Backstreet Christmas Day 2: Books, Comics & Zines

Ever since we were born, I think, my siblings and I have received a book for every occasion: birthdays, Easter, and Christmas. The written (and printed) word is one of the most important things in my life, and bookstores (and comic book stores) are my happy place. If you’re looking for new releases, new copies... Continue Reading →

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 →

GIVEAWAY: Brisbane Writers Festival

  Brisbane Writers Festival 2018 will be held from 6 – 9 September, with a line-up of over 150 internationally renowned writers, thinkers, and opinion makers considering this year’s theme: what does the world need now? With the Festival fast approaching, Backstreet Brisbane has a day pass to give away to one lucky reader --... 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 →

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