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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

Adam Gilchrist plays Office Cricket at Booktopia HQ!

And who got him out? Watch the video and find out! (PS: For a limited time, order your signed copy of Gilly’s illustrated memoir here) Adam Gilchrist The Man, The Cricketer, The Legend Going in first or seventh, wearing whites or colours, Adam Gilchrist was the most exhilarating cricketer of the modern age. This is the most complete, intimate and fascinating illustrated autobiography of ‘... Read more

by | November 10, 2014

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Richie Lovett, Author, former Pro-Surfer, and Cancer Survivor, talks to Caroline Baum

The Big Sea by Richie Lovett & Sean Doherty ‘Richie is one of the most inspiring people I’ve ever met, and his story is testament to the healing power of the ocean.’ Kelly Slater Richie Lovett might be the world s unluckiest surfer . . . or its luckiest. We re not quite sure which. He’s been attacked by a shark, washed into the Indonesian jungle by a tsunami, before ... Read more

by | December 4, 2013

IN THE NEWS: 2014 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards – Full Profile

The shortlists for the 2014 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards have been announced, with some old favourites mixing with some exciting new authors. In fiction one of Australia’s brightest new stars Hannah Kent joins established names Tim Winton, Alex Miller and Alexis Wright while 2013 Miles Franklin winner Michelle de Kretser finds herself in the same field as the early favourite for th... Read more

by | December 2, 2013

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: How Ricky Ponting Helped Booktopia Build The MCG

Ricky Ponting visited Booktopia recently, and to celebrate we decided to put together a little surprise for him. To scale, so to speak. Grab a copy of Ricky Ponting: At The Close of Play here Building… Building… Built! Grab a copy of Ricky Ponting: At The Close of Play here BONUS VIDEO Check out our chat with Ricky, and watch his OFFICIAL final game of Test Match Cricket Read more

by | November 25, 2013

Win Tickets To The Australian Open with Game Changer by Paul McNamee

Okay, let’s cut to the chance. Our friends at Text Publishing are giving you the chance to win this amazing prize: – Two courtside tickets to the 2014 Australian Open day-8 (4th round) centre court night. – Return flights to Melbourne from any Australian capital city – A night at a 5-star hotel. AND you’ll be spending your night at the tennis with one of Australia&... Read more

by | November 25, 2013

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Mark Greig, son of Tony Greig, talks about his new book Tony Greig : Love, War and Cricket

Grab a copy of Tony Greig : Love, War and Cricket here Tony Greig: Love, War and Cricket by Mark Greig and Joyce Greig Tony Greig was a fearless cricketer, a born entertainer, a stalwart friend and a loving son and father. His death in December 2012 was met with an outpouring of grief from friends, family, fans and colleagues alike. Summer in Australia will never be the same. This enthralling m... Read more

by | November 18, 2013

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Ricky Ponting Plays His Final Game Of Test Match Cricket At Booktopia

A fact that may baffle statisticians for years to come is that Ricky Ponting didn’t play his final test in Perth. He actually played his final game of Test Match Cricket in the Booktopia offices, just a few weeks ago, and we have the video to prove it! Ricky came in to sign 1000 copies of his memoir Ponting: At The Close of Play and sat down to have a chat with Booktopia’s resident ... Read more

by | November 7, 2013

IN THE NEWS: Tom Carroll – World Champion. Businessman. Journalist. Father. Drug Addict.

The long-awaited autobiography of one of Australia’s surfing legends. On the surface he was Tom Carroll, dreamer, cheeky grommet, brilliant surfer, Australian sporting hero, fitness fanatic, businessman, family man, big wave charger. Inside turned the terrible wheel of drug addiction, part family curse, part legacy of the footloose surf culture he’d done so much to legitimise. Tom&#... Read more

by | November 1, 2013