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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pick of the month
Bridge of Clay
**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
New fiction from an award-winning Australian poet. This is the story of an odd couple...read more
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
The third in the trilogy that began with Outline and followed on with Transit...read more
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
In this “sublime” (The New Yorker), path-breaking book, Robert Wright shows how Buddhism can change your life...read more
Big History creator David Christian takes readers on a cosmological detective quest, told on the grandest possible scale...read more
Get Up Mum
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
It is 1945, and London is still reeling from the Blitz and years of war...read more
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
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize 2018.
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
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 Ocean
In Wild Sea, Joy McCann interweaves the fascinating environmental and cultural histories of the Southern Ocean ...read more
The Shepherd's Hut
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 Pin
Alannah Hill grew up in small-town Tasmania...read more
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 Expert
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 is an explorer’s dream and a food-lover’s paradise. Tokyo Local brings you 70 recipes...read more
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 Bohemia
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 Scientists
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 Past
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 Screenplay
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 Portraits
A new edition of 500 Self Portraits that has been revised to include captivating contemporary works...read more
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
The highly anticipated second volume of Convict Lives tells the dramatic stories of more female convicts...read more
The Largesse of the Sea Maiden
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 2
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
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
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
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
At Heathrow airport, Amar, an Iraqi-American economist en route to Kurdistan, finds himself detained for the weekend...read more
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
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
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
Galway 1993: Young Garda Cormac Reilly is called to a scene he will never forget...read more
The Secrets We Keep
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
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
As far as Bani Adam is concerned Punchbowl Boys is the arse end of the earth. Though he's a Leb...read more
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
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 Australia
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
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
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 Think
No journalist knows Donald Trump better than David Cay Johnston, who has been following him since 1988...read more
The Only Story
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 Water
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 Home
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 House
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
Screen printing designers and teachers, Jess Wright and Lara Davies from Home-Work Screen Printing in Melbourne...read more
A century after his death, Viennese artist Gustav Klimt (1862 1918) still startles with his unabashed eroticism, dazzling surfaces, and artistic experimentation...read more