The Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist 2019

The longlist for the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction has been announced.

Kate Williams, Chair of the judging panel, praised all 16 longlisted titles for being ‘brilliant stories that sweep you into another world’. ‘Each of them have been a privilege to read, and they have taken us into places a million miles from each other, exploring the lives of women and men in so many different but utterly co…

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