Reviews, Recommendations & New Arrivals

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NEW Music

Dirty Computer - Janelle Monáe
Prince and The Revolution - Purple Rain
When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go - Billie Eilish


A Simple Favor
A Star Is Born
Bohemian Rhapsody
Crazy Rich Asians
Creed II
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
The Favourite
The Hate U Give
Mary Queen of Scots
The Nun
Sharp Objects
Strange Colours

Classic Doctor Who: The Aztecs
Classic Doctor Who: The Day of the Daleks
Classic Doctor Who: The Five Doctors
Classic Doctor Who: The Sontaran Experiment
Classic Doctor Who: Shada

NEW Fiction

Leah on the Offbeat - Becky Albertalli
Tiger Lily - Jodi Lynn Anderson
Flames - Robbie Arnott
The Silence of the Girls - Pat Barker
The Heart's Invisible Furies - John Boyne
White Chrysanthemum - Mary Lynn Bracht
Milkman - Anna Burns
Bluebottle - Belinda Castles
The Midnight Line - Lee Child
A Wanted Man - Lee Child
Never Go Back - Lee Child
Bad Luck And Trouble - Lee Child
Berlin Alexanderplatz - Alfred Deoblin
Washington Black - Esi Edugyan
Legendary - Stephanie Garber
Peach - Emma Glass
Rainbirds - Clarissa Goenawan
The Glass Bead Game - Hermann Hesse
Demian - Hermann Hesse
Siddhartha - Hermann Hesse
Demian: The Story of a Youth - Hermann Hesse
The House of Silk - Anthony Horowitz
Eternal Life - Dara Horn
Winds of Change - Anna Jacobs
Everything Under - Daisy Johnson
If Cats Disappeared From The World - Genki Kawamura
Elevation - Stephen King
Ashley Bell - Dean Koontz
The Song of Achilles - Madeline Miller
The Sailor who Fell from Grace with the Sea - Yukio Mishima
Birthday Girl - Haruki Murakami
Keep the Aspidistra Flying - George Orwell
The Girl on the Page - John Purcell
The Iliac Crest - Christina Rivera-Garza
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo - Taylor Jenkins Reid
Mr Salary - Sally Rooney
Small Steps - Louis Sachar
The Rosie Result - Graeme Simsion
I Capture The Castle - Dodie Smith
The Chestnut Man - Soren Sveistrup
Split Tooth - Tanya Tagaq
A Hero Born - Jin Yong
A Bond Undone - Jin Yong

NEW Poetry & Plays

The Dark Between Stars - Atticus
Brecht Plays: Life of Galileo; Mother Courage and Her Children - Bertolt Brech
Jabberwocky and Other Poems - Lewis Carroll
Selected Poems - E. E. Cummings
Beowulf: A New Verse Translation - Seamus (trans.) Heaney
Poems of Heinrich Heine: Three Hundred and Twenty-Five Poems - Heinrich Heine
Mexico City Blues - Jack Kerouac
Love Looks Pretty on You - Lang Leav
Gmorning, Gnight! - Lin-Manuel Miranda
The Complete Poetry Of Edgar Allan Poe - Edgar Allen Poe
The Tempest - William Shakespeare
King Lear - William Shakespeare
Much Ado About Nothing - William Shakespeare
A Midsummer Night's Dream - William Shakespeare
Whiskey Words & a Shovel II - R.H. Sin
Whiskey Words & a Shovel III - R.H. Sin
Above Water: Creative Writing Anthology - University of Melbourne Student Union
Cat Poems - Various
A Cruelty Special to Our Species: Poems - Emily Jungmin Yoon

NEW Sci-Fi & Fantasy

The Hazel Wood - Melissa Albert
Arm of the Sphinx - Josiah Bancroft
Queen of Air and Darkness - Cassandra Clare
Black Leopard, Red Wolf - Marlon James
A Court of Frost and Starlight - Sarah J. Maas
The Assassin's Blade - Sarah J. Maas
Fire and Blood: A History of the Targaryen Kings from Aegon the Conqueror to Aegon III as scribed by Archmaester Gyldayn - George R. R. Martin
Midnight Jewel - Richelle Mead
Archenemies - Marissa Meyer
The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Tales from Alagaesia - Christopher Paolini
Tempests and Slaughter - Tamora Pierce
The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss
The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss
Skyward - Brandon Sanderson
Mistborn: Secret History - Brandon Sanderson
Edgedancer - Brandon Sanderson
Snapshot - Brandon Sanderson
Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds - Brandon Sanderson
The Lady of the Lake - Andrzej Sapkowski
The Tower of the Swallow - Andrzej Sapkowski
Baptism of Fire - Andrzej Sapkowski
Vengeful - V. E. Schwab
Navigating The Stars - Maria V. Snyder
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle - Stuart Turton
Sky in the Deep - Adrienne Young

NEW Non-Fiction & Biography

Bed Number Ten - Sue Baier
1,000 Creative Writing Prompts: Ideas for Blogs, Scripts, Stories and More - Bryan Cohen
The Five-Minute Writer 2nd Edition: Exercise and Inspiration in Creative Writing in Five Minutes a Day - Margret Geraghty
The Physiology Coloring Book - Wynn Kapit
Set the Boy Free - Johnny Marr
When the Body Says No - Gabor Mate
Care Package: A Path to Deep Healing - Sylvester Mcnutt Iii
Creativity Crisis: Toward a Post-Constructivist Educational Future - Robert Nelson
Why I Write - George Orwell
Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress - Steven Pinker
How to Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics - Michael Pollan
The Noma Guide to Fermentation (Foundations of Flavor) - Rene Redzepi
Letters to a Very Young Painter - Rainer Maria Rilke
How History Gets Things Wrong: The Neuroscience of our Addiction to Stories - Alex Rosenberg
Any Ordinary Day - Leigh Sales
The 5 AM Club: Own Your Morning. Elevate Your Life. - Robin Sharma
Feel Free - Zadie Smith
Teaching Creative Writing: Ideas, exercises, resources and lesson plans for teachers of creative-writing classes - Helen Stockton
Walden: Or, Life in the Woods - Henry David Thoreau
Where I Lived, and What I Lived For - Henry David Thoreau
The Cut Out Girl: A Story of War and Family, Lost and Found - Bart Van Es
Beyond the Threshold: Explorations of Liminality in Literature - Hein Viljoen
The Language of Kindness: A Nurse's Story - Christie Watson
We Are Displaced - Malala Yousafzai

NEW Graphic Novels

Green Arrow: Issue 35 - 44 (Bound) - J Benson
Batman: Issue 51 - 60 (bound) - Greg Cipes
Batman Detective: Issue 982 - 991 (bound) - Moreci Fiumara
Superman: Issue 36 - 45 (bound) - Tomosi Gleason
Justice League: Issue 33 - 43 (bound) - Kirkham Williamson
Wonder Woman: Issue 51 - 59 and the Witching Hour (bound) - Orlando Braga
The Avengers 2018: Issues 1-10 (bound) - Jason Aaron
Black Panther: Issue 166-172 + Annual (bound) - Ta-Nehisi Coates
Uncanny X-men: Issue 1 - 10 and 2019 annual (bound) - Gomez Brisson
X-men Gold: Issue 13 - 36 (bound) - Mayhew Guggenheim
Black Panther: The Complete Collection: Volume 3 - Christopher Priest
Black Panther: The Complete Collection: Volume 4 - Christopher Priest
Spider Gwen: Issue 19 -34 (bound) - Rodriguez Latour
Astonising X-men: Issue 1 - 17 and Annual (bound) - Foreman Rosenberg
The Amazing Spider-Man: 2018 Issues 789-811 (bound) - Dan Slott
The Avengers; Worlds Collide: Issue 672-680 (bound) - Mark Waid
Cicada - Shaun Tan
Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina - Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
The Wicked + The Divine Volume 3: Commercial Suicide - Kieron Gillen
The Wicked + The Divine Volume 4: Rising Action - Kieron Gillen
The Wicked + The Divine - Volume 5: Imperial Phase I - Kieron Gillen
The Wicked + The Divine - Volume 6: Imperial Phase II - Kieron Gillen
The Wicked + The Divine - Volume 7: Mothering Invention - Kieron Gille
The Walking Dead Volume 31 - Charlie Adlard
Heartstopper Volume One - Alice Oseman
Saga: Volume 9 - Brian K. Vaughan

NEW Chinese Language

三体 - 黑暗森林 /sān tǐ : hei an sen lin / The Three-body problem 2 - ixin Liu
哈利.波特与密室/ Ha Li Bo Te Yu Mi Shi/ Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J.K. Rowling
哈利.波特与阿兹卡班囚徒/ Ha Li Bo Te Yu A Zi Ka Ban Qiu Tu/ Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling
哈利.波特与魔法石/ Ha Li Bo Te Yu Mo Fa Shi/ Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J.K. Rowling
剑桥雅思真题精讲/ Jian Qiao Ya Si Zhen Ti Jing Jiang / Cambridge IELTS11 Academic - Chenggang Zhou
Short Stories in Chinese: Parallel Texts - John Balcom

NEW Spanish & French

Harry Potter a l'ecole des sorciers / Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter et la chambre des secrets / Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J.K. Rowling
Short Stories in Spanish: Parallel Texts - John R. (Ed.) King
Short Stories in French: Parallel Texts - Richard Coward

NEW German

Holzfällen: Eine Erregung / Woodcutters - Thomas Bernhard
Sechs Koffer / Six Suitcases - Maxim Biller
Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder / Mother Courage and Her Children - Bertolt Brecht
Hundert Gedichte / Selected Poems - Bertolt Brecht
Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder / Mother Courage and Her Children - Bertolt Brecht
Die Leiden Des Jungen Werther / The Sorrows of Young Werther - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Marmelade in Herzen - Hilly Martinek
Das Buch der Lieder / The Book of Songs - Heinrich Heine
Tschick / Why We Took the Car - Wolfgang Herrndorf
Der Steppenwolf - Hermann Hesse
Narziß und Goldmund / Death and the Lover - Hermann Hesse
Der Process / The Trial - Franz Kafka
Great Stories by Kafka and Rilke-Du - Franz Kafka
Die Verwandlung / The Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka
Kurzgeschichten / Short stories - Marie Luise Kaschnitz
Die Vermessung der Welt / Measuring the world - Daniel Kehlmann
Imperium - Christian Kracht
Archipel / Archipelago - Inger-Maria Mahlke
Der Tod in Venedig und andere Erzahlungen / Death in Venice & other stories - Thomas Mann
Die Hauptstadt / The Capital - Robert Menasse
Nachtzug nach Lissabon / A Night Train to Lisbon - Pascal Mercier
Günter Grass - Die Blechtrommel: Kommentar und Materialien / The Tin Drum - Volker Neuhaus
Im Westen nichts Neues: Roman. Ohne Materialien / All Quiet on the Western Front - Erich Maria Remarque
Gedichte / Selected Poems - Rainer Maria Rilke
Briefe an einen jungen Dichter / Letters to a Young Poet - Rainer Maria Rilke
Rilke's Book of Hours: Love Poems to God - Rainer Maria Rilke
Harry Potter Und Der Stein Der Weisen / Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter 2 und die Kammer des Schreckens / Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter 3 und der Gefangene von Askaban / Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J. K. Rowling
Der Vorleser / The Reader - Bernhard Schlink
Das Parfum / Perfume - Peter Suskind
Die Erfindung der Roten Armee Fraktion durch einen manisch-depressiven Teenager im Sommer 1969 / The invention of the Red Army faction by a manic-depressive teenager in the summer of 1969 - Frank Witzel
Short Stories in German: Parallel Texts - Ernst Zillekens

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