Readers' Lounge

Randwick City Library has books, magazines, CDs and DVDs as well as eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and spoken word books.

Special Collections

Red Hot Reads - a changing collection of the latest, recently reviewed books. Three-week loan, no renewals, no reserves.

Bestsellers - a selection of current popular books, updated regularly to reflect retail book sales. Three-week loan, no renewals, no reserves.  If you have a popular book on reserve and you're super-keen to read it, see if it's also a bestseller!

Hidden Gems - specially selected by library staff; including great reads and old favourites.

Collection Highlights - can include fiction, non-fiction and biography, and is a changing collection with various themes explored throughout the year. Lionel Bowen Library only.

Truth, as they say, is often stranger than fiction and the current Collection Highlights - True Stories - showcasing some of the most interesting and often bizarre true stories in our collection. Novels based on real lives or events, and biographies are also included.

Winners circle - a collection of literary prize winners. Lionel Bowen Library only.

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

2022 Booker Prize Shortlist

The winner for 2022 is The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida by Shehan Karunatilaka!  This story is an exuberant whodunnit set against the backdrop of the Sri Lankan civil war in the 1990s.

Cover Image of The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida

This year includes the shortest book submitted, the oldest author to be nominated,  and writers from four continents.
The other shortlisted books are:
The winner is announced on 17 October (UK).

image of Glory by NoViolet Bulawayo image of cover for Small Things Like These Cover image for Treacle Walker image of the cover for The Trees image of Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout

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