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Eleanor Oliphant Instagram Photo Competition!
Posted to Book News by Dymocks Digital Team on 29/05/2018
Win a $300 Dymocks Gift Card thanks to Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman! 



Posted to Book News by Dymocks Digital Team on 23/04/2018

Want 3 books from the Top 101 for under $50? Of course you do! 

 



Words Every Book Lover Should Know
Posted to Book News by Dymocks Digital Team on 19/02/2018

Are you a bibliophile or a bibliophagist? 




I Can't Remember the Title But the Cover Was...
Posted to Book News by Dymocks Digital Team on 13/02/2018
Bestsellers and New Releases Arranged by Colour. 



Everything You Need to Know About the Stella Prize 2018 Longlist
Posted to Book News by Dymocks Digital Team on 09/02/2018
What is the Stella Prize and who is on the longlist? 



Can You Say 'Hufflepuff' in French? Harry Potter in Every* Language
Posted to Book News by Dymocks Digital Team on 01/02/2018
*Actually, only 80 languages. But that’s still a pretty big deal.



19 Books to Read Before You See the Film in 2018
Posted to Book News by Dymocks Digital Team on 18/01/2018
Hollywood have been looking for inspiration in all the right places! Take a look at these brilliant books coming to the big screen this year and #ReadItFirst. 



April new release highlights
Posted to Book News by Tonile Wortley on 12/04/2017
The Easter long weekend is only a couple of sleeps away, and we don’t think there’s a better way to spend four days than with a good book (or two or three). Here are some of our top picks for April! 



Upcoming Book to Film Adaptations in 2017
Posted to Book News by Dymocks Digital Team on 14/02/2017
It’s no secret that filmmakers love adapting books for their films. It’s also no secret that we love watching films that have been adapted from books. It’s a good thing we enjoy them so much, because there are so many book to film adaptations coming to cinemas this year that we feel like we’ll spend all our free non-reading time at the movies! 



A closer look at the 2017 Stella Prize longlist
Posted to Book News by Dymocks Digital Team on 08/02/2017
Last night, the longlist for the 2017 Stella Prize was announced.

Read on for more details about the 12 longlisted books.



A guide to the Australian authors on the Top 101 shortlist
Posted to Book News by Dymocks Digital Team on 23/01/2017
While we do allow both Australian and international titles in our Top 101 list, we know that there are many of you out there who prefer to support local authors and their incredible local stories. To help you prepare your vote, we’ve compiled a list (in alphabetical order) of all the Australian authors and their books that have made it onto the shortlist. 



Young adult books to look forward to in 2017
Posted to Book News by Dymocks Digital Team on 17/01/2017
We've looked at adult fiction to look forward to in 2017, and then non-fiction to look forward to in 2017... Now it's time to look at the young adult books you'll be desperate to get your hands on this year! 



Non-fiction to look forward to in 2017
Posted to Book News by Dymocks Digital Team on 11/01/2017
Last week we wrote about fiction to look forward to in 2017 and this week we’re back with a big non-fiction preview of the year ahead.



Fiction to look forward to in 2017
Posted to Book News by Dymocks Digital Team on 04/01/2017
Get ready to add some books to your TBR lists, Booklovers! We’ve put together a long list of new fiction titles coming in 2017 that we’re looking forward to. Grab a drink, either warm or cool (it’s 12pm somewhere, right?), get comfortable, and prepare to discover the books you’re going to love this year.



Book Week Literary-Inspired Costume Ideas
Posted to Book News by Dymocks Digital Team on 19/08/2016
To help get you and your little booklovers into the Book Week spirit, we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite literary-inspired costume ideas.



The ultimate guide to the world of Sarah J. Maas
Posted to Book News by Dymocks Digital Team on 13/07/2016
Sarah J. Maas fans are in for a maas-ive (see what we did there?) year and it all kicks off tomorrow with the release of A Court of Wings and Ruin, the third book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series. 

** This blog post was originally posted on 13 July 2016 and was updated on 1 May 2017 and 17 August 2017. **



The Top 101 for 2016 has arrived...
Posted to Book News by Dymocks Digital Team on 30/03/2016
... but which book has come in on top?!



Five reasons why books are better than chocolate
Posted to Book News by Dymocks Digital Team on 22/03/2016
Do you know what makes a better gift for Easter than chocolate? A good book. Or multiple good books. (Like chocolate, it’s hard to stop at just one book.) Here are our top five reasons why books are better than chocolate.



A closer look at the 2016 Stella Prize shortlist
Posted to Book News by Dymocks Digital Team on 10/03/2016
The shortlist for the 2016 Stella Prize has just been announced. Read on for more details about the six shortlisted books.



Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare is finally here!
Posted to Book News by Dymocks Digital Team on 08/03/2016
We've been waiting for this day to come since Lady Midnight was first announced last year. Read on for a special review of Cassandra Clare's latest novel from our Lady Midnight insider Emily Lentini.



19 reasons why 2016 is shaping up to be a huge #LoveOzYA year
Posted to Book News by Dymocks Digital Team on 02/03/2016
One of the best online movements we had the pleasure of being a part of last year was the rise and rise of #LoveOzYA. Here is a list of Australian YA novels being released in 2016 that we can’t wait to get our hands on.



Dymocks predicts the 2016 Academy Awards winners
Posted to Book News by Dymocks Digital Team on 29/02/2016
The lead up to the 88th annual Academy Awards is at an end and we’re all eager to see who will win today! The amazing array of talent amongst this year’s nominees has made it really hard to predict so we asked some of the well-read people of Dymocks to apply their total lack of movie expertise to predicting the winners this year. 



The well-read guide to David Walliams
Posted to Book News by Dymocks Digital Team on 18/02/2016
You might know David Walliams as that riotously funny British comedian and actor that swam the English Channel that one time; however, now Walliams is one of the fastest growing children’s authors in the UK and globally!



What to read if you're single this Valentine's Day
Posted to Book News by Dymocks Digital Team on 11/02/2016
Valentine’s Day. It’s the most divisive faux-holiday on the calendar, and chances are you are aware that it is only a few short days away.

We’ve prepared a list of the best books to read if you’re single this Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re male, female, happy, or sad, we think there’s something here for everyone. 



Your definitive guide to the books behind the 2016 Oscar nominations
Posted to Book News by Dymocks Digital Team on 15/01/2016
The 88th Academy Awards are only a few short weeks away, and earlier today the nominations were announced. 

Read on for a booklover's look into the 2016 Academy Award nominations, and for your chance to win one of ten in-season double passes to see The Danish Girl.



Upcoming YA book to film adaptations in 2016
Posted to Book News by Dymocks Digital Team on 04/01/2016
There are some fantastic films coming out in 2016, particulary ones based on YA fiction.

We’re super excited about all of these and we hope they actually happen (though, you never know with the film industry...).



Best book-to-film adaptations of 2015
Posted to Book News by Dymocks Digital Team on 30/12/2015
2015 has been a big year for book-to-film adaptations, and we asked our YA-loving and film buff Category Manager Ruth for her top book-to-film picks of 2015.

Read on to find out which films based on books she loved this year!



Ten years on from Twilight
Posted to Book News by Dymocks Digital Team on 08/10/2015
When news broke last month that a special tenth anniversary edition of Twilight would be released in October with some surprise additional content, the office went slightly mad trying to guess what the new content would be.

Our Digital and Community Coordinator takes a look at where Twilight has taken us in ten years, and what readers can expect from Life and Death.



A brief history of Australia's anti-sugar advocates
Posted to Book News by Dymocks Digital Team on 01/10/2015
Jamie Oliver recently took aim at the sugar industry in his documentary Jamie's Sugar Rush; however, Australians have been leading the anti-sugar crusade for nearly a decade.

We've compiled a brief history of Australia's most recognisable anti-sugar advocates, their books, their history, and why they're so passionate about living a sugar-free life.



The Cover Story - Redesigning TMI by Maria Soler Canton
Posted to Book News by Dymocks Digital Team on 25/09/2015
Want to learn more about how the covers of a best-selling book series are redesigned?

Read on for a guest post from Maria Soler Canton, designer of the new covers for Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments series. 



2015 Australian Book Industry Awards
Posted to Book News by Dymocks Digital Team on 11/09/2015
Earlier this year at the 2015 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) we were honoured to win the award for National Book Retailer of the Year. We were also lucky enough to interview two of Australia's brightest literary talents, Maxine Beneba Clarke and Brooke Davis. 

We're giving one lucky reader the chance to win a full set of the ABIA prize-winning books, so read on to find out how to enter.



An open letter to Zoe Foster Blake
Posted to Book News by Dymocks Digital Team on 07/08/2015
Our Assistant Category Manager Ali has written a love letter blog post about one of her favourite Aussie authors, Zoe Foster Blake.



First look at the film adaptation of Emma Donoghue's Room
Posted to Book News by Dymocks Digital Team on 31/07/2015
The first teaser trailer for the film adaptation of Emma Donoghue's best-selling novel Room has just been released, and we think it looks every bit as captivating and engrossing as the book was. 

Room, first published in 2010, won multiple awards and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.



Five quick and easy ways to cure a reading slump
Posted to Book News by Dymocks Digital Team on 29/07/2015
We've all been there. Somehow, despite being surrounded by a TBR pile that grows bigger with each passing day, you have lost the motivation to read. Whether it's because you haven't been inspired by anything new, or you've simply been too busy or preoccupied to pick up a book, the spark is gone. Do not despair. Here are our top five quick and easy ways to cure a reading slump and reignite the reading spark in your book-loving heart.



Celebrate reading freedom: Let your children choose their own books
Posted to Book News by Dymocks Digital Team on 24/07/2015
Guest Post from Ryan Spencer, Dymocks Literary Spokesperson, Clinical Teaching Specialist: Lecturer in Literacy Education at the University of Canberra. 

If you are looking to help your child to develop as a reader, the simplest thing that you can do to help facilitate this is to celebrate the freedom to read whatever we like! In order to help our children to practice valuable reading skills, we need to give them many opportunities to read, both by themselves and with others. 



Upcoming book-to-film adaptations in 2015
Posted to Book News by Dymocks Digital Team on 01/07/2015
We have just reached the midpoint of 2015. Once you recover from the shock that this year is half over already, hopefully you can join us in our excitement towards the rest of the book-to-film adaptations that are yet to appear on our screens.

Here are some of the highlights. Be sure to let us know if we've missed anything!



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