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So many beautiful books pass through our doors. These sumptuous titles are perfect for revelling in the photography in a quiet moment or presenting as a gift that will be remembered.

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Mesozoic Art

Dinosaurs and Other Ancient Animals...

Steve White

Hardback

$59.99 

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Underwater Wild

My Octopus Teacher's Extraordinary...

Craig Foster

Hardback

$59.99 

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St James's Palace

From Leper Hospital to Royal Court...

Simon Thurley

Hardback

$124.95 

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Vision

Art, Architecture and the National...

Hardback

$49.99 

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AVJennings

Home Builders to the Nation

Roy Edwards

Hardback

$69.95 

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Artists at Home

Susie Hodge

Hardback

$59.99 

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Reading the Rooms

Behind the Paintings of the State...

Richard Neville

Hardback

$89.99 

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Sickert Drawings

The Painter's Eye

Lou Klepac

Hardback

$120 

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Warhol

The Textiles

Geoffrey Rayner

Hardback

$61.95 

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Ceramics

An Atlas of Forms

Glenn Barkley

Hardback

$79.99 

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Breakdowns

Portrait of the Artist as a Young...

Art Spiegelman

Paperback

$55 

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Van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise

His Final Months

Nienke Bakker

Hardback

$90 

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Hilma af Klint

Tree of Knowledge

Hilma af Klint

Hardback

$90 

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The Riddles of Ukiyo-e

Women and Men in Japanese Prints...

Chris Uhlenbeck

Hardback

$80 

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Frida Kahlo

The Painter and Her Work

Helga Prignitz-Poda

Hardback

$90 

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Love Lucian

The Letters of Lucian Freud 1939–1954...

David Dawson

Hardback

$130 

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Picasso Cut Papers

Pablo Picasso

Hardback

$105 

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Renoir. 40th Ed.

Gilles Néret

Paperback

$45 

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The Picasso Century

Didier Ottinger

Hardback

$79.95 

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Europe Divided

Huguenot Refugee Art and Culture...

Tessa Murdoch

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$79.99 

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The Final Painting

The Last Works of the Great Masters,...

Patrick de Rynck

Hardback

$70 

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The Renaissance Cities

Art in Florence, Rome and Venice...

Norbert Wolf

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$265 

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Conchophilia

Shells, Art, and Curiosity in Early...

Marisa Anne Bass

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$89.99 

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Beyond Borders

Patrick Tjungurrayi

Hetti Perkins

Paperback

$45 

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Coast Tree Street

Bruce Usher

Hardback

$90 

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Abstract Art

A Global History

Pepe Karmel

Hardback

$130 

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The Visual History of Type

Paul McNeil

Hardback

$120 

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Art of Botanical Illustration

Wilfred Blunt

Hardback

$75 

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On Ugliness

Umberto Eco

Paperback

$69.99 

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Take Care of Yourself

Sophie Calle

Hardback

$140 

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The History of Asian Art

A Global View

De-nin D. Lee

Hardback

$140 

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Louise Bourgeois

Has the day invaded the night or...

Justin Paton

Hardback

$65 

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Art

The Definitive Visual Guide

Andrew Graham Dixon

Hardback

$85 

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Sydney Art Deco

Peter Sheridan

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$99 

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Karl Lagerfeld

A Line of Beauty

Andrew Bolton

Hardback

$124.95 

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Free Fall

Ben Quilty

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$60 

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Dreaming the Land

Aboriginal Art from Remote Australia...

Marie Geissler

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$100 

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Iwantja

An exuberant new movement in contemporary...

Iwantja Arts

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$79.99 

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Balgo

Creating Country

John Carty

Hardback

$89.99 

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Seeking Asylum

Our Stories

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

Hardback

$19.99 

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Lance Franklin

My Football Journey

Lance Franklin

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$55 

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Odd Roads to be Walking

156 Women who shaped Australian...

Paul Finucane

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$90 

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On Psyche's Lawn

The Gardens at Plaz Metaxu

Alasdair Forbes

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$124.95 

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Wilderness

The Most Sensational Natural Places...

Penny Watson

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$45 

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Pomegranates & Artichokes

Recipes and memories of a journey...

Saghar Setareh

Hardback

$49.99 

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How to Drink Australian

An Essential Modern Wine Book

Jane Lopes

Hardback

$79.99 

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The Eternal City

Recipes + stories from Rome

Maria Pasquale

Hardback

$55 

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The Fast Five

Shortcuts to Deliciousness

Donna Hay

Hardback

$49.99 

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White Heat 25

25th Anniversary Edition

Marco Pierre White

Hardback

$69.99 

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Rambutan

Recipes from Sri Lanka, accompanying...

Cynthia Shanmugalingam

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$49.99 

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Bake My Day

Sweet ways to make friends and be...

Katherine Sabbath

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$45 

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Larousse Patisserie and Baking

Editions Larousse

Hardback

$99.99 

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Larousse Gastronomique

Hamlyn

Hardback

$120 

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Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

A Story of Excellence

Gordon Ramsay

Hardback

$100 

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Creature

Paintings, Drawings and Reflections...

Shaun Tan

Hardback

$64.95 

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Desmond Freeman Paris

Impressions in Ink

Desmond Freeman

Hardback

$65 

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Unleashing Oppenheimer

Inside Christopher Nolan's Explosive...

Jada Yuan

Hardback

$85 

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Australian Galleries

The Purves Family Business: The...

Caroline Field

Hardback

$89.95 

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William Yang

Seeing and Being Seen

Rosie Hays

Hardback

$49.95 

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Inspired by Country

Bark Paintings from Northern Australia...

Museum Fünf Kontinente

Hardback

$85 

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The exhibitionists

A History of Sydney's Art Gallery...

Steven Miller

Hardback

$65 

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Signed

The Sandman Omnibus Vol 1

GN

Neil Gaiman

Hardback

$300 

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Signed

The Sandman Omnibus Vol 2

GN

Neil Gaiman

Hardback

$300 

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Signed

The Sandman Omnibus Vol 3

GN

Neil Gaiman

Hardback

$300 

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Mortal Instruments

6 Book Boxed Set

Cassandra Clare

Paperback

$79.99 

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The Kelpie

The Definitive Guide to the Australian...

Tony Parsons

Hardback

$85 

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Smash Hits Recipes

Rude Words and Ripper Feeds

Nat's What I Reckon

Hardback

$45 

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The James Bond Archives

“No Time to Die” Edition

Paul Duncan

Hardback

$155 

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MGM Style

Cedric Gibbons and the Art of the...

Howard Gutner

Hardback

$92.99 

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Alfred Hitchcock. The Complete Films

Paul Duncan

Paperback

$75 

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The Wes Anderson Collection

The French Dispatch

Matt Zoller Seitz

Hardback

$60 

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The Art of Horror Movies

An Illustrated History

Steven Jones

Hardback

$92.99 

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Marilyn Monroe

A Photographic Life - Featuring...

Jenna Glatzer

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$49.99 

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Adieu Audrey

Klaus-Jurgen Sembach

Hardback

$49.95 

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The Art Deco Style

Great Designers & Collectors

Alastair Duncan

Hardback

$165 

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Garden Life

Richard Unsworth

Paperback

$39.99 

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A Conscious Garden

Practical Projects and Recipes for...

Rebecca Sullivan

Paperback

$49.99 

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Super Bloom

A Field Guide to Flowers for Every...

Jac Semmler

Hardback

$90 

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The Charmed Garden at Broughton Hall

Philip Hunter

Hardback

$80 

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Rosa

The Story of the Rose

Peter E. Kukielski

Hardback

$51.95 

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The Kinfolk Garden

How to Live with Nature

John Burns

Hardback

$59.99 

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Wendy Whiteley and the Secret Garden

Janet Hawley

Hardback

$79.99 

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The Devil's Atlas

An Explorer's Guide to Heavens,...

Edward Brooke-Hitching

Hardback

$49.99 

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Harry Potter Boxed Set

J. K. Rowling

Paperback

$217.95  $195.75

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My Darlinghurst

Anna Clark

Paperback

$49.99 

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Paddington

A history

Greg Young

Paperback

$75 

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Rum Hospital to Parliament

The Story of New South Wales Parliament...

Parliament of NSW

Hardback

$50  $25

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The Passion for Aussie-Built Cars

Steve Reid

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$49.99 

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Journey in Time

The 50,000 year story of the Australian...

George Chaloupka

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$59.99 

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The 'Bounty' and Beyond

John A. Fish

Mixed media product

$225 

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Sydney Royal

Celebrating 200 Years of the Royal...

Gavin Fry

Hardback

$75 

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Atlas of Forgotten Places

Journey to Abandoned Destinations...

Travis Elborough

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$39.99 

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Historical Sea Charts

Visions and Voyages Through the...

Katherine Parker

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$90 

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Civilization

A History of the World in 1000 Objects...

DK

Hardback

$59.99 

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Atlas of the Eastern Front

1941–45

Robert Kirchubel

Hardback

$99.99 

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To the Ends of the Earth

How the Greatest Maps Were Made...

Philip Parker

Hardback

$49.99 

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Voices of the Battle of Britain H/C plus 2 DVDs

Colin Higgs

Hardback

$37.99  $10

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White

The History of a Color

Michel Pastoureau

Hardback

$69.99 

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The Architecture of Devotion

James Goold and His Legacies in...

Max Vodola

Hardback

$54.99 

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Australian Abstract

Amber Creswell Bell

Hardback

$69.99 

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Glass

The life and art of Klaus Moje

Nola Anderson

Hardback

$69.99 

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The Art of the Bible

Illuminated Manuscripts from the...

Scot McKendrick

Hardback

$80 

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Birds of the World

The Art of Elizabeth Gould

Andrea Hart

Hardback

$140 

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Emily Kam Kngwarray

Kelli Cole

Hardback

$89.95 

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Sally Gabori

Sally Gabori

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$100 

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Joyce Evans

Sasha Grishin

Hardback

$59.99 

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The Amazing Spider-Man

Volume 1: 1962-1964 (Marvel Comics...

Ralph Macchio

Hardback

$350 

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William Beckwith McInnes

An Artist's Life

Margot Tasca

Hardback

$90 

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Know My Name

Blue Cover

National Gallery of Australia

Hardback

$79.95 

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Nitty-Gritty

The Sculture of Dean Bowen

Andrew Stephens

Hardback

$110 

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Chasing the Mountain Light

A Life Photographing Wild Places...

David Neilson

Hardback

$89.99 

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Annie Leibovitz Portraits 2005-2016

Annie Leibovitz

Hardback

$160 

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Always Audrey

Six Iconic Photographers. One Legendary...

Terence Pepper

Hardback

$90 

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Red Carpet Oscars

Dijanna Mulhearn

Hardback

$100 

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Diana

A Life in Dresses: From Debutante...

Claudia Joseph

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$90 

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Audrey Hepburn

The Illustrated World of a Fashion...

Megan Hess

Hardback

$42 

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Recognise Me

Ken Cato

Hardback

$110 

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Vogue Paris

100 Years

Sylvie Lécallier

Hardback

$90 

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Living Well by Design

Melissa Penfold

Melissa Penfold

Hardback

$70 

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The Indian Textile Sourcebook

Patterns and Techniques

Avalon Fotheringham

Hardback

$70 

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Living Outside

Reviving the Australian Modernist...

Sharon Mackay

Hardback

$70 

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Macquarie Australian Dictionary

Eighth Edition

Macquarie Dictionary

Hardback

$120 

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Atlas of Imagined Cities

Who lives where in TV, books, games...

Matt Brown

Hardback

$49.99 

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Gifts and Books

Nicholas Perkins

Hardback

$59.99 

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Pictured Worlds

Masterpieces of Children’s Book...

Leonard Marcus

Hardback

$110 

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Kew - Rare Plants

The world's unusual and endangered...

Ed Ikin

Hardback

$49.99 

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Trees

From Root to Leaf – A Financial...

Paul Smith

Hardback

$80 

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Dinosaurs

Profiles from a Lost World

Riley Black

Hardback

$90 

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Phaenomena

Doppelmayr's Celestial Atlas

Giles Sparrow

Hardback

$100 

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Ocean

Exploring the Marine World

Phaidon Editors

Hardback

$89.95 

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Horridus

Journey of a Triceratops

Chris Flynn

Hardback

$64.99 

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Bird

Exploring the Winged World

Phaidon Editors

Hardback

$79.95 

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David Hollands’ Birds of Prey Of Australia

David Hollands

Hardback

$69.95 

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Ants

Workers of the World

Eleanor Spicer Rice

Hardback

$59.99 

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How Things Work

The Inner Life of Everyday Machines...

Theodore Gray

Paperback

$49.99 

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Engines

The Inner Workings of Machines That...

Theodore Gray

Hardback

$55 

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Cars of the 60s

A History of Cars Manufactured and...

Gavin Farmer

Hardback

$59.99 

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The Beatles

Get Back

The Beatles

Hardback

$80 

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Prince

All the Songs: The Story Behind...

Benoît Clerc

Hardback

$110 

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Gilbert and Sullivan

The Great Savoy Operas

Mike Lepine

Hardback

$112 

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Energy Follows Thought

The Stories Behind My Songs

Willie Nelson

Hardback

$65 

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The Lyrics

1956 to the Present

Paul McCartney

Hardback

$155  $100

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Unsung

A Compendium of Creativity

Kate Ceberano

Hardback

$55 

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Behind the Seams

My Life in Rhinestones

Dolly Parton

Hardback

$85 

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Rock 'n' Roll City

1978-1983: The Roadrunner Years...

Eric Algra

Hardback

$75  $60

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Bob Dylan

Mixing Up the Medicine

Mark Davidson

Hardback

$160 

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Pink Floyd

The Dark Side of the Moon: The Official...

Pink Floyd

Hardback

$90 

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Glam!

When Superstars Rocked the World,...

Mark Paytress

Hardback

$74.99 

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Moonage Daydream

The Life & Times of Ziggy Stardust...

David Bowie

Hardback

$89.99 

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David Bowie

All the Songs: The Story Behind...

Benoît Clerc

Hardback

$79.99 

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Six-String Stories

Eric Clapton

Hardback

$89.99 

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The Bushwackers Big Australian Songbook

Australia's Best-loved Songs and...

Dobe Newton

Paperback

$45 

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Paul McCartney

The Stories Behind 50 Classic Songs,...

Mike Evans

Hardback

$49.99 

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Suburban Songbook

Writing Hits in Post-War / Pre-Countdown...

Clinton Walker

Hardback

$79.95  $59.95

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Hot Stuff

The Story of the Rolling Stones...

Matt Lee

Hardback

$49.99 

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Music, The Encyclopedia of

A guide to the greatest composers...

Max Wade-Matthews

Hardback

$59.95 

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John & Yoko / Plastic Ono Band

John Lennon

Hardback

$80 

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ACO 40

The Fortieth Year

Anthony Browell

Hardback

$89.99  $30

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Queen A Kind Of Magic

Michael O'Neill

Hardback

$24.99  $8

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Pink Floyd

A Kaleidoscope of Conundrums

Michael O'Neill

Hardback

$16.99  $5

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Nirvana

On Reflection

Various

Mixed media product

$31.99  $10

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Cressida Campbell

National Gallery of Australia

Hardback

$89.99 

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Jimi

Janie Hendrix

Paperback

$99 

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ten

Pictet Group

Hardback

$90 

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The World's Most Expensive Watches

Ariel Adams

Hardback

$120 

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Retro Sydney

1950-2000

Nathan Mete

Hardback

$55 

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Our Fair Lady

Audrey Hepburn’s Life in Pictures...

Chiara Pasqualetti Johnson

Hardback

$79.99 

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Apollo Remastered

Andy Saunders

Hardback

$130 

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Bookstores

Horst A. Friedrichs

Hardback

$95 

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Beatlemania

Four Photographers on the Fab Four...

Tony Barrell

Hardback

$79.99 

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Beastie Boys

Spike Jonze

Hardback

$130 

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Camouflage

100 Masters of Disguise from the...

Steve Parker

Hardback

$49.99  $20

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Bird Planet

Tim Laman

Hardback

$79.99 

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Photography

A Feminist History

Emma Lewis

Hardback

$79.99 

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A Fire Inside

The Power of the Human Help Reflex...

Matthew Abbott

Hardback

$55 

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Mother

A Tribute to Mother Earth

Marsel van Oosten

Hardback

$115 

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Exposure

Kazuma Obara

Paperback

$130 

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The Cat Who Taught Zen

The beautifully illustrated new...

James Norbury

Hardback

$35 

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Tiaras

A History of Splendour

Geoffrey C. Munn

Hardback

$120 

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Revolution

The History of Turntable Design...

Gideon Schwartz

Hardback

$150 

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How to Age Against the Machine

An Empowering Guide for Women Ageing...

Melissa Doyle

Paperback

$45 

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Guinness World Records 2024

Guinness World Records

Hardback

$46.99 

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Wine

The Ultimate Guide to the World...

André Dominé

Hardback

$99 

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The Oxford Companion to Wine

Julia Harding MW

Hardback

$89.95 

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History of the Caucasus

Volume 2: In the Shadow of Great...

Christoph Baumer

Hardback

$70 

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Tales from the Greek

John Hughes

Mixed media product

$220 

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Augustine Dall'Ava

The Sculptor

Ken Scarlett

Hardback

$79.95 

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The Milkwood Permaculture Living Handbook

Habits for Hope in a Changing World...

Kirsten Bradley

Paperback

$45 

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The Space Shuttle

A Mission-by-Mission Celebration...

Roland Miller

Hardback

$75 

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Australian Soccer

From the Beginning

Ted Simmons

Paperback

$50 

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Arsenal

A Backpass Through History

Michael O'Neill

Hardback

$31.99  $10

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Liverpool

A Backpass Through History

Michael O'Neill

Mixed media product

$31.99  $10

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Celtic

A Backpass Through History

Michael O'Neill

Hardback

$24.99  $8

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Grand Prix

A History Through the Lens

Bruce Vigar

Hardback

$74.99  $20

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Anna Spiro

A Life in Pattern

Anna Spiro

Hardback

$90 

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Everywhere, Everywhen

Neil McLeod

Hardback

$89.99 

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Phoenix Kingdoms

The Last Splendor of China's Bronze...

Fan Jeremy Zhang

Paperback

$65.95 

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His Holiness

The Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Raghu Rai

Hardback

$65  $20

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Musicals

The Definitive Illustrated Story...

DK

Hardback

$55 

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Hamilton

The Revolution

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Hardback

$75 

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Lonely Planet Your Trip Starts Here

Lonely Planet

Hardback

$44.99 

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Explore Australia 2024

40th Anniversary Edition of Australia's...

Hardie Grant Explore

Paperback

$55 

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Lonely Planet Epic Snow Adventures of the World

Lonely Planet

Hardback

$44.99 

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Lonely Planet The Travel Book

Lonely Planet

Hardback

$60 

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The Cities Book

A Journey Through the Best Cities...

Lonely Planet

Hardback

$80 

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Australian Nature

From the Heart: The Paintings of...

Sally Elmer

Hardback

$49.99 

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Through the Cellar Door

Australia’s beautiful wineries and...

Alison Weavers

Hardback

$69.99 

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Collins World Atlas

Complete Edition

Collins Maps

Hardback

$69.99 

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Atlas of Abandoned Places

A Journey Through the World's Forgotten...

Oliver Smith

Hardback

$45 

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Terra Incognita

100 Maps to Survive the Next 100...

Ian Goldin

Hardback

$49.99 

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