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Shankari Chandran recommends 

20 October 2021
After Story by Larissa Behrendt (UQP). Now that my local bookstore is open, I’m ordering copies for my friends and then I’m going to pretend I haven’t read it so...

Books in the media this weekend 

15 October 2021
This week’s round-up will be updated as data is available.  National The Saturday Paper Cop (Valentin Gendrot, trans by Frank Wynne, Scribe) Currowan (Bronwyn Adcock, Black Inc.) Scary Monsters (Michelle...

Booksellers celebrate LYBD in and out of lockdown 

13 October 2021
This year’s Love Your Bookshop Day (LYBD) took place on Saturday, 9 October, with official celebrations by the Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) taking place online due to the ongoing lockdown...

Amplify Bookstore’s Christmas picks 

13 October 2021
Amplify Bookstore, an independent online bookseller specialising in books by Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) authors, shares the shop's top picks in anticipation of the gift-giving season. This...

Books in the media this weekend 

8 October 2021
This week’s round-up will be updated as data is available.  National The Saturday Paper Bodies of Light (Jennifer Down, Text) Love & Virtue (Diana Reid, Ultimo) Philosophy for Spiders: On the low theory...

November reviews round-up 

6 October 2021
Come November two highly anticipated essay collections from two prominent Australian scholars will be hitting bookshelves: Another Day in the Colony (Chelsea Watego, UQP) and Doing Politics: Writing on public...

Books in the media this weekend 

1 October 2021
This week's round-up will be updated as data is available. National The Saturday Paper Bewilderment (Richard Powers, William Heinemann) Permafrost (S J Norman, UQP) Signs and Wonders (Delia Falconer, S&S)...

Career path: Cate Blake 

29 September 2021
Cate Blake began her publishing career at Penguin Random House Australia as an editorial assistant. In 2018 she was nominated for the inaugural ABIA Rising Star Award for her role...

Books in the media this weekend 

24 September 2021
In a new weekly feature for booksellers, Books+Publishing rounds up the books being reviewed and mentioned in key media this coming weekend. National The Saturday Paper Believe in Me (Lucy Neave,...

Freya Blackwood on ‘The Boy and the Elephant’ 

21 September 2021
Freya Blackwood is a Greenaway Medallist and seven-time CBCA winner whose picture books are beloved for her warm and perceptive drawings. Her latest book, The Boy and the Elephant (HarperCollins, November) is a tender, wordless picture book...

Books in the media this weekend 

10 September 2021
In a new weekly feature for booksellers, Books+Publishing rounds up the books being reviewed and mentioned in key media this coming weekend. The Saturday Paper, 11 September Beautiful World, Where...

Monica McInerney recommends 

8 September 2021
I’ve been reading so many brilliant books by Australian authors in the past 18 months, but I’d like to shine a spotlight on two debut novelists I worked with through the Australian...

Books in the media this weekend: A new round-up 

3 September 2021
In a new weekly feature for booksellers, Books+Publishing rounds up the books being reviewed and mentioned in key media this coming weekend. The Saturday Paper, 4 September Always (Morris Gleitzman,...

Melbourne City of Lit meets Azil in Ljubljana

1 September 2021
In this series, run in partnership with the Melbourne City of Literature Office, we get to know some of the bookstores in the UNESCO Cities of Literature network.  Novi trg is one...

October reviews round-up 

1 September 2021
In October, highly anticipated new novels from Michelle de Kretser, Jennifer Down and Emily Bitto will be hitting bookshelves. From de Kretser is Scary Monsters, a novel in two parts...

Chelsea Watego on ‘Another Day in the Colony’  

1 September 2021
Chelsea Watego is an Indigenist health humanities scholar, prolific writer and public intellectual. Her debut essay collection Another Day in the Colony (UQP, November) examines the ongoing racism faced by...

Corey Tutt recommends 

18 August 2021
My dear friend Terri Janke has just released a book called True Tracks (UNSW Press), which features a number of friends and distant relatives. I loved it because IP in...

Corey Tutt on ‘The First Scientists’

18 August 2021
Kamilaroi STEM advocate and founder of Deadly Science Corey Tutt is the author of The First Scientists (illus by Blak Douglas, Hardie Grant, October), which explores early and contemporary First...

Jennifer Down on ‘Bodies of Light’

10 August 2021
Jennifer Down's third book Bodies of Light (Text, October) follows protagonist Maggie as she reluctantly revisits a past she's fought to keep buried. Reviewer Jacqui Davies says 'despite its bleak...

September reviews round-up 

4 August 2021
In August, our reviewers enjoyed several forthcoming novels exploring themes of change, identity and relationships from Max Easton, Amal Awad and Jacquie Byron. Easton’s The Magpie Wing paints a ‘moving...