Reading list

Alain de Botton The School of Life: An Emotional Education

Ashley Hay Griffith Review

Chris Flynn Mammoth

Christopher Pyne The Insider

David Raubenheimer & Stephen J Simpson Eat Like The Animals

David Roland The Power of Suffering

Dervla McTiernan The Good Turn

Donna Ward She I Dare Not Name: A Spinster’s Meditation on Life

Elizabeth Gilbert Eat Pray Love/City of Girls

Ellen Broad Made By Humans

Gabbi Stroud Dear Parents

Gloria Steinem The Truth Will Set You Free, But First It Will Piss You Off!

Heather Morris Tattooist of Auschwitz/Cilka’s Story

Jess Hill See What You Made Me Do

Julia Baird Phosphorescence

Dr Liz Allen The Future of Us: Demography Gets A Makeover

Matt Stanton Funny Kid series

Paul Browning Principled

Paul Kelly Love Is Strong as Death

Rebecca Huntley How to Talk About Climate Change In a Way that Makes a Difference

Richard Fidler The Golden Maze

Rick Morton One Hundred Years of Dirt

Rory Medcalf Contest for the Indo Pacific

Sacha Molitorisz Net Privacy

Toby Walsh The World That AI Made

Vicki Laveau-Harvie The Erratics

William Dalrymple The Anarchy: The Rise and Fall of the East India Company


Coming soon:

Barry Jones Sleepers Wake, Now! (Scribe, October 2020)

Christine Jackman Silence, Please! (Non Fiction, Murdoch Books, September 2020)

Sarah Wilson One Wild and Precious Life (NF, Pan Macmillan, September 2020)


Local bookstores

Please note: Hours may have changed because of COVID-related restrictions, and may not stock all of the above books  Check websites or call ahead before visiting.

Book Lore

Open 10 am—5.30 pm daily at 94 Wattle Street, Lyneham |

Book Passion

Open 9 am – 5:30 pm Wednesday – Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm Sunday | Belconnen Fresh Food Markets, 1 Lathlain Street, Belconnen |

Canty’s Bookshop

Open 10.30 am—5 pm daily | 4/59-61 Wollongong Street, Fyshwick |


Open 10 am—4 pm daily at King Edward Terrace, National Portrait Gallery and the National Arboretum |

Down Memory Lane

Open Wednesday to Sunday 10 am—4.30 pm at 34 Geelong Street, Fyshwick |

Harry Hartog

Woden store: Open 9 am—5:30 pm Monday to Thursday, 9 am—9 pm Friday, 9 am—5 pm Saturday, 10 am—4 pm Sunday | Westfield Woden, Keltie Street, Woden |

ANU store: Open 9 am—5.30 pm Monday to Friday, 10 am—5 pm Saturday, 11 am—4 pm Sunday at Kambri, ANU (drive to Kingsley Street in Acton and then follow the signs to Kambri’s underground parking) |

Muse Canberra

Open 6.30 am—10 pm weekdays, 7 am—10 pm Saturdays and 7 am—12 pm Sundays at 69 Canberra Avenue, Kingston.

National Library of Australia Bookshop

Open daily from 9 am—5 pm except Good Friday and Christmas Day | National Library of Australia, Parkes Place West, Parkes |

Paperchain Bookstore

Open 9 am—8 pm Sunday to Thursday, 9 am—9 pm Friday and Saturday at 34 Franklin Street, Manuka |

Robinsons Bookshop

Open 9 am—5:30 pm Monday to Thursday, 9 am—9 pm Friday, 9 am–5 pm Saturday, 10 am —4 pm Sunday | Canberra Centre, Bunda Street, Canberra City |