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Father’s Day is this Sunday 1 September, and here our staff talk about gift-giving.Emily Harms on picking gifts for her partner
So I thought I was completely organised buying my dad the most appropriate gift - a copy of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking and Leonard Cohen: The Music & the Mystique as he’s very excited about seeing him again now that he’s retu…
Our books manager Martin Shaw shares his top picks for new releases this month.
Discovering that special book out of a mountain of submissions is both the great challenge, and surely the great kick, in any fiction publisher’s role. This month we are blessed with some really wonderful Australian debut novels (from publishing houses both large and small, which is always nice), and we also have s…
Angela with her daughter at the exhibition of Monet’s Garden.
The Monet’s Garden exhibition at the NGV is undoubtedly a feast for the eyes, but the crowds can sometimes make it a little overwhelming for kids. Cue this wonderful book which allows children to engage with Monet and g…
We’d love you all to come and help us celebrate The St Kilda Village StripFest.
The St Kilda Village StripFest is a week-long festival that’s determined to shake the winter chill from your bones with burlesque, live music performances, poetry readings, new art installations, comedy, cake and more.
Our Readings shop at St Kilda will be having some exciting guests over the week including Ben Jo…
Mark Rubbo takes a look at five important new Australian titles due for release over the coming months.
This coming season is a major one for Australian titles with five of our most acclaimed writers having books published in the next few months. They are Richard Flanagan with The Narrow Road to the Deep North, Alex Miller with Coal Creek, Christos Tsiolkas with Barracuda, Tim Winton with Eyr…
A year before Born To Run came out, music critic Jon Landau saw a performance where many of the as yet unreleased songs were performed and wrote: “I saw rock and roll’s future, and its name is Bruce Springsteen. And on a night when I needed to feel young, he made me feel like I was hearing music for the very first time.“
Those words describe the exact feeling that surges through my body every ti…
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.Bronte is watching A Young Doctor’s Notebook & Other Stories
A mini-series of just four episodes starring Don Draper and Harry Potter – sorry I mean Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe – A Young Doctor’s Notebook & Other Stories is a recent discover…
Prolific crime writer Elmore Leonard has passed away at the age of 87
American crime writer Elmore Leonard has died at home near Detroit at the age of 87, after suffering a stroke earlier this month.
Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Awards! The awards mark the official launch of Children’s Book Week. Here are the winners by category:Older Readers
Sea Hearts by Margo Lanagan
Children of the King by Sonya Har…
Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Prime Minister’s Literary Awards!
Questions of Travel by Michelle de Kretser
The Australian Moment by George Megalogenis
Jam Tree Gully: Poems by John Kinsella
Prize for Australian History
Farewell, Dear People by Ross McMullin
Young adult fiction
Fog a Dox by Bruce Pascoe
Red by Libby Gleeson…