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3-for-2 special offer on beloved classics

Throughout March, we have a special offer on a select range of award-winning and popular classic titles from Penguin Random House. Buy two books in the Penguin Black Classics and Coralie Bickford Smith Clothbound Classics range, and choose a third book in the range (of equal or lesser value) for free.

You can find some highlights below, or come in-store to browse the full range.

This offer is e…

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Five cookbooks to inspire you in the kitchen in March

by Chris Gordon

Our monthly food and gardening columnist selects five new cookbooks to inspire you at home this month. Beatrix Bakes by Natalie Paull

Yes, yes, I know how much you love a light, fluffy sponge and marshmallows dipped in pure chocolate. The importance of sweet food in our daily grind should never, ever be underestimated. Beatrix Bakes is a beautifully presented guide, not for the faint-hearted,…

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The Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist 2020

The longlist for the 2020 Women’s Prize for Fiction has been announced.

Martha Lane Fox, Chair of the judging panel, commented that many of the novels: “Ahead of the longlist meeting I was anxious that the negotiations between judges might be as arduous as Brexit, but it was an absolute delight to pick our final 16 books. Entries for the Prize’s 25th year have been spectacular and we revelled in…

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Mark’s Say, March 2020

by Mark Rubbo

One of the booksellers at Readings Kids suggested in early January that we do something to support the bushfire victims. We decided to put the money we raised from gift wrapping in January towards bushfire relief. We also decided that Readings would match the amount collected. In a normal January we collect about $1000. We were thrilled that in response to our call the amount raised this January wa…

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A spotlight on The Secrets of Magnolia Moon by Edwina Wyatt

The Secrets of Magnolia Moon by Edwina Wyatt 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 delightful story.

The Secrets of Magnolia Moon is for the whimsical child in your life. A curious and irrepressible nine-year-old, Magnolia is fascinated by mythology and approaches the world with a sense of wonder tha…

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The ABIA Book longlists 2020

The longlists for the 2020 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 Bruny by Heather Rose Call Me Evie by J.P. Pomare Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris Good Girl, Bad Girl by Michael Robotham Peace by Garry Disher …

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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

The Good Turn by Dervla McTiernan Beatrix Bakes by Natalie Paull Art Matters by Neil Gaiman & Chris Riddell Fire Country by Victor Steffensen Weather by Jenny Offill Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe Grown Ups by Marian Keyes Actress by Anne Enright

Australian author Dervla McTiernan tops our list of last week’s bestselling books with …

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The International Booker Prize longlist 2020

The International Booker Prize has revealed the ‘Man Booker Dozen’ of 13 novels in contention for this year. This Prize celebrates the finest works of translated fiction from around the world.

Here is the full longlist:

Red Dog by Willem Anker, translated by Michiel Heyns from Afrikaans The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree by Shokoofeh Azar, translated by an anonymous translator from Farsi …

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Dear Reader, March 2020

by Alison Huber

Vivian Pham is one of those incredibly talented and bright young people whose list of achievements at an early age will make you seriously wonder what you have been doing with your life. Case in point: Pham’s debut novel was signed by Penguin Random House two years ago when she was still at high school. Reading the final product, The Coconut Children, a story set in the late 1990s in the Vietnames…

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