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Our shops are open again!

Welcome back Melbourne!! We’ve missed you!

As of Wednesday 28 October, we will be reopening our Carlton, Kids, Doncaster, Hawthorn, Malvern, and St Kilda shops. Unfortunately, our State Library shop will need to remain closed a while longer.

To find opening hours and more information for each shop, please visit the shops page on our website.

We can’t wait to have in-person conversations with …

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We’d love to welcome you back to Readings with a free book

To celebrate the reopening of our stores and to thank our customers for their wonderful support during lockdown, we are giving away free books! We repeat, free books!

Starting on Wednesday 28 October, every customer who spends $30 or more will be offered a free copy of either The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen or If This Is A Man / The Truce by Primo Levi.

Both these titles are part of the H…

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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

The Living Sea of Waking Dreams by Richard Flanagan All Our Shimmering Skies by Trent Dalton The Survivors by Jane Harper To Asia, with Love by Hetty McKinnon Trust by Chris Hammer A Life on Our Planet by David Attenborough Ottolenghi FLAVOUR by Yotam Ottolenghi & Ixta Belfrage Honeybee by Craig Silvey The Midnight Library by Matt Haig Ghosts by Dolly Alderton

Everyone is enjoying some of the…

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Our 2020 Christmas Gift Guide: The kids edition

by Leanne Hall

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be compiling a host of gift guides to help you with your Christmas shopping. GIFT IDEAS FOR AGES 0-2

Board books are wonderful picks for babies – we recommend stacking a few together and tying them with ribbon for a thoughtful present. Animal-obsessed babies will delight in the touch and feel features of That’s not my wombat…, and the captivating animal noises…

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What we’re reading: Boyd, Spector & Schweblin

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. Bronte Coates is reading Samanta Schweblin

Earlier this year I listened to the audiobook of Samanta Schweblin’s 2017 Booker Prize shortlisted novel, Fever Dream, and I was completely blown away. The story is structured as a conversation betwe…

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Our 2020 Christmas Gift Guide: The teen edition

by Leanne Hall

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be compiling a host of gift guides to help you with your Christmas shopping. CONTEMPORARY STORIES

If you’re buying for a teen that loves relatable realism, then we have some excellent choices this festive season.

The F Team is a funny, thought-provoking and heartwarming debut.

Sydney author Rawah Arja’s debut The F Team is equal parts entertaining and tho…

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Shop early & shop local with Readings this festive season

Christmas is going to be different this year. With social distancing, Covid restrictions, supply chain issues, postage delays and more, we’re strongly recommending you start – and finish – your gift shopping as promptly as possible. Shop early and shop local with Readings!

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be publishing a selection of curated gift guides, sharing our picks for the best book and musi…

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