- Elvis and Me, Gillian Wills
- The Distant Marvels, Chantel Acevedo
- The Enchanted Forest, Johanna Basford
- The Mindfulness Colouring Book, Emma Farrarons
- Wind/Pinball, Haruki Murakami
- Go Set A Watchman, Harper Lee
- Eating My Grandmother, Krissy Kneen
- The Fishermen, Chigozie Obioma
- Women I’ve Undressed, Orry-Kelly
- Dietland, Sarai Walker
Leading the way this week is Gillian Wills’ excellent memoir Elvis and Me, after a very successful event last Tuesday night. Chantel Acevedo’s Distant Marvels makes a welcome reappearance, ahead of our Open Bookclub discussion in September. Johanna Basford’s The Enchanted Forest is (finally) back in stock, and slots straight back into number three. For those who don’t know, Johanna is the reason we now sell a truly extraordinary number of Adult Colouring Books each week, such as Emma Farraron’s The Mindfulness Colouring Book, which shows no sign of slowing down (indeed it was the most popular book chosen for last Saturday’s National Bookshop Day Colouring Afternoon!
A few new names appear on the list this week such as Wind/Pinball, two novellas by Haruki Murakami, in fact his first publication in Japanese, but only recently translated to English. Our nonfiction Book of the Month, Australian fashion designer Orry-Kelly’s Women I’ve Undressed, also makes the list. If you haven’t seen this extraordinary book, you’ve got to come in and have a look at it. The story behind the book’s publication is almost as interesting as the man himself! The other new name on the list is Dietland, the marvellous, subversive novel by Sarai Walker. Don’t forget you can catch Sarai in a few weeks at the Brisbane Writers Festival! The list is rounded off with our perennial favourites Krissy Kneen, Chigozie Obioma and Harper Lee.
Until next week…