Kate Campbell

Kate Campbell is a bookseller at Readings Hawthorn.


The Bakehouse by Joy Cowley

Bert and his sisters Meg and Betty live in a small town in New Zealand during World War II. Bert is eleven when he discovers a secret entrance to the old Geronimo Bakehouse which is completely boarde…

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Timmy Failure Book 3: We Meet Again by Stephen Pastis

Timmy Failure fans, prepare yourselves for even more greatness! Timmy is back in this – the third book in his series. This time Timmy is hired by Angel de Manzanas Naranjas to find the Miracle report…

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Infinity Drake: the Sons of Scarlatti by John McNally

Those who love serious action will enjoy this story about Finn (short for Infinity), who is co-opted into trying to save the world from a terrifying mastermind. When Finn is inadvertently shrunk to t…

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Now Look What You’ve Done by Stephan Pastis

Timmy Failure has returned! Still as amusingly incompetent as ever, this time he has some new challenges to deal with, including an eccentric rich aunt he now lives with and some new cases to solve.

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Don’t Look Now: Book 1 by Paul Jennings & Andrew Weldon

Young readers will enjoy this new, light-hearted series from celebrated Australian author Paul Jennings. With two in each book, these short and amusing stories, illustrated by Andrew Weldon, are a go…

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The Extincts by Veronica Cossanteli

Read on if you love adventure and excitement, as there are a lot of both in The Extincts by Veronica Cossanteli. When George takes on a job at Wormestall Farm, he is very disappointed to find that th…

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The Reluctant Assassin by Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl fans – prepare to immerse yourselves in a whole new Eoin Colfer series.

The Reluctant Assassin is the first book in the new W.A.R.P. series and introduces us to two capable new heroes: …

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Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made by Stephan Pastis

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made is so funny and engaging that as my nine-year-old son sat reading it on the tram, giggling away, he completely missed his stop, twice! In fact, all of the members of…

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Seven Little Australians by Ethel Turner

What a delight it was to return to this childhood favourite. First published in 1894 and never out of print, Seven Little Australians truly is one of the great classics. The reader cannot help but be…

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Meet the bookseller with Kate Campbell

by Kate Campbell

We chat with bookseller Kate Campbell about her penchant for organising bookshelves and the parallels Frankenstein draws with cosmetic use in the twenty-first century.

Why do you work in books?

I love my job at Readings for so many reasons. It’s wonderful to be surrounded by beautiful books at work; oh, and it’s always exciting, albeit a little overwhelming, to see the new releases come thro…

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