Nothing soothes the post-festival blues quite like a strong coffee and a good book, except maybe a discount voucher for your favourite independent bookshop.
In the spirit of all things cosy and nice, we're collaborating with our neighbours at DEW: Drink Eat Work to offer you a 10% off voucher for redemption in store at Imprints Booksellers when you pop in for a coffee at 101 Hindley Street, Adelaide.
Be sure to sample their excellent new autumn menu while you're there, then wander down to 107 for a browse and a bargain.
The Printed Word
Adelaide Writers' Week Program
The complete Adelaide Writers' Week program is now available and we can hardly wait for all that amazing literary talent to grace the Pioneer Women's Memorial Garden from Saturday 4 March to Thursday 9 March. In preparation for our annual (almost) week-long book binge, we recommend brushing up on a few festival favourites.
Katherine recommends The Rules of Backyard Cricket by Jock Serong, Marshall's Law by Ben Sanders, The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton, The Dead Ladies Project by Jessa Crispin, and Kick by Paula Byrne.
Kara recommends Goodwood by Holly Throsby, The Hate Race by Maxine Beneba Clarke, You Are Stardust by Elin Kelsey, Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West, and The Undiscovered Islands by Malachy Tallack.
Other highlights include Sebastian Barry, Peter Robinson, Eka Kurniawan, David Hunt, Richard Fidler, Hannah Kent, Jane Smiley, Madeleine Thien, Sebastian Smee, Mei Fong, Thomas Frank, Yuri Herrera and more! For the full line-up, visit AWW online or pop into 107 Hindley Street for your FREE paper-and-ink program.
Historians Dr Nick Brodie and Dr Kiera Lindsey have found popular success with their recent books on forgotten or little-known happenings from Australia's past. Brodie’s latest book, 1787: The Lost Chapters of Australia's Beginnings, challenges our national understanding of the ‘discovery’ of the continent, while Lindsey's compelling tale, The Convict’s Daughter: The Scandal that Shocked a Colony, recounts a meticulously researched story from the author’s own family. Join us, as these two rising stars of Australian history share their secrets in a special Talking History event:
Monday 24 October 5.30 for 6pm-7.30pm
Drill Hall, Torrens Parade Ground
Onsite parking (entrance off Victoria Drive)
Admission is FREE but registrations required
Reserve your free ticket
The Adelaide Festival of Ideas returns this weekend with around 70 thinkers tackling topics ranging from the precarious future of the world's citrus industry to contemporary challenges facing democracy and human rights. The vast majority of sessions are free though a few highlights are worth shelling out the modest ticket price. In particular, we recommend Erin Brockovich in conversation with Phillip Adams and a special session celebrating poetry, music and story telling on the theme of Home. You can find details of speakers, events and sessions online or collect your old fashioned paper-and-ink program in store. This year, as in years past, Imprints Booksellers are pleased to partner with the festival as its official bookseller. You'll find us hosting a pop-up bookshop in the AFoI marquee, located near Elder and Bonython Halls. We hope to see you there!
“You can never get a cup of tea large enough
or a book long enough to suit me.”
With rain drumming against the windows and the heat set to high, we've put together a selection of reading suggestions to spark your curiosity and ignite your imagination. New offerings from Lionel Shriver, Ellen Van Neerven, Lindy West, Edward O. Wilson and more promise something for everyone at Imprints Booksellers but, sadly, tea is not included. Best to brew your own, we think. In the mean time, happy winter reading!
Upstairs at the Strand: Writers in Conversation at the Legendary Bookstore
edited by Jessica Strand and Andrea Aguilar, Paperback, $22.99
Based on a series of talks pairing writers of note at NYC’s beloved bookstore, Upstairs at the Strand offers candid and behind-the-scenes accounts of the ways leading writers work, think, and live. The book features such celebrated novelists, playwrights, and poets as Martin Amis, Paul Auster, Renata Adler, Patti Smith, and Mark Strand, as well as contemporary stars such as Alison Bechdel, Junot Díaz, and Téa Obreht.
The View from the Cheap Seats draws together, for the first time ever, a myriad of non-fiction writing by international phenomenon and Sunday Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman. From Make Good Art, the speech he gave at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia that went viral, to pieces on artists and legends including Terry Pratchett, Lou Reed and Ray Bradbury, the collection offers a glimpse into the head and heart of one of the most acclaimed writers of our time.
Fierce, astringent, profoundly tender – and spanning the twentieth
century – Rose Tremain's beautifully orchestrated novel tells the story of Gustav Perle who grows up in a small town in Switzerland, where the horrors of the Second World War seem like far-off concerns. Exploring themes of betrayal and the struggle for happiness, The Gustav Sonata is a testament to the
passionate love of a childhood friendship as it is tested over a
Forty years in the making, The American People sets forth Larry
Kramer's reimagined vision of his homeland's history. This is the
story of one nation under a plague, contaminated by greed, hate, and
disease and host to transcendent acts of courage and kindness. Volume One of this remarkable opus is a work of ribald satire, prophetic
outrage, and dazzling imagination. It is an encyclopedic indictment,
written with outrageous love and a sharp eye for the pitfalls of contemporary American culture.
Diane has a charmed life as a wife, a mother and the owner of a literary café in Paris until a tragic accident claims the lives of her husband and daughter. Trapped and haunted by her memories, Diane withdraws from friends and family, unable and unwilling to move forward. But, one year on, Diane shocks her loved ones by leaving Paris to move to a small town on the Irish coast to rebuild her life alone. At once heartbreaking and uplifting, Happy People Read and Drink Coffee is the inspirational story of a woman finding new meaning in the wake of devastating loss.
We're pleased to host the launch of Nick Petrucco's book, Coast to Coast: A Family Walk Across India, in collaboration with Deb Kandelaars and our friends from Wakefield Press. Join us in celebration of this remarkable travel memoir and enjoy a free evening of discussion, refreshments and local wines provided by Coriole Vineyards. RSVP via the Facebook event or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 24 June.
Terms and stuff:
- Enter as many times as you like!
- The lucky winner will be drawn at random and notified by 7/5/16.
- Prize is pick up only from 107 Hindley Street, Adelaide.
- Autumn is for books and coffee...
- Get with the Adelaide Writers' Week program!
- Season's readings from your local indie booksellers!
- Holiday Trading Hours
- Our Summer Reading Guide is available now!
- Join History SA and Imprints Booksellers for a special Talking History event
- The Adelaide Festival of Ideas | 21-23 October, 2016
- Warming Winter Reads - June 2016
- Coast to Coast Book Launch
- Win a gift pack of books just in time for Mothers Day!
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