Will Davies, author of The Boy Colonel, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Will Davies author of The Boy Colonel 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 and raised in Sydney, attended Ryde Primary School before going to live in Leeton in 1960. I attended the local Primary School bef... Read more

by | September 29, 2013

Jenny Bond, author of Perfect North, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Jenny Bond author of Perfect North 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 and raised in Sydney. I was schooled in the public system and enjoyed it immensely. It’s no wonder that I went from school to ... Read more

by | September 28, 2013

James Bond in Australia: Booktopia takes Solo on a Bond Voyage

UPDATE: The winner of our James Bond competition has been announced. Congratulations J. Wilson of NSW! The voice on the phone was steady and clear: Be at Sydney Airport for the arrival of British Airways Flight B15. British Airways Captain, Thomas Clark will be escorting James Bond, 007, through customs. You are to deliver him unharmed to Booktopia’s Headquarters where he will stay until ... Read more

by | September 27, 2013

Five Books To Make A Man – From L.A. Larkin

This September we’ve been running Operation GMR, Get Men Reading. To celebrate, we’ve asked some of our favourite Australian authors to give us Five Books Every Man Should Read. Today’s guest is the one of Australia’s finest thriller writers, L.A. Larkin. Thrillers are a hugely popular genre with both men and women, so I work hard to please both sexes, constantly asking ... Read more

by | September 26, 2013

Kids Month Colouring In Competition Results – And The Winners Are…

August was Kids Month at Booktopia, and to celebrate we ran a colouring in competition, thanks to our friends at Random House Australia. We received so many entries, the response was amazing! Thanks to everyone who entered and every child for their hard work and beautiful colouring in. . Of course, the hardest part is picking a winner. Taking into account skill, age and all-round creativity, we... Read more

by | September 26, 2013

Anna Romer, author of Thornwood House, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Anna Romer author of Thornwood House 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 Sydney, and spent much of my childhood in the gorgeous little village of Sawtell on the NSW north coast. I grew up in Que... Read more

by | September 26, 2013

A Romance Specialist’s version of Nashville

Acting as our US Romance Correspondent, Booktopia’s Romance Specialist Haylee Nash stops into Nashville to sit on a Bookseller & Librarian Panel for the members of the Music City Romance Writers…plus some other stuff… A week and a half (and several additional kilos) into my American tour, I stopped in the gorgeous historic town of Franklin to meet with the Music City Roman... Read more

by | September 26, 2013

Julia Gillard’s Memoir To Be Published By Random House Australia In 2014.

The wait is over. Australia’s First Female Prime Minister Julia Gillard will be publishing a memoir, out in 2014. Nikki Christer, Random House Australia Publishing Director, said she was both delighted and honoured to be publishing the memoir of Australia’s first female Prime Minister. There is much in Julia Gillard’s life and parliamentary legacy to be admired and debated. In any reckoni... Read more

by | September 25, 2013

Five Books Every Man Should Read – From Hannah Richell

This September we’ve been running Operation GMR, Get Men Reading. To celebrate, we’ve asked some of our favourite Australian authors to give us Five Books Every Man Should Read. Today’s guest is Hannah Richell, author of the award-winning Secrets of The Tides and The Shadow Year. Hannah, take it away… The Stand by Stephen King No man should be allowed to reach adulthood ... Read more

by | September 25, 2013

Alex Miller talks about his new book Coal Creek

Click here to buy Coal Creek from Booktopia, Australia’s Local Bookstore Coal Creek by Alex Miller Me and Ben had been mates since we was boys and if it come to it I knew I would have to be on his side.’ Bobby Blue is caught between loyalty to his only friend, Ben Tobin, and his boss, Daniel Collins, the new Constable at Mount Hay. ‘Ben was not a big man but he was strong and ... Read more

by | September 25, 2013