30% OFF our entire Mother’s Day Gift Guide!

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It’s always hard trying to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift, so Booktopia has made it easy by selecting great books for every type of mum with our Mother’s Day Gift Guide, which right now has all the books and bobs at 30% off or more. It can’t last long though, get in before midnight April 23rd. Here’s just the very tip of the iceberg….


Love a True Story

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Lee Kernaghan, Colin Buchanan

For a limited time only, order Boy from the Bush and you will receive a signed copy. *Offer available while stocks last.

‘This is my story. These are my songs.’

Lee Kernaghan is ‘The Boy From The Bush’, an iconic star and 2008 Australian of the Year whose music has shaped a generation of country music fans. For the first time, Lee steps off the stage and invites you behind the scenes, into the ute and over the rutted red dirt on a rollocking journey through his songs and the stories that inspired more…

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Love From the Kids

Why I Love My Grandma : For grandmas everywhere, in children’s very own wordswhy-i-love-my-grandma

by Daniel Howarth (Illustrator)

‘I love my grandma because… ‘ Everyone’s grandma is the best. And who better to tell the world than children themselves? This charming book combines endearing things said by children about their grandmas with gentle illustrations of familiar animals. The text is amusing and insightful, with reasons why grandmas are loved by their children ranging from ‘because he says funny things’ to ‘because he makes every day special’.

With beautiful pictures and charming words from children – this is the more…

Check out our entire Love From the Kids collection here


Love Lavish

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1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die

by Stephen Farthing

1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die is the essential visual reference to the most sensational paintings around the world.

With more than 300,000 copies sold worldwide in 15 languages, this newly revised and updated edition of 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die brings you right up to date with an incisive look at the world’s best paintings. From Ancient Egyptian wallpaintings to contemporary Western canvases, this book is truly comprehensive in its scope and beautiful to leaf through. Within its pages you will see displayed 1001 of the most memorable, haunting, powerful, important, controversial and visually more…

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Love to Cook

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by Sally Wise

Tried and true recipes you’ll cook for the family every day

Sally Wise, author, home chef, cooking school teacher and mother to six children, is an expert at rustling up delicious, nutritious and fuss-free food. Her books have become national bestsellers and she has taught a legion of fans how to get the best out of seasonal produce.

In this book Sally focuses on the recipes she uses every day, the dishes she’s adapted and perfected over the years of fussy small children (one of who wouldn’t eat ice-cream unless it was heated). From classics like more…

Check out our entire Love to Cook collection here


Love to Create

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by Victoria Hudgins

Décor blogs, online shelter magazines, Pinterest boards. Design enthusiasts are bombarded with a wealth of beautiful home inspiration at every turn these days, but many lack the foundations necessary to re-create their dream projects.

Materially Crafted is a must-have introduction and guide for the creative and design-savvy, many of whom are embracing their crafty side for the first time. Written by Victoria Hudgins, creator of the popular design blog A Subtle Revelry, Materially Crafted is organized according to materials used—from more…

Check out our entire Love to Create collection here


Love to Read

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by Lauren Sams

Georgie Henderson doesn’t want to have kids, but her best friend, Nina Doherty, has wanted to have a baby for as long as she can remember. Sadly, Nina’s uterus refuses to cooperate. One drunken evening, Nina asks Georgie for the ultimate favour: would she carry a baby for her? Georgie says yes . . . and spends the next nine months discovering what she’s got herself into.

With intense bacon-and-egg roll cravings, a foundering friendship and distant memories of what her feet look like, Georgie also tries to more…

Check out our entire Love to Read collection here


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Design with Colour and Style

by Shaynna Blaze

Star of Selling Houses Australia, and expert judge on Channel 9’s The Block

Interior design expert Shaynna Blaze is passionate about helping people uncover their own personal interior style. In this book, she explores the intriguing, enticing elements of colour and style and explains how you can use them to transform your home. Using beautiful photographs and practical examples, Shaynna shows how colour affects a space and the mood of those living in it. She reveals how more…

Check out our entire Love to Style collection here


Love a Bargain

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by Nikki Parkinson

Dress to impress without the stress! Fabulous fashion tips from the author of the award-winning StylingYou website.

In Unlock Your Style, Australian fashion expert Nikki Parkinson of stylingyou.com.au shows you how to feel confident in your clothes. Inside these pages you’ll find Nikki’s top tips for every woman – no matter her age, shape or budget.

Including: more…

Check out our entire Love a Bargain collection here


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Booktopia’s HUGE Housewarming SALE is on NOW!

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It’s been a big few weeks, but the boxes are unpacked, the trucks are empty, and the fridge is stocked. We’ve finally moved into our new Headquarters, 10,000 square metres of bookish heaven!

To celebrate we’re having a huge Housewarming Sale. Over half a million books at prices that will make you as excited as us!

We have massive discounts on worldwide bestsellers like Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck, Australian favourites like Black Caviar, crowd favourites like Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy, along with thousands of titles on anything and everything.

Step on in and join in the party.

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Buy The Lost Girls by Wendy James and Get a Free Copy of The Mistake

Everybody loves a deal, so for a limited time when you buy a copy of Wendy James’ The Lost Girls you’ll get a free copy of her book The Mistake!

The Lost Girls (and The Mistake)

by Wendy James

From bestselling author Wendy James comes a hauntingly powerful story about families and secrets and the dark shadows cast by the past.

Curl Curl, Sydney, January 1978.

Angie’s a looker. Or she’s going to be. She’s only fourteen, but already, heads turn wherever she goes. Male heads, mainly . . .

Jane worships her older cousin Angie. She spends her summer vying for Angie’s attention. Then Angie is murdered. Jane and her family are shattered. They withdraw into themselves, casting a veil of silence over Angie’s death.

Thirty years later, a journalist arrives with questions about the tragic event. Jane is relieved to finally talk about her adored cousin. And so is her family. But whose version of Angie’s story – whose version of Angie herself – is the real one? And can past wrongs ever be made right?

The shocking truth of Angie’s last days will force Jane to question everything she once believed. Because nothing – not the past or even the present – is as she once imagined.

About the Author

Wendy James is the author of five books, including Out of the Silence, which won the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Crime fiction and was shortlisted for the Nita May Dobbie Award for women’s writing. She currently lives in Newcastle with her husband and two of their four children.

Grab 2 for 1 today, pick up a copy of Wendy James’ The Lost Girls here

Booktopia’s 10th Birthday Sale is now on!

We love celebrating our birthday, and you’re invited to the party with our 10th Birthday Clearance Sale.

You know the deal. We take over 15,000 books, and we discount them by up to 95% off the RRP. Fiction from the biggest names, non-fiction on thousands of interests, kids books for all ages.

Fiction lover? Why not grab a copy of James Patterson, Danielle Steel, Michael Connelly Harlan Coben or the wonderful Sue Grafton.

Or perhaps you’d like to sink your teeth into some non-fiction? Check out our Memoirs and Bio collection, or grab a Cookbook or let your green thumb shine with our Gardening section.

And don’t forget the little ones and the not-so-little-ones. Give them a book, they will read for a night. Give them the love of reading and they will read for a lifetime.

So have a browse today and join in the party, as we kick up our heels and celebrate our 10th Birthday!

Click here to check out our 10th Birthday Sale

Booktopia’s Biggest Sale Ever Finishes At Midnight Tonight

When I was younger, so much younger than today, I used to get books from my mother every Christmas, every birthday, for every good report card, for every selfless deed I performed. It was magical.

Sometimes I had only just turned into the kitchen and told her the good news when she would dash up the hallway and out would arrive a new Graeme Base, or a new Goosebumps book. I was astounded, and always wondered how she did it, what elves she had working for her, a veritable publishing house in her bedroom just for me.

Then one day as I was approaching teenhood I was late for a birthday party. Mum hurried me along and threw a coat on me and asked me where the present I was giving was. I replied she hadn’t given me a present to give (Not unlike the reply my father gives her at Christmas for us kids now).

So she scurried into her bedroom and grabbed the ladder and scaled to the top cupboard. There I saw it, shining like a golden star, and I would never be the same.

Hundreds of books filled the space, books on everything. There were cooking books, sporting books, music books. Books on space, on country living and city surviving. Not to mention fiction for the whole family, Spot books for nieces to Barbara Cartland for the great aunts.

She was a smart one. When she saw a deal she pillaged and conquered. And she was never caught off guard whatever the case may be.

Her stockpile still remains to this day, and come Christmas she is a very calm woman, smugly striding to that top cupboard year after year while others sit in queues on Christmas Eve.

So don’t forget everyone; it’s the last day of the Booktopia Clearance sale today.

Over 5000 titles at up to 95% off.

Classics from Hemingway, Dickens and McCarthy. Best-sellers from Clancy, Binchy, Shriver and Cussler

So click here to check out the sale page. The clock is ticking!

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Booktoberfest Clearance Sale is on NOW!

6000+ titles all reduced

OVER 1000 TITLES FOR LESS THAN $2

OUR BIGGEST SALE EVER!

The biggest names in print discounted by up to 95%!

We’ve been busy piling books into our warehouse so that we can bring you these fantastic bargains for the rest of the month.

Thrillers from authors you love like Ian Rankin, Thomas Harris, Kathy Reichs.

Romance from Maeve Binchy, Jackie Collins and many more.

Our Non-Fiction has never been bigger either, with books on every subject imaginable at unimaginable prices.

Biographies on people ranging from Barrack Obama and
Tony Blair to Angelina Jolie and Madonna.

Whatever your interest we have the book for you.

We have titans of literature starting with Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Wolf, Ian McEwan, Rudyard Kipling, Jonathan Swift,
William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Alice Walker, John Banville and Mario Vargas Llosa just to name a few.

So browse away, there’s never been a better time to get in early for Christmas.

Click here to start browsing

That’s Not an Atlas, THIS is an Atlas : Earth Platinum – The World’s Largest Atlas

“Earth Platinum, the world’s largest atlas will start delivering from 20th February 2012. Earth Platinum is a comprehensive world atlas, featuring a world map for each of the thematic topics, Europe map, Canada map, USA map, Australia map, India map and more. The creator, Gordon Cheers, believes Earth Platinum will present the best national geographic map for every country in the world contained in a world atlas. The physical map of the world and political map of world are the largest ever published in a book. In these changing times, comprehensive maps are even more important than ever.

Opening to an incredible 6 ft x 9 ft (1.8 m x 2.75 m), Earth Platinum—a limited edition—has 128 pages and weighs 120 kg and is bound by hand. The foreword is authored by Head of Maps for the British Library; and the pages within present state-of-the-art cartography, geography, and oceanography, overseen by the world’s finest in their discipline. If Earth Platinum becomes the last big atlas, it will represent the best available of the world’s latest technology, cartography, and photography. It also offers a window into the world in which we live today, both politically and geographically.

In May 1660 the last grand atlas was produced: the Klencke Atlas. Only a single copy was produced by John Klencke, as a gift for Charles II of England. This masterpiece is preserved today in the Map Room at the British Library. Millennium House proudly continues that tradition with Earth Platinum.

This is a great video on how one of the photos in Earth Platinum was selected to be included in the book. To view the video click here.

Click on any of the following links below to read some interesting articles and blogs about Earth Platinum:

Rainforest ExpeditionsNewswave (from the Ukraine)SJ PostWalyouHIX (from Israel)  TZOOM (in Russian)  –  Facebook’s Earth Platinum Review –  LuxaticBookcollecting101.com –  Wired.com2luxury2.com

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How much is Earth Platinum? Click here to find out…

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