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Our top picks of the month for book clubs

For book clubs drawn to queer retellings… Our Wives Under the Sea by Julia Armfield

Miri thinks she has got her wife back, when Leah finally returns after a deep sea mission that ended in catastrophe. It soon becomes clear, though, that Leah may have come back wrong. Whatever happened in that vessel, whatever it was they were supposed to be studying before they were stranded on the ocean floo…

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What we’re reading: Briggs, Caro & Clarke

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. Mike Shuttleworth is reading Fungus the Bogeyman by Raymond Briggs

A recent episode of the Backlisted Podcast prompted me to dig into the shelves for a copy of Fungus the Bogeyman, the Raymond Briggs graphic novel of 1977. Briggs, a graduate …

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Our books of the month, March 2022


Reviewed by Alison Huber, head book buyer

Alice has landed back on home turf, and she’s certain the taxi from the airport is going in the wrong direction to get her into Fraser, the fictional Australian city that she’s returning to after 16 years of life lived overseas. She’s vaguely heard that things – buildings mainly – are literally …

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Eight Australian fiction titles to pick up this month

  Australiana by Yumna Kassab

This is Yumna Kassab’s second novel and, as the name suggests, it is a collection of stories and ideas from an assembly of characters that together represent a narrative of rural Australia. Like a kaleidoscope scanning the drought-stricken landscape of a small town, the stories come in interconnected fragments. Kassab uses both prose and poetry and often gives th…

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Top picks of the month for Kids and YA book clubs

March has delivered plenty of engaging new releases that would be excellent reads to provoke discussion among young people in book clubs! Below are our top picks for book clubs this month. For readers aged 5-9 What Snail Knows by Kathryn Apel

Lucy and Dad move a lot, so it’s hard to make friends. Luckily she has Snail to keep her company. But when she finds somewhere she wants to stay, …

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The 2022 ABIA longlists

The longlists for the 2022 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) have been announced! The ABIAs celebrate the best books of the year, as judged by Australian book industry members. Below are the longlisted titles from across the 12 ABIA categories. Biography Book of the Year Emotional Female by Yumiko Kadota The Mother Wound by Amani Haydar Daring to Fly by Lisa Millar Turns Out, I’m Fi

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Books by comedians for kids

by Angela Crocombe

In Melbourne, it’s time for the annual Comedy Festival. We all need a laugh more than ever, and who doesn’t love to hear the sound of kids laughing? Our Aussie comedians are a prolific bunch, so it’s time to celebrate books written by Australian comedians…

Rockstar Detectives by Adam Hills

When a priceless painting goes missing, Charley - a 12-year-old viral singing sensation - and her best…

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Super Bargains

  We’re pleased to be offering an additional 40% off many of our already reduced bargain books!

Simply use the code SUPERBARGAIN to receive an additional 40% off some a select range of best selling books. You can find our full collection of eligible Super Bargain books here. This offer is online only, on select in-stock items, while stocks last. This offer is not available in shops.

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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

The Competition by Katherine Collette

The Shortest History of the Soviet Union by Sheila Fitzpatrick

Give Unto Others by Donna Leon

First Astronomers by Duane Hamacher

Love Stories by Trent Dalton

When We Fall by Aoife Clifford

Cold Enough for Snow by Jessica Au

Bob Hawke by Troy Bramston

Son of Sin by Omar Sakr

The Cane by Maryrose Cuskelly

Our best-seller from the past week is Katherine Col…

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