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Join History SA and Imprints Booksellers for a special Talking History event

Imprints Booksellers - Friday, October 21, 2016

'Out of the Ivory Tower: ways of telling history' with Nick Brodie and Kiera Lindsey

Historians Dr Nick Brodie and Dr Kiera Lindsey have found popular success with their recent books on forgotten or little-known happenings from Australia's past. Brodie’s latest book, 1787: The Lost Chapters of Australia's Beginnings, challenges our national understanding of the ‘discovery’ of the continent, while Lindsey's compelling tale, The Convict’s Daughter: The Scandal that Shocked a Colony, recounts a meticulously researched story from the author’s own family. Join us, as these two rising stars of Australian history share their secrets in a special Talking History event:

Monday 24 October 5.30 for 6pm-7.30pm
Drill Hall, Torrens Parade Ground
Onsite parking (entrance off Victoria Drive)
Admission is FREE but registrations required
Reserve your free ticket

 

 

 

 


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.



Coast to Coast Book Launch

Imprints Booksellers - Wednesday, June 08, 2016

We're pleased to host the launch of Nick Petrucco's book, Coast to Coast: A Family Walk Across India, in collaboration with Deb Kandelaars and our friends from Wakefield Press. Join us in celebration of this remarkable travel memoir and enjoy a free evening of discussion, refreshments and local wines provided by Coriole Vineyards. RSVP via the Facebook event or email emily@wakefieldpress.com.au by Friday 24 June.

 

 

Win a gift pack of books just in time for Mothers Day!

Imprints Booksellers - Friday, April 29, 2016
Spend $50 or more at Imprints Booksellers before Saturday May 7 and go in the draw to win an assortment of beautiful new books courtesy of our friends at Allen and Unwin. This gift pack is valued at more than $180 and is perfect for sharing with mum (or keeping for yourselfwe won't judge!).



Terms and stuff:

  • Enter as many times as you like!
  • The lucky winner will be drawn at random and notified by 7/5/16.
  • Prize is pick up only from 107 Hindley Street, Adelaide.





Win a First Dog on the Moon Plush Toy and Button!

Imprints Booksellers - Monday, November 23, 2015

Do you love the witty, insightful and delightfully irreverent cartoons by First Dog on the Moon? For the chance to win the adorable, slightly wonky-eyed plush Dog and matching button pictured above, simply purchase your copy of A Treasury of Cartoons with us this Christmas!

Entry to the competition is automatic upon purchase and the competition closes at 5pm on Friday 18 December, 2015. Winners will be notified shortly thereafter. The prize is open to all Australian residents but the prize is pick up only from 107 Hindley Street, Adelaide.




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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Our Summer Reading Guide launches Sat 14 November

Katherine Woehlert - Tuesday, November 10, 2015


Our 2015 Summer Reading Guide launches Saturday 14 November! You'll find it nestled inside Saturday's edition of The Weekend Australian or you may prefer to collect a copy in store at 107 Hindley Street, Adelaide. Alternatively, email your name and postal address to books@imprints.com.au and we'll send it to you free of charge.



Win a Double Pass to Geraldine Brooks!

Imprints Booksellers - Monday, October 19, 2015

 

Journalist and Pulitzer prize-winning author, Geraldine Brooks, will be appearing in Adelaide for a special night of conversation on behalf of Adelaide Writers' Week. While tickets are in high demand for this worthy event, we are giving two lucky customers the chance to win one of two double passes with any online purchase of $30 or more. May we recommend Geraldine's gorgeous new novel, The Secret Chord?

Winners will be announced on Friday November 6th and the tickets will be available for collection at the event. For more information about Geraldine Brooks in Conversation or to secure tickets, visit the link below:

 

 

Win a Double Pass to See Louis de Bernières

Imprints Booksellers - Friday, July 31, 2015
Louis de Bernières in Conversation

Tuesday August 25th | 6.30pm | Elder Hall

Acclaimed novelist and poet Louis de Bernières will be visiting Adelaide to discuss his new book, The Dust that Fell From Dreams. Tickets are available through Bass but we're offering one lucky Imprints' customer the chance to win a double pass on us! To be in the running, simply purchase any Louis de Bernières book (and he has many!) in store or online before close of business on Saturday August 22nd. The winner will be contacted and announced via social media shortly thereafter. Listed below is a complete list of de Bernières novels currently available to purchase:



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