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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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Hobart, Tasmania 7000

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Upcoming events


Book Launch:

Among the Willows and Wild Things: The Fingal Valley Nature Diary of a Young Girl in the 1930s

by Ann Page (edited by Margaretta Pos)

Friday 21st September, 6:00pm

The Hobart Bookshop 

Free event, all welcome

 

Cover Image, Among the Willows

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Book Launch:

My Nan Speaks Nanish and Oskar Saves the Day World (Jane Williams)

Thursday 4th October, 5:30pm

The Hobart Bookshop 

Free event, all welcome

 

Cover Image, Among the WillowsJane Williams Launch 2

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News

 

2018 Miles Franklin Literary Award

Congratulations to Michelle de Kretser for winning her second Miles Franklin Award for her novel The Life to Come (her first was for Questions of Travel in 2013).  Here is the full shortlist of contenders for this year:

The Life to Come (Michelle de Kretser)
No More Boats (Felicity Castagna)
The Last Garden
(Eva Hornung)
Storyland (Catherine McKinnon)
Border Districts (Gerald Murnane)
Taboo (Kim Scott)

For more information, visit The Miles Franklin website.

 

2018 Children's Book Council of Australia Awards

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The winners of the 2018 Children's Book Council of Australia Awards were announced on the 17th of August at the State Library of Queensland.  Please click here to see the list of winners and honorable mentions.


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Share your love of reading!  Hobart Bookshop gift vouchers can be gifted with any value of your choice from AUD$5.00 and up.  Make your enquiry here.

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Pick of the month


Gone Gone Gone

Hey Mook

Cover Image, Physick small

From Denver to Vegas in Great Western rooms / Surrounded by bridesmaids and nervous grooms / Up through Yosemite National Park / There ain't much to see when you go there in the dark

(lyrics from "Podizmook's Donkey")

Our pick for this month is a special musical release.  We are very proud to support Hobart band Hey Mook, whose main members comprise Kim Pearce, Simon Cruickshank, Jonathan Cruickshank and John Button.  Gone Gone Gone is their latest full-length release -- fill your craving for local music, add to your burgeoning vinyl collection, and get in quick!

Limited edition vinyl LP with free digital download code.

RRP $30.00 (limited shop stock)

Visit Hey Mook's Bandcamp page here.

New releases


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 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. He's building a bridge to transcend humanness, to survive.

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


Felicity

Cover Image, Felicity

Mary Oliver
Little, Brown Books
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.


SimpleCover Image, Maggies Harvest

Yotam Ottolenghi
Ebury Press
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
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
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
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...read more


Now We Shall Be Entirely FreeCover Image, Art Making

Andrew Miller
Hodder and Stoughton
ISBN 9781444784688
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 32.99
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By the Costa Award-winning author of Pure, a stunning historical novel with the grip of a thriller.


The Iconic HouseCover Image, New Nordic Design

Dominic Bradbury & Richard Powers
Thames & Hudson
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


Writers: Their Lives and WorksCover Image, Ex Libris

James Naughtie
Dorling Kindersley
ISBN 9780241301944
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 39.99
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Writers provides a compelling glimpse of the lives and loves of each great writer...read more


The VillageCover Image, Maggies Harvest

Matt & Lentil Purbrick
Pan Books
ISBN 9781760554583     
Softcover 2018
Price $AU 45.00
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In The Village, Matt and Lentil from Grown & Gathered focus on the life-giving value of cooking and eating with your village...read more


Endeavour: The Ship and the Attitude That Changed The WorldCover Image, In the Heart of the Sea

Peter Moore
Random House
ISBN 9780143780267
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 34.99
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No one has ever told Endeavour’s complete story before...read more


Rusted Off: Why Country Australia Is Fed Up
Cover Image, The Fatal Shore

Gabrielle Chan
Random House
ISBN 9780143789284
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 34.99
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Telling the story of Australia as it is today, Gabrielle Chan has gone hyper-local. In Rusted Off, she looks to her own rural community’s main street for answers...read more


The Death of TruthCover Image, Affluenza

Michiko Kakutani
William Collins
ISBN 9780008312787
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 24.99
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In The Death of Truth, former Pulitzer awarded New York Times critic Michiko Kakutani takes a penetrating look at the cultural forces...read more


Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees

Coiver Image, Jellyfish

Thor Hanson
Icon
Genre: Natural History
ISBN 9781785784422
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 29.99
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From honeybees and bumbles to lesser-known diggers, miners, leafcutters, and masons, bees have long been central to our harvests, our mythologies, and our very existence. They've given us sweetness and light, the beauty of flowers, and as much as a third of the foodstuffs we eat. And, alarmingly, they are at risk of disappearing. Buzz shows us why all bees are wonders to celebrate and protect.


Turning The Tide On PlasticCover Image, The Bee Book

Lucy Siegle
Trapeze Books
ISBN 9781409182986
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 29.99
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Turning The Tide On Plastic is here just in time. Journalist, broadcaster and eco lifestyle expert Lucy Siegle provides a powerful call to arms to end the plastic pandemic along with the tools we need to make decisive change. It is a clear-eyed, authoritative and accessible guide to help us to take decisive and effective personal action.


Boys Will Be BoysCover Image, Affluenza

Clementine Ford
Allen & Unwin
ISBN 9781760632335
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 32.99
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**Pre-order - due 26/09/18**

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.


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


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.


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
Order online | View cartIn this follow-up to Epic Bike Rides and Epic Drives, we share our adventures on the world’s best treks and trails. Epic Hikes is organised by continent, with each route brought to life by a first-person account, beautiful photographs and charming illustrated maps.


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.


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.


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.


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 bids farewell to her Parisian kitchen and moves to Sweden.


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).


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


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


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 - pre-order now to be one of the first to read the continuation of this bestselling series.


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.


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


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.  Enjoy this wondrous book retelling the lives of the Greek gods with Fry's inimitable style of storytelling.


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