Books in Print

independent Australian bookselling since 1988

14 Jun 2016

The new Harry Potter story will soon be here!

The countdown has begun…..

 J. K. Rowling’s new Harry Potter book will be released in Australia at 9.01am on Sunday 31st July 2016

Books in Print is offering customers a special pre-paid price of $29.95 (RRP $45.00)

Pre-paid orders will be accepted until
5.00pm Saturday 30th July

The store price will be $34.95 from Sunday 31st July

To place a pre-paid order call us on
03-9500-9631 or visit us in store

The eighth book in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I and II is a play in two parts, based on a new story by J. K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany. It is intended to be seen in order on the same day (matinee and evening) or on two consecutive evenings.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t  much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

Sam Clemmett (Albus), Jamie Parker (Harry Potter) and Poppy Miller (Ginny) in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

3 Jun 2016

2016 Miles Franklin Literary Award Shortlist

• HOPE FARM by Peggy Frew (Scribe Publications): A quietly powerful and haunting novel, full of the aching intensity of the outcast, rendered in pitch-perfect tone and heartbreakingly believable.

• LEAP by Myfanwy Jones (Allen & Unwin): A beautiful story about the resolution of grief, not by moving on or forgetting, but by finally accommodating, absorbing and accepting its weight.

• BLACK ROCK WHITE CITY by A.S. Patric (Transit Lounge): A fresh and powerful exploration of the immigrant experience and Australian life that explores the damages of war, the constraints of choice, the possibility of redemptive love and social isolation amid suburbia.

• SALT CREEK by Lucy Treloar (Pan Macmillian): This portrait of frontier life is a time-traveller’s delight as it unsettles assumptions about European ‘settlement’ and its devastating effects on Aboriginal culture, while graphically charting the unequal nineteenth-century power relations between men and women.

• THE NATURAL WAY OF THINGS by Charlotte Wood (Allen & Unwin): A confronting story of misogyny that is both shockingly realist in its details and deeply allegorical in its shape.

The winner will be announced at the
Melbourne Writers Festival on 26 August 2016