Heads up: graphic novels have so much less text in them, you can read a whole lot really quickly and people will think you’re clever.

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9:00am Friday, 08 Jan.

We have some important dates you’re going to want to jot down (then highlight, then circle with a bold red pen).

100 years of colour

9:00am Sunday, 03 Jan.

This new book gets top marks on the “aesthetically pleasing” scale.

Here are some suggestions for Australian books that might not make you want to spontaneously burst into flames.

issue 69 on sale today

9:00am Monday, 07 Dec.

It’s that day that only comes around every two months, and it’s filled with heady excitement and large elements of squee: ladies and gentlemen, it’s frankie day!

2016 frankie diary selling fast

3:00pm Friday, 27 Nov.

If you haven’t yet nabbed your 2016 frankie diary, we suggest channeling your inner Speedy Gonzales and getting your paws on one quicksticks.

If you've safely put your rock ‘n’ roll dreams to bed, you might prefer to live the musician’s lifestyle through books, instead.

Whether you’re a complete crafting rookie or the kind of person with twine, crimping scissors and glue in every cupboard and drawer, this here is a book that you’ll want to add to your bookshelf, stat.

They can’t deposit you onto a Bali beach or gently waft Parisian perfumes into your schnoz, but books can still take you on vivid journeys. Bonus: no need to renew your passport, and no pesky shots.

We hope you haven’t used up your excitement reserves just yet, because we have another piece of news.

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