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Readings announces new book awards

5 February 2014

Independent Melbourne bookseller Readings has announced that it will present two new literary awards to Australian authors this year. The Readings New Australian Writing Award will be presented for an...

Readings to sponsor ‘Age’ Short Story Award 2013 

15 November 2013

Melbourne-based bookseller Readings will sponsor the 2013 Age Short Story Award, reports the Age. The winner of this year’s award, worth $2000, will be announced in mid-December. Entries that come in second and...

Readings launches new website 

13 November 2013

Melbourne-based bookseller Readings has launched its new-look website in the lead-up to Christmas. The new site replaces the previous six-year-old website, and aims to give greater prominence to reviews, blog...

The nonfiction niche: Children’s nonfiction 

7 October 2013

Children’s and YA fiction gets the bulk of the attention when it comes to media coverage, awards and events. So why is children’s nonfiction considered the ‘ugly stepsister’ of children’s...

Second (shelf) life 

15 July 2013

Portia Lindsay finds out what publishers can do to give underperforming titles a second chance. For a book that doesn’t capture the audience’s attention through positive (or with shrinking literary...

Place to edit ‘Readings Monthly’ 

5 June 2013

Belle Place has been appointed as the new editor of the Readings Monthly. Place, who is currently publishing coordinator at Affirm Press, will start in her new role on 14...

Readings Foundation awards $151,319 in grants for 2013 

9 January 2013

The Readings Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2013 round of grants. The charitable organisation, which is funded by Readings Bookshop, aims to support projects ‘that specifically target literacy outcomes...

Readings forms event partnership with ‘The Monthly’ 

30 October 2012

Readings has partnered with The Monthly magazine to host a series of political discussions on modern Australia, called The Monthly Talks. In the first session in August, professor Robert Manne and Greens MP Adam Bandt discussed...

Booksellers share Christmas picks 

17 October 2012

Booksellers from Embiggen Books, Readings, The Sun Bookshop, Avid Reader and Avenue Bookstore have shared their most-anticipated Christmas titles on the Wheeler Centre’s website. Nominated titles include Barbara Kingsolver’s Flight...

Rubbo running for Melbourne City Council 

17 October 2012

Readings managing director Mark Rubbo is running for a position as councillor in the Melbourne City Council (MCC) election on Saturday 27 October. Rubbo spoke about his vision for the city on...

Readings becomes tour operator 

12 September 2012

Readings is expanding its offering to customers beyond books and music, by hosting a tour to the Jaipur Literature Festival in India in January next year. Readings event coordinator Chris...