Bugatti Veyron: A Quest for Perfection by Martin Roach (watch the trailer, too)

The Story of the Greatest Car in the World In 2005, Bugatti launched a car that has single-handedly redefined the notion of a ‘supercar’. It was called the Veyron, was reputed to cost £5 million to build and yet only £1m to buy. It quickly became the most talked about and indeed coveted car of all time. Written with the full co-operation of Bugatti. The Bugatti Veyron’s statistics are min... Read more

by | October 31, 2011

Powderfinger was here. How do we know? They left Footprints.

For the first time, Bernard, Darren, Ian, John and Jonathan look back and tell their whole story from childhood to their final farewell. Few could debate Powderfinger’s place as one of Australia’s most loved bands. 2010 saw the end of an era in Australian music, with Powderfinger playing their last concert together, so this November Hachette Australia will proudly publish FOOTPRINTS... Read more

by | October 31, 2011

Matt Granfield, author of HipsterMattic: One Man’s Quest to Become the Ultimate Hipster, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Matt Granfield author of HipsterMattic: One Man’s Quest to Become the Ultimate Hipster Ten Terrifying Questions ——————————- 1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled? For a second there I thought that read ‘Why were you born?’ and ... Read more

by | October 31, 2011

Jessica Adams, editor of The Holiday Goddess Handbag Guide to London, New York, Paris and Rome, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Jessica Adams editor of The Holiday Goddess Handbag Guide to London, New York, Paris and Rome Ten Terrifying Questions ————————- 1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled? I was born on July 25th 1964 at 7.08am in London, with the Sun in Leo, Moon i... Read more

by | October 29, 2011

Congratulations to all of the Booktoberfest winners… There are still prizes to win. Order before 1 November 2011 to enter.

WEEK THREE WINNERS – CONGRATULATIONS TO: Booktopia Weekly $250 RRP worth of Books Week 3 Winner: T. Morfea, Baulkham Hills, NSW Random House – Prize 1 – Julie Goodwin signed Breast Cancer Awareness Apron Week 3 Winner: A. Balassone, Templestowe, VIC Simon & Schuster – Prize 1 – Becca Fitzpatrick Sydney Event Double Pass + 1 Silence T-Shirt Week 3 Winner: C. Craddock, Gumdale, QL... Read more

by | October 28, 2011

John Birmingham, author of Angels of Vengeance, the third book in his mega-selling Disappearance Trilogy, answers Six Sharp Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks John Birmingham author of Angels of Vengeance, the third book in his mega-selling Disappearance Trilogy Six Sharp Questions ——————– 1. Congratulations, on completing your new book – what is Angels of Vengeance about and is it really the last book in the series? Yes and no. The story that began with the Disappearance in... Read more

by | October 28, 2011

VINTAGE Books Celebrates its 21st Birthday with a Rainbow

VINTAGE Books have chosen a wonderful way to celebrate their 21st Birthday. They have produced a rainbow of colourful new editions of the best fiction in their impressive collection. These are some of the best, most talked about and most lauded novels published in the last 21 years. It is an astonishing list. Novels by Jeanette Winterson, Margaret Atwood, Philip Roth, Ian McEwan, A. S. Byatt,  ... Read more

by | October 27, 2011

The Diamond Queen: Elizabeth II and Her People From Coronation to Diamond Jubilee by Andrew Marr

Her Majesty Her majesty’s a pretty nice girl but she doesn’t have a lot to say. Her majesty’s a pretty nice girl but she changes from day to day. I wanna tell her that I love her a lot, but I gotta get a belly full of wine. Her majesty’s a pretty nice girl, someday I’m gonna make her mine. Oh yeah, someday I’m gonna make her mine. The Beatles. New book expand... Read more

by | October 27, 2011

Jessica Rudd, author of Campaign Ruby and now, Ruby Blues, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Jessica Rudd author of  Campaign Ruby and now, Ruby Blues Ten Terrifying Questions  ————————— 1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled? I was born in Canberra and moved to China when I was twelve days old. I went to Morningside State School i... Read more

by | October 27, 2011

PRIZES: Celebrate Booktoberfest with Booktopia and Scholastic Australia

We have taken boring old October and have given it a Booktopia makeover. Booktoberfest is Booktopia’s way of saying thank you to all of the readers who have chosen to purchase books through Booktopia. Today I am going to present you with a very generous offer from A $1000 School Book Giveaway Think books for children, think Scholastic Australia. With authors ranging from Emily Rodda (The ... Read more

by | October 26, 2011