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Pre-Order Richard Flanagan's First Person now!

Imprints Booksellers - Saturday, September 23, 2017

 

SEE RICHARD FLANAGAN IN CONVERSATION
FOR AN ADELAIDE WRITERS' WEEK SPECIAL EVENT

Richard Flanagan returns to Adelaide with his first novel since winning the Man Booker Prize. First Person is a clever romp through the twilight world of young writers, naked ambition, and that slippery fish - the truth. Join the extraordinary writer and wry cultural commentator in conversation.

MONDAY 16 OCTOBER, 2017,
6.00PM AT ELDER HALL
Imprints Booksellers is giving away two double passes to see Richard Flanagan in conversation with Laura Kroetsch of Adelaide Writers' Week. For your chance to win, simply click the link below to pre-order and pay for your copy of Flanagan's new novel, First Person, by Saturday 30 September, 2017. You may also pre-order in store at 107 Hindley Street. Our winners will be notified by Monday 2 October, leaving those not so lucky with plenty of time to purchase their tickets through BASS.


Short Books on Big Subjects

Imprints Booksellers - Friday, June 09, 2017
INTRODUCING
VINTAGE MINIS

This June, Vintage has launched a new range of short books on big subjects.
The twenty launch titles in the Vintage Minis series bring essential reading from the world’s greatest writers on the experiences that make us human. These stylish, entertaining, little books explore the whole spectrum of life – from birth to death, and everything in between.

Click the titles below to read more about each volume in the Vintage Minis series - $7.99 each, available in store & online now.

 

Desire by Haruki Murakami

Love by Jeanette Winterson

Babies by Anne Enright

Language by Xiaolu Guo

Summer by Laurie Lee

Sisters by Louisa May Alcott

Home by Salman Rushdie

Race by Toni Morrison

Liberty by Virginia Woolf

Drinking by John Cheever

Calm by Tim Parks

Swimming by Roger Deakin 

Work by Joseph Heller

Fatherhood by Karl Ove Knausgaard

Jealousy by Marcel Proust

Psychedelics by Aldous Huxley

Motherhood by Helen Simpson

Death by Julian Barnes

Depression by Willian Styron

Eating by Nigella Lawson

 

 


 

Our Summer Reading Guide is available now!

Imprints Booksellers - Friday, November 18, 2016







































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.



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...


 


View our Summer Reading Guide online

Imprints Booksellers - Saturday, November 14, 2015


Our 2015 Summer Reading Guide is now available and features this season's best books, selected by your favourite independent booksellers. Read it online below or shop from our website here. Or, if you're an old-fashioned type (like we are), you may prefer to collect a paper-and-ink copy in store at 107 Hindley Street, Adelaide, or have one delivered to your door simply email your name and postal address to books@imprints.com.au and we'll send it to you free of charge.



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Win a Double Pass to Mr Holmes or Madame Bovary!

Imprints Booksellers - Friday, July 03, 2015

 

We're pleased to be partnering with Transmission Films to give our customers the opportunity to see one of two wonderful new literary-inspired films . . . for free! Simply spend $30 or more with us in store or online between Friday July 3rd and Monday July 6th to score a double pass to your choice of Madame Bovary or Mr Holmes at participating cinemas. This offer is available only while the tickets last so be quick to avoid disappointment.


Based on the novel by Gustave Flaubert,
Madame Bovary is in cinemas from July 9th, 2015. Watch the trailer:

 

Based on the Sherlock Holmes series by Arthur Conan Doyle and the 2005 novel, A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullim, Mr Holmes is in cinemas from July 23rd, 2015. Watch the trailer:

 

 

A Special Harper Lee Pre-Order Offer!

Imprints Booksellers - Friday, June 19, 2015

 

To celebrate the forthcoming release of Harper Lee's long-awaited To Kill A Mockingbird sequel Go Set A Watchman we're offering a beautiful hardcover bundle of both books for $60.00 when you pre-order and pay before the worldwide release on July 14, 2015.

Alternatively, Go Set A Watchman is available to pre-order singly for the special price of $39.99 (reduced from $45 RRP). And if you've never read To Kill A Mockingbird, you still have a month before Scout sets out on her next adventure!

To secure your copy, email books@imprints.com.au, call (08) 8231 4454 or pre-order online today! Please Note: the Harper Lee bundle will be available for in store collection only.




Minimalist Modern Classics from Faber & Faber

Imprints Booksellers - Friday, June 12, 2015

We're pleased to be stocking a beautiful new range of minimalist modern classics from Faber & Faber publishers. These elegant classics are available in store and online for just $12.99 each.

 


 

Available Titles

 

Nightwood by Djuna Barnes - 'The unendurable is the beginning of the curve of joy.'

Selected Poems by T.S. Eliot - 'This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang but with a whimper.'

Pincher Martin by William Golding - 'I must watch my mind. I must not let madness steal up on me and take me by surprise.'

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro - 'After all, what can we ever gain in forever looking back and blaming ourselves if our lives have not turned out quite as we might have wished?'

The Buddha of Suburbia by Hanif Kureishi - 'My name is Karim Amir, and I am an Englishman born and bred, almost...'

Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter by Mario Vargas Llosa - 'One can't fight with oneself, for this battle has only one loser.'

Self-Help by Lorrie Moore - 'After four movies, three concerts, and two-and-a-half museums, you sleep with him. It seems the right number of cultural events.'

Ariel by Sylvia Plath - 'I rise with my red hair / And I eat men like air.'

Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson - 'Because, once alone, it is impossible to believe that one could ever have been otherwise. Loneliness is an absolute discovery.'

 


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.




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