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It's been inspiring to see how so many people are responding to the COVID-19 crisis with innovation and imagination.
 
A perfect example are the amazing young women at Alphabet Cafe in West End. Already well known for their baking skills and delicious products at their beautiful cafe Megs and Zozo have now launched Strange Times Supplies Boxes.
 
You can order all the essentials of life: bread, organic fruit & veg, meats, coffee, yoghurt, mushrooms, the best cakes and five different books from us. Order through Alphabet's Instagram from Sunday through to Tuesday with delivery or pickup each Friday.
 
I think this is a perfect example of how creative, hardworking, sassy young people will save the world.
 
As well as our free delivery and shipping offers you can also do a drive by pickup at both Avid Reader and Where the Wild Things Are. Order online, give us a call to discuss books or to let us know your on the way to pick up your special order and pull up outside the shop in Boundary Street. We now have a shop front counter and there is no problem with parking or need to leave the car.
 
We have changed our trading hours for the foreseeable future.   
 
Monday–Friday 8.30am – 6.00pm
Saturday 8.30am – 5.00pm
Sunday Closed
 
Happy reading, Fiona
 
P.S. If you are looking for a great escape there are some wonderful new release novels for all tastes HERE.
 
 
 
  Books
 
 
Stone Sky Gold Mountain by Mirandi Riwoe
 
 
Evoking the rich, unfolding tapestry of Australian life in the late 19th Century, Stone Sky Gold Mountain is a heartbreaking and universal story about the exiled and displaced, about those who encounter discrimination yet yearn for acceptance. A remarkable novel full of unforgettable characters.
 
 
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The Glass Hotel by Emily St John Mandel
 
 
A captivating novel of money, beauty, crime, and moral compromise in which a woman disappears from a container ship off the coast of Mauritania and a massive Ponzi scheme implodes in New York, dragging countless fortunes with it.
 
 
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The Animals in That Country by Laura Jean McKay
 
 
Out on the road, no one speaks, everything talks. Bold, exhilarating, and wholly original, The Animals in That Country asks what would happen, for better or worse, if we finally understood what animals were saying.
 
 
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The Dickens Boy by Tom Keneally
 
 
In the late 1800s, rather than run the risk of his under-achieving sons tarnishing his reputation, Charles Dickens sent two of them to Australia. Like his brother Alfred before him, sixteen-year-old Edward Bulwer Lytton Dickens, known as Plorn, is expected to apply himself in what his father considers to be the new land of opportunity. Posted to a remote sheep station in New South Wales Plorn strives to prove himself. He (Keneally) weaves his magic and the reader falls under his spell. The Guardian
 
 
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Gathering Dark by Candice Fox
 
 
A convicted killer. A gifted thief. A vicious crime boss. A disillusioned cop. Together they're a missing girl's only hope.
 
 
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Stranger Than Kindness by Nick Cave with Christina Back
 
 
Stranger Than Kindness asks what shapes our lives and makes us who we are, and celebrates the curiosity and power of the creative spirit. A journey in images and words into the creative world of musician, storyteller and cultural icon Nick Cave.
 
 
 
 
 
The Dragons and the Snakes by David Kilcullen
 
 
Leading soldier-scholar David Kilcullen reveals what the West’s opponents have learned from twenty-first-century conflict, and explains how their cutting-edge tactics and adaptability pose a serious threat to America and its allies, disabling the West’s military advantage.
 
 
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The Future of Us by Liz Allen
 
 
By tracing connections between a population’s past and present, demographers can foresee its future. The true wonder of demography, though, is not its ability to predict the future but to shape it. With energy and passion, demographer Liz Allen sets out the potential paths to make Australia better. 
 
 
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Waleed Aly (I Know This to Be True) by Waleed Aly
 
 
Created in collaboration with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, I Know This to Be True is an uplifting new series inspired by his legacy. People from diverse backgrounds answer the same questions, sharing their compelling stories, guiding ideals and insightful wisdom.
 
 
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Captain Cook's Epic Voyage by Geoffrey Blainey
 
 
In 1768 Captain James Cook and his crew set sail on a small British naval vessel, the boldly named Endeavour, bound for the Pacific Ocean. He was ordered to establish an observatory at Tahiti in order to record the 1769 transit of Venus, and – with the skills of naturalist Joseph Banks and his team – to collect natural history in this far part of the world. But Cook’s brief also included a secret mission from the British Admiralty: to discover Terra Australis Incognita, an unknown southern land that might prove to be larger and richer than Australia.
 
 
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Phosphorescence by Julia Baird
 
 
A beautiful, intimate and inspiring investigation into how we can find and nurture within ourselves that essential quality of internal happiness - the 'light within' that Julia Baird calls 'phosphorescence' - which will sustain us even through the darkest times.
 
 
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Glide by Lisa Forrest
 
 
A unique and insightful story that will inspire readers to quiet their critical voices and take the panic out of modern living. 'A love song to self-compassion: here's a book for anyone who needs to silence the harsh voice inside their own head.' Richard Glover, bestselling author of Land Before Avocado
 
 
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The Quiet Journal by Susan Cain
 
 
The internationally bestselling Quiet: The Power Of Introverts In A World That Can't Stop Talking changed how we see introverts and how introverts see themselves. This companion journal will help you to harness your secret strengths, improve communication at home and at work, and nurture your best self.
 
 
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Budgerigar by Sarah Harris & Don Baker
 
 
Beautiful and cheeky, delightful and enchanting, wild or tamed budgerigars are Australia's gift to the bird world. A curiosity of everything you ever wanted to know (or realised you never knew) about budgies.
 
 
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Falastin by Sami Tamimi & Tara Wigley
 
 
Falastin (fa-la-steen) is a soulful tour of Palestinian cooking today from the Ottolenghi restaurants’ executive chef and partner - an evocative collection of 120 recipes with endless flavour combinations to discover. The food is the perfect mix of traditional and contemporary, with recipes handed down through the generations and reworked for a modern home kitchen. “This is a beautiful book and I want to cook every single recipe in it.” Nigella Lawson
 
 
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Edible City by Indira Naidoo
 
 
When Indira Naidoo transformed her tiny 13th-floor balcony into a bountiful kitchen garden, it changed her life forever. She joined the quiet revolution rolling through our cities - the army of urban gardeners turning concrete into crops, and harvests into hope. Join Indira as she visits some of Australia's most innovative and memorable kitchen gardens. Indira also offers gardening tips and practical advice on beekeeping, worm farming, composting and setting up your own community garden, as well as 40 of her delicious recipes.
 
 
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  Events
 
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AVID AUTHOR EVENTS
 
 
 
Lust in the Time of Coronavirus Episode 2 - Dr Norman Swan
 
 
Lust in the Time of Coronavirus Episode 2 - Dr Norman Swan
 
 
 
Shannon Molloy - Fourteen
 
 
Shannon Molloy - Fourteen
 
 
 
Cassandra Pybus - Truganini
 
 
Cassandra Pybus - Truganini
 
 
 
Writing War - a Panel Discussion
 
 
Writing War - a Panel Discussion
 
 
 
The Octopus and I - Writing about humans in the natural world
 
 
The Octopus and I - Writing about humans in the natural world
 
 
 
Judy Powell - The Brisbane Line
 
 
Judy Powell - The Brisbane Line
 
 
 
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THANK YOU
 
 
 
 
 
 
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