Reader's Lounge

Randwick City Library has books, magazines, CDs and DVDs as well as eBooks, eAudio books and spoken word books. There are also a number of special collections.  

Red Hot Reads is a changing collection of the latest, recently reviewed titles – both fiction and non-fiction.  They can be borrowed for one week only, can’t be renewed and attract late fines of $1.00 per day. They cannot be reserved.  There are Red Hot Reads available at all three branches.

Hidden Gems are books specially selected by library staff; some are old favourites, some are literary prize-winners and some are just a great read – all are worth a second look.  Hidden Gems are lent for three weeks and can be reserved and renewed. They are located in the beginning of the Adult Fiction section at Bowen Library and the end of the Adult Fiction section at Margaret Martin Library.

Collection Highlights include fiction, non-fiction and biography.

The current collection is called Angels and Demons and is a collection which explores the concept of good and evil, and includes both books and DVDs.

The Collection Highlights shelf is opposite the circulation desk at Lionel Bowen Library in the adult fiction area.  These books can be reserved and renewed.  The Highlights change and we will be featuring various genres, literary prize-winners, and world literature throughout the year.

All three branches feature new books – just ask our staff to show you where they are.

2018 Stella Prize Winner is Tracker by Alexis Wright

The Stella Prize named after one of Australia’s iconic female authors, Stella Maria Sarah ‘Miles’ Franklin, celebrates Australian women’s writing and recognises Australian women’s contribution to literature.  It was awarded for the first time in 2013. Both nonfiction and fiction books by Australian women are eligible for entry.  The shortlist was announced on International Women's Day - 8 March and the prize was awarded at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney on Thursday 12 April.

The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree by Shokoofeh Azar

Shortlisted

A Writing Life: Helen Garner and her Work by Bernadette Brennan

*eBook also available

 

Anaethesia: the gift of oblivion and the mystery of consciousness by Kate Cole-Adams

 

Terra Nullius by Claire G. Coleman

Shortlisted

 

The Life to Come by Michelle de Kretser

*eBook also available

Shortlisted

 

This Water: Five Tales by Beverley Farmer

 

The Green Bell: A memoir of Love, Madness & Poetry by Paula Keogh

*eBook also available

 

An Uncertain Grace by Krissy Kneen

*eBook also available

Shortlisted

 

The Choke by Sophie Laguna

Cover of The Choke

*eBook also available

 

Martin Sharp: his Life and Times by Joyce Morgan

 

The Fish Girl by Mirandi Riwoe

Shortlisted

 

Tracker by Alexis Wright

*eBook also available

Winner

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