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Staff recommend Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander voices

Our staff share their favourite books by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander authors, including prize-winning fiction, biography, essays, non-fiction, memoir and books for kids of all ages, from babies through to teens. Today is Indigenous Literacy Day and Readings will be donating 10% of our book sales to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF), on top of our ongoing support. The ILF does am…

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Inky Award winners 2019

State Library Victoria has announced the winners of the 2019 Inky Awards!

The Inky Awards recognise high-quality young adult literature, with the shortlist selected by young adults, and the winners voted for online by teens. There are two awards: the Gold Inky Award for an Australian book, and the Silver Inky Award for an international book.

Gold Inky Award

The Gold Inky Award winner is …

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Support Indigenous Literacy Day in 2019

by Mark Rubbo

Today is Indigenous Literacy Day.

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) does amazing work to foster literacy in remote communities around Australia and close the gap on literacy and numeracy. Research has found that the ability to read opens doors to life-long learning; the ILF provides resources and programs to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in remote communities build t…

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The Booker Prize for Fiction shortlist 2019

The shortlist for the 2019 Booker Prize has been announced. The 6 books listed on the longlist are: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellmann Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma Quichotte by Salman Rushdie 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World by Elif Shafak

Chair of the 2019 judges, Peter Florence, comment…

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Special offers at Readings in September

It’s a bumper crop of special offers that we have for you this September – from a huge sale on classical music and Lonely Planet books, to our brand-new Kids’ Book Subscription service. CLASSICAL MUSIC SALE

The Readings classical music sale is on again, with discounts of up to 60% on CDs, classical box-sets and DVDs. This year’s sale includes recordings from Australia’s own ABC Classics lab…

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Five must-attend events in September

by Chris Gordon

Events Manager Chris Gordon shares some highlights from our October program of events. Annabel Crabb in conversation with Virginia Trioli

We are thrilled to be hosting the celebration of the Quarterly Essay 75 at the Melbourne Athenaeum with Annabel Crabb. As the author of the QE 75, Crabb’s essay on politics, work and gender deploys political observation, workplace research and her character…

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My favourite kick-you-in-the-guts reads

by Georgia Brough

So frequently I feel that these days I’ll read a book, close it, and say ‘Wasn’t that good’, and then move on without a backwards glance. But what about those books that are impossible to forget? Those books that kick you in the guts, jump up and down on your heart and stomach, refuse to leave you alone? Inspired by the upcoming Love Letter to a Book series at this year’s Melbourne Writers Festi…

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The Davitt Award winners 2019

Congratulations to the 2019 winners of the Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women. Adult crime novels The Rúin by Dervla McTiernan

“If you’re on the hunt for a crime story that’s going to consume every other thought in your head, wring you out like a wet towel, and then deposit you back in the real world with your nerves fried to crisp … You’re in luck. The Rúin is th…

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