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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
Among the Willows and Wild Things: The Fingal Valley Nature Diary of a Young Girl in the 1930s
by Ann Page (edited by Margaretta Pos)
Friday 21st September, 6:00pm
The Hobart Bookshop
Free event, all welcome
My Nan Speaks Nanish and Oskar Saves the Day World (Jane Williams)
Thursday 4th October, 5:30pm
The Hobart Bookshop
Free event, all welcome
2018 Miles Franklin Literary Award
Congratulations to Michelle de Kretser for winning her second Miles Franklin Award for her novel The Life to Come (her first was for Questions of Travel in 2013). Here is the full shortlist of contenders for this year:
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.
2018 Children's Book Council of Australia Awards
The winners of the 2018 Children's Book Council of Australia Awards were announced on the 17th of August at the State Library of Queensland. Please click here to see the list of winners and honorable mentions.
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Pick of the month
Gone Gone Gone
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.
Bridge of Clay
**Pre-order - due 9/10/18**
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. He's building a bridge to transcend humanness, to survive.
Markus Zusak is the bestselling author of six novels, including The Book Thief and The Messenger.
The End #6 My Struggle
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. My Struggle is a project freighted with risk, where the bounds between private and public worlds are tested, not without penalty for the author himself and those around him.
Cyril & Pat
Age: Picture Books
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 have lots of adventures and fun together but everyone is adamant that Cyril and Pat simply cannot be friends, and they soon reveal why: Pat, as the reader has known all along, is actually a RAT! But Cyril's life turns out to be a lot duller and quite a bit scarier without Pat by his side. Cyril and Pat is a richly colourful, rhyming romp from Greenaway Medal-winning Emily Gravett.
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.
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
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.
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 Girls
The great city of Troy is under siege as Greek heroes Achilles and Agamemnon wage bloody war over a stolen woman...read more
Now We Shall Be Entirely Free
By the Costa Award-winning author of Pure, a stunning historical novel with the grip of a thriller.
The Iconic House
The Iconic House features over 100 of the most important and influential houses designed and built since 1900...read more
Writers: Their Lives and Works
Writers provides a compelling glimpse of the lives and loves of each great writer...read more
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 World
No one has ever told Endeavour’s complete story before...read more
Rusted Off: Why Country Australia Is Fed Up
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 Truth
In The Death of Truth, former Pulitzer awarded New York Times critic Michiko Kakutani takes a penetrating look at the cultural forces...read more
Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees
From honeybees and bumbles to lesser-known diggers, miners, leafcutters, and masons, bees have long been central to our harvests, our mythologies, and our very existence. They've given us sweetness and light, the beauty of flowers, and as much as a third of the foodstuffs we eat. And, alarmingly, they are at risk of disappearing. Buzz shows us why all bees are wonders to celebrate and protect.
Turning The Tide On Plastic
Turning The Tide On Plastic is here just in time. Journalist, broadcaster and eco lifestyle expert Lucy Siegle provides a powerful call to arms to end the plastic pandemic along with the tools we need to make decisive change. It is a clear-eyed, authoritative and accessible guide to help us to take decisive and effective personal action.
Boys Will Be Boys
**Pre-order - due 26/09/18**
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 Something
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!
The second half of the 20th Century was the golden age of press photography...read more
So Much Life Left Over
So Much Life Left Over follows a cast of unique and captivating characters as they navigate the extraordinary interwar years both in England and abroad.
Epic Hikes of the World
Price $AU 44.99
Order online | View cartIn 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.
William McInnes, one of Australia's best-known storytellers and actors, has turned to a subject that is close to his heart.
Waste Not: Make a Big Difference by Throwing Away Less
The one book you need to reduce waste at home and in everyday life.
Pocket Field Guide to Birds of Tasmania
This book showcases over 30 of Tasmania’s most sought-after birds, illustrated with stunning photographs selected or taken by Michael Morcombe. Information about the best places and times to spot these birds includes precise GPS coordinates, and a beautifully illustrated 136 page section on the nests and eggs of Australian birds is also included.
The Totem Pole
**20th anniversary release**
Paul was a cutting-edge rock climber and mountaineer when he won the Boardman/Tasker Award for mountain literature in 1997, and he spent the prize money on a climbing tour that found him in Tasmania, to climb a slender sea stack known as The Totem Pole...read more
The Little Swedish Kitchen
Bestselling food writer Rachel Khoo bids farewell to her Parisian kitchen and moves to Sweden.
Fugitive History: The Art of Julie Gough
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...read more
Mapping Van Diemen's Land and the Great Beyond
Cartography through time is explored in this lavishly-illustrated book which explores The Royal Society of Tasmania’s fascinating map collection. Also available in a hardcover format for $65.00 (ISBN 9780648141334).
Snips & Snaps: The Frith Family
In the early nineteenth century, likenesses in profile, or silhouettes, sometimes delicately highlighted in gold were all ordinary folk could afford...read more
Room To Dream
The extraordinary and highly anticipated memoir from visionary filmmaker David Lynch...read more
The Ship That Never Was
The Ship That Never Was is the entertaining and rollicking story of what is surely the greatest escape in Australian colonial history...read more
A Map of Days
**Pre-order - due 03/10/18**
The anticipated fourth novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children is coming this October - pre-order now to be one of the first to read the continuation of this bestselling series.
Big History creator David Christian takes readers on a cosmological detective quest, told on the grandest possible scale.
In a sparkling, fast-paced narrative, Shakespeare’s Kings chronicles the turbulent events that inspired Shakespeare’s history plays...read more
In Stephen Fry's hands the stories of the titans and gods of Greek mythology become a brilliantly entertaining account of ribaldry and revelry. Enjoy this wondrous book retelling the lives of the Greek gods with Fry's inimitable style of storytelling.
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