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The Urbanist’s annual holiday reading guide

The Urbanist’s annual holiday reading guide

The Urbanist is in summer recess but back for special occasions; this time it's my annual list of interesting books - both fiction and non-fiction - to read over the holidays

New book giveaway: ‘When we think about Melbourne’ by Jenny Sinclair

New book giveaway: ‘When we think about Melbourne’ by Jenny Sinclair

Affirm Press has kindly supplied two copies of Jenny Sinclair’s beautiful book, When we think about Melbourne, to give away to readers of The Melbourne Urbanist. To be in the running to get a copy, all you have to do is say which shopping/activity centre in Melbourne you think is the best. Follow this link to […]

Are neighbourhood bookshops doomed?

Are neighbourhood bookshops doomed?

There’s a small, independent literary bookshop in my local shopping centre whose days, I fear, are numbered. I can’t see how it will survive the online challenge. Its likely demise will make the shopping centre even more monocultural. This isn’t a big shop like Readings in Carlton, so its scope to live on by “adding value” […]