This week at My Bookshop

It’s been a buzzy week at My Bookshop. New August releases are arriving daily, the publisher reps have been visiting with their bountiful October and November booklists, Corrie is in planning mode for My Bookshop’s new book podcast (more on this later this month), and work has started on our annual Summer Reading Guide, due in October. 

Adding to this excitement is the quality and diversity of new books arriving over the next three months, and the return of so many favorite authors.

Markus Zusak of The Book Thief fame has a new novel arriving in October, while Jane Harper, Jock Serong, Rosalie Ham, Liane Moriarty, Tom Keneally, Kerry Greenwood, Kate Atkinson, Barbara Kingsolver, Sebastian Faulks, William Boyd, John Grisham, Ian Rankin and Sarah Perry are just some of the writers whose new fiction will arrive over the Spring-pre-Christmas period.

Non-fiction is also strong this year – always a sign of a healthy and vibrant publishing ecology, and brilliantly placed as potential Father’s Day and Christmas gifts. Autobiographies by Michelle Obama, Jan Morris, Roger Daltrey, Billy Connolly, Kerry O’Brien, Gillian Triggs, Anne Summers, Mike Carlton and Shane Warne will sit beside new bios of James Packer, Germaine Greer, Winston Churchill (again), Philip Larkin, Georges and Mirka Mora, and Australia’s greatest racehorse, Winx. 

Some of our favorite history writers have been busy, including Clare Wright, Paul Ham, Max Hastings and Peter Ackroyd, while Chloe Hooper, Leigh Sales, George Megalogenis, Laura Tingle, Michael Lewis and PJ O’Rourke will prod us to think in a more considered way about the society in which we live.

A couple of cookbook highlights we look forward to unpacking: Yotam Otolenghi has a new recipe collection, Jamie Oliver tackles Italian cuisine, while this week we took delivery of  Family, the latest release by Community and Neighbourhood cook Hetty McKinnon.

The kids can look forward to a new David Walliams, a new Julian Clary Bolds, the latest in the Stella Montgomery series, plus more Peter Hellier, Jessica Townsend, Emma Quayle, Spot, Maisy and Peppa Pig.

Please note our Summer Reading Guide comes out in October, with free copies available in store or via our website If you would like to join our Friends mailing list, just send us an email to And if there is a forthcoming book you would like us to reserve for you, just give us a buzz on 9824 2990 or contact us via the website.

For now, we celebrate the August new releases and hope to see you soon. Happy reading!

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