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Get ready to love your bookshop on August 10
Get ready to love your bookshop on August 10

On Saturday August 10, bookshops across Australia are throwing a party - and you're invited! 

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Lee Child's Jack Reacher series is coming to TV
Lee Child's Jack Reacher series is coming to TV

Amazon Studios have announced they are bringing Lee Child's bestselling Jack Reacher series to their streaming service. 

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Check out the program for Writers Unleashed 2019
Check out the program for Writers Unleashed 2019

Taking place Saturday 17 August, the Sutherland Shire Writers Festival aka Writers Unleashed is chock full of events to see and thing to do!

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Philippa Gregory to release new historical fiction series
Philippa Gregory to release new historical fiction series

Author of The Other Boleyn Girl and The White Queen Philippa Gregory is releasing the first novel in a brand new historical fiction series, Tidelandson 20 August. 

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Ruby romance awards announce 2019 finalists
Ruby romance awards announce 2019 finalists

The Ruby romance awards have announced 2019 Romantic Book of the Year finalists, recognising 17 finalists across five categories. 

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Metallica are releasing a picture book for charity
8/11/2019 1:18 AM
Metallica are releasing a picture book for charity

Titled The ABCs of Metallica, the book is co-authored by Howie Abrams and features illustrations from Michael McLeer. 

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Melbourne Writers Festival announce 2019 program
7/11/2019 10:45 PM
Melbourne Writers Festival announce 2019 program

The Melbourne Writers Festival have announced their 2019 program, taking place from 30 August to 8 September. 

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Katherine Heigl to star in Netflix adaption of Firefly Lane
7/11/2019 9:00 PM
Katherine Heigl to star in Netflix adaption of Firefly Lane

Katherine Heigl is set to star in (and executive produce) the upcoming adaption of Kristin Hannah's bestselling novel. 

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Sink your teeth into the first glimpse of BBC's new Dracula series
7/10/2019 8:40 PM
Sink your teeth into the first glimpse of BBC's new Dracula series

The BBC have shared the first photos of Danish actor Claes Bang as the titular villain. 

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Take a peek at the first photos from the upcoming 'Little Women' film adaptation
7/09/2019 7:17 PM
Take a peek at the first photos from the upcoming 'Little Women' film adaptation

Sony Pictures have given us our first glimpse of the upcoming film adaptation of Louisa May Alcotts's Little Women, directed by Greta Gerwig. 

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Microsoft's e-book library is shutting down
7/08/2019 8:36 PM
Microsoft's e-book library is shutting down

From this month Microsoft will be shutting down their e-book store and refunding all purchased content. 

 

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Tolstoy's Anna Karenina is getting a TV adaptation
7/04/2019 7:42 PM
Tolstoy's Anna Karenina is getting a TV adaptation

A TV adaptation Leo Tolstoy's 1878 epic Anna Karenina is being developed by Gwyneth Hughes (The Girl) and the Expectation production company. 

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Miles Franklin 2019 shortlist announced
7/03/2019 8:22 PM
Miles Franklin 2019 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2019 Miles Franklin literary award has been announced, with six authors in the running for the $60,000 prize. 

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Neil Gaiman's Sandman series is coming to Netflix
7/02/2019 9:01 PM 0 Comment(s)
Neil Gaiman's Sandman series is coming to Netflix

An 11-episode series is coming to the streaming platform, with Neil Gaiman as executive producer. 

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Stan Lee's first novel for adults to be released in September
8/01/2019 12:57 AM
Stan Lee's first novel for adults to be released in September

Stan Lee's Alliances: A Trick of Light, co-written by Stan Lee and Kat Rosenfield, will by published in September 2019 by Houghton Mifflin... View More»

An official Frank Zappa colouring book is coming out in November
An official Frank Zappa colouring book is coming out in November

David Calcano and Lindsay Lee have teamed up to craft The Frank Zappa Colouring Book, sanctioned by the late musician's estate. 

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New Australian National University database reveals historical reading habits
New Australian National University database reveals historical reading habits

A new database from the Australian National University has provided insight into what Aussie library patrons were borrowing back in the day. 

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Kickstart your reading with the Australian Reading Hour in September
Kickstart your reading with the Australian Reading Hour in September

The Australian Reading Hour is taking place on Thursday the 19th of September.

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Suzanne Collins to release Hunger Games Prequel in 2020
Suzanne Collins to release Hunger Games Prequel in 2020

Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins revealed that she will be releasing a prequel to her best-selling trilogy in 2020. 

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Pan Macmillan announce Elton John's official autobiography, titled 'Me'
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Pan Macmillan announce Elton John's official autobiography, titled 'Me'

Pan Macmillan have announced the release date and cover for Elton John's official autobiography 'Me', due for release in October. 

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US library receives overdue book after 75 years
7/12/2019 12:30 AM
US library receives overdue book after 75 years

The Scotland County Memorial Library in North Carolina saw the return of a book that had been overdue for more than 75 years. 

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Byron Writers Festival announces 2019 program
6/12/2019 10:00 PM
Byron Writers Festival announces 2019 program

The 2019 Byron Writers Festival program has been announced, running from 2-4 August. 

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2019 Ngaio Marsh Award longlist announced
6/11/2019 8:47 PM
2019 Ngaio Marsh Award longlist announced

The longlist for the 2019 Ngaio Marsh Awards has been announced, recognising the New Zealand's best crime, mystery and thriller novels of 2019. 

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NZ Book Awards announce 2019 finalists for Children and YA
6/06/2019 9:14 PM
NZ Book Awards announce 2019 finalists for Children and YA

The finalists for the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults have been announced. 

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Research shows readers still prefer paper over e-books and audiobooks
6/06/2019 8:26 PM
Research shows readers still prefer paper over e-books and audiobooks

Recent studies has shown the art of reading is still kicking, and that readers still prefer physical books over digital.

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WA Premier's Book Awards announce shortlists
6/05/2019 10:12 PM
WA Premier's Book Awards announce shortlists

The shortlists for the 2018 Western Australia Premier's book awards have been announced. 

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Say goodbye to sleep: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark has a new trailer
6/04/2019 11:28 PM
Say goodbye to sleep: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark has a new trailer

The film adaption of Alvin Schartz' Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark series has its first trailer. 

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Pottermore announces e-book exclusive series based on Harry Potter: A History of Magic
6/03/2019 11:54 PM
Pottermore announces e-book exclusive series based on Harry Potter: A History of Magic

Pottermore Publishing have announced they will be releasing four e-book exclusive books based on Hogwarts lessons and magic history. 

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Paul Jennings wins CBCA Lifetime Achievement Award
6/03/2019 10:11 PM
Paul Jennings wins CBCA Lifetime Achievement Award

Paul Jennings has receive the Children's Book Council of Australia's Lifetime Achievment award, recognising his contribution to Australian children's literature. 

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Garth Nix sells film & TV rights to The Keys to the Kingdom series
Garth Nix sells film & TV rights to The Keys to the Kingdom series

Garth Nix has sold film and television rights of his seven-book fantasy series to Herschend Entertainment Studios. 

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Sisters in Crime unveil 2019 Davitt Awards longlist
Sisters in Crime unveil 2019 Davitt Awards longlist

Sisters in Crime Australia have released the longlist for the 2019 Davitt Awards, spanning 127 crime books written by Australian women. 

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Marie Kondo to spark joy in your kids with her new picture book
Marie Kondo to spark joy in your kids with her new picture book

The eponymous star of the Netflix series 'Tidying Up with Marie Kondo' is releasing 'Kiki & Jax: the Life-Changing Magic of Friendship' on November 5th.

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Queensland Theatre to premiere stage adaption of 'Boy Swallows Universe'
Queensland Theatre to premiere stage adaption of 'Boy Swallows Universe'

The Queensland Theatre company has aquired the rights for a stage adaption of Trent Dalton's Boy Swallows Universe, to premiere in September 2020 as part of the Brisbane Festival. 

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Help Books Kinokuniya craft 2000 origami dinosaurs to beat a world record!
Help Books Kinokuniya craft 2000 origami dinosaurs to beat a world record!

Books Kinokuniya in Sydney is attempting to beat the Guinness world record for largest display of origami dinosaurs. 

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Holly Throsby's Goodwood is getting a TV adaption
Holly Throsby's Goodwood is getting a TV adaption

The ABC have announced they are adapting Holly Trosby's best-selling debut Goodwood into a TV show, written by Alison Bell and Sarah Scheller. 

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Melbourne Writers Festival 2019 Schools' program announced
Melbourne Writers Festival 2019 Schools' program announced

The Melbourne Writers Festival has announced their 2019 Schools’ program, running from 2-5th September. 

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Trent Dalton's Boy Swallows Universe is coming to TV
Trent Dalton's Boy Swallows Universe is coming to TV

After astounding critical and commerical success, Trent Dalton's Boy Swallows... View More»

Hilary Mantel announces final book in Thomas Cromwell trilogy, The Mirror and the Light
Hilary Mantel announces final book in Thomas Cromwell trilogy, The Mirror and the Light

Eight years in the making, the final novel in Hilary Mantel's iconic Thomas Cromwell trilogy has been announced for a March 2020 release. 

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'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' author Stephen Chbosky announces new horror novel
'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' author Stephen Chbosky announces new horror novel

Stephen Chbosky, author of the hit novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower has announced his first novel in 20 years, titled Imaginary Friend

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Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi has won the Man Booker 2019 International Prize
Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi has won the Man Booker 2019 International Prize

The Man Booker Prize has today announced that Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi has won the 2019 international prize.

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Netflix is rebooting the Babysitters Club
Netflix is rebooting the Babysitters Club

Netflix is planning a live-action TV series based on the classic series The Babysitters Club

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The longlist for the 2019 Miles Franklin Award has been announced
The longlist for the 2019 Miles Franklin Award has been announced

Read our reviews of the ten books in the running for the $60 000 prize. 

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First Nations and POC Writers Count launch crowdfunding campaign
First Nations and POC Writers Count launch crowdfunding campaign

First Nations & People of Colour Writers Count have launched a crowdfunding campaign for research into the lack of diversity in Australian publishing. 

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Australia's most borrowed library books of 2019
Australia's most borrowed library books of 2019

2019 Civica Libraries Index has revealed Australia and New Zealand’s most borrowed library books this year.

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Maria Semple's runaway-hit Where'd You Go Bernedette is getting a film adaption
Maria Semple's runaway-hit Where'd You Go Bernedette is getting a film adaption

Watch the second official trailer for the film adaption of Maria Semple's best-selling novel Where'd You Go Bernadette.

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Boy Swallows ABIAs: Trent Dalton dominates the book industry’s night of nights
5/03/2019 9:43 PM
Boy Swallows ABIAs: Trent Dalton dominates the book industry’s night of nights

Trent Dalton has won a record four ABIAs on the book industry's night of nights.

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The Bard of Bunyah: A tribute to Australia's greatest poet
The Bard of Bunyah: A tribute to Australia's greatest poet

29 April, 2019 marks the day the world lost one of its greatest poets. Les Murray died peacefully at age 80.

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Hunchback of Notre Dame tops best-seller list in France
Hunchback of Notre Dame tops best-seller list in France

The Hunchback of Notre Dame has catapulted to Amazon’s best-seller list in France.

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'Magnificent and compelling' novel The Overstory wins Richard Powers a Pulitzer Prize
'Magnificent and compelling' novel The Overstory wins Richard Powers a Pulitzer Prize

The Overstory by American novelist Richard Powers has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Read our review.

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Cookbooks are beating the digital age - here are some of the best
Cookbooks are beating the digital age - here are some of the best

With Easter banquets around the corner and Mothers' Day following close behind, we have compiled our five top recommendations for the best new cookbooks. 

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