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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Summer Reading Guide
Available in store or here.
Book Launch: How to Belong (Anne Collins)
The Hobart Bookshop, 5.30pm, Wednesday November 20th
Book Launch: The Pakana Voice (Jim Everett-puralia meenamatta and Dr Ian Broinowski)
The Hobart Bookshop, 5.30pm, Thursday November 28th
For more information, click here.
2019 Prime Minister's Literary Awards
Fiction: The Death of Noah Glass (Gail Jones)
Non-Fiction: Half the Perfect World (Paul Genoni and Tanya Dalziell)
Australian History: The Bible in Australia (Meredith Lake)
Poetry: Sun Music (Judith Beveridge)
Children’s Fiction: His Name Was Walter (Emily Rodda)
Young Adult Fiction: The Things That Will Not Stand (Michael Gerard Bauer)
For further details, click here.
2019 Booker Prize
Winners: The Testaments (Margaret Atwood) and Girl, Woman, Other (Bernardine Evaristo)
Ducks, Newburyport (Lucy Ellmann)
An Orchestra of Minorities (Chigozie Obioma)
Quichotte (Salman Rushdie)
10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World (Elif Shafak)
For more information, visit the Man Booker website.
2019 Premier's Literary Awards Shortlist
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Pick of the month
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In this electrifying sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood answers the question that has tantalised readers for decades: What happened to Offred? More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid’s Tale, the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results.
Winner of the Booker Prize 2019.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Eat Drink Love Tasmania 2
The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust
The Dutch House
Chanel: The making of a collection
We Are the Weather
Talking To Strangers
The Rich Man's House
The Last of Her Kind
Shipwrecks in Australian Waters 1622-1850
Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia
The Last Bushrangers
No One is Too Small to Make a Difference
'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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