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Our May Newsletter is out now!

Imprints Booksellers - Saturday, May 02, 2015

 

 

May is a month of big ideas, great books and special events here in Adelaide! For a round up of some of the exciting things happening at Imprints Booksellers this month, click the link below:

 

 

For the Chance to Win...

Imprints Booksellers - Saturday, May 02, 2015


Win Tickets to the Adelaide Festival
Special Event of Your Choice!

 

 

Our festival season may be over for another year, but the verve of Adelaide Writers' Week lives on in a stellar series of conversations with some of the world's finest minds. Throughout May, our city will play host to the likes of renowned neuroscientist Norman Doidge (The Brain's Way of Healing; The Brain That Changes Itself), Costa Prize-winning author Helen MacDonald (H is for Hawk), and celebrated novelist David Mitchell (The Bone Clocks; Cloud Atlas). Tickets are sure to go quickly so if you'd like to book your spot at any or all of the events, contact BASS on 131 246 or click the link:

 

As a special reward for Imprints customers, we're offering three double passes to the Adelaide Festival special event of your choice. For the chance to win, simply spend $50 or more with us online or in store before May 14 and nominate your preferred authorNorman Doidge, Helen MacDonald or David Mitchellon the entry form or in the comments section of your online purchase.

Entries close at 9pm on Thursday May 14. The winner for each event will be drawn at random and notified the following day. Winners must be available to collect their tickets from 107 Hindley Street prior to the first event on Sunday the 17th of May. Happy reading and good luck!

 

 

Anzac Day Trading Hours

Imprints Booksellers - Monday, April 20, 2015

Please note that, in accordance with South Australian trading regulations, Imprints Booksellers will be open from 12 midday until 5pm this Saturday April 25th for Anzac Day. As Monday is not a public holiday this year, normal trading hours will apply.

We keep all past, present and future soldiers and civilian casualties of war in our hearts and minds this day. Lest We Forget.

Autumn is for Reading . . .

Imprints Booksellers - Monday, March 30, 2015



Sun-drenched days and crisp, autumn nights: it's our very favourite time of the year for curling up with a good book! Featured below are a few of the best new books available for you to enjoy throughout March, April and May.

 

Mr Wilkinson's Simply Dressed Salads (Hardcover, $49.95)

Matt Wilkinson's passion is based on sourcing the very best seasonal and local produce to make simple dishes that allow the flavours of fine ingredients to shine through. His ethos is simple: food in season tastes the best, especially when it's grown in tune with nature.

And don't be fooled into thinking salads are just for the summer months: warming autumnal dishes stuffed with fresh root vegetables and wholesome greens abound in this beautifully presented cookbook.


Honeydew: Stories by Edith Pearlman (Paperback, $29.99)

Over the last few decades, Edith Pearlman has staked her claim as one of the great practitioners of the short story. Her understanding and skill have earned her comparisons to Anton Chekhov, John Updike and Alice Munro. Her latest work, gathered in this stunning collection of twenty new stories, is an occasion for celebration. Honeydew is a feast for the imagination. Read it cover-to-cover or savour each story as and when time permits—Pearlman's is a delicately crafted and thoroughly immersive world which you'll be glad to visit.

 

Dancing in the Dark: My Struggle Book 4 by Karl Ove Knausgaard (Paperback, $32.99)

Is it a memoir? Is it a novel? No-one's quite sure and we're not sure we mind! Dancing in the Dark is part four in the internationally acclaimed series of autobiographical literary bestsellers collectively known as My Struggle. This chapter charts Karl's life as a young adult, fresh out of high school and working as a teacher in a remote fishing village in the arctic circle. But, as always with the mysterious Norwegian writer, things turn very dark very quickly and his young character is lured by the vices which have plagued his own father's life. If you're new to the series, it's best to begin with Death in the Family: My Struggle Book 1.

 

So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson (Paperback, $29.99)

In the grand pop culture tradition of his previous bestse
llers, The Men Who Stare at Goats and The Psychopath Test, investigative journalist Jon Ronson tackles the darker side of the internet and asks a very important question: when someone trangresses online, just how far is too far in shaming them? Simultaneously powerful and hilarious in the way only Jon Ronson can be, So You've Been Publicly Shamed is a deeply honest book about modern life, full of eye-opening truths about the escalating war on human flaws - and our very scary part in it.

The Most Good You Can Do by Peter Singer (Paperback, $32.99)

Philosopher, ethicist and author Peter Singer presents a challenging new movement in the search for an ethical life, one that has emerged from his own work on some of the world's most pressing problems. The concept is seemingly simple: effective altruism involves doing the most good possible. Singer introduces us to an array of remarkable people who are restructuring their lives in accordance with these ideas, and shows how, paradoxically, effective altruism often leads to greater 
personal fulfilment. The Most Good You Can Do is a practical, hopeful and ultimately inspiring call-to-action.

Airmail: Taking Women of Letters to the World edited by Marieke Hardy & Michaela McGuire (Paperback, $29.99)

Women of Letters have conquered the world with their passion for correspondence. Taking their literary salons on a global tour, they've collected an astounding and sweeping array of contributions from some of the world's brightest talents. Their latest instalment features writing from a range of Australian and international icons including Lional Shriver, Eimer McBride, Moby, Anne Summers, Julian Burnside, Val McDermid, Tim Minchin and Lev Grossman.



Adelaide Writers' Week Program Available Now!

Imprints Booksellers - Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Hello and welcome to our very first edition of The Printed Word for 2015! We trust you've settled into the new year nicely and are now looking ahead to the bustling festival season when Adelaide shines her brightest.

The jewel in the Adelaide Festival crown for us will always be Adelaide Writers' Week which will once again be held at the beautiful Pioneer Women's Memorial Garden from Saturday the 28th of February until Thursday the 5th of March.

This year, the festival will welcome more than eighty highly accomplished and critically acclaimed authors, poets and playwrights from across the globe. For the complete line-up, collect your FREE program (that's right – it's entirely free this year!) from us at 107 Hindley Street or view the guide online if you're of the digital persuasion:




February New Releases In Store Now!

Imprints Booksellers - Sunday, February 01, 2015

All the best new releases for February are available now, including staff picks from Jason, Katherine and Kara.


Jason:

H is for Hawk
by Helen MacDonald
Paperback, $22.99

A moving and beautifully crafted memoir
about life, grief and falconry. Winner of the
2014 Samuel Johnson prize for non-fiction.

 


Katherine:

The Girl on the Train
by Paula Hawkins
Paperback, $32.99

A perfectly plotted psychological thriller
guaranteed to chill fans of Gillian Flynn's
Gone Girl.




Kara:

Fury: Women Write about Sex, Power and Violence
Edited by Samantha Trenoweth
Paperback, $27.95


A powerful collection of essays from many of the
strongest female voices writing in Australia today.

 

 

 For the complete list of books for February, 2015, click here

Introducing Imprints Online Bookclub

Imprints Booksellers - Monday, December 29, 2014

We are excited to announce a special new project to be implemented in 2015 – an online Imprints bookclub! Each month, we will publish lists of the books we've been reading on Facebook, Twitter and here on our blog. You'll have a chance to leave your comments and thoughts and you'll also have the opportunity to share some of your favourite books with us.

As a little taste of what's to come, our picks for the holiday season are featured below! Have you read any of them? What strange and wonderful books are on your reading list this festive season?

Katherine’s favourite books for the holiday season are an eclectic blend of the quirky and the classic. She's looking forward to delving into some good historical fiction with Jessie Burton's highly-acclaimed novel, The Miniaturist. Her crime pick for the summer is Slow Horses by Mick Herron  a gritty, realistic and thrilling spy novel which plays host to an array of deeply flawed yet likeable characters. Katherine also plans to tick a modern classic off her reading list with Sylvia Plath's pitch-perfect novel of youth and heartache, The Bell Jar.

What do fabulous chickens, policemen and Neil Young's cars have in common? They're all feature on Jason's summer reading list! Ernest Goh pays homage to the anything-but-humble chicken in his magnificent photographic book, Chickens. In his second autobiographical volume, Special Deluxe, singer-songwriter and cultural icon Neil Young reveals more of his life before fame with a special focus on his enduring love for vintage cars. The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters is also on Jason's list and promises to be thrilling blend of apocalyptic action and crime noir goodness.


Kara has been engrossed in the lastest volume of The Canary Press the long-awaited genre issue! Her favourite story in it so far is Kij Johnson's 26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss. Kara is also looking forward to reading Alice Pung's young adult debut, Laurinda, a sweet and funny coming-of-age tale set in a snooty private girls' school in Melbourne. Chuck Palahniuk's crazy new adventure in American subculture, Beautiful You is also on her to-be-read pile and, time permitting, she hopes to enjoy a selection of W.H. Auden's Collected Longer Poems as well.

The Mystical Appeal of Vintage Magic

Imprints Booksellers - Friday, December 05, 2014

 

We are pleased to introduce a very special new series from Vintage Books - collect the whole Vintage Magic range ($14.99ea) to create this gorgeous literary mosaic.

 


Titles include:

The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Enchantress of Florence
by Salman Rushdie
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

 


Imprints' November Newsletter is Available Now!

Imprints Booksellers - Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Our November Newsletter is available now and features a sublime selection of our favourite new books, including offerings from Christos Tsiolkas, Lily Brett, Barry Hill and J.M.Coetzee! There's also an irresistable offer to have our Summer Reading Guide delivered free-of-charge to your home or office when it launches later this month.
Click the link below to  have your copy of the Summer Reading Guide delivered.

 

A Fig at the Gate Book Launch

Imprints Booksellers - Monday, October 13, 2014

Imprints Booksellers, in conjunction with Allen & Unwin Publishers, are pleased to invite you to celebrate the launch of distinguished Australian poet and author Kate Llewellyn's delightful new book, A Fig at the Gate: A Memoir of Gardening, Chooks and Friendship.

If you would like to RSVP please email us at books@imprints.com.au or join our Facebook event.

Professor Susan Sheridan will be in attendance to launch the book and copies may be purchased at the event or ordered online now.

 


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