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Meet the bookseller with Pia Spreadborough

Pia Spreadborough has worked at Readings since 2010, moonlighting at various stores, managing book launches and more. She now works in the Readings warehouse as a member of our busy online dispatch and receiving teams. Here, she chats about books and what happens when you turn feminism into a commodity, and shares the disaster artists she’d invite to a dinner party. What is your favourite part…

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Our 2019 Christmas Gift Guide: The hard-to-buy-for grown-up edition

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be compiling a host of gift guides to help you with your Christmas shopping. The friend who has everything… Your friend has everything huh? Well… We bet they don’t have An Underground Guide to Sewers! Featuring infographics and odd facts, this surprisingly beautiful book will transport them into the surreal world underneath our cities.

If your friend is known …

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

Bluey: Time to Play! (Sticker Activity Book) Bluey: The Beach (A Lift-the-Flap Book) Bluey: Fruit Bat (A Glow-in-the-Dark Book) Wrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 14) by Jeff Kinney Animalphabet by Julia Donaldson & Sharon King-Chai Explore Your World by Tim Flannery & Sam Caldwell Welcome to Country (Youth Edition) by Marcia Langton Guts by Raina Telgemeier Funny Bones by Kate Temple, J…

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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

Superpower: Australia’s Low-Carbon Opportunity by Ross Garnaut Damascus by Christos Tsiolkas Peace by Garry Disher Yellow Notebook: Diaries Volume One, 1978-1987 by Helen Garner Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe The Anarchy by William Dalrymple Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo Westwind by Ian Rankin The Weekend by Charlotte Wood

November new releases have had a…

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The best classical albums of 2019

by Alexandra Mathew

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 classical albums of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, music & DVDs of 2019 here.) Mari by Mari Samuelsen

Mari – Norwegian violinist Mari Samuelsen’s first solo recording for Deutsch…

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The best DVDs of 2019

by Joanna Di Mattia

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 DVDs of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, music & DVDs of 2019 here.) Chernobyl by Craig Mazin

HBO’s chilling dramatisation of the April 1986 Ukraine nuclear power plant disaster is…

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The best crime books of 2019

by Fiona Hardy

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 crime books of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, music & DVDs of 2019 here.) Two Girls Down by Louisa Luna

After two young girls vanish from a Kmart parking lot, bounty hunter Alice…

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The best food & gardening books of 2019

by Chris Gordon

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 food and gardening books of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, music & DVDs of 2019 here.) Jackfruit and Blue Ginger by Sasha Gill

When Sasha Gill turned vegan, she didn’t want to mi…

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The best young adult books of 2019

by Leanne Hall

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 young adult books of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, music & DVDs of 2019 here.) It Sounded Better in My Head by Nina Kenwood

This warm and intelligent novel depicts an Australian…

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