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Welcome to the Hobart Bookshop's online home. Here you can find an overview of our range - new titles arrive in-store each week, too many to list - so be sure to contact us if you urgently need your favourite author's latest release.  

The books featured in 'Our Range' aim to give readers a broad idea of the books we love to stock. 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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Bridge of Clay
Cover Image, Long Way Home

Markus Zusak
Picador
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781760559922
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 32.99
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**Pre-order - due 9/10/18**

Let me tell you about our brother. The fourth Dunbar boy named Clay. Everything happened to him...read more

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


We Are Not Most People
Cover Image, Long Way Home

Tracy Ryan
Transit Lounge
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781925760040
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 29.99
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New fiction from an award-winning Australian poet. This is the story of an odd couple...read more


Calypso
Cover Image, Long Way Home

David Sedaris
Little Brown
Genre: Biography
ISBN 9781408707821
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 29.99
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With Calypso, Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation toward middle age and mortality. Make no mistake: these stories are very, very funny...read more


Kudos

Cover Image Photography Visionaries

Rachel Cusk
Faber & Faber
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9780571346646
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 29.99
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The third in the trilogy that began with Outline and followed on with Transit...read more


Aperture Conversations

Cover Image Photography Visionaries

Melissa Harris & Various
Aperture Foundation
Genre: Photography
ISBN 9780500544006
Paperback 2018
Price $AU 49.99
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Aperture Conversations presents a selection of interviews highlighting critical dialogue between photographers, esteemed critics, curators, editors, and artists from 1985 to the present day...read more


Why Buddhism Is True
Cover Image, Long Way Home

Robert Wright
Simon & Schuster
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN 9781439195468
Paperback 2018
Price $AU 24.99
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In this “sublime” (The New Yorker), path-breaking book, Robert Wright shows how Buddhism can change your life...read more


Origin StoryCover Image, Long Way Home

David Christian
Penguin Books
Genre: Science
ISBN 9780241338377
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 35.00
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Big History creator David Christian takes readers on a cosmological detective quest, told on the grandest possible scale...read more

 


Get Up MumCover Image, Long Way Home

Justin Heazlewood
Affirm Press
Genre: Biography/Tasmaniana
ISBN 9781925584011
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 29.99
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It’s 1992 in Burnie, Tasmania and 12-year-old Justin lives alone with his mum. When she is well, Mum is perfect. But when she is sick...read more


WarlightCover Image, Long Way Home

Michael Ondaatje
Vintage
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781787330726
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 29.99
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It is 1945, and London is still reeling from the Blitz and years of war...read more


Eggshell SkullCover Image, Long Way Home

Bri Lee
Allen and Unwin
Genre: Biography
ISBN 9781760295776
Paperback 2018
Price $AU 26.99
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Bri Lee began her first day of work at the Brisbane Magistrates Court as a bright-eyed judge’s associate. Eighteen months later she was back as the complainant in her own case...read more

 

LessCover Image, Long Way Home

Andrew Sean Greer
Little Brown
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9780349143590
Paperback 2017
Price $AU 19.99
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Who says you can’t run away from your problems? You are a failed novelist about to turn fifty...Fiction - fiction

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize 2018.


Architects' Houses

Cover Image, North Water

Michael Webb
Thames and Hudson
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9780500343401
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 65.00
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Thirty of the world’s leading architects, including Norman Foster, Thom Mayne, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, talk about the houses...read more


Picasso: An Intimate Portrait

Cover Image, North Water

Olivier Widmaier
Tate Publishing
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9781849765893
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 60.00
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This new biography paints a riveting portrait of Pablo Picasso, examining both his strengths and shortcomings...read more


Wild Sea: A history of the Southern Oceancover image a savage image

Joy McCann
NewSouth Publishing
Genre: Maritime
ISBN: 9781742235738
Paperback 2018
Price $AU 32.99
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In Wild Sea, Joy McCann interweaves the fascinating environmental and cultural histories of the Southern Ocean ...read more


 

The Shepherd's Hut

Cover Image, North Water

Tim Winton
Hamish and Hamilton
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9780143786115    
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 35.00
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Jaxie dreads going home. His mum's dead. The old man bashes him without mercy, and he wishes he was an orphan...read more


Butterfly on a Pincover image a savage image

Alannah Hill
Hardie Grant Books
Genre: Biography/Tasmaniana
ISBN: 9781743794258
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 32.99
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Alannah Hill grew up in small-town Tasmania...read more


Shine Mountaincover image a savage image

Julie Hunt
Allen and Unwin
Genre: Children's
ISBN: 9781760291501
Paperback 2018
Price $AU 16.99
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A magical fiction from local author Julie Hunt.  On his deathbed, Ellie's pop reveals a secret - a magical button-box...read more


The Flower Expertcover image a savage image

Fleur McHarg
Thames and Hudson
Genre: Gardening
ISBN: 9780500501245
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 49.99
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Fleur McHarg is one of the most in-demand florists and floral arrangers in Australia, with over 25 years of experience at hand when creating her unique floral arrangements...read more


Tokyo Localcover image a savage image

Caryn and Brendan Liew
Smith Street Books
Genre: Cooking
ISBN: 9781925418644
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 39.99
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Tokyo is an explorer’s dream and a food-lover’s paradise. Tokyo Local brings you 70 recipes...read more


Flamescover image a savage image

Robbie Arnott
Text Publishing
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781925603521
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 29.99
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Flames is a version of Tasmania where the landscape has a voice, a history, an impact on the lives of its inhabitants...read more


A Scandal in Bohemiacover image a savage image

Gideon Haigh
Penguin
Genre: Australian
ISBN: 9780143789574
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 32.99
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In A Scandal in Bohemia, Gideon Haigh explodes the true crime genre with a murder story about life as well as death...read more


Forgotten Women: The Scientistscover image a savage image

Zing Tsjeng
Octopus Books
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781844039838
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 27.99
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A beautiful gift book that celebrates the lives of scientific heroes, who are incidentally of the female persuasion...read more


Sentinels of the Sea - A Miscellany of Lighthouses Pastcover image a savage image

R. G. Grant
Thames and Hudson
Genre: Maritime
ISBN: 9780500519769
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 39.99
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R.G. Grant's engaging and authoritative text chronicles the incredible feats of engineering and endurance that brought lighthouses into being...read more


Isle of Dogs - The Screenplaycover image a savage image

Wes Anderson
Faber & Faber
Genre: Cinema
ISBN: 9780571336449
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 29.99
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Wes Anderson startled audiences with his stop-motion animated film of Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox. He now displays his unique wit and playful visual sense in an action-filled saga of Samurai dogs.  This book includes working illustrations for the film and an introduction by Wes Anderson, making it a wonderful gift for the cinemaphile in your life.


500 Self Portraitscover image romantic moderns

Phaidon Editors & Liz Rideal (introduction)
Phaidon
Genre: Art
ISBN 9780714875958
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 39.95
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A new edition of 500 Self Portraits that  has been revised to include captivating contemporary works...read more


Albert Namatjiracover image a savage image

National Gallery of Australia
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9780642334756
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 39.95
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Pioneering Aboriginal watercolourist Albert Namatjira’s landscape paintings are synonymous with our perception of the Australian outback...read more


Convict Lives at the Cascades Female Factory Volume 2 cover image a savage image

Editors Alison Alexander & Alice Meredith Hodgson
Convict Women's Press
Genre: Tasmaniana
ISBN: 9780994385918
Paperback 2018
Price $AU 30.00
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The highly anticipated second volume of Convict Lives tells the dramatic stories of more female convicts...read more


The Largesse of the Sea Maiden
Cover Image, Jellyfish

Denis Johnson
Random House
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781787330634
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 35.00
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The Largesse of the Sea Maiden is the long-awaited new story collection from Denis Johnson, author of the groundbreaking, highly acclaimed Jesus' Son...read more


Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2cover image a savage image

Elena Favilli
Timbuktu Lab
Genre: Children's
ISBN: 9780997895827
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 35.00
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Following on from the success of the original Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, here are 100 new bedtime stories...read more


The Cost of Living
Cover Image, Jellyfish

Deborah Levy
Penguin Books
Genre: Biography
ISBN 9780241267998
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 29.99
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The audacious and elegiac second installment in her 'living autobiography' on writing and womanhood, from the twice-Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Hot Milk and Swimming Home...read more


Tracker
Cover Image, Tracker

Alexis Wright
Genre: Australian
ISBN 9781925336337
Trade Paperback 2017
Price $AU 39.95
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A collective memoir of one of Aboriginal Australia's most charismatic leaders and an epic portrait of a period in the life of a country...read more

Winner of the Stella Prize 2018.


The Female Persuasion
Cover Image, The Female Persuasion

Meg Wolitzer
Vintage Publishing
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781784742379
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 32.99
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Greer Kadetsky is a shy college student when she meets the woman who will shape her life. Faith Frank, dazzlingly persuasive and elegant, has been a pillar of the women's movement for decades...read more


Asymmetry
Cover Image, Asymmetry

Lisa Halliday
Granta Books
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781783783960
Paperback 2018
Price $AU 27.99
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At Heathrow airport, Amar, an Iraqi-American economist en route to Kurdistan, finds himself detained for the weekend...read more


The Melody
Cover Image, Jellyfish

Jim Crace
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781509841370
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 32.99
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Alfred Busi, famed and beloved in his town for his music and songs, is now in his sixties, mourning the recent death of his wife and quietly living out his days alone in the large villa...read more


Feel Free
Feel Free

Zadie Smith
Genre: Literature
ISBN 9780241146903
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 35.00
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The one and only Zadie Smith, prize-winning, bestselling author of Swing Time and White Teeth, is back with a second unmissable collection of essays. No subject is too fringe or too mainstream for the unstoppable Zadie Smith. In Feel Free, pop culture, high culture, social change and political debate all get the Zadie Smith treatment, dissected with razor-sharp intellect, set brilliantly against the context of the utterly contemporary, and considered with a deep humanity and compassion. This electrifying new collection showcases its author as a true literary powerhouse, demonstrating once again her credentials as an essential voice of her generation.


Don't Skip Out On Me
Cover Image, Jellyfish

Willy Vlautin
Faber & Faber
ISBN  9780571301645      
Paperback 2018
Price $AU 29.99
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Meet Horace Hopper, a twenty-one-year-old farm hand in Tonopah, Nevada, who works for Mr Reece and his wife, the nearest thing he's had to family in years. But Horace, half-white half-Paiute Indian...read more

 


Cover Image, The Ruin

Dervla McTiernan
HarperCollins
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781460754214   
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 32.99
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Galway 1993: Young Garda Cormac Reilly is called to a scene he will never forget...read more

 


Cover Image, The Secrets We Keep

The Secrets We Keep

Shirley Patton
Harlequin
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781489246783   
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 29.99
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For readers of Judy Nunn's Spirits of the Ghan... When a newcomer blows into the mining town of Kalgoorlie she unwittingly uncovers a web of lies...read more


Collected Short Fiction

Cover Image, North Water

Gerald Murnane
Giramondo Publishing Co
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781925336641   
Paperback 2018
Price $AU 34.95
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This volume brings together Gerald Murnane's shorter works of fiction, most of which have been out of print for the past twenty five years..read more


The Lebs

Cover Image, North Water

Michael Mohammed Ahmad
Hachette
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9780733639012   
Paperback 2018
Price $AU 27.99
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As far as Bani Adam is concerned Punchbowl Boys is the arse end of the earth. Though he's a Leb...read more


Two Sisters

Cover Image, Two Sisters

Asne Seierstad
Little, Brown Book Group
Genre: Biography
ISBN 9780349009049
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 32.99
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One morning in October 2013, nineteen-year-old Ayan Juma and her sixteen-year-old sister Leila left their family home in Oslo. Later that day they sent an email to their parents...read more


Rosie: Scenes From a Vanished Life

Cover Image, Rosie

Rose Tremain
Vintage Publishing
ISBN 9781784742270
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 32.99
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Rose Tremain grew up in post-war London, a city of grey austerity, still partly in ruins, where both food and affection were fiercely rationed...

 


The Bible in AustraliaCover Image, Story of Australias People Vol 1

Meredith Lake
NewSouth
Genre: Australian
ISBN 9781742235714
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 39.99
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The revelatory story of the Bible in Australia, from the convict era to the Mabo land rights campaign, Nick Cave, the Bra Boys, and beyond...read more

 


Russian Routlette
cover image unholy fury

Michael Isikoff and David Corn
Little, Brown and Company
Genre: Current Affairs
ISBN 9781538731802
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 27.99
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Russian Roulette is a story of political skullduggery unprecedented in American history...read more
 

Catching Thunder

cover image the unlikeley voyage of jack de crow

Kjetil Saeter and Eskil Engdal
Scribe
Genre: Maritime History
ISBN 9781925322224
Paperback 2018
Price $AU 32.99 
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A remarkable true story of courage and perseverance - and a wake-up call.  December 2014: in the forbidding waters off Antarctica, Captain Hammarstedt of the Sea Shepherd...read more


Moonglow

Cover Image, Jellyfish

Michael Chabon
Fourth Estate
Genre: Fiction
ISBN  9781460756355     
Paperback 2018
Price $AU 22.99
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In 1989, fresh from the publication of his first novel, Chabon traveled to his mother's home in Oakland, California, to visit his terminally ill grandfather...read more


It's Even Worse Than You ThinkCover Image, Jellyfish

David Cay Johnston
Simon and Schuster
Genre: Current Affairs
ISBN 9781982101930
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 35.00
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No journalist knows Donald Trump better than David Cay Johnston, who has been following him since 1988...read more


The Only StoryCover Image, Jellyfish

Julian Barnes
Jonathan Cape
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781787330696
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 32.99
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First love has lifelong consequences, but Paul doesn't know anything about that at nineteen. At nineteen, he's proud of the fact his relationship flies in the face of social convention...read more


Living on WaterCover Image, Jellyfish

Phaidon Editors
Phaidon
Genre: Architecture
ISBN 9780714875729
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 59.99
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Get some inspiration for that shack by the Great Lakes, or dream of your new home set across from the Derwent...here is a sumptuous survey of houses built with a strong connection to the oceans...read more


Gustav Klimt at HomeCover Image, Jellyfish

Patrick Bade
Frances Lincoln
Genre: Art
ISBN 9780711239098
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 49.99
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Klimt was one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement, and this book reveals how his travels to Venice and Ravenna -  as well as annual summer holidays with the Floge family on the shores of Attersee - were a source of inspiration...read more


Collusion: How Russia Helped Trump Win the White HouseCover Image, Jellyfish

Luke Harding
Hachette
Genre: Current Affairs
ISBN 9781783351497
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 29.99
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Luke Harding is an award-winning foreign correspondent with the Guardian and between 2007 and 2011 he was the Guardian's Moscow bureau chief...read more


Print PlayCover Image, Jellyfish

Jessie Wright and Lara Davies
Hardie Grant Books
Genre: Craft
ISBN 9781743793404
Paperback 2018
Price $AU 24.99
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Screen printing designers and teachers, Jess Wright and Lara Davies from Home-Work Screen Printing in Melbourne...read more


Gustav Klimt
Cover Image, Long Way Home

Tobias G Natter
Taschen
Genre: Art
ISBN 9783836566612
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 115.00
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A century after his death, Viennese artist Gustav Klimt (1862 1918) still startles with his unabashed eroticism, dazzling surfaces, and artistic experimentation...read more