Last week was all about our beloved staff member Trent, whose new book Day Boy took our bestsellers by storm! If you missed Trent’s launch, you can relive it—bespoke Day Boy cocktail and all—at Trent’s blog.


Following closely is another book by another staff member (aren’t they so talented?), Krissy Kneen’s award-winning new poetry collection Eating My Grandmother. Krissy in fact wrote us a little piece about the collection, which you can read here.

Our books of the month, The Distant Marvels and The Smoke Gets in Your Eyes continue to sell strongly, and, of course, those adult colouring books just keep on moving! Perennial favourites by Norman Doidge, Emily Bitto, Kim Wilson and the mysterious Elena Ferrante round out the list.

The July new releases are beginning to roll in now, so expect so see some new titles on this list next. Week. Don’t forget to drop into Avid and check them out!



  1. Day Boy, Trent Jamieson
  2. Eating My Grandmother, Krissy Kneen
  3. The Distant Marvels, Chantel Acededo
  4. The Posh Colouring Book, Michael O’Mara
  5. Dream Cities Colouring Book, Rosie Goodwin
  6. The Brain’s Way of Healing, Norman Doidge
  7. The Strays, Emily Bitto
  8. Brisbane Art Deco, Kim Wilson
  9. My Brilliant Friend, Elena Ferrante
  10. The Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, Caitlin Doughty