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Pick of the month
Boys Will Be Boys
*Pre-order now - 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 Something
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!
The second half of the 20th Century was the golden age of press photography...read more
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 from one of the world's most prolific writers.
So Much Life Left Over
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 World
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
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 Less
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
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 Home
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 Man
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
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
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
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
**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 Kitchen
Bestselling food writer Rachel Khoo bid farewell to her Parisian kitchen and moved to Sweden...read more
Fugitive History: The Art of Julie Gough
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 Beyond
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 Krill
Eminent krill scientist Stephen Nicol wants us to know more about this enigmatic creature of the sea...read more
Snips & Snaps: The Frith Family
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 Dream
The extraordinary and highly anticipated memoir from visionary filmmaker David Lynch...read more
Brew a Batch
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
**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.
The Ship That Never Was
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 & Anorexia
By the author of cult novel I Love Dick - this collection of short stories has been reissued, and awaits discovery by a new audience. This literary voice is for readers after something edgy and contemporary.
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
**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.
Aperture Conversations presents a selection of interviews highlighting critical dialogue between photographers, esteemed critics, curators, editors, and artists from 1985 to the present day.
Big History creator David Christian takes readers on a cosmological detective quest, told on the grandest possible scale...read more
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
This new biography paints a riveting portrait of Pablo Picasso, examining both his strengths and shortcomings. Lavishly illustrated.
500 Self Portraits
A new edition of 500 Self Portraits that has been revised to include captivating contemporary works.
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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