For this month's Double Loyalty Point selection, we welcome Gabbie Stroud back with her insights into teaching, education and parenting with Dear Parents, a follow up to her wildly successful Teacher. In The Love that Remains by Susan Francis, we are treated to a remarkable memoir of love ...

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For this collection, we roved over sports grounds and playgrounds, picked up chunky pens and cheeky Christmas-themed games. It’s an odd bunch, united by a yen for fun. And what could be more fun than A Trip to the Beach? With the best sandcastle ever built and a few perfect waves, ca...

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Did you know that reading quietly for only six minutes has been shown to reduce heart rate and ease muscle tension? And that, just like exercise, reading for 30 minutes a day can add years to your life? It also reduces stress by 68% more than listening to music, going for a walk or having a cu...

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Stories are at the heart of what we do at Harry Hartog. Every book on our shelves is a story waiting to be discovered.  In the Stories section of the Harry Hartog Handbook, you'll find high-stakes espionage, starless seas, tiny stars and Saturday portraits. There's horror, his...

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Today we celebrate Indigenous Literacy Day, the national celebration of Indigenous culture, stories, language and literacy run by the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF). It is vital for young children to have access to books in their language. And seeing their way of life reflected...

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This Plastic Free July Harry Hartog Bookseller is choosing to refuse single-use plastic with our sights on tackling and eliminating the Big Four; plastic bags, straws, coffee cups and water bottles. Plastic Bags are used for an average of 12 minutes, but a single plastic bag has a life exp...

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All Hail Plastic Free July

Happy Plastic Free July, booklovers! Here at Green Hills, we thought we’d put together a list of our favourite planet-loving and plastic-free gift ideas. But first! Did you know that if we don’t make serious changes to the way we live, by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ...

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Dear reader, “A book,” Carl Sagan once said, “is proof that humans are capable of working magic.” That proof – the magic of another world in the palm of your hands – is not only what allows us, as readers, to inhabit the lives and worlds of others, b...

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What You Should Be Reading + Sydney Writers’ Festival Highlights

The powers that be graced us with another fabulous Sydney Writers’ Festival a couple of weeks ago, and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Below is a short summary of the festival highlights from this bookseller’s perspective, with a corresponding list of books that you must...

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