Dominic Smith discusses The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

You’ve already read our staff raves about The Last Painting of Sara de Vos, with the booksellers and critics similarly smitten, and now with Dominic Smith coming to Australia you can hear him discuss his fascinating novel in apt settings like The Art Gallery of NSW (where some of the book is set), as well as The National Gallery of Australia and the Queensland Art Gallery – check out the full tour dates here.… Read the rest

Staff Favourites of 2014

Every year we have a staff vote on our favourite books, and every year we complain about the abysmal categorisation available, which makes us pick only ONE Adult Book, ONE Children’s Book and ONE Illustrated Book.… Read the rest

What I’ve been reading… Tampa & more

Tampa’s controversial, and so is the cover!


Ahhhh! This book! An easy prediction for the most talked about novel of the year, Tampa is a slice cut from the life of one Celeste Price, beautiful blond middle-school teacher and sexual predator with a predilection for 14 year old boys.… Read the rest