Dear reader, “A book,” Carl Sagan once said, “is proof that humans are capable of working magic.” That proof – the magic of another world in the palm of your hands – is not only what allows us, as readers, to inhabit the lives and worlds of others, b...

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What You Should Be Reading + Sydney Writers’ Festival Highlights

The powers that be graced us with another fabulous Sydney Writers’ Festival a couple of weeks ago, and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Below is a short summary of the festival highlights from this bookseller’s perspective, with a corresponding list of books that you must...

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Wrap Up: All Day YA at The Sydney Writers' Festival

On Saturday 5th of May, I went to the Sydney Writers’ Festival’s All Day YA event. In the early hours of the morning I made the trip up to Sydney from Canberra with two other book lovers and bloggers. While it was impossible to attend all ten events, I was rivetted and enriched...

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