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Nugent wins Readings Children’s Book Prize 2019

17 April 2019

Carly Nugent has won the 2019 Readings Children’s Book Prize for The Peacock Detectives (Text). Nugent’s title was chosen from a shortlist of six, announced in February. She receives $3000....

Readings celebrates 50th anniversary

6 March 2019

Melbourne bookshop Readings is celebrating 50 years since establishing its first store. The original Readings bookshop was founded in Carlton in 1969 by Ross Reading, his wife Dot Reading, and...

Readings Children’s Book Prize 2019 shortlist announced

22 February 2019

The shortlist for the Readings Children’s Book Prize for 2019 has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: Ice Wolves: Elementals Book One (Amie Kaufman, HarperCollins) The Orchard Underground (Mat Larkin, Hardie...

Readings Foundation announces 2019 grant recipients

6 December 2018

The Readings Foundation has chosen nine Victorian organisations to share in $146,700 worth of grants in 2019. The grant recipients are: Aboriginal Literacy Foundation: $20,000 to start an after-school program...

Rubbo awarded ‘Emerging Philanthropy Leadership Award’

7 August 2018

Managing director of Readings Mark Rubbo has been jointly awarded the Emerging Philanthropy Leadership Award at the 2018 Creative Partnerships Awards. Rubbo shared the award with philanthropist, volunteer and advocate...

Readings renovates flagship Carlton shop

8 May 2018

Melbourne independent bookseller Readings will refurbish its flagship Carlton shop, after 20 years in its current location. The Lygon Street shop will be closed for approximately seven weeks from Tuesday,...

Readings to return as MWF festival bookseller

31 March 2016

Melbourne independent bookseller Readings will return as the Melbourne Writers Festival’s (MWF) official bookseller in 2016, replacing Dymocks, which has run the festival bookstore for the past few years. Managing...

Readings to open two new stores 

1 March 2016

Independent Melbourne bookseller Readings will open two new bookstores: a children’s and YA bookstore next door to its Lygon Street store in Carlton, and a store in the Westfield Doncaster...

Readings Children’s Book Prize 2015 shortlist announced

23 March 2015

Independent Melbourne bookseller Readings has announced the shortlist for its 2015 Readings Children’s Book Prize.The shortlisted titles are: Rivertime (Trace Balla, A&U) The Mapmakers Chronicles: Race to the End of...

Readings Foundation awards $123,880 in grants for 2015

2 December 2014

The Readings Foundation has announced nine Victorian organisations that will share $123,880 worth of grants. The grant recipients are: Somebody’s Daughter Theatre: $10,000 to ‘add a storytelling/writing program for the...

Readings expands SLV store

24 June 2014

The Readings store at the State Library of Victoria has been extended by almost a third. The store, which closed for two weeks for renovations, reopened on Thursday 19 June...