Indie Book Awards 2017

The Indie Book Awards are chosen by independent booksellers to reward and promote excellence in Australian writing. This year the awards go to


The Last Painting of Sara de Vos (Dominic Smith, A&U)


Everywhere I Look (Helen Garner, Text)

Debut fiction

The Dry (Jane Harper, Macmillan)

Young adult

Words in Deep Blue (Cath Crowley, Pan)


Circle (Jeannie Baker, Walker Books)

The shortlisted titles are here










Non Fiction









Fiction Debut


All About Books – Autumn 2017 edition is now out!

The new Autumn 2017 edition of our reading guide, All About Books is now available. For your FREE copy ask a Library Staff member at any of our branches.
It is filled with lots of reading ideas to inspire you over the season and has a little something for everyone…check out our special Books to Screen section, so many wonderful titles are being made into a movie or tv series this year.
Can’t get to the Library and don’t want to wait until your next visit? Click on the cover to download your copy.

Book review: A woman looking at men looking at woman

Title: A woman looking at men looking at woman: essays on art, sex and the mind

Author: Siri Hustvedt

Reviewed by Katherine         

A collection of essays on art, feminism psychology, philosophy and science, this book is not for the faint hearted.  Siri Hustvedt has brought her formidable intellect to the topic of biology and how the human intellect works as she discusses the bridge between the humanities and the sciences. Continue reading

Book Review: The good people

The 1st Wed Reading Group at Parramatta Library discussed ‘The good people‘ by Hannah Kent.

This is the second novel written by Hannah Kent after much acclaimed Burial rites.

‘Nóra Leahy has lost her daughter and her husband in the same year, and is now burdened with the care of her four-year-old grandson, Micheál. The boy cannot walk, or speak, and Nora, mistrustful of the tongues of gossips, has kept the child hidden from those who might see in his deformity evidence of otherworldly interference. Continue reading