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‘A Promised Land’ debuts at number one 

30 November 2020
Barack Obama's highly anticipated memoir A Promised Land has debuted at number one on the Australian bestsellers chart, after selling over 887,000 copies in the US on its first day. Obama's book...

Bluey Christmas books top charts 

23 November 2020
After debuting at number two last week, picture book Bluey: Verandah Santa is this week's bestselling title, ending the three-week number one run of The 130-Storey Treehouse, which is now in...

New Bluey Christmas titles debut in top 10 

16 November 2020
The 130-Storey Treehouse is spending its third consecutive week at number one on the Australian bestsellers chart, managing to stave off Bluey for the top spot. The new Bluey picture book...

25th Jack Reacher novel debuts at number two 

9 November 2020
The 10th book in Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton's 'Treehouse' series is spending its second week at number one on the bestsellers chart after debuting there last week. It's trailed...

Latest Treehouse book debuts at number one 

2 November 2020
Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton’s latest book in their Treehouse series, The 130-Storey Treehouse, has debuted in top spot on this week’s bestsellers chart. The title is ahead of a...

Bestsellers: new Reilly debuts at number one 

26 October 2020
Matthew Reilly's sixth Jack West Jr novel, The Two Lost Mountains, has debuted at number one on the Australian bestsellers chart, bumping All Our Shimmering Skies down to number two after two...

Bestsellers: New Harper debuts at number one 

5 October 2020
Jane Harper's fourth thriller The Survivors has debuted at number one on the Australian bestsellers chart, shifting last week's number one debut down to second spot. Also new to the...

Bestsellers: New ‘Dog Man’ takes top spot 

21 September 2020
After spending a week in the top spot, Yotam Ottolenghi's new cookbook has slipped to number two, replaced by Dav Pilkey's latest 'Dog Man' children's graphic novel, Grime and Punishment....

Bestsellers: New Ottolenghi debuts at number one 

14 September 2020
Yotam Ottolenghi's new cookbook has debuted at number one on the Australian bestsellers chart, trailed by Dav Pilkey's latest 'Dog Man' children's graphic novel at number two. This week's top...

Bestsellers: 100-year-old Jaku reaches number one 

7 September 2020
The Happiest Man on Earth, the memoir by 100-year-old Holocaust survivor Eddie Jaku, has reached number one on the Australian bestsellers chart five weeks after debuting at number one on...

Bestsellers: ‘Midnight Sun’ debuts at number one 

17 August 2020
Stephenie Meyer's highly anticipated novel Midnight Sun—which tells the story of Meyer's 'Twilight' saga from the perspective of vampire protagonist Edward—has debuted at number one on the Australian bestseller chart, selling...

Bestsellers: Latest Robotham debuts at number two 

10 August 2020
As Bluey: Big Backyard spends its third consecutive week at the top of the Australian bestsellers chart, Michael Robotham's latest thriller is this week's highest new entry, making its debut...

Bestsellers: ‘The Yield’ cracks top 10 

3 August 2020
Bluey: Big Backyard is spending its second consecutive week at number one on the Australian bestsellers chart, while Julia Gillard and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala's Women and Leadership has moved up one spot...

Bestsellers: Walliams takes top spot from Bluey 

20 July 2020
After a month of Bluey titles in the top spot on the bestsellers chart, David Walliams' The World's Worst Parents has climbed its way to number one. Walliams' middle-grade novel...

Bestsellers: Third Wolf Girl novel debuts at number two 

13 July 2020
With school holidays in full swing in many states, and lockdown restrictions tightening in Melbourne, children's books are dominating this week's bestsellers chart. Bluey colouring book Big Backyard is spending...

Bestsellers: Five Bluey titles in top 10 

22 June 2020
It's been a big week for Bluey. As Puffin announced that the series has sold over 1 million copies, the latest Bluey board book, All About Bluey, which debuted in...

Bestsellers: New Connelly thriller at number one 

15 June 2020
Despite fierce competition from the latest 'Hunger Games' novel and two new Bluey titles debuting in the top 10 this week, Michael Connelly's adult thriller Fair Warning has climbed its...

Bestsellers: Four top 10 titles for Bluey 

25 May 2020
Bluey: Big Backyard and Bluey: The Creek are first and second respectively on this week’s bestseller chart, having flipped their positions from last week. There are another two Bluey titles...

Bestsellers: Bluey back on top 

18 May 2020
Bluey: The Creek is back at number one on the Australian bestsellers chart after a two-week hiatus. During that time Malcolm Turnbull's memoir A Bigger Picture was in the top...