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Recommended kids books for October

by Leanne Hall

This month we’ve got the sweetest and most inspiring picture books, quirky junior fiction, heartwarming real-life stories, and highly-anticipated fantasy epics. Find our October picks for YA books here. KIDS BOOK OF THE MONTH Windows by Patrick Guest

This uplifting picture book is written from Patrick’s own experience of having to leave the family home during the Coronavirus pandemic, d…

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Recommended YA books for October

by Leanne Hall

This month in young adult books we have magical booksellers, a life-changing trip to France, a secret-filled schoolies week, emotional contemporary stories, and a near-future visual feast. Find our October picks for kids books here. YA BOOK OF THE MONTH The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix

Eighteen-year-old Susan Arkshaw arrives in London in search of her father. But befor…

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Mark’s Say, October 2020

by Mark Rubbo

You might be surprised to know that year-to-date books sales in Australia are up 7.7% on last year, despite Victorian bookshops being pretty much closed for the last two and a half months. It’s good news for the Australian book industry, and heartening to see books being embraced as a means of inspiration and escape in the Netflix age. At Readings, our shop sales are down around 80%, but it’s not…

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Dear Reader, October 2020

by Alison Huber

This month’s avalanche of brilliant new releases provokes mixed feelings for the bookseller in lockdown. There are so many fabulous books entering the world, but we do so miss introducing them to you through conversations in real life, in the lively bustle of our shops. We can’t wait to welcome you back to our shops – and when we can, you’ll see the huge piles of The Living Sea of Waking Dreams b…

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What we’re reading: Carey, Pham & Herron

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. Julia Jackson is reading Mick Herron’s Slough House series

Lockdown for me has included making time to read books I’ve been meaning to, and Mick Herron’s Slough House series is in that TBR list. These books centre on a team of intelligence of…

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25% off Thames & Hudson titles

Thames & Hudson have now been publishing beautiful illustrated books on the creative years for 50 years – and Readings has loved to have them on our shelves during this time.

To celebrate this auspicious birthday, Readings is offering 25% off a select range of their titles – including children’s books, stunning photography, enthralling read for armchair travellers, and more. Together with your c…

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The Barbara Jefferis Award shortlist 2020

The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) has announced the shortlist for the 2020 Barbara Jefferis Award.

This prize is awarded every two years for ‘the best novel written by an Australian author that depicts women and girls in a positive way or otherwise empowers the status of women and girls in society’.

This year’s shortlisted titles are:

The White Girl by Tony Birch Too Much Lip by Melissa…

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Cosy crime reads to snuggle up with

Cuddling up with a cosy crime novel is an ideal way to spend a rainy day at home. Here are six recent titles that would perfectly suit such a plan. A Murder at Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey

Armed with a legal education from Oxford, Perveen Mistry has joined her father’s law firm, becoming one of the first female lawyers in India. The firm has been appointed to execute the will of Mr Omar Fa…

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