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New Adelaide Fiction: Rachael Mead & Katherine Tamiko Arguile

Imprints Booksellers - Saturday, May 09, 2020

If you missed our event with Rachael and Katherine you can view the video below.


                                                               View Video Here.

 

New Adelaide Fiction: Rachael Mead & Katherine Tamiko Arguile

2020 is proving to be a bumper year for new Adelaide fiction – and we're very pleased to be hosting our first Imprints Zoom event with two brilliant new debut authors, published by Affirm Press: Katherine Tamiko Arguile (The Things She Owned) and Rachael Mead (The Application of Pressure).

The Things She Owned reveals stories from Tokyo during and after the war, through the possessions left to Erika by her mother, the cruel and complicated Michiko. The two women's stories progress and entwine, uncovering secrets from Erika's past, too. The Application of Pressure traces the experiences of two paramedics, Tash and Joel, over the decades, each chapter told through a different emergency – some sad, some tense, all fascinating. We get to know these friends and workmates as their relationships with each other, and the job, deepen.

Our bookseller Jo Case will be in conversation with Katherine and Rachael about these fascinating books.

 

 

This is an online event and free to attend, though registration is essential. You can register here.


How to ‘attend’ a virtual event at Imprints

This event commences online at 6.30pm using the video conferencing platform Zoom.

To book for this event, you must register here.

All bookings for online events will be closed one hour before the event begins.

You do need a Zoom account to join a webinar, mobile users will need to download the Zoom app for their device. Desktop and laptop users can either download the Zoom application or access the event via their web browser.

You can download Zoom here.

 


2019 Summer Reading Guide

Katherine Woehlert - Thursday, November 14, 2019

Our Summer Reading Guide is your essential guide to the season's best new releases, gift ideas and holiday reading! 

Click on the below image to view a copy online.


2019 Spring Reading Guide is out now

Katherine Woehlert - Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Our 2019 Spring Reading Guide is now in store. Pick up a copy today or browse via our website.



In Conversation @ Imprints

Imprints Booksellers - Friday, May 18, 2018


In Conversation @ Imprints

Doug McEachern

Join debut novelist Doug McEachern in conversation about his book Stardust and Golden (UWA Publishing). Stardust and Golden is a portrait of Adelaide during the Vietnam War, and the students who protested vehemently against conscription.

Doug will be in conversation with Patrick Allington from Flinders University.

Tuesday 29 May, 6:15pm for a 6:30pm start

Imprints Booksellers
107 Hindley Street
Adelaide

Light refreshments will be served.

FREE. RSVP to books@imprints.com.au or 08 8231 4454

Pre-Order Offer: The Shepherd's Hut by Tim Winton

Imprints Booksellers - Saturday, February 10, 2018

 

 

If you like Tim Winton, you'll love this! Pre-order and pay for his new novel, The Shepherd's Hut, for the chance to win a selection of new books courtesy of the masterful storytellers at Penguin/Random House. Best of all, you'll secure the special pre-order price of $29.99 (a saving of $10!).

Read more about The Shepherd's Hut and pre-order your copy locally right here.

This offer ends 28 February, 2018. Stock due in store 12 March, 2018.

The Shepherd’s Hut is an urgent masterpiece, a rifle-shot of a novel – crisp, fast, shocking.

 


 

 

 

Pre-Order Richard Flanagan's First Person now!

Imprints Booksellers - Saturday, September 23, 2017

 

SEE RICHARD FLANAGAN IN CONVERSATION
FOR AN ADELAIDE WRITERS' WEEK SPECIAL EVENT

Richard Flanagan returns to Adelaide with his first novel since winning the Man Booker Prize. First Person is a clever romp through the twilight world of young writers, naked ambition, and that slippery fish - the truth. Join the extraordinary writer and wry cultural commentator in conversation.

MONDAY 16 OCTOBER, 2017,
6.00PM AT ELDER HALL
Imprints Booksellers is giving away two double passes to see Richard Flanagan in conversation with Laura Kroetsch of Adelaide Writers' Week. For your chance to win, simply click the link below to pre-order and pay for your copy of Flanagan's new novel, First Person, by Saturday 30 September, 2017. You may also pre-order in store at 107 Hindley Street. Our winners will be notified by Monday 2 October, leaving those not so lucky with plenty of time to purchase their tickets through BASS.


Our Summer Reading Guide is available now!

Imprints Booksellers - Friday, November 18, 2016







































Warming Winter Reads - June 2016

Imprints Booksellers - Monday, June 20, 2016

 


Is there a better remedy against the winter months than hot tea and good books? C.S. Lewis thought not:

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough
or a book long enough to suit me.”

With rain drumming against the windows and the heat set to high, we've put together a selection of reading suggestions to spark your curiosity and ignite your imagination. New offerings from Lionel Shriver, Ellen Van Neerven, Lindy West, Edward O. Wilson and more promise something for everyone at Imprints Booksellers but, sadly, tea is not included. Best to brew your own, we think. In the mean time, happy winter reading!


Upstairs at the Strand: Writers in Conversation at the Legendary Bookstore

edited by Jessica Strand and Andrea Aguilar, Paperback, $22.99

Based on a series of talks pairing writers of note at NYC’s beloved bookstore, Upstairs at the Strand offers candid and behind-the-scenes accounts of the ways leading writers work, think, and live. The book features such celebrated novelists, playwrights, and poets as Martin Amis, Paul Auster, Renata Adler, Patti Smith, and Mark Strand, as well as contemporary stars such as Alison Bechdel, Junot Díaz, and Téa Obreht.



The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction

by Neil Gaiman, Paperback, $29.99

The View from the Cheap Seats draws together, for the first time ever, a myriad of non-fiction writing by international phenomenon and Sunday Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman. From Make Good Art, the speech he gave at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia that went viral, to pieces on artists and legends including Terry Pratchett, Lou Reed and Ray Bradbury, the collection offers a glimpse into the head and heart of one of the most acclaimed writers of our time.



The Gustav Sonata

by Rose Tremain, Paperback, $29.99

Fierce, astringent, profoundly tender – and spanning the twentieth century – Rose Tremain's beautifully orchestrated novel tells  the story of Gustav Perle who grows up in a small town in Switzerland, where the horrors of the Second World War seem like far-off concerns. Exploring themes of betrayal and the struggle for happiness, The Gustav Sonata is a testament to the passionate love of a childhood friendship as it is tested over a lifetime.



The American People: Volume 1 - Search for My Heart

by Larry Kramer, Paperback, $36.99

Forty years in the making, The American People sets forth Larry Kramer's reimagined vision of his homeland's history. This is the story of one nation under a plague, contaminated by greed, hate, and disease and host to transcendent acts of courage and kindness. Volume One of this remarkable opus is a work of ribald satire, prophetic outrage, and dazzling imagination. It is an encyclopedic indictment, written with outrageous love and a sharp eye for the pitfalls of contemporary American culture.



Happy People Read and Drink Coffee

by Agnes Martin-Lugand, Paperback, $27.99

Diane has a charmed life as a wife, a mother and the owner of a literary café in Paris until a tragic accident claims the lives of her husband and daughter. Trapped and haunted by her memories, Diane withdraws from friends and family, unable and unwilling to move forward. But, one year on, Diane shocks her loved ones by leaving Paris to move to a small town on the Irish coast to rebuild her life alone. At once heartbreaking and uplifting, Happy People Read and Drink Coffee is the inspirational story of a woman finding new meaning in the wake of devastating loss.



View our Summer Reading Guide online

Imprints Booksellers - Saturday, November 14, 2015


Our 2015 Summer Reading Guide is now available and features this season's best books, selected by your favourite independent booksellers. Read it online below or shop from our website here. Or, if you're an old-fashioned type (like we are), you may prefer to collect a paper-and-ink copy in store at 107 Hindley Street, Adelaide, or have one delivered to your door simply email your name and postal address to books@imprints.com.au and we'll send it to you free of charge.



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Minimalist Modern Classics from Faber & Faber

Imprints Booksellers - Friday, June 12, 2015

We're pleased to be stocking a beautiful new range of minimalist modern classics from Faber & Faber publishers. These elegant classics are available in store and online for just $12.99 each.

 


 

Available Titles

 

Nightwood by Djuna Barnes - 'The unendurable is the beginning of the curve of joy.'

Selected Poems by T.S. Eliot - 'This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang but with a whimper.'

Pincher Martin by William Golding - 'I must watch my mind. I must not let madness steal up on me and take me by surprise.'

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro - 'After all, what can we ever gain in forever looking back and blaming ourselves if our lives have not turned out quite as we might have wished?'

The Buddha of Suburbia by Hanif Kureishi - 'My name is Karim Amir, and I am an Englishman born and bred, almost...'

Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter by Mario Vargas Llosa - 'One can't fight with oneself, for this battle has only one loser.'

Self-Help by Lorrie Moore - 'After four movies, three concerts, and two-and-a-half museums, you sleep with him. It seems the right number of cultural events.'

Ariel by Sylvia Plath - 'I rise with my red hair / And I eat men like air.'

Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson - 'Because, once alone, it is impossible to believe that one could ever have been otherwise. Loneliness is an absolute discovery.'

 



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