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Here you can find an overview of our range.  New titles arrive in-store each week -- too many to list -- so please use our Book Enquiry Form or phone us on 61+03 6223 1803 if you can't find the book you are after.  

Our specialty Tasmaniana selection is huge and complemented with a selection of secondhand titles for those wanting older books about our island's fascinating history and many intriguing stories.

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The Hobart Bookshop, 22 Salamanca Square

Hobart, Tasmania 7000

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Upcoming events

Special event: Bob Brown and Paul Thomas

Dechaineux Theatre, 6.00pm, Friday November 30th

In celebration of the release of Bob Brown and Paul Thomas' forthcoming book, Green Nomads: Wild Places, we are very pleased to host an evening with Bob and Paul at the Dechaineaux Theatre.
 

Book Launch: Renovating Madness (Karen Knight and Liz McQuilkin)The Many Lives of Douglas Mawson cover image

The Hobart Bookshop, 5.30pm, Wednesday December 12th

We are excited to host the launch, by Margaret Reynolds, of Karen Knight and Liz McQuilkin's new book, Renovating Madness, published by Walleah Press.  

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News

Summer Reading Guide 2018-2019

Free copy in store or PDF available here.

Kids' Reading Guide 2018-2019

PDF available here.

2018 Man Booker Prize Shortlist

Winner: Milkman (Anna Burns)
Washington Black (Esi Edugyan)
Everything Under (Daisy Johnson)
The Mars Room (Rachel Kushner)
The Overstory (Richard Powers)
The Long Take (Robin Robertson)

For more information, visit the Man Booker website.

2018 Miles Franklin Literary Award Shortlist

Winner: The Life to Come (Michelle de Kretser)
No More Boats (Felicity Castagna)
The Last Garden
(Eva Hornung)
Storyland (Catherine McKinnon)
Border Districts (Gerald Murnane)
Taboo (Kim Scott)

For more information, visit The Miles Franklin website.


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Share your love of reading!  Hobart Bookshop gift vouchers can be gifted with any value of your choice from AUD$5.00 and up.  Make your enquiry here.

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Pick of the month


Gone Gone Gone

Hey Mook

Cover Image, Physick small

From Denver to Vegas in Great Western rooms / Surrounded by bridesmaids and nervous grooms / Up through Yosemite National Park / There ain't much to see when you go there in the dark

(lyrics from "Podizmook's Donkey")

Our pick for this month is a special musical release.  We are very proud to support Hobart band Hey Mook, whose main members comprise Kim Pearce, Simon Cruickshank, Jonathan Cruickshank and John Button.  Gone Gone Gone is their latest full-length release -- fill your craving for local music, add to your burgeoning vinyl collection, and get in quick!

Limited edition vinyl LP with free digital download code.

RRP $30.00 (limited shop stock)

Visit Hey Mook's Bandcamp page here.

New releases


Brief Answers to the Big Questions

Cover Image, The Singing BonesStephen Hawking
Hodder & Stoughton
Genre: Science
ISBN 9781473695986
Hardcover 2018
Price $AU 32.99
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The world-famous cosmologist, bestselling author of A Brief History of Time, leaves us with his final thoughts on the universe’s biggest questions in this brilliant posthumous work: how did the universe begin? Will humanity survive on Earth? Is there intelligent life beyond our solar system? Could artificial intelligence ever outsmart us? 

A percentage of all royalties will go to the Motor Neurone Disease Association and the Stephen Hawking Foundation.

Europe: A Natural History

Cover Image, The Singing BonesTim Flannery
Text Publishing
Genre: Natural History
ISBN 9781925603941
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 34.99
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Europe: A Natural History is full of surprises.  When the first modern humans arrived in Europe 40,000 years ago, they began to exert an astonishing influence on the continent’s flora and fauna, and now, Europeans lead the way in wildlife restoration-there are more wolves in Europe today than in the USA. This enthralling ecological history is more than the story of Europe and the Europeans, it will change our understanding of life itself.


Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow

Cover Image, The Singing BonesJessica Townsend
Hachette Australia
Genre: Children's
ISBN 9780734418227
Paperback 2018
Price $AU 16.99
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Morrigan Crow’s perilous adventures continue in Wundersmith, the sequel to Nevermoor. Morrigan Crow has been invited to join the prestigious Wundrous Society, a place that promised her friendship, protection and belonging for life. She’s hoping for an education full of imagination and discovery - but all the Society want to teach her is how evil Wundersmiths are. Has Morrigan escaped from being the cursed child of Wintersea only to become the most hated figure in Nevermoor?


Best Summer Stories

Cover Image, Long Way Home

Aviva Tuffield (ed.)
Black Inc
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781760640798
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 29.99
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New stories from Tony Birch, Stephanie Biship, Chris Womersley and many others. This brilliant collection continues Black Inc's long tradition of discovering and celebrating the country's finest writers, with memorable tales that will stay with you long after reading.


Bridge of Clay

Cover Image, Long Way Home

Markus Zusak
Picador
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781743534816
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 35.00
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Let me tell you about our brother. The fourth Dunbar boy is named Clay.  The Dunbar boys bring each other up in a house run by their own rules. A family of ramshackle tragedy - their mother is dead, their father has fled - they love and fight and learn to reckon with the adult world. It is Clay who will build a bridge - for his family, for his past, for greatness, for his sins.

Markus Zusak is the bestselling author of six novels, including The Book Thief and The Messenger.


Milkman

Cover Image, Long Way Home

Anna Burns
Faber & Faber
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9780571338740
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 29.99
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Milkman is a tale of gossip and hearsay, silence and deliberate deafness. In this unnamed city, to be interesting is dangerous. Middle sister, our protagonist, is busy attempting to keep her mother from discovering her maybe-boyfriend and to keep everyone in the dark about her encounter with Milkman. But when first brother-in-law sniffs out her struggle, and rumours start to swell, middle sister becomes ‘interesting’.

Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2018.


Killing Commendatore

Cover Image, Long Way Home

Haruki Murakami
Random House
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781787300194
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 45.00
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A tour de force of love and loneliness, war and art - as well as a loving homage to The Great Gatsby - Killing Commendatore is a stunning work of imagination from one of our greatest writers.


Secret Guardians #2 The Rogues

Cover Image, The Singing Bones

Lian Tanner
Allen & Unwin
Genre: Children's
ISBN 9781760293536
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 19.99
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Duckling and Pummel are trying to take the Young Margrave to a place of safety, far away from the dreadful Harshman. But they have enemies they don't know about, and all too soon they find themselves captured and taken to the salt mines, where slaves work night and day until they die. Their witchery should save them - but their witchery has gone, vanished. How will they get it back?


FearCover Image, Affluenza

Bob Woodward
Simon & Schuster
Genre: Current Affairs
ISBN 9781471181290
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 45.00
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With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump's White House.


Top Walks in Tasmania

Cover Image, Jellyfish

Melanie Ball
Explore Australia
Genre: Tasmaniana
ISBN 9781741175349
Paperback 2018
Price $AU 34.99
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Experienced travel writer Melanie Ball has hiked every track in this book for walkers of all levels of experience. Included are some of Tasmania's most famous walks, such as the Overland Track and Frenchman's Cap, plus some hidden gems. Most of the tracks can be completed in a few hours, but there are some multi-day walks for those wanting more of a challenge. For each walk there is detailed trail information, a map and photographs.


Mirka & Georges: A Culinary AffairCover Image, Australia

Lesley Harding and Kendrah Morgan
Melbourne University Press
Genre: Art
ISBN 9780522872200 
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 55.00
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Meet the legendary Mirka and Georges Mora, with classic French recipes, untold anecdotes, photographs and Mirka’s sensuous and colourful artworks.


The Alchemy of ThingsCover Image, New Nordic Design

Karen McCartney
Murdoch Books
Genre: Architecture/Design
ISBN 9781760522759
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 59.99
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The Alchemy of Things explores interior spaces at the edges of the decoratively possible. Artists, interior designers, architects, collectors, gallerists, stylists, furniture designers and vintage retailers open the doors to their own homes - many for the first time.


Paris EchoCover Image, Art Making

Sebastian Faulks
Hutchinson
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781786330222
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 32.99
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American postdoctoral researcher Hannah and runaway Moroccan teenager Tariq have little in common, yet both are susceptible to the daylight ghosts of Paris. Hannah listens to the extraordinary women who were present under the German Occupation and in her desire to understand their lives and through them her own, she finds a city bursting with clues and connections.


TranscriptionCover Image, Art Making

Kate Atkinson
Doubleday
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9780857525895
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 32.99
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1940, eighteen-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Ten years later, now a producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. A different war is being fought now, on a different battleground, but Juliet finds herself once more under threat.


Lethal White #4 Cormoran StrikeCover Image, Art Making

Robert Galbraith
Sphere
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9780751572865
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 29.99
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When Billy comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help, Strike is left deeply unsettled. During this labyrinthine investigation, Strike's own life is far from straightforward: his newfound fame as a private eye means he can no longer operate behind the scenes as he once did.


The End #6 My Struggle

Cover Image, Art Making

Karl Ove Knausgaard
Harvill Secker
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781846558306
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 32.99
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The End is the sixth and final book in the monumental My Struggle cycle. This last volume reflects on the fallout from the earlier books, with Knausgaard facing the pressures of literary acclaim and its often shattering repercussions.


Cyril & Pat

Cover Image, The Singing Bones

Emily Gravett 
Two Hoots
Age: Picture Books
ISBN 9781509857272
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 24.99
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Cyril is the only squirrel in Lake Park, and he's very lonely. Until one day he meets Pat – Pat the big, grey . . . other squirrel. Cyril and Pat is a richly colourful, rhyming romp from Greenaway Medal-winning Emily Gravett.


Felicity

Cover Image, Felicity

Mary Oliver
Little, Brown Books
Genre: Poetry
ISBN  9781472153739
Paperback 2018
Price $AU 19.99
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As a most delicate chronicler of physical landscape, Mary Oliver has described her work as loving the world: with Felicity she examines what it means to love another person. In these poems, she describes - with joy - the strangeness and wonder of human connection.


SimpleCover Image, Maggies Harvest

Yotam Ottolenghi
Ebury Press
Genre: Cooking
ISBN 9781785031168
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 49.99
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Yotam Ottolenghi's award-winning recipes are always a celebration- an unforgettable combination of abundance, taste and surprise. Simple is no different. Bursting with colourful photography, Simple showcases Yotam's standout dishes that will suit whatever type of cooking you find easy - whether that's getting wonderful food on the table in under 30 minutes, using just one pot.


The Many Lives of Douglas Mawson
Cover Image, Fixing Antarctica: Mapping

Emma McEwin
Australian Scholarly Publishing
Genre: Antarctic
ISBN 9781925588910
Paperback 2018
Price $AU 39.95
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Douglas Mawson is famous as an Antarctic explorer who narrowly escaped death on the ice. In this book, Emma McEwin, Mawson’s great-granddaughter, reflects on her forebear’s public and private persona.


Normal PeopleCover Image, Art Making

Sally Rooney
Genre: Fiction
Faber & Faber
ISBN 9780571347292
Paperback 2018
Price $AU 29.99
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Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in rural Ireland. The similarities end there; they are from very different worlds. When they both earn places at Trinity College in Dublin, a connection that has grown between them lasts long into the following years. This is an exquisite love story about how a person can change another person's life.

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018.


The Silence of the GirlsCover Image, Art Making

Pat Barker
Hamish Hamilton
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9780241338094
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 32.99
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The great city of Troy is under siege as Greek heroes Achilles and Agamemnon wage bloody war over a stolen woman. A retelling from the wonderful Pat Barker.


Now We Shall Be Entirely FreeCover Image, Art Making

Andrew Miller
Hodder and Stoughton
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781444784688
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 32.99
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By the Costa Award-winning author of Pure, a stunning historical novel with the grip of a thriller.


The Iconic HouseCover Image, New Nordic Design

Dominic Bradbury & Richard Powers
Thames & Hudson
Genre: Architecture
ISBN 9780500293942
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 49.99
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The Iconic House features over 100 of the most important and influential houses designed and built since 1900...read more


Writers: Their Lives and WorksCover Image, Ex Libris

James Naughtie
Dorling Kindersley
Genre: Literature
ISBN 9780241301944
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 39.99
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Writers provides a compelling glimpse of the lives and loves of each great writer...read more


The VillageCover Image, Maggies Harvest

Matt & Lentil Purbrick
Pan Books
Genre: Cooking
ISBN 9781760554583     
Softcover 2018
Price $AU 45.00
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In The Village, Matt and Lentil from Grown & Gathered focus on the life-giving value of cooking and eating with your village...read more


Endeavour: The Ship and the Attitude That Changed The WorldCover Image, In the Heart of the Sea

Peter Moore
Random House
Genre: Maritime
ISBN 9780143780267
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 34.99
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No one has ever told Endeavour’s complete story before...read more


Rusted Off: Why Country Australia Is Fed Up
Cover Image, The Fatal Shore

Gabrielle Chan
Random House
Genre: Australian
ISBN 9780143789284
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 34.99
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Telling the story of Australia as it is today, Gabrielle Chan has gone hyper-local. In Rusted Off, she looks to her own rural community’s main street for answers...read more


The Death of TruthCover Image, Affluenza

Michiko Kakutani
William Collins
Genre: Current Affairs
ISBN 9780008312787
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 24.99
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In The Death of Truth, former Pulitzer awarded New York Times critic Michiko Kakutani takes a penetrating look at the cultural forces...read more


Boys Will Be BoysCover Image, Affluenza

Clementine Ford
Allen & Unwin
ISBN 9781760632335
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 32.99
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In Boys Will Be Boys, bestselling and ground-breaking author of Fight Like A Girl, Clementine Ford, dismantles the age-old idea that entitlement, aggression and toxicity are natural realms for boys, and reveals how the patriarchy we live in is as harmful to boys and men as it is to women and girls.


Slow Down and Grow SomethingCover image, Kitchen Gardens of Australia

Byron Smith and Tess Robinson
Murdoch Books
Genre: Gardening
ISBN 9781760631765
Paperback 2018
Price $AU 39.99
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Enter the completely addictive world of urban growing, where you can pocket a slice of farm life in the city, even if just for a few minutes a day...read more


Stop the Presses!

Cover Image, Poolside

Russel McPhedren and Norman Trasker
New Holland Publishing
Genre: Photography
ISBN 9781742573144
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 39.99
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The second half of the 20th Century was the golden age of press photography...read more


Epic Hikes of the WorldCover image, The Well at the Worlds End

Various
Lonely Planet
Genre: Travel
ISBN 9781787014176
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 44.99
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In this follow-up to Epic Bike Rides and Epic Drives, we share our adventures on the world’s best treks and trails. Epic Hikes is organised by continent, with each route brought to life by a first-person account, beautiful photographs and charming illustrated maps.


Waste Not: Make a Big Difference by Throwing Away LessCover Image, Waste Not

Erin Rhoades
Hardie Grant Books
Genre: Sustainability
ISBN 9781743794623
Paperback 2018
Price $AU 29.99
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The one book you need to reduce waste at home and in everyday life.


Fugitive History: The Art of Julie GoughCover Image, Australia

Julie Gough
UWA Publishing
Genre: Art/Tasmaniana
ISBN 9781742585581 
Softcover 2018
Price $AU 60.00
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Fugitive History: The Art of Julie Gough celebrates Gough’s artistic practice through a remarkable diversity of form and approach, from sculpture to installations and film.


A Map of Days

Cover Image, The Singing BonesRansom Riggs
Puffin Books
Genre: Children's - Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 9780141385914
Paperback 2018
Price $AU 24.99
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The anticipated fourth novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children.


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