5 of our favourite books celebrating Melbourne

Bookseller Corrie Perkin of MyBookshop picks her favourite books celebrating our city.

Yarra: A Diverting History of Melbourne’s Murky River

by Kristin Otto

This is the best book about Melbourne, tracing the history of the Yarra from the time of the Kulin Nation to John Batman and the development of urban and suburban Melbourne. I learnt so much reading this.

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Melbourne – Then and Now

by Heather Chapman and Judith Stillman

Traces the history of Melbourne through photos of our wonderful buildings such as Flinders Street Station, the City Baths and Her Majesty’s Theatre from the old days and compares then and now.

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Melbourne Precincts: A curated guide to the city’s best shops, eateries, bars and other hangouts

by Dale Campisi

This small hardcover acknowledges that Melbourne is a city of boroughs and villages. It divides the city into these boroughs to provide a really accessible guide.

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Remembering Georges: Stories from Melbourne’s Most Elegant Store

by Annette Cooper

This is such a beautiful document of record about Australia’s most elegant department store. It’s full of memories from the people who worked and shopped there, including Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, and has the most wonderful images.

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The Slap

by Christos Tsiolkas

This award-winning novel set in contemporary Melbourne relates eight people’s views of an incident that happened in a backyard. It’s incredibly evocative of where we live and captures the spirit of our city.

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MyBookshop by Corrie Perkin

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Connie Perkins at My Bookstore on Malvern Road. Photo: Kylie Thomson

Connie Perkins at My Bookstore on Malvern Road. Photo: Kylie Thomson

 

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