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Mother’s Day: 2021 Gift Guide

Add some beauty to Mum’s bookshelf this Mother’s Day with these stunning titles, carefully hand-selected by our staff for their own Mum’s, Grandmother’s and all loved ones as a perfect gift.

From our garden of books, pick a fresh take on interiors, a bright art monograph or a charming children’s book. There’s a book for every interest this Mother’s Day.

Architecture, Garden and Interiors

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A Room of Her Own

Robyn Lea

Meet the creative women who are living life on their own terms in this stunning photographic survey of the most original homes and interiors.


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Pre-Fab Living

Avi Friedman

From cabins to containers, this international overview showcases a new generation of innovative homes that save space, are kinder to the planet and cost less to build.

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Jungalow: Decorate Wild

Justina Blakeney

The ultimate guide to designing wildly creative interiors that are free-spirited, layered, and deeply personal.

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The Principles of Pretty Rooms

Phoebe Howard

Beloved interior designer Phoebe Howard shares her style secrets for creating truly pretty rooms filled with grace and charm.

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The Garden State

Richard Allen

From Mildura to the lush rolling hills of Gippsland, this is a comprehensive survey of the best private gardens across one of the most diverse Australian topographies.

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Art and Craft

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Ken Done

Amber Creswell Bell

A comprehensive and extensively illustrated monograph on the art and design of Ken Done, celebrating the man, his life’s work and his legacy.

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Utsuwa

Kylie Johnson and Tiffany Johnson

Celebrate the beauty and ethos of Japanese ceramics and the handmade through this intimate exploration of the makers, markets and galleries of Japan.

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Painting the Ancient Land of Australia

Philip Hughes

Taking in deep varicoloured mines, broad rolling plains, vast imposing landforms and exquisite calm bays, the landscape paintings of Philip Hughes comprise a love letter to Australia.

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Kaffe Fassett in the Studio

Kaffe Fassett

World-renowned artist and textile designer Kaffe Fassett provides a window into his creative process, offering readers new patterns, new ideas, and new inspiration.

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Children’s

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Colours in the Garden

Kat Macleod

Explore the joys of different colours in this board book for babies and toddlers. A Kat Macleod Early Learner.

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Shapes at the Party

Kat Macleod

Share your favourite shapes with little ones in this board book for babies and toddlers. A Kat Macleod Early Learner.

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123 Under the Sea

Kat Macleod

Count your way through an ocean of colourful critters in this board book for babies and toddlers. A Kat Macleod Early Learner.

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ABC Fruit Salad

Kat Macleod

Learn ABCs with colour and ease in this board book for babies and toddlers. A Kat Macleod Early Learner board book.

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Intriguing Non-Fiction

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Reading the Seasons

Germaine Leece and Sonya Tsakalakis 

Rich with personal reflections and book recommendations, Reading The Seasons affirms the power of books to console, heal and hold us together as friends and as individuals.

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Songlines

Margo Neale and Lynne Kelly

This book invites readers to understand a remarkable way for storing knowledge in memory by adapting song, art, and most importantly, Country, into their lives.

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Intoxicating

By Max Allen

From the fiery burn of rebellion rum and thirst-quenching ice-cold beer to the medicinal tang of restorative bitters, these are stories of the drinks that have fuelled Australian history.

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The Secret Life of Stars

Lisa Harvey-Smith

This accessible guide to astrophysics will take you on a cosmic journey to meet some of the weirdest, most extreme and enigmatic stars in the universe.

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Lifestyle

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Plants for the People

Erin Lovell Verinder

An antidote to the frenetic pace of modern life, this book offers a beginner’s guide to plant medicine as a source of self-care, vitality and wellness. 

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Wild Kitchen

Claire Bingham

Join leading chefs, food bloggers and restaurateurs in their private kitchens and dining spaces, and discover how they cook and entertain using home-grown, local and seasonal produce.

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High-Grade Living

Jacqui Lewis and Arran Russell

A handbook for shifting from stressed, anxious and overwhelmed to creative, grounded and happy, using ancient knowledge applied to modern living.

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Go Lightly

Nina Karnikowski

From the author of Make a Living Living, this sustainable travel handbook inspires readers to explore our fascinating planet without causing it further harm.

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Posted on March 24, 2021