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October Book of the Month:Permafrostby SJ NormanPermafrost drew me in and unsettled me in equal measure. I could see parts of myself in the characters, and in the familiarity of the settings, as SJ Norman traces the outline of Australian cities, the expanse of Lake George on the road to Canberra, the experience of being young and queer, or an Australian abroad, or a bookseller in a small, second-hand bookstore. And then, just like that, the prose takes a dark turn and reality seems a less tangible thing. Gothic and haunting, many of these stories are plagued by a sense of loneliness, longing. Unnerved but intrigued, I finished this collection in a day.


One of the most inspiring writers I had read in a long time. Odd and acute, this intriguing collection of short stories consume a sense of Place that has left me feeling... unusually lonely, cold and yet somehow uplifted. It is the strangest of sensations to feel after reading a book. Fulfilled yet at the same time hollow. How can a book make you feel extreme opposites at once? An experience only an extremely skilled writer can achieve!

Each story is lead by a character whos gender is unknown. How much I adored this! The connection to Place is headstrong, taking you from Australia, Poland, London, Berlin. No matter which city, I was there. I was experiencing. I was 100% in. A collection of enigmatic shorties which are lyric, dynamic and the finest Australian writing Ive read in a while. I loved this one so very much. Im still thinking about it weeks later!



October ILF Book of the Month
The First Scientists

Written by Corey Tutt and Illustrated by Blak Douglas

Young Australian of the Year in 2020, Corey Tutt, has created this exciting childrens non-fiction book exploring scientific inventions and innovations from a First Nations perspective. Lavishly illustrated by the terrific Blak Douglas, this book will excite young scientific minds; nourishing a love of science and respect for Aboriginal Peoples' knowledges. Tutt has consulted with Communities to provide local knowledge from the stars and the seasons to medicine which is exciting, accessible and respectful to Aboriginal Peoples' histories, cultures and knowledges! I adore this book in every way!



This is our ILF (Indigenous Literacy Foundation) Book of the Month, which means 10% of the profits from this month's sales of the book will be donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

Australian Fiction Fiction Young Adult Cooking Biography Australian Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Lifestyle Art


Better Read Than Dead's COVID-19 Response

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Better Read Than Dead

265 King St
Newtown 2042 NSW Australia


Monday - Friday: 10am - 5pm

Saturday: 10am - 5:30pm

Sunday: 12pm - 5pm

Ph: (02) 9557 8700


Lockdown Update:

In compliance with the NSW government orders, Better Read Than Dead is currently closed for browsing, but there are many ways you can help to support us and find new books to read during lockdown!

If you would like to purchase a book, you can order from our website and collect at the shop when your order is ready. You can also call us on (02) 9557 8700, email us at or message us on social media. We're offering free shipping across Australia over the lockdown period.

Alternatively, you're welcome to come to our door and telephone us with the names of the books you would like (or some hints for a recommendation) and we can grab your books from the shelves and bring them outside to you. We'll need you to sign in with our QR code and, of course, masks must be worn by customers and our booksellers will be doing the same! You can use our mobile POS machine, or you can pass your card to one of our booksellers and we can tap it at the front desk, to make your purchases. There's a sign in front of the shop, with all this information on it. We sincerely appreciate your patience and support as we adjust with government restrictions.



Please see ourBetter Read Eventswebsite for information about upcoming events and book clubs. With the new government restrictions, there have been some changes to our program. Some events have been postponed and other will have zoom alternatives. Get in touch with us at for more information.

Check out ourYoutube pagefor Zoom events you may have missed.

Winner of the Miles Franklin Award 2021:

The Labyrinth by Amanda Lohrey

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