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Special offer: 3 for 2 Vintage Classics

Throughout October, we have a special offer on the Classics range of fiction and non-fiction titles from Vintage.

Buy two books, and choose a third book in the range (of equal or lesser value) for free!

Whether it’s picking up Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale before reading her sequel The Testaments, or the late, great Toni Morrison’s iconic Beloved, we have a wide range of titles on off…

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Readings Prize spotlight: Q&A with Alice Robinson

by Alice Robinson

The Glad Shout by Alice Robinson is one of the six books shortlisted for this year’s Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction. Here, we chat with Robinson about parenthood, the very real threat of climate change, and what she’s reading now. Congratulations on being shortlisted for the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction! Can you tell us a little bit about your book?

Thank you so much! …

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

Welcome to Country (Youth Edition) by Marcia Langton Guts by Raina Telgemeier Young Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe How to Make a Movie in Twelve Days by Fiona Hardy The Treehouse Joke Book by Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton The Bad Guys Episode 10: The Baddest Day Ever by Aaron Blabey For Whom the Ball Rolls (The Adventures of Dog Man Book 7) by Dav Pilkey The 117-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and T…

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Nurturing your new life with Heidi Sze

Heidi Sze is a dietitian and nutritionist from the Mornington Peninsula. Here, staff reflect on her new book Nurturing Your New Life.

‘For me, 2019 has been the year of pregnant friends. While it’s all very exciting to see people entering a new stage of life in this way, it can be difficult to see the pressure they are put under by society to be the most perfect pregnant person ever. Heidi Sze…

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Receive 20% off vinyl in October

Readings is offering 20% off all full-priced vinyl for the month of October.

Handpicked by our music specialists, our vinyl collection includes old favourites and exciting new releases, rediscovered esoterica and popular icons.

For some of our St Kilda music buyer Declan’s recent picks, click here and for what our staff are listening to, click here.

If you’re building your own collection fro…

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Dear Reader, October 2019

by Alison Huber

I think we’ll remember 2019 as a stellar year for Australian fiction. Our book of the month is There Was Still Love, the much-anticipated third novel from Favel Parrett. This quiet gem of a novel speaks the truth of familial love, particularly of the special relationships that exist between grandchildren and their grandparents, and explores timely themes of exile, home, and cultural memory. Two S…

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Mark’s Say, October 2019

by Mark Rubbo

About once a month I get together with my old friend Henry Rosenbloom from Scribe. Henry and I were at university together (he was much cleverer and more diligent than I) and we’ve remained friends since. The tagline for Scribe is ‘We publish books that matter’ and that’s a pretty fair assessment. During our get togethers we generally find ourselves talking about the book business, as you would e…

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What we’re reading: Lawlor, Ginzburg & Townsend Warner

Each week we bring you a sample of the books we’re reading, the films we’re watching, the television shows we’re hooked on or the music we’re loving. Ele Jenkins is reading Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner

I just finished Lolly Willowes, a 1926 novel by Sylvia Townsend Warner. It’s a remarkable book, short and whimsical and deeply subversive. At age 47, Laura Willowes escapes the na…

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Five books I loved reading to my new baby

by Bronte Coates

Bronte Coates shares five of her favourite books that she read during the first six months of her new baby’s life. I am the Wolf and Here I Come! by Bénédicte Guettier (translated by Penelope Todd)

This French bestseller is a lightly interactive book that will withstand repeat reads. Your child will love the anticipation that builds with each turn of the page as the Big Bad Wolf gets dresse…

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