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What we’re reading: Peter S. Beagle, Sally Rooney & Rupert Thomson

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. Ele Jenkins is reading In Calabria by Peter S. Beagle

I just finished In Calabria by Peter S. Beagle. You may recognise Beagle as the author of fantasy classic The Last Unicorn, and fifty years later (fifty!) he has returned to write about his favourite mythic…

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Hot reads to help you stay warm in winter

The Pisces by Melissa Broder

Lucy, staying in a beautiful home overlooking Venice Beach, can find no peace from her misery – not in therapy, not in Tinder hook-ups, not in her sister’s dog’s unquestioning devotion, not in ruminating on the ancient Greeks. Yet everything changes when Lucy becomes entranced by an eerily attractive swimmer one night while sitting alone on the beach rocks… Pairing…

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Our top picks for Melbourne Writers Festival 2018

Staff share their top picks from this year’s Melbourne Writers (MWF) Festival program. We’ve compiled a list of 10 of the most exciting international guests here, and you can browse the full 2018 program here. Lian Hingee recommends…

Because of the nature of my job, I spend a lot of my time in the digital world, and I’m endlessly fascinated by the way people and brands engage with this virtu…

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10 international guests to see at Melbourne Writers Festival 2018

Here are 10 international guests appearing at this year’s Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF). You can find the full program for the 2018 Melbourne Writers Festival here. Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh was born in Edinburgh. He is the author of 12 novels including the international bestseller Trainspotting and its sequel Porno, both adapted into iconic films by Danny Boyle. His latest novel Dead M

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Attend a book club at Melbourne Writers Festival 2018

This year’s Melbourne Writers Festival is hosting a series of super special book clubs that will see festival guests host a discussion about one of their own favourite books. Here is the list of all the book club picks throughout the festival. You can find the full program for the 2018 Melbourne Writers Festival here. Irvine Welsh on PostCapitalism: A Guide To Our Future by Paul Mason

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Meet the bookseller with Angela Crocombe

by Angela Crocombe

Angela Crocombe has worked at Readings for more than seven years, and is now the manager of our Kids shop. We chat with her about the bookselling trends she’s noticed in recent years, and her favourite part of a working day. Why did you decide to work in books?

Books have always been my passion. Despite this, I never really believed it was possible to work with them every day. But after doing…

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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

Open House Melbourne Weekend: 2018 program The Nowhere Child by Christian White The Barefoot Surgeon by Ali Gripper Dark Emu (New edition) by Bruce Pascoe Dunera Lives by Ken Inglis, Seumas Spark and Jay Winter, with Carol Bunyan Less by Andrew Sean Greer Teacher by Gabbie Stroud The Power of Hope by Kon Karapanagiotidis Marcia Langton: Welcome to Country by Marcia Langton Boy Swallows Universe

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What we’re reading: Aldous Huxley, Sarah Matthias & Peter Hamilton

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. Robbie Egan is reading Salvation by Peter Hamilton (available September)

I am reading an advance reading copy of Salvation by Peter Hamilton. I haven’t read him for years, but when the beginning of a new series was plonked onto my desk it proved irresistible.

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An update on renovations at Readings Carlton

The renovation of our Carlton shop is coming along, and we’re excited that we’ll soon be able to reveal the new look to our customers!

We’re currently scheduled to re-open Readings Carlton to the public on Thursday 26 July, 2018.

Please note that this date is subject to change, so do keep an eye on our website and social media for any updates. The best way to stay informed of any new developme…

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