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The Adelaide Festival of Ideas | 21-23 October, 2016

Imprints Booksellers - Monday, October 17, 2016

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!






Warming Winter Reads - June 2016

Imprints Booksellers - Monday, June 20, 2016

 


Is there a better remedy against the winter months than hot tea and good books? C.S. Lewis thought not:

“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: Selected Nonfiction

by Neil Gaiman, Paperback, $29.99

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.



The Gustav Sonata

by Rose Tremain, Paperback, $29.99

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 lifetime.



The American People: Volume 1 - Search for My Heart

by Larry Kramer, Paperback, $36.99

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.



Happy People Read and Drink Coffee

by Agnes Martin-Lugand, Paperback, $27.99

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.



Coast to Coast Book Launch

Imprints Booksellers - Wednesday, June 08, 2016

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 emily@wakefieldpress.com.au by Friday 24 June.

 

 

Win a gift pack of books just in time for Mothers Day!

Imprints Booksellers - Friday, April 29, 2016
Spend $50 or more at Imprints Booksellers before Saturday May 7 and go in the draw to win an assortment of beautiful new books courtesy of our friends at Allen and Unwin. This gift pack is valued at more than $180 and is perfect for sharing with mum (or keeping for yourselfwe won't judge!).



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.





Katherine's Favourite Crime Reads: April 2016

Imprints Booksellers - Friday, April 08, 2016

Katherine our very own Queen of Crime Fiction has done the heavy lifting for you this month and chosen her five favourite new thrillers. From a tangled web of conspiracy and intrigue in Tim Baker's Fever City to a brand new Bernie Gunther mystery with cameo by W. Somerset Maugham, these are the most enthralling new crime books for the month of April. 

 

Fire Damage by Kate Medina, Paperback, $29.99rrp

The first in an exciting new crime series featuring psychologist Dr Jessie Flynn a brilliantly complex character who struggles with a dark past of her own. Four-year-old Sami is deeply traumatised, and it's up to psychologist Dr Jessie Flynn to unlock his terrifying memories. She needs to find out who ‘the girl’ is – but nothing can prepare her for the truth about what haunts him.


 

Fever City by Tim Baker, Paperback, $29.99rrp

Nick Alston, a Los Angeles private investigator, is hired to find the kidnapped son of America's richest and most hated man. Hastings, a mob hitman in search of redemption, is also on the trail. But both men soon become ensnared by a sinister cabal that spreads from the White House all the way to Dealey Plaza. Decades later in Dallas, Alston's son stumbles across evidence from JFK conspiracy buffs that just might link his father to the shot heard round the world.


The Trap by Melanie Raabe, Paperback, $29.99rrp

Twelve years ago, Linda's sister Anna was murdered. Her killer was never caught, but Linda saw him. Now, all these years later, she's just seen him again on TV. He's become a well-known journalist, and Linda–a famous novelist and infamous recluse–knows no one will believe her if she accuses him. She does the only thing she can think of: she sets a trap, writing a thriller called Blood Sisters about the unsolved murder of a young woman. When Blood Sisters is published, Linda agrees to give just one media interview. At home. To the one person who knows more about the case than she does...

The Other Side of Silence - Bernie Gunther #11 by Philip Kerr, Paperback, $29.99rrp

The French Riviera, 1956. A world-weary Bernie Gunther is working under a false name as a hotel concierge. His attempts to keep his nose clean go horribly awry when a wartime acquaintance sucks him into a blackmail plot involving one of the most famous British writers of the 20th century, W. Somerset Maugham, and the Cambridge Spies and a mass murderer who, in 1945, was responsible for the deaths of thousands, among them a woman Bernie loved.



The Travelers by Chris Pavone, Paperback, $29.99rrp


Will Rhodes is an award-winning correspondent for The Travelers, on assignment at a luxury Argentinian resort, but his life is about to be turned upside down when a new flirtation turns into something far more dangerous. Turns out he's been targeted, he just doesn't know why. He doesn't know what these people truly want and how far into his life they will reach, to his friends and his colleagues, to his boss and his wife. He doesn't know that they will stop at nothing in their pursuit, and he doesn't know about the secrets he has already been keeping...


 


Crackle and Pop at Imprints | Sunday 10 April

Imprints Booksellers - Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Books, Coffee, Records...
Your two favourite predigital formats come together in a glorious celebration of all things paper and vinyl. On Sunday 10 April, independent pop up record store Crackle & Pop Records will find a temporary home inside your favourite little bookshop on Hindley Street. Our neighbours at DEW Drink Eat Work will also be open to provide you with coffee and all day breakfast! Books, coffee, records what better way to spend a sunny autumn day? Join our Facebook event for updates and to help spread the word amongst friends. See you Sunday!

Easter Trading Hours

Imprints Booksellers - Tuesday, March 22, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Easter Trading Hours

Good Friday, 25 March: CLOSED

Saturday 26 March: 9am5pm

Easter Sunday, 27 March: 11am5pm

Monday 28 March: 11am5pm

 


The 2016 Adelaide Writers' Week Program is now available

Imprints Booksellers - Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Pioneer Women's Memorial Garden
27 February 3 March, 2016

The 2016 Adelaide Writers' Week program was officially launched last week and, as always, it features a stellar line-up of literary guests including internationally acclaimed novelists, journalists, editors, historians, scientists, poets, playwrights and more. For the full FREE program, visit the Festival online or collect a copy in store at 107 Hindley Street. See you in the garden very soon!



Adelaide Writers Week Favourites

Paolo Bacigalupi Jesse Ball Jonathan Bate Muriel Barbery Fran Bryson Jane Caro Annabel Crabb Phil Cummings Richard Dawkins Robert Dessaix Patrick deWitt Peggy Frew Patrick Gale Masha Gessen Lauren Groff Gail Jones Andy Joyner Mireille Juchau Etgar Keret Catherine Lacey Hyeonseo Lee Fiona McFarlane Jennifer McLagan Peter May George Megalogenis Drusilla Modjeska Simon Sebag Montefiore Rob Mundle Craig Munro Gerald Murnane Brenda Niall Kerry O'Brien Andrew O'Hagan Max Porter Jim Shepard Anna Smaill Alexander McCall Smith Magda Szubanski Laura Thompson Lucy Treloar Laura van den Berg   Robert Wainwright Chris Wallace-Crabbe Rohan Wilson Simon Winchester Charlotte Wood Beth Yahp Paul Yoon



Imprints' Holiday Trading Hours

Imprints Booksellers - Saturday, December 19, 2015


You can find last minute Christmas pressies, spend your gift voucher, load up on holiday reading or just stop by for a chat and a browse with us every day over the holiday period – except for Christmas Day and New Year's Day. For a full run down of our holiday trading hours, please see the guide below:





Win a First Dog on the Moon Plush Toy and Button!

Imprints Booksellers - Monday, November 23, 2015

Do you love the witty, insightful and delightfully irreverent cartoons by First Dog on the Moon? For the chance to win the adorable, slightly wonky-eyed plush Dog and matching button pictured above, simply purchase your copy of A Treasury of Cartoons with us this Christmas!

Entry to the competition is automatic upon purchase and the competition closes at 5pm on Friday 18 December, 2015. Winners will be notified shortly thereafter. The prize is open to all Australian residents but the prize is pick up only from 107 Hindley Street, Adelaide.





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