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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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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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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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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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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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Our staff share their spring reading stacks

Spring is just around the corner – hallelujah! To celebrate, we’ve checked in with our booksellers to see what books are on their to-be-read piles.

Sharon Peterson, manager at Readings St Kilda Late in the Day by Tessa Hadley The White Girl by Tony Birch The Dutch House by Ann Patchett (September) Wolfe Island by Lucy Treloar Tidelands by Philippa Gregory Veg: Easy & Delicious Meals for E

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What We’re Reading: Meyer, Gaitskill and Vuong

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. Georgia Brough is reading A Superior Spectre by Angela Meyer

Jeff is dying; slowly, painfully. He escapes from overcrowded, overheated Melbourne to the wilds of the Scottish highlands. In his possession is a tab – a device that allows him to jump back in time …

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Recommended September YA books, news & events

by Leanne Hall

This month we’ve got hard-hitting contemporary YA fiction, a fantastic #LoveOzYA urban fantasy, a mind-expanding travel memoir and a sweet romantic graphic novel from bestselling Rainbow Rowell. Find our September picks for kids books here. YA BOOK OF THE MONTH

This is How We Change the Ending by Vikki Wakefield

Sixteen-year-old Nate McKee has a lot of worries on his mind – his aggress…

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