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Comfort reading & book recommendations from our Teen Advisory Board

In their last meeting of the year, our Teen Advisory Board shared their thoughts about comfort reading, and recommended the most memorable books they read this year. What is your favourite kind of book to read when you want comfort?

‘I read books that will make me even sadder so that I can truly fall into a pit of despair. Then I read a romance book to pull me out of it’ - Sasha Copic

‘I rer…

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The best books for keeping the kids busy during the holidays

by Leanne Hall

Sometimes it’s nice on the holidays for everyone to busy themselves with a book for a few hours. Here are some of our best suggestions for keeping the kids busy during the Christmas season – from babies through to tweens. PICKS FOR BABIES, TODDLERS & PRESCHOOLERS

It’s Mine! - Who is hiding in the jungle? Find out by lifting the flaps to spot the animals. You’re sure to enjoy the surprise…

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The Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards shortlists 2020

The Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards shortlists for 2020 have now been announced.

Here are the shortlistees for this year…

PRIZE FOR FICTION The House of Youssef by Yumna Kassab Act of Grace by Anna Krien
Simpson Returns by Wayne Macauley Damascus by Christos Tsiolkas The Yield by Tara June Winch PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION Songspirals: Sharing Women’s Wisdom of Country through Songlines

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Our customers' favourite books, music, film & TV of 2019

This year we again invited our customers to vote for their favourite books, music, film and TV of the past year. Here are the most voted for books across each category…

Best fiction books

A Constant Hum by Alice Bishop The Nancys by R.W.R. McDonald The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

Best non-fiction books

Unlike the Heart: A Memoir of Brain and Mind by Nicola Redhouse Three Women by Lis…

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Booksellers share their Summer Reading Stacks

Teetering on the precipice of a brand-new season, our staff share what’s on their TBR piles – including some exciting forthcoming books to look out for in early 2020… Kim Gruschow, book buyer and children’s book buyer at Readings St Kilda Untold Night and Day by Bae Suah (translated by Deborah Smith) (available February 2020) Hattie by Frida Nilsson & Stina Wirsén (translated by Julia Mars…

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What we’re reading: Chang, Bray & Hurley

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. Leanne Hall is reading Lair of Dreams (The Diviners, Book 2) by Libba Bray

I’m exactly halfway through the second book in the Diviners series by Libba Bray, Lair of Dreams, and it’s so wonderful I’m in no rush to get through the second half. T…

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The Readings Foundation grant recipients for 2020

by Gabrielle Williams

The Readings Foundation has announced $135,142 worth of grants to support a range of projects and organisations within Victoria in 2020.

The Readings Foundation assists Victorian organisations that support the development of literacy, community integration and the arts. Readings donates 10% of its overall profit to the Foundation each year, and the kind donations from Readings' customers make a …

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Our favourite graphic novels & comics for kids in 2019

by Leanne Hall

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be compiling a host of gift guides to help you with your Christmas shopping. Kids graphic novels are more popular than ever, with a wide variety available across age groups, reading level and genres. Here are some of the children’s graphic novels and comics that have impressed us this year.

Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt and Peanut Butter and Jelly by Ben Clant…

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