Tom Hoskins


Tom Hoskins is the shop manager at Readings at the State Library.


Life is Fine by Paul Kelly

‘When are you going to do a normal record?’ After five years of self-proclaimed, yet highly regarded ‘varied music’ (including last year’s dual releases of Shakespeare’s sonnets and funeral songs), P…

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Dodge Rose by Jack Cox

In 1982, Eliza arrives in Sydney with little more than a letter in her hand. She has come to settle the affairs of her recently deceased aunt, Dodge. On arrival she encounters Maxine, who is perhaps …

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One Way or Another by Nikki McWatters

Nikki McWatters is a young girl growing up on the Gold Coast in the early 80s, and she and her friends are obsessed with Rock Stars.

Not content with merely collecting posters on their walls, they d…

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A Tiger in Eden by Chris Flynn

Flynn’s debut novel sees Billy Montgomery, an Irish loyalist foot soldier, on the run from his violent past and hiding out in Thailand during the mid nineties. There, Billy attempts to find solace on…

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Meet the bookseller with Tom Hoskins

by Tom Hoskins

Tom Hoskins has worked at Readings for 15 years, and been manager of our shop at the State Library Victoria since 2010. Tom is also involved with making the Readings Podcast, and is the manager of the Melbourne Writers Festival Bookshop at Federation Square – please come visit him at this year’s festival! Here, we chat with him about how bookshops serve communities, and the thrill he gets from s…

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