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Readings have been a Melbourne independent bookshop for many years, frequented by lovers of books. They have 7 physical stores but also have an online store that offers free shipping on all orders $150 and above within Australia. During the pandemic, they haven't forgotten their public and consistently run many book events online.

What's better than to be in conversation with authors you love, and there are certainly a few household names on the list! Perhaps you're in a bit of a literary rut and looking for the next author to read, and may just find one you'd like to try out at these FREE events that run from 28 Sep to 18 Nov. Provided is just a whiff of what the event is about. Please follow the links to individual events for all the details.

Mon 28 Sep 6.30-7pm - Steve Wide in Conversation - Book here: For those obsessed with the nitty-gritty of the Punk movement. Join the author to celebrate the release of his two new books.
Tue 29 Sep 12-12.30pm - Hetty McKinnon in Conversation - Bookhere: The New York-based cook and food writer, back with her new collection of recipes.
Tue 29 Sep 6.30-7pm - Book Launch: The Survivors by Jane Harper - Book here: Set in Tasmania, a story of a sunken wreck, a missing girl, and questions that have never washed away.
Wed 30 Sep 6.30-7pm - Sarah Wilson in Conversation - Book here: Sarah Wilson, former journalist and TV presenter, author and activist discusses her new work of non-fiction.

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Hetty KcKinnon in Conversation 29 Sep

Thu 1 Oct 6.30-7pm - Tobias McCorkell in Conversation - Book here: A chat about McCorkell's new novel, a coming of age story set in Melbourne
Thu 1 Oct 8-8.45pm - Trent Dalton in Conversation with Clare Bowditch - Book here: The release of a highly anticipated second novel and the power of stories to change hearts and lives.
Mon 5 Oct 6.30-7pm - Anna Morgan in Conversation - Book here: Anna chats about her new YA Novel, a coming of age story set during Schoolies Week.
Tue 6 Oct 6.30.7pm - Craig Silvey in Conversation - Book here: Chat about Honeybee, a heartbreaking and life-affirming story that takes the reader to the dark side of life
Tue 6 Oct 6.30-7pm - Bertie Blackman in Conversation - Book here: A picture book debut from Blackman, created in dedication to her father.
Tue 6 Oct 8-8.30pm - Jacinta Parsons in Conversation - Book here: Discussing her compelling new memoir about chronic illness with TV presenter and radio host Julia Zemiro.
Thu 8 Oct 8-8.30pm - Garth Nix in Conversation - Book here: A fantasy author we're all familiar with, discussing his highly anticipated new novel with fellow writer James Bradley.
Mon 12 Oct 6.30-7pm - Book Launch: Max by Alex Miller - Book here: A new work of non-fiction; a meditation on memory and friendship and a reminder of humanity.
Tue 13 Oct 6.30-7pm - Claire Christian in Conversation - Book here: A joyful new novel from theatre-maker and writer Claire; a quirky feel-good romcom.
Wed 14 Oct 6.30-7pm- Leaf Supply's Lauren Camilleri & Sophia Kaplan in Conversation - Book here: The definitive guide to potting, maintaining and loving your houseplants tucked in a book.
Thu 15 Oct 6.30-7pm - Paul Jennings in Conversation - Book here: Most loved children's author shares his own story - Untwisted.
Thu 15 Oct 8-8.30pm - Monica McInerney in Conversation - Book here: A bestselling novelist and her latest work of fiction that'll fill your heart to bursting point.

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Sarah Wilson in Conversation 30 Sep

Mon 19 Oct 6.30-7pm - Ramona Koval in Conversation - Book here: A deep dive into what makes us human.
Tue 20 Oct 4.30-5pm - Question time with Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton - Book here: Kids authors extraordinaire cross-examined about their exploits.
Tue 20 Oct 6.30-7pm - Jack Howard in Conversation - Book here: The only musician/trumpeter to be inducted into the ARIA Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame; discussing his memoir and varied career.
Wed 21 Oct 6.30-7pm - Anna MacDonald & Josephine Rowe on the works of Beverley Farmer - Book here: Reflections on restlessness, desire and homecoming.
Wed 21 Oct 8-8.30pm - Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai & Natalie Jenner on the power of stories- Book here: A night of conversation and stories and the power of words.
Tue 27 Oct 12.30-1pm - The Conversation on the year that changed us - Book here: A world spinning on an axis of turmoil for the year 2020.
Tue 27 Oct 6.30-7pm - Emma Dawson & Janet McCalman in Conversation - Book here: A compilation of thought-provoking essays from leading Australian thinkers.
Wed 28 Oct 6.30-7pm - Rosalie Ham in Conversation - Book here: Ham returns to the unforgettable characters and gothic world of her bestselling novel-turned-film The Dressmaker.
Wed 28 Oct 8-8.30pm - Melbourne Poet PiO in Conversation - Book here: Discussing poetry both on and off the page.
Thu 29 Oct 12-1pm - Online Cooking Class with Elizabeth Hewson - Book here: A special online cooking class on learning how to make pasta.
Thu 29 Oct 6.30-7pm - Book Launch: Infinite Splendours by Sofie Laguna - Book here: A bold new literary offering from award-winning author Sofie.

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Anna Morgan in Conversation 5 Oct

Wed 4 Nov 6.30-9.30pm (unusually lengthy; check updates closer to date) - Chris Hammer in Conversation - Book here: A new thriller without spoilers in this online conversation.
Wed 4 Nov 8-8.30pm - Book Launch: Collisions - Book here: A new exciting anthology - Fictions of the Future.
Thu 5 Nov 6.30-7pm - Dennis Glover in Conversation - Book here: A savagely hilarious and provocative novel set in a near-future Hobart.
Thu 5 Nov 8-8.30pm - Fiona O'Loughlin in Conversation - Book here: A well-known face and name, comedian OLoughlin knows how to tell a good story.
Tue 10 Nov 6.30-7pm - Helen Garner in Conversation - Book here: Garner reveals the inner life of a woman in love and a great writer at work.
Tue 10 Nov 8-8.30pm - Ronni Kahn in Conversation - Bookhere: Founder and CEO of the food rescue organisation OzHarvest about her inspiring and intimate new memoir.
Wed 11 Nov 6.30-7pm - Sue Brierley in Conversation - Book here - The author of a bestselling memoir-turned-film Lion: Saroo's mother shares her story in Lioness.
Thu 12 Nov 6.30-7pm - Alannah Hill in Conversation - Book here: Iconic Australian fashion designer and her new book, The Handbag of Happiness.
Thu 12 Nov 8-8.45pm - Louise Milligan in Conversation - Book here: Award-winning investigative journalist discusses her masterful and deeply troubling new book.
Mon 16 Nov 6.30-7pm - Philip Salom in Conversation - Book here: A haunting and intriguing tale set in a small coastal town.
Tue 17 Nov 6.30-7pm - Geoff Raby in Conversation - Book here: Australia's Ambassador to China for 4 years till 2011; and his new book that provides insight on our future position in global affairs.
Wed 18 Nov 6.30-7pm - Don Watson in Conversation - Book here: A master wordsmith brings together a collection of writings, including previously unpublished pieces.

As you can see, there are enough author events to keep book lovers happy for a few months. Stay in touch viaFacebook for updates. You'll find interesting updates that your children may be interested in too, like their Children's & YA Top 10 Booksellers of the Week.

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Helen Garner in Conversation 10 Nov
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Your Comment
That's a tremendoys lineup. I'll pass this on to my local writing group; I'm sure some of them will be interested.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|8042) 25 days ago
What a stellar line-up of Australia's best authors. Very impressive
by Gillian Ching (score: 3|1435) 25 days ago
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