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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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News

2018 Prime Minister's Literary Awards

Fiction: Border Districts (Gerald Murnane)
Poetry: Blindness and Rage: A Phantasmagoria (Brian Castro)
Australian History: John Curtin’s War (John Edwards)
Non-Fiction: Asia’s Reckoning (Richard McGregor)
Children’s Fiction: Pea Pod Lullaby (Glenda Millard & Stephen Michael King)
Young Adult Fiction: This is My Song (Richard Yaxley)

For further details, click here.

2019 Indie Book Awards Longlist

For further information visit the Indie Book Awards website.

2018 Man Booker Prize

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.


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Pick of the month


Wilderness

Cover Image, Long Way Home

The Wilderness Society
Genre: Tasmaniana
ISBN 9780648295402
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 125.00
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The Wilderness Society present a new, limited edition coffee table book. Wilderness is filled with breathtaking photographs of Australia’s majestic, saved landscapes.

The book celebrates the places Wilderness Society has campaigned to protect for over 40 years, including Kakadu, the Daintree rainforest, the Kimberley - and of course, the mighty Franklin river.

New releases


An Orchestra of Minorities

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Chigozie Obioma
Little Brown
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9780349143194
Trade Paperback 2019
Price $AU 32.99
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In this contemporary twist of Homer’s Odyssey, in the mythic style of the Igbo literary tradition, Chigozie Obioma weaves a heart-wrenching epic about the tension between destiny and determination. 


I Built No Schools in Kenya

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Kirsten Drysdale
Random House
Genre: Biography
ISBN 9780857988546
Trade Paperback 2019
Price $AU 34.99
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In September 2010, Kirsten Drysdale was tricked. Her friend called with a job offer too curious to refuse: a cruisey-gig as a dementia carer for a rich old man in Kenya. It was only on arrival in Nairobi that she discovered the rich old man’s family was fighting a war around him, and that she would be on the front line.


Call Me Evie

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J. P. Pomare
Hachette
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9780733640230
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 29.99
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Meet Evie, a young woman held captive by a man named Jim in the isolated New Zealand beach town of Maketu.  Jim says he's hiding Evie to protect her, that she did something terrible back home in Melbourne. Evie's not sure she can trust Jim, but can she trust her own memories?  An incredible literary thriller from an exciting new Australian voice.


The Binding

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Bridget Collins
Borough Press
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9780008288594
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 32.99
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Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a letter arrives summoning him to begin an apprenticeship as a Bookbinder, a vocation that arouses fear, superstition and prejudice.  He will learn to hand-craft beautiful volumes, and within each he will capture something unique and extraordinary: a memory.


The Land Before Avocado

Richard Glover
ABC Books
Genre: Australian
ISBN 9780733339813
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 29.99
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There’s plenty of nostalgia right now for the Australia of the past, but what was it really like? In The Land Before Avocado, Richard Glover takes a journey back to an almost unrecognisable Australia.


Pocket Museum: Vikings

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Steve Ashby & Alison Leonard
Thames & Hudson
Genre: History
ISBN 9780500052068
Harback 2018
Price $AU 24.99
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A stunning visual exploration of 200 of the most remarkable Viking artifacts that are held in museum collections around the world.


The Slipping Place

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Joanna Baker
Simon & Schuster
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781925384574
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 29.99
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A stunningly compulsive, darkly suspenseful Australian crime novel that asks how far we would go to protect someone we love, set in Hobart and Mount Wellington.


A Table in the Valley

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Elaine Reeves
Tas Food Books
Genre: Tasmaniana
ISBN 9780646992617
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 49.95
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Right on Hobart’s doorstep is the stunning Huon Valley. With an abundance of producers it is possibly one of Australia’s most diverse food regions and historically Tasmania’s most recognised and significant in establishing Tasmania’s international reputation as The Apple Isle.  lncluding delicious seasonal recipes using Huon produce by award-winning chef Steve Cumper. 


The Arsonist

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Chloe Hooper
Hamish Hamilton
Genre: Australian
ISBN 9780670078189
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 35.00
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On the day that became known as Black Saturday, one man deliberately lit two fires near the small town of Churchill, Gippsland, then sat on the roof of his house and watched the flames. The Arsonist, by the acclaimed author of The Tall Man, is the story of that man, the fire he lit, and the people who were killed.


Becoming

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Michelle Obama
Viking
Genre: Biography
ISBN 9780241334140
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 45.00
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In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era.  As First Lady of the United States of America - the first African-American to serve in that role - she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history.


Any Ordinary Day

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Leigh Sales
Hamish Hamilton
Genre: Biography
ISBN 9780143789963
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 34.99
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As a journalist, Leigh Sales often encounters people experiencing the worst moments of their lives in the full glare of the media.  What do we fear most and why? And when the worst does happen, what comes next?


The Lost Man

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Jane Harper
Pan MacMillan
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781743549100
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 29.99
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For readers who loved The Dry and Force of Nature, Jane Harper has once again created a powerful story of suspense, set against a dazzling landscape.


Fire and Blood

Cover Image, Long Way Home

George R. R. Martin
Harper
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9780008307738
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 40.00
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Set 300 years before the events in A Song of Ice and Fire, Fire and Blood is the definitive history of the Targaryens in Westeros as told by Archmaester Gyldayn.


Brief Answers to the Big Questions

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Stephen Hawking
John Murray
Genre: Science
ISBN 9781473695986
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 32.99
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The final book from Professor Stephen Hawking, Brief Answers to the Big Quetions is a profound, accessible and timely reflection on the biggest questions in science.


Europe: A Natural History

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Tim Flannery
Text Publishing
Genre: Nature / Wildlife
ISBN 9781925603941
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 34.99
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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

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Jessica Townsend
Hachette
Genre: Middle Fiction
ISBN 9780734418227
Paperback 2018
Price $AU 16.99
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Return to the magical world of Nevermoor! Morrigan Crow's perilous adventures continue in the most anticipated sequel of the year, a treat for all fans of magic and Wunder.


Best Summer Stories

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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

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Markus Zusak
Picador
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781760559922
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 32.99
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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

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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

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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?


Top Walks in Tasmania

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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.


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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.


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.


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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.


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


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.


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