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Discover Indigenous Australian voices & stories

Wednesday 6 September is Indigenous Literacy Day and Readings is donating 10% of funds from books sold in our shops to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF). (Find out more here.) This means that this is the perfect time to seek out stories from Indigenous Australians.

We’ve compiled some collections of books, music, film and TV from Indigenous Australians – for all ages and all kinds of tast…

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The bestselling books at Melbourne Writers Festival 2017

We were delighted to be the official booksellers at this year’s Melbourne Writers Festival. Congratulations to the Festival team on another wonderful, thought-provoking year.

Here is a list of the top 20 bestselling books from the Festival…

1. Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
2. Inglorious Empire by Shashi Tharoor
3. Taboo by Kim Scott
4. Utopia for Realists

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The best new crime reads of the month

by Fiona Hardy

CRIME BOOK OF THE MONTH Codename Villanelle by Luke Jennings

Call your spouse, tell them you have an important work meeting. Slip on a pair of green contact lenses, slide on a black wig, and get in an unassuming taxi. Find the bar you need – the note is written, in code, in a crumpled note in your hand – and slide into a booth. Make sure you always face the door. Order a drink, something sm…

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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

Detours by Tim Rogers A Legacy of Spies by John le Carré City of Crows by Chris Womersley Inglorious Empire by Shashi Tharoor The Barefoot Investor by Scott Pape The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson Ostro by Julia Busuttil Nishimura The Choke by Sofie Laguna Wimmera by Mark Brandi The Enigmatic Mr Deakin by Judith Brett

Yesterday was Father’s Day so we’re nor surprised to see a s…

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

The 91-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton Maybe by Morris Gleitzman The Cursed First Term of Zelda Stitch (Bad Teacher. Worse Witch. Book 1) by Nicki Greenberg A Tale of Two Kitties (The Adventures of Dog Man Book 3) by Dav Pilkey Pig the Star by Aaron Blabey Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo Spooky Weird! (Weirdo Book 9) by Anh Do and Jul…

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Ned Kelly Awards winners 2017

Congratulations to the 2017 winners of the Ned Kelly Awards for the best in Australian crime writing! Best Fiction Police at the Station and They Don’t Look Friendly by Adrian McKinty

Police at the Station and They Don’t Look Friendly by Adrian McKinty is the newest installment in his popular detective series set in 1980s Belfast. In this novel, Detective Inspector Sean Duffy heads down hi…

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What we’re reading: Kamila Shamsie, Emma Chastain & Zoë Morrison

Each week we bring you a sample of the books we’re reading, the films and TV shows we’re watching, and the music we’re listening to. Ellen Cregan is reading Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

When the 2017 Booker longlist came out, I had the silly idea that I’d read the whole thing. I’m beginning to doubt that I’ll make it the whole way through, but I’m glad I had the idea because it’s led me to K…

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Celebrate Indigenous Literacy Day 2017

Indigenous Literacy Day is Wednesday 6 September. This day is organised by the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF), and here are some ways you can support them in their work.

Come along to a special Melbourne event

ILF ambassadors Andy Griffiths and Jared Thomas, along with students from Tiwi College Alalinguwi Jarrakarlinga on the Tiwi Islands (NT), will launch a joyous new children’s book: S

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Our staff share their Spring Reading Stacks

Spring has arrived today and with it – a slew of exciting new books to add to our TBR lists… Here, our staff share what books are sitting on their bedside tables. Ellen Cregan, bookseller at Readings Doncaster

Against the Double Blackmail by Slavoj Zizek
The Red-Haired Woman by Orhan Pamuk
How Saints Die by Carmen Marcus
Between You & Me by Mary Norris
Girl Meets Boy by Ali Smith
Home Fire by Ka…

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Recommended new YA books in September

by Leanne Hall

September brings a slew of emotionally-charged and highly recommended YA to our shelves, along with some terrifying and twisty psychological thrillers. Find our best recommendations for kids' books this month here. OUR YA BOOK THE OF THE MONTH

The Text-Prize winning Beautiful Mess by Claire Christian is our YA Book of the Month. Two troubled teens find connection, trust and friendship in…

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