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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 Tasmanian 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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Literary news

2020 Stella Prize Longlist

Lucky Ticket (Joey Bui)
Songspirals (Gay’wu Group of Women)
The House of Youssef (Yumna Kassab)
See What You Made Me Do (Jess Hill)
Diving into Glass (Caro Llewellyn)
When One Person Dies the Whole World is Over (Mandy Ord)
There Was Still Love (Favel Parrett)
Here Until August (Josephine Rowe)
This is How We Change the Ending (Vikki Wakefield)
The Yield (Tara June Winch)
The Weekend (Charlotte Wood)
Paper Emperors (Sally Young)

For further information, see the Stella Prize website. 

2020 Indie Book Awards Shortlist

For further information visit the Indie Book Awards website.

2019 Premier's Literary Prizes

Tasmania Book Prize: Bridget Crack (Rachel Leary)
Margaret Scott Prize: Flames (Robbie Arnott)
University of Tasmania Prize: The Signal Line (Brendan Colley)
Tasmania Book Prize - People's Choice: Bridget Crack (Rachel Leary)
Margaret Scott Prize - People's Choice: Star-crossed (Minnie Darke)
University of Tasmania Prize - People's Choice: The People's Park (Stephenie Cahalan) and The Clinking (Susie Greenhill)

For further information, click here.


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New releases


Ten RoguesCover Image, Fascists Among Us

Peter Grose
Allen & Unwin
Genre: Tasmanian
ISBN 9781760632618
Trade Paperback 2020
Price $AU 29.99
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Australian journalist Peter Grose tells the infamous true story of a band of convicts who escaped the living hell of the penal colony at Sarah Island in Van Diemen's Land. By stealing a leaky and untested brig they had helped build, then sailing it across the Pacific from Tasmania to Chile with neither a map nor a chronometer, ten convicts began an incredible escape and an unbelievable journey.


How To Teach Philosophy To Your DogCover Image, Fascists Among Us

Anthony McGowan
Oneworld Publications
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN 9781786077950
Paperback 2020
Price $AU 22.99
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In this unique and entertaining take on morality and ethics, the author and his dutiful dog set out to uncover who - if anyone - has the right end of the ethical stick and can tell us how best to live one’s life.


AgencyCover Image, Fascists Among Us

William Gibson
Penguin Books
Genre: Science Fiction
ISBN 9780241237229
Trade Paperback 2020
Price $AU 32.99
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A new novel from cult sci-fi author William Gibson.  In an alternate time track, Hillary Clinton wins the election and Donald Trump’s political ambitions are thwarted.  Moving forward to London, 22nd century: cataclysmic events have killed 80 per cent of humanity opening the door to a shadowy start-up that hires a young woman to test a new product, a ‘cross-platform personal avatar’ developed by the military as a form of artificial intelligence.


Dear ParentsCover Image, Fascists Among Us

Gabbie Stroud
Allen & Unwin
Genre: Parenting
ISBN 9781760875268
Trade Paperback 2020
Price $AU 32.99
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In this funny and passionate call to arms, the bestselling author of Teacher, Gabbie Stroud, makes a plea for parents to understand their roles as their children's lifelong teachers and to show how they can best help their kids' teachers and schools achieve the best results for the next generation of leaders.


The MedicineCover Image, Fascists Among Us

Karen Hitchcock
BlackInc.
Genre: Health
ISBN 9781760641931
Trade Paperback 2020
Price $AU 29.99
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In The Medicine, medical practitioner, short fiction writer and essayist, Dr Karen Hitchcock, takes us to the frontlines of everyday treatment, turning her acute gaze to everything from the flu season to dementia, plastic surgery to the humble sick day. In an overcrowded, underfunded medical system, she explores how listening carefully to a patient’s experience can be as important as prescribing a pill.


The Bay: The European History of St HelensCover Image, Fascists Among Us

Garry Richardson
40South Publishing
Genre: Tasmanian
ISBN 9780648532842
Hardback 2019
Price $AU 86.00
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St Helens’ tin mining history and social history are showcased here in The Bay.  Richardson reveals the hardships endured by the early settlers of St Helens before tin was discovered, and the even more significant changes when tin mining ended.


Explore Your World: Weird! Wild! Amazing!Cover Image, Fascists Among Us

Tim Flannery
Hardie Grant Egmont
Genre: Children's
ISBN 9781760501587
Hardback 2019
Price $AU 34.99
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Professor Tim Flannery deep-dives into the natural world in a science book that will enthrall and enlighten children. It will also make them laugh out loud … and squirm in disgust.


Fascists Among UsCover Image, Fascists Among Us

Jeff Sparrow
Scribe
Genre: Current Affairs
ISBN 9781925849677
Paperback 2019
Price $AU 19.99
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The massacre of more than fifty worshippers at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, shocked the world. The murders were not random. They expressed a particular ideology, one that the alleged perpetrator described as ‘fascism’. But what does fascism mean today — and what kind of threat does it pose?


Acid for the ChildrenCover Image, Acid for the Children

Flea
Headline
Genre: Music
ISBN 9781472230829
Trade Paperback 2019
Price $AU 32.99
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Flea, the iconic bassist and co-founder, alongside Anthony Kiedis, of the immortal Red Hot Chili Peppers finally tells his fascinating origin story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you'd expect from an LA street rat turned world-famous rock star.


NessCover Image, Ness

Robert Macfarlane
Hamish Hamilton
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9780241396568
Hardback 2019
Price $AU 29.99
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Five more-than-human figures - or forms, or forces - are traversing the landscape, moving steadily towards a point where they will converge and become Ness. Ness is the land awakened. Ness is lichen skin and willow-bower bones, condensing mist, tidal drift and deep time. Ness has hagstones for eyes and Ness speaks only in birds, firecrests in the day and swifts after dusk. And Ness has come to take this island back.


The Weekend

Cover Image, North Korea Journals

Charlotte Wood
Allen and Unwin
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781760292010
Trade Paperback 2019
Price $AU 29.99
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Four older women with a lifelong friendship of the best kind: loving, practical, frank and steadfast. But when Sylvie dies, the ground shifts dangerously for the remaining three.  By the author of the award-winning book The Natural Way of Things.


Damascus

Cover Image, North Korea Journals

Christos Tsiolkas
Allen and Unwin
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781760875091
Trade Paperback 2019
Price $AU 32.99
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Based around the gospels and letters of St Paul, Damascus explores the themes that have always obsessed Tsiolkas as a writer - class, religion, masculinity, patriarchy, colonisation, exile - and the ways in which nations, societies, communities, families and individuals are united and divided.


Macquarie

Cover Image, North Korea Journals

Grantlee Kieza
ABC Books
Genre: Australian
ISBN 9780733335907
Hardback 2019
Price $AU 39.99
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A new portrait of Governor Macquarie, the person who transformed the harsh, foreboding penal colony of New Holland into an agricultural powerhouse and prosperous society, but who also played a part in the dispossession of the continent’s original people.


The Commons

Cover Image, North Korea Journals

Matthew Evans
Hardie Grant Books
Genre: Cooking/Tasmanian
ISBN 9781743795392
Hardback 2019
Price $AU 60.00
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Matthew Evans captures Fat Pig Farm’s year of growing, cooking and feasting. It’s part how-to, part evocative diary, part cookbook, and with more than 100 recipes it is the perfect inspiration for those about to embark on a simpler life.


Year of the Monkey

Cover Image, North Korea Journals

Patti Smith
Bloomsbury
Genre: Music
ISBN 9781743795743
Hardback 2019
Price $AU 29.99
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This haunting new memoir blends fact and fiction with poetic mastery. As Patti Smith heads toward a new decade in her life, she offers this balm to the reader- with her wisdom, wit, and gimlet eye - as she writes of grief, disillusionment and ageing.


Planet Earth

Cover Image, North Korea Journals

Bob Brown
Hardie Grant Books
Genre: Tasmaniana
ISBN 9781743795743
Hardback 2019
Price $AU 29.99
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A book of inspirational quotes from Australia's most valued and committed conservationist, encouraging readers to care deeply about our wonderful planet, and motivating us to act in its best interest.
 

Bruny

Cover Image, North Korea Journals

Heather Rose
Allen & Unwin
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781760875169
Trade Paperback 2019
Price $AU 32.99
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A right-wing US president has withdrawn America from the Middle East and the UN. Daesh has a thoroughfare to the sea and China is Australia's newest ally. When a bomb goes off in remote Tasmania, Astrid Coleman agrees to return home to help her brother before an upcoming election. Only on Bruny does the world seem sane. Until Astrid discovers how far the government is willing to go.


Eat Drink Love Tasmania 2

Cover Image, North Korea Journals

Philip Kuruvita
Philip Kuruvita Photography
Genre: Tasmaniana
ISBN 9780992348588
Hardback 2019
Price $AU 49.99
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Kuruvita's new book mixes adventure tourism and stunning scenery with fine dining and great wines.  Eat Drink Love Tasmania 2 has all new recipes from quality producers such as Willie Smith's Apple Shed and Bruny Island Premium Wines, offering a glimpse into a world where there is still time to savour the really good things in life.


The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust

Cover Image, North Korea Journals

Philip Pullman
Penguin
Genre: Children's book
ISBN 9780241373347
Trade Paperpack 2019
Price $AU 32.99
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The second volume of Philip Pullman's The Book of Dust sees Lyra, now twenty years old, and her daemon Pantalaimon, forced to navigate their relationship in a way they could never have imagined, and drawn into the complex and dangerous factions of a world that they had no idea existed.

**please note - this book includes scenes that aren't appropriate for younger readers**


The Dutch House

Cover Image, The Dutch House

Ann Patchett
Bloomsbury
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781526614957
Trade Paperback 2019
Price $AU 29.99
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Told with Ann Patchett’s inimitable blend of wit and heartbreak, The Dutch House is a story of family, betrayal, love, responsibility and sacrifice; of the powerful bonds of place and time that magnetize and repel us for our whole lives, and the lives of those who survive us.


Chanel: The making of a collection

Cover Image, North Korea Journals

Laetitia Cenac
Abrams
Genre: Fashion
ISBN 9781419740084
Paperback 2019
Price $AU 49.99
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Chanel: The Making of a Collection traces the design process of the most world-renowned fashion house, revealing how a collection is created and brought to life.

 


Talking To Strangers

Cover Image, North Korea Journals

Malcolm Gladwell
Allen Lane
Genre: Psychology
ISBN 9780241351574
Trade Paperback 2019
Price $AU 35.00
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Why are we so bad at judging someone, reading a face, or detecting a lie?  From little-known stories to infamous legal cases, Gladwell takes us on a journey through the unexpected, including a spy who spent years undetected at the highest levels of the Pentagon, the man who saw through the fraudster Bernie Madoff, the suicide of the poet Sylvia Plath and the false conviction of Amanda Knox.


Shipwrecks in Australian Waters 1622-1850

Cover Image, Through Ice & Fire

Michael Nash & Graeme Boxon
Navarine Publishing
Genre: Australian
ISBN 9780992366087
Hardback 2019
Price $AU 49.95
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All known shipwrecks in Australia, including Tasmanian shipwrecks. Based on original documents, this publication is the most comprehensive account to date of the circumstances of these maritime losses up until the end of 1850.  Lavishly illustrated, large format.


SaltCover Image, The Yield

Bruce Pascoe
Black Inc
Genre: Aboriginal
ISBN 9781760641580
Trade Paperback 2019
Price $AU 34.99
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This volume collects the best and most celebrated stories and essays of award winning author Bruce Pascoe.  Ranging across his long career, his work explore his enduring fascination with Australia’s landscape, culture, land management and history.


No One is Too Small to Make a Difference

Cover Image, Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg
Gollancz
Genre: Current Affairs
ISBN 9780141991740
Paperback 2019
Price $AU 5.99
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'Everything needs to change. And it has to start today’ In August 2018 a fifteen-year-old Swedish girl, Greta Thunberg, decided not to go to school one day. Her actions ended up sparking a global movement for action against the climate crisis, inspiring millions of pupils to go on strike for our planet, forcing governments to listen, and earning her a Nobel Peace Prize nomination. No One Is Too Small to Make A Difference is a rallying cry for why we must all wake up and fight to protect the living planet, no matter how powerless we feel. Our future depends upon it.


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