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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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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


Night-GauntsCover Image, Art Making

Joyce Carol Oates 
Head of Zeus Publishing
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781788543699    
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 29.99
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This taut collection stands at the crossroads of sex, violence, and longing - and asks us to interrogate the intersection of these impulses within ourselves. Six feverishly unsettling works....read more


So Much Life Left OverCover Image, Art Making

Louis De Bernieres
Harvill Secker
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781911215622      
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 32.99
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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...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...read more


FatherhoodCover Image, Fatherhood

William McInnes
Hachette
Genre: Biography
ISBN 9780733635540 
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 29.99
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William McInnes, one of Australia's best-known storytellers and actors, has turned to a subject that is close to his heart...read more


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. We need to talk about waste...read more


Atlas of the Southern Night Sky Atlas of the Southern Night Sky

Steve Massey and Steve Quirk
New Holland Publishing
Genre: Science
ISBN  9781925546378
Paperback 2018
Price $AU 39.99
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Updated fifth edition. Beautifully illustrated with many tips and advice on how to both understand, observe and even photograph the night sky...read more


The Lost Dads HomeCover Image, The Singing Bones

Eric Veille
Affirm Press
Genre: Childrens
ISBN 9781925584912
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 24.99
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In time for Father's Day 2018 is the release of this quirky story by French author Eric Veille...read more


The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year Old ManCover Image, Art Making

Jonas Jonasson
Fourth Estate
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9780008303921     
Paperback 2018
Price $AU 24.99
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The sequel to Jonas Jonasson's international bestseller The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared.  A North Korean ship with captain harbouring a suitcase full of contraband uranium, on a nuclear weapons mission for Kim Jong-un. Read this hilarious follow-up to find out what will happen next!


Wild Land: A Journey into the Earth's Last Wilds

Cover Image, Wild Land

Peter Pickford, Beverly Pickford
Thames & Hudson
Genre: Photography
ISBN 9781760760076
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 80.00
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Four years in the making, this is one of the most ambitious travel stories of our time. Peter and Beverly Pickford lived on a large farm in South Africa all their life. When their children left home they realised they wanted something different...read more


Pocket Field Guide to Birds of Tasmania

Cover Image, Jellyfish

Michael Morcombe
Steve Parish Publishing
Genre: Tasmaniana
ISBN 9781925243376
Paperback 2018
Price $AU 29.95
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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.


Quarterly Essay #70 Dead Right

Cover Image, Affluenza

Richard Denniss
Black Inc
Genre: Current Affairs
ISBN 9781760640651
Paperback 2018
Price $AU 22.99
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How did the big banks get away with so much for so long? Why are so many aged-care residents malnourished? And when did arms manufacturers start sponsoring the Australian War Memorial?...read more


The Totem Pole

Cover Image, The Beckoning Silence

Paul Pritchard
Self published
Genre: Tasmaniana/Adventure
ISBN 9780648141358
Paperback 2018
Price $AU 35.00 
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**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 KitchenCover Image, Maggies Harvest

Rachel Khoo
Michael Joseph
Genre: Cooking
ISBN 9780718188917     
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 49.95
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Bestselling food writer Rachel Khoo bid farewell to her Parisian kitchen and moved to Sweden...read more


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...read more


Mapping Van Diemen's Land and the Great BeyondCover Image, Jellyfish

Various contributors
Royal Society of Tasmania
Genre: Tasmaniana
ISBN 9780648141341
Paperback 2018
Price $AU 45.00
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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).


The Curious Life Of KrillCover Image, Cave

Stephen Nicol
Island Press
Genre: Nature/Wildlife
ISBN 9781610918534
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 29.99
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Eminent krill scientist Stephen Nicol wants us to know more about this enigmatic creature of the sea...read more


Seven Types of AtheismCover Image, Jellyfish

John Gray
Penguin Books
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN 9780241199411
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 45.00
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John Gray’s stimulating and extremely enjoyable new book describes the rich, complex world of the atheist tradition...read more


Snips & Snaps: The Frith Family

Cover Image, JellyfishNoel Tozer
Edmund and Alexander
Genre: Tasmaniana
ISBN 9780987535146
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 69.95
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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 DreamCover Image, Room To Dream

David Lynch and Kristina McKenna
Text Publishing
Genre: Biography
ISBN 9781925603255 
Paperback 2018
Price $AU 34.99
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The extraordinary and highly anticipated memoir from visionary filmmaker David Lynch...read more


Brew a BatchCover Image, Brew a Batch

Christopher Sidwa
Murdoch Books
Genre: Cooking
ISBN 9781760631727     
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 39.99
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Join the craft beer phenomenon by learning to brew and bottle your own beer, brewed the way you like it and using only basic home brewing equipment. Christopher Sidwa - head brewer and co-founder of wildly popular craft brewery Batch Brewing Co. - walks you through the entire process, from choosing the best ingredients to setting up your home brewery, a full guide to brewing techniques, even how to taste and assess your batch.


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.


The Ship That Never WasCover Image, Bury My Heart

Adam Courtenay
ABC Books
Genre: History/Tasmaniana
ISBN: 9780733338571
Paperback 2018
Price $AU 29.99
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The Ship That Never Was is the entertaining and rollicking story of what is surely the greatest escape in Australian colonial history...read more


Aliens & AnorexiaCover Image, Art Making

Chris Kraus
Profile Books
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781788160070     
Paperback 2018
Price $AU 19.99
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By the author of cult novel I Love Dick...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


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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**Pre-order - due 03/10/18**

The anticipated fourth novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children is coming this October...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


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


Shakespeare's KingsCover Image, Bury My Heart

John Julius Norwich
Faber & Faber
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780571340255
Paperback 2018
Price $AU 24.99
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In a sparkling, fast-paced narrative, Shakespeare’s Kings chronicles the turbulent events that inspired Shakespeare’s history plays...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


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


Mythos
Cover Image, Long Way Home

Stephen Fry
Penguin
ISBN 9781405934138
Paperback 2018
Price $AU 22.99
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In Stephen Fry's hands the stories of the titans and gods of Greek mythology become a brilliantly entertaining account of ribaldry and revelry...read more


 

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