Books For All Tastes Sale

  • Characters
    This author has meticulously researched the signage and typography of Melbourne – that have helped to shape the character of the city. From architecture and advertising to cultural history and much more, this is a book that will appeal to historians and designers alike.

    Featuring a treasure trove of long overlooked examples, Stephen Banham reveals how typography is a rich form of cultural expression, redefining the way we look at our surroundings one letter at a time.

    Rather than presenting the new, this offers a whole new way of looking at the familiar.
  • Chocolate: The Tasty Treat
    This book gives a brief history of chocolate, explains the production of cocoa and chocolate from the cacao bean, how chocolate is made, the different types, world markets and trends in chocolate consumption.

    There are hints on how to enjoy it, the pros and cons of its possible health and nutrition properties, fascinating facts – and 55 choice recipes, sweet and savoury.
  • Circle of Silence
    Australian Shirley Shackleton was launched into an unexpected life as a human rights activist when her journalist husband Greg was killed in East Timor in 1975.

    Her story is filled with a profound sense of purpose, enduring love for her late husband, and a fierce determination to seek truth and justice not only regarding the events leading up to the murders of the journalists who came to be known as Balibo Five, but for the cause of democracy and freedom in East Timor.
  • Coming Home to Eat
    With this new, easy-to-use cookbook, learn how to incorporate organic, wholesome and nutrient rich food simply and easily into your everyday life.

    With a range of delicious recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner meals, snacks and accompaniments such as jams and chutneys, great tips to help save time and money while eating in a healthy, sustainable way, and simple strategies for shopping, food preparation and storage, this will make a wonderful addition to your cookbook collection.
  • Complete Bike Book

    A comprehensive, richly illustrated guide for bicycle enthusiasts offers step-by-step instruction in a variety of riding techniques and provides detailed coverage of everything from setting up a bicycle correctly to maintenance and repair techniques.

    Complete Bike Book will help you choose the right bike, perfect your riding performance and maintain your bike like the professionals. From bicycle maintenance to riding technique, all aspects are covered in this definitive cycling guide.

    Filled with essential information and step-by-step photographs on how to adjust your bike correctly and basic to advanced repair advice. You'll also find instructions on riding techniques, fitness exercises and cycling safely. Plus, tips and advice from the professionals.

  • Cookies
    This elegant recipe book celebrates a bygone era when dressing up, serving tea in fine china and writing personal thank you notes afterwards was simply good manners.

    The recipes include both classics of their time (jam thumbprint; shortbread) and new, more adventurous tastes and textures (date and sesame; rosemary and raisin). Evocative full-page colour photos of finished cookies in setting.
  • Courtyard Kitchen

    Herbs and potted fruits thrive in small, easy-to maintain spaces – in courtyard pots and troughs, on decks or balconies or in window boxes. Herbs are inexpensive to pot and grow and add wonderful flavour to the simplest dish – and of course there's nothing quite like cooking with home-grown ingredients.

    Courtyard Kitchen is prefaced with simple tips and hints on selecting the best herbs for your space and setting up and maintaining them; it includes essential information on seasons, cropping times and basic plant care.

    Following this are more than 80 simple fresh food recipes with clever flavour-matching ideas based around a specific herb or potted fruit theme - basil, mint, coriander, lemon, parsley, strawberry, thyme, rosemary, chilli. There are risottos, roasts, pizzas, salsas, salads, soups, recipes for pasta, polenta, couscous; there are sorbets, cakes, biscuits and treats – delicious, easy recipes that celebrate the sheer pleasure of home cooking with herbs you've grown yourself.

  • Crayons' Book of Colours

    From the creative minds behind the The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home comes a colourful board book introducing young readers to colours.

    It's Duncan's birthday, and the crayons all want to make him a card! With their fun and quirky illustrations of fire engines, dragons, even wheat, the creative crayons each have something special to contribute. But when they come together, they can create a truly spectacular celebration!

    Recommended for ages 3+.

  • Crayons' Book of Numbers

    From the creative minds behind the The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home comes a colourful board book introducing young readers to numbers.

    Poor Duncan! His favourite colours have gone missing. Can you help find them for him and count along the way?

    Recommended for ages 3+.

  • Create Your Own Website Using WordPress in a Weekend

    Author Alannah Moore draws on her extensive experience to show how, in just a weekend, almost anyone can create a website in WordPress that looks professional and is entirely tailored to their needs and preferences.

    Through carefully structured step-by-step tutorials, the book takes the reader through every stage of the web design process, covering domain registration, planning, plugins and choosing the right theme.

  • Cressida Bell's Cake Design

    Cressida Bell's Cake Designs is beautiful, inspiring, and above all, fun with wonderfully original designs for cakes.

    All the decorations are edible: there are cakes decorated with traditional sweets, cakes decorated with candied fruit and cakes decorated with nothing but sugar paste cut and shaped into striking, witty and vivid designs – a winners rosette, a peacock in all his finery, a dahlia in full bloom.

    Each idea is inspirational, but is also eminently attainable some easily achieved by children – and all suitable for any number of cake baking occasions from birthdays and anniversaries, to just producing something wonderful for tea. Includes basic cake recipes.

  • Cut & Colour Playbook: Cities

    Grab your scissors and some pencils or crayons and get ready to make some beautiful cityscapes with Cut & Colour Playbook: Cities!

    Featuring four different cities, children combine drawing, colouring and scissor skills to create their scenes. First, colour in line illustration and add your own details. Then, on the reverse of the page, follow the cut lines to snip away parts of the page. By the end of the process, you will have built up your very own city scene by layering up the pages. At the end of the book, an additional section gives children the chance to create their own layered diorama, whether a city scene or beyond.

    An original twist on the colouring book format, Cut and Colour Playbook: Cities encourages children to develop arts and crafts skills, and to think through a multi-layered project in a fun and creative way.

    Recommended for ages 8+.

  • Cut Your Energy Bills Now
    150 projects, tips and energy myths educate you about everything you can do to save money and make your whole home more comfortable and green into the bargain.

    Start lowering those energy bills right away by following the crystal clear directions, colour photos and simple drawings: install compact fluorescent lights; seal off your chimney, fix leaky taps, buy an efficient heating system.

  • Daily Dishonesty

    Daily Dishonesty features a colourful collection of nearly 150 lies, beautifully illustrated by Lauren Hom.

    Covering topics from diets to breakups, these gorgeously lettered, funny little mantras are relatable, tongue-in-cheek and beautiful.

  • Decorate Workshop

    Holly Becker gives interiors advice the personal touch, taking the friendly, approachable tone that has made her decor8 blog so popular. She guides readers through the decisions they need to make when embarking on any decorating project.

    Filled with inspirational photographs, moodboards and words of wisdom, the book is an invaluable guide to finding and filtering design information and to the wealth of shopping choices that can overwhelm a novice decorator.

    Cick here to visit our blog and see inside the book.

  • Digger Disaster

    Meet Tyrone T. rex, Stan stegosaurs and the rest of the Dino Diggers – the best builders in Dino Town, who will never let you down!

    Today the Dino Diggers are building a car factory, but disaster strikes when Tyrone T. rex hits a water pipe. OH NO! Time for the Dino Diggers to do what they do best! Includes a fantastic free slot-together novelty.

    Recommended for ages 3+.

  • Dinosaur Detective's Search-and-Find Rescue Mission

    With his red airplane, the Dinosaur Detective travels the world in search of lost animals.

    A rich and whimsical "hide and seek" picture book, which takes the reader on a puzzle-packed tour of a dozen different destinations, including the jungle, the stormy sea and outer space. Detailed drawings of drama-filled scenes will challenge children of all ages to test their spotting skills.

    Recommended for ages 3+.

  • Dogs in the Louvre
    A dog pendant (Susa c. 3300bce) and ancient Egyptian and Greek canines show artist's have paid tribute to man's best friend from time immemorial. This critical selection of 40 works of art (mainly 1450s-1850s) in oils, pen and ink, pencil and sculpture by the world's finest artists includes both famed masterpieces and little known gems, each with nearly 300 words critical description-offers an original look at the collections of the world-s finest museum
  • Draw It! Dinosaurs

    Who won the dinosaur race? Which dinosaur has bad breath? And what happens on a dinosaur picnic? Draw these and more wacky dinosaur doodles with this amazing drawing book!

    The fantastic Sally Kindberg presents weird and wonderful doodles for every occasion. Perfect for every journey, rainy afternoon or holiday, the book is packed full of fun and wacky things to draw and colour, guaranteed to get every kid from age 6–106 drawing away! Includes over 200 stickers.

    Not suitable for children under 36 months.

  • Enchanted Forest

    This stunning new book by Johanna Basford, author of Secret Garden, takes readers on an inky quest through an enchanted forest to discover what lies in the castle at its heart.

    As well as drawings to complete, colour and embellish, there are hidden objects to be found along the way including wild flowers, animals and birds, gems, lanterns, keys and treasure chests. Beginning at the entrance to the forest, the journey progresses through woodland, rocky caves and tree-lined mazes, over streams and a waterfall, across the trees tops, to finally reach the castle.

    Also hidden throughout the book are nine symbols. Readers must find all the symbols to unlock the castle door at the end of the quest and discover what lies within.

    See Secret Garden and Johanna Basford's new book, Lost Ocean.