Backstreet Christmas Day 1: Buying Secondhand

In a world where many aspects of our lives, and especially the holiday season, are increasingly commercialised, focused on consumption and the importance of buying rather than the importance of giving, I think it is more important than ever to consider what, where, and how we are buying things for the people that we love... Continue Reading →

Book Launch: Radical Heart, by Shireen Morris

  Earlier this week, Shireen Morris launched her book Radical Heart, which event host Scott Stephens called "an astonishing piece of political and legal theoretical writing", in conversation with Richie Ahmat at Avid Reader in Brisbane's West End. Shireen spoke with passion and eloquence about the key issue that her book tackles – the fight... Continue Reading →

Top 5: Love Your Bookshop!

We’ve compiled a list of our top five indie bookstores (in alphabetical order, because we love them all equally). Let us know if we missed your favourite!AVID READER West End, Boundary St This beautiful store is a Brisbane institution, with regular events with authors, literary salons and opportunities for emerging writers to read their work,... Continue Reading →

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