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Great Books for Kids at Imprints Booksellers

Imprints Booksellers - Saturday, June 24, 2017
  OUR KIDS' READING GUIDE  
 IS AVAILABLE NOW 

Featuring the best childrens' books as chosen by your local independent booksellers, our new kids' reading guide will help keep young readers engaged and entertained these school holidays. Pop into 107 Hindle Street for a hardcopy edition, or click below to view it online.




















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...


 


Win a Double Pass to Geraldine Brooks!

Imprints Booksellers - Monday, October 19, 2015

 

Journalist and Pulitzer prize-winning author, Geraldine Brooks, will be appearing in Adelaide for a special night of conversation on behalf of Adelaide Writers' Week. While tickets are in high demand for this worthy event, we are giving two lucky customers the chance to win one of two double passes with any online purchase of $30 or more. May we recommend Geraldine's gorgeous new novel, The Secret Chord?

Winners will be announced on Friday November 6th and the tickets will be available for collection at the event. For more information about Geraldine Brooks in Conversation or to secure tickets, visit the link below:

 

 

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.'

 


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.

 

Mum's the Word

Imprints Booksellers - Tuesday, May 06, 2014

With Mother's Day fast approaching―it's this Sunday, fellas―now is the perfect time (read: the only time) to think about a gift that will express all those things with which we should shower our mums every day: gratitude, admiration, love and affection. For mums with young children a book that can be shared together makes a wonderful token of appreciation but also provides a great opportunity for family bonding time. Here's a selection of picture books that mothers and young children are sure to enjoy together: 

I Love My Mummy by Giles Andreae, Paperback, $14.99 RRP

I love my Mummy very much, She's great to cuddle, soft to touch.

Wonderfully child-like verses about everything that makes mothers irresistible to their little ones are illustrated with bright and bold pictures in this sweet book. Toddler-friendly, funny, and loving, this is an experience to be shared time and time again.

 

Love you, Mum by Karen Hull, Hardcover, $9.99 RRP

I love you in the morning - 'Wake up, sleepyhead.'

I love you at breakfast - 'Time to get you fed.'

In this adorable picture book, Karen Hull's gentle illustrations of Australian animals are matched with a heart-warming text that celebrates the everyday love between mothers and their young children.

 

Mum's the Word by Timothy Knapman, Paperback, $14.99 RRP

What's the word that feels like a cuddle? Like splashing and sploshing through a great big puddle?

A funny rhyming tale with adorable illustrations showing the importance of a mother's love. When a little dog tries to find the word that feels like a cuddle and is as warm as a goodnight kiss, he discovers that the word is . . . 'Mum!' 

 

Hey Mum, I Love You by Corinne Fenton, Hardcover, $18.95 RRP

 I love you more than the prickliest tickle, the softest sigh, the best-kept secret . . .

A love letter to Mum, illustrated with beautiful photographs of baby animals and their mothers. Corinne Fenton's sweet and thoughtful text reminds us just how special Mums really are.

 

Of course, if your child is too old to sit on mum's lap and read a picture book, mum doesn't have to miss out! Whether she prefers moving memoirs, engrossing fiction or fascinating history, there are plenty of books available which will make wonderful presents for Mother's Day.  

 

Chasing the Rose: An Adventure in the Venetian Countryside by Andrea di Robilant, Harcover, $29.99 RRP

From the author of the best-selling A Venetian Affair, here is the charming chronicle of his search for the identity of a mysterious old rose. Andrea di Robilant’s tale takes us back to the time of Josephine Bonaparte, as well as into some of the most delightful rose gardens in Italy today, brought to colorful life on the page in the watercolors of artist Nina Fuga.

 


The Claimant by Janette Turner Hospital, paperback, $29.99 RRP

So then, here it is. The unadorned un-self-flattering gospel, the never-before-told story our intricately intertwined lives . . . Listen: I know things that no one else knows. Trust me.

From one of our foremost novelists, The Claimant is a compelling and ravishingly readable novel about the fluid, shifting and ultimately elusive nature of identity and the reasons why people seek to change their names, their identities or their personalities.

 

Paris Haute Couture by Anne Zazzo, Hardcover, $90.00 RRP

A comprehensive history of high fashion in Paris from Madame Grès and Balenciaga to Yves Saint Laurent and Yohji Yamamoto, spanning all aspects from clothing and accessories to perfume. This chronological study traces the history of the esteemed couture houses of Paris, examining the role of the designer and the extraordinary craftsmanship behind the finished creations, the place of haute couture in Parisian culture, and its influence in the wider fashion industry.

 

So these are our best gift suggestions for Mother's Day, but if we may offer one more: the most precious gift of all for a busy mother is time to do the things she enjoys. A book will be even better received if it comes with the promise of a few lesiurely reading hours as well! For more reading suggestions, visit us in store at 107 Hindley Street, Adelaide, or call us on 08 8231 4454. Happy Reading!



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