2017 Spring Reading Guide

We are excited to share with you this fantastic hand-picked selection of fiction, non-fiction, children's and gift ttles coming out this Spring.  As an independent bookseller, we are motivaated by a love of books and reading and we are proud of our great range, personalised service and loyal customers.  If you don';t find what you are looking for on the pages of this guide, we'd be happy to help you find an alternative or place a special order.  Happy Reading!


Category:

 Australian author

I never had words to ask anybody the questions, so I never had the answers. Abandoned by her mother as a toddler and only occasionally visited by her volatile father who keeps dangerous secrets, Justine is raised solely by her Pop, an old man tormented by visions of the Burma Railw... read more

The Choke
$32.99(AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 13

Category:

 Australian author

'I so much admire Michelle de Kretser's formidable technique - her characters feel alive, and she can create a sweeping narrative which encompasses years, and yet still retain the sharp, almost hallucinatory detail.' Hilary Mantel'Michelle de Kretser knows how to construct a... read more

The Life to Come
$32.99(AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 3

The Complete Guide to Baking gives readers all the technical know-how required to become an expert in the art of baking. Each of the recipes feature a full-colour cross-section illustration, step-by-step photography and a hero image... read more

The Complete Guide to Baking : Bread, Brioche and other gourmet treats
$59.99(AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 8

Category:

 Picture Books

Rubens dreams were of places that made no sense to him. Places that didn't exist. At least not anymore.
Ruben is a triumph of Bruce Whatley's imaginative and technical skills.

Ruben (HB)
$29.99(AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 5

Category:

 Contemporary

A brilliant and immersive, all-consuming read about one fourteen-year-old girl's heart-stopping fight for her own soul. 'You think you're invincible. You think you won't ever miss. We need to put the fear on you. You need to surrender yourself to death before you ever begin... read more

My Absolute Darling
$29.99(AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 5

Category:

 Early Readers

Amy's family is speedy! They are always in such a rush that there is no time to talk or play - until the afternoon Amy brings home a sloth. Then things start changing very, very slowly ...A timely tale about enjoying the little things in life from award-winning author Margaret Wild.

The Sloth Who Came to Stay (HB)
$24.99(AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 4

Category:

 Contemporary

"Omar Robert Hamilton brings vividly to life the failed revolution of 2011 on the streets of Cairo, in all its youthful bravery and naive utopianism." (JM Coetzee). "I finished this novel with fascination and admiration. It gives a picture of the inside of a popular movement ... read more

The City Always Wins
$29.99(AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 3

Category:

 Contemporary

Wellington, 1885. Tally Ho doesn't need to go to school because she is going to be a fisherman or a cart driver or a butcher boy like Harry Crawford. Wellington is her town and she makes up the rules. Papa takes her fishing, Nonno teaches her how to jump fences on his horse Geronimo - l... read more

Half Wild
$29.99(AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 3

Category:

 Australian Crime

Series:#1
Reading Level:Advanced

Everyone has an idea of what their perfect life is. For Agatha, it's Meghan Shaughnessy's. These two women from vastly different backgrounds have one thing in common - a dangerous secret that... read more

The Secrets She Keeps
$32.99(AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 3

Millennials have it bad. In 2017, they face the problems of underemployment, unaffordable housing and economists who write crap columns telling them that it's their fault for taking an Uber to brunch. Today, the future's so dark, we ne... read more

Total Propaganda: Basic Marxist Training for the Angry and the Young
$27.99(AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 3

Category:

 Middle Readers

Series:Minutes of Danger

10 stories. 10 dangerous situations. 10 brave kids. 50 minutes to escape. Bobby wakes up somewhere dark, cold, and enclosed. Has he been buried alive, or is something else going on? Ella's trapped in quicksand, and sinking fast. Will she escape, or will one of the... read more

500 Minutes of Danger (Danger #3)
$12.99(AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 2

Category:

 Contemporary

The latest winner of the Ampersand Prize is a genre-smashing hostage drama about 14-year-old Tamara, who's faced with an impossible choice when she falls for her kidnappers. Yet this is no ordinary kidnapping. Tamara has been living on a star freighter in deep space, and her ki... read more

In the Dark Spaces
$19.99(AUD) inc GST
Available Stock: 1