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Chip Le Grand’s The Straight Dope: The Inside Story of Sport’s Biggest Drug Scandal wins 2015 Walkley Book Award

Chip Le Grand’s gripping account of the Essendon drug saga, The Straight Dope, has won the Walkley Book Award at last night’s Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism after also winning the inaugural William Hill Australian Sports Book of The Year. Le Grand, a senior writer with The Australian, was praised for his meticulous account of the ASADA drug scandal that gripped Australi... Read more

by | December 4, 2015

Heartache. Failure. Success. Sporting legend Chris Judd chats to Booktopia TV about his insightful new memoir, Inside.

How does a man end up captaining two of the greatest footy clubs in the league? Win a Brownlow Medal twice? Be selected as an All Australian six times? Find out how Chris Judd did exactly that and cemented his status as an Australian sporting legend in his new memoir, Inside. We’ve got signed copies for fans, so get in quick. Only limited numbers left! Grab your signed copy of Chris Judd:... Read more

by | November 12, 2015

Jonathan Brown on Aker, Fev, life and football

From growing up in country Victoria, to becoming the pride of Brisbane, to his devastating decision to retire mid-season, Jonathan Brown has seen it all. He chats to Andrew Cattanach. Grab a copy of Life and Football here Life and Football by Jonathan Brown Three premiership wins, three-time club best and fairest winner, two-time All Australian and winner of the Coleman Medal: Jonathan Brown kn... Read more

by | September 13, 2015

Drum roll…. We’re announcing the winners of our August Competitions!

In the lead up to Father’s Day we gave you the chance to win some swag for Dad! Lots and lots of goodies were up for grabs! See if you’re a winner below… All you had to do to enter was order anything from The Pan Macmillan Father’s Day Collection by August 31st! Fletch by Dustin Fletcher In the tough, adrenaline-fueled world of Australian Football, Dustin Fletcher is a legend.... Read more

by | September 9, 2015

Our August Competitions Are Coming to an End…

We have some awesome competitions ending midnight TONIGHT! Fletch by Dustin Fletcher Order any title from The Pan Macmillan Father’s Day Collection by August 31st and you could win Dad a book pack valued at over $300! Terms and Conditions apply. In the tough, adrenaline-fueled world of Australian Football, Dustin Fletcher is a legend. In 2014, the 39-year-old Essendon Bomber runs out for his 22... Read more

by | August 31, 2015

Have you won tickets to the Bledisloe Cup?

Blindsided. by rugby great Michael Lynagh, is a life-affirming memoir about luck, family, mates and rugby; and a timely reminder of how you play the game of life, as much as rugby, matters…even if you happen to be a Wallaby legend… To celebrate its release, we offered Booktopian’s something really exciting, the chance to attend the Bledisloe Cup! The winner to receive two Adul... Read more

by | August 5, 2015

Who is Jonathan Brown and why should I buy his memoir?

Who the hell is this Jonathan Brown character and why should you buy his memoir? Let us tell you: – Jonathan Brown is a former AFL player for the Brisbane Lions, winning three premierships by the age of 22. – He is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of the modern era. – He is one of the most loved players of his generation, stepping straight into the media after re... Read more

by | July 15, 2015

Have you won a Retro Prize Pack worth $225?

Because so many people have been loving the Retro Pictorial series, we gave one lucky person the chance to win the whole lot! All you had to do to win this awesome pack,  worth $225, was buy a book from the Retro Pictorial series. …and the winner is: S.Martino, Loftus, NSW Congratulations to the winner! Not a winner? Don’t worry, we have more prizes to giveaway! Check them out here.   Read more

by | March 11, 2015

Great Sporting Stories to Inspire You these Summer Holidays

Whether on the field, the pitch, the track or commentating from the sidelines, these men are amongst the biggest names in sport today. Their inspiring stories are a must for any sport fanatics summer reading collection. Pushing the Limits by Kurt Fearnley with Warwick Green When Kurt Fearnley was a kid, he would leave his wheelechair at the front gate and go exploring with his brothers and sist... Read more

by | December 15, 2014

Signed Copies Make Great Gifts – Part 1 of our signed book bonanza!

We love to give books as gifts. All booklovers do. But when we can give a book which is signed by the author, well, that is perfect. Tell someone how much you love them by giving them something that’ll go ‘straight to the poolroom!’ But hurry as stock will not last! Scorpion Mountain: Brotherband Series : Book 5 by John Flanagan When the worlds of Ranger’s Apprentice and... Read more

by | November 25, 2014