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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: Renovating Madness (Karen Knight and Liz McQuilkin)The Many Lives of Douglas Mawson cover image

The Hobart Bookshop, 5.30pm, Wednesday December 12th

We are excited to host the launch, by Margaret Reynolds, of Karen Knight and Liz McQuilkin's new book, Renovating Madness, published by Walleah Press.  

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Book Launch: The Many Lives of Douglas Mawson (Emma McEwin)The Many Lives of Douglas Mawson cover image

The Hobart Bookshop, 5.30pm, Thursday December 13th

We are delighted to welcome Emma McEwin back to Hobart to launch her new book, The Many Lives of Douglas Mawson.

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Book Event: The Slipping Place (Joanna Baker)The Many Lives of Douglas Mawson cover image

The Hobart Bookshop, 5.30pm, Tuesday December 18th

We invite you to join us in the shop for a 'meet the author' event with Joanna Baker, whose new novel The Slipping Place is set in Tasmania.

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Book Launch: Going Down Gordon Brown (Alice Nunn with Andrew Mackirdy)The Many Lives of Douglas Mawson cover image

The Hobart Bookshop, 5.30pm, Wednesday December 19th

We are pleased to invite you to join us for the launch of Going Down Gordon Brown (Alice Nunn, with poems by Andrew Mackirdy), published by Ginninderra Press.

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News

Summer Reading Guide 2018-2019

Free copy in store or PDF available here.

Kids' Reading Guide 2018-2019

PDF available here.

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.


Gift vouchers

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


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


A Table in the Valley

Cover Image, Long Way Home

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

Cover Image, Long Way Home

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

Cover Image, Long Way Home

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

Cover Image, Long Way Home

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

Cover Image, Long Way Home

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

Cover Image, Long Way Home

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

Cover Image, Long Way Home

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

Cover Image, Long Way Home

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

Cover Image, Long Way Home

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

Cover Image, Long Way Home

Markus Zusak
Picador
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781743534816
Hardback 2018
Price $AU 35.00
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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

Cover Image, Long Way Home

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

Cover Image, Long Way Home

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

Cover Image, Jellyfish

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.


TranscriptionCover Image, Art Making

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.


Lethal White #4 Cormoran StrikeCover Image, Art Making

Robert Galbraith
Sphere
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9780751572865
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 29.99
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When Billy comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help, Strike is left deeply unsettled. During this labyrinthine investigation, Strike's own life is far from straightforward: his newfound fame as a private eye means he can no longer operate behind the scenes as he once did.


The End #6 My Struggle

Cover Image, Art Making

Karl Ove Knausgaard
Harvill Secker
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 9781846558306
Trade Paperback 2018
Price $AU 32.99
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The End is the sixth and final book in the monumental My Struggle cycle. This last volume reflects on the fallout from the earlier books, with Knausgaard facing the pressures of literary acclaim and its often shattering repercussions.


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.


SimpleCover Image, Maggies Harvest

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


Writers: Their Lives and WorksCover Image, Ex Libris

James Naughtie
Dorling Kindersley
Genre: Literature
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


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

Peter Moore
Random House
Genre: Maritime
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


The Death of TruthCover Image, Affluenza

Michiko Kakutani
William Collins
Genre: Current Affairs
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


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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