After winning one of the James Patterson grants for encouraging kids to read, Boffins decided to put the focus on keeping kids reading, and so the Boffins Books YA Club was formed.

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Oct 19, 2017
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It's here! We've also got a beautiful 3-in-1 bindup of His Dark Materials, if you want to revisit the original trilogy:
Oct 18, 2017
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Any Cara Delevingne fans in the group? Have you checked out Mirror, Mirror yet?
Oct 17, 2017
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So many favourites on this list!
Oct 11, 2017
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Nevermoor is on our shelves! If you haven't heard us raving about this already, come in and have a look.
Oct 10, 2017
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Turtles All the Way Down is here!!
Oct 04, 2017
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The new Rupi Kaur book The Sun and Her Flowers is here!!! Can you tell I'm excited?
Oct 03, 2017
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Another book that several staff members are loving - The Wonderling by Mira Bartok. Check out Barb's review here:
Sep 29, 2017
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It's not all YA fiction at Boffins that makes it awesome. Check out the history section for a bit of fun! #fridaybookdate
Sep 29, 2017
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Pre-order Nevermoor while we have our 20% offer on! The reading copy is getting passed around staff here and we're all fighting to be next in line. It's being talked up as 'the next Harry Potter' (but personally...I think it's better!).
Sep 28, 2017
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Have you stocked up your YA collection? What's your best purchase?
Sep 22, 2017
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A nice light crossover novel for the long weekend and #fridaybookdate. Enjoy your extra day off everyone!
Sep 21, 2017
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a special 20% off our YA books has just started, shop online here:
Sep 19, 2017
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This excellent graphic novel - from a Perth author - is having it's official launch this Friday!
Sep 18, 2017
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Not sure this has me convinced...
Sep 15, 2017
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While not really a YA novel, if you're looking for something a bit lighter, but with a deep plot try out this Dickensian fantasy due this month from Walker Books for a grand adventure. Amy is, for #fridaybookdate
Sep 08, 2017
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#Fridaybookdate with a creepy one tonight! This is on the YA Selection so get your 20% discount by ordering online, call our team in store or come and visit us. Happy Hunting!
Sep 06, 2017
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The start of spring is the perfect time to clean out your old titles in your bookshelf, and make way for new exciting ones! John Green's Turtles all the Way Down, and Tower of Dawn by Sarah J Maas are just some of the lineup in the new YA Club selection for September and October. And what's even better? You get 20% off this special selection. Treat yourself to a sci-fi romance with the staff favourite, The Glow of Fallen Stars by Kate Ling. If thrillers are more your thing, try the creepy book by E.Lockhart, Genuine Fraud, or give S.T.A.G.S a go – it's Hunger Games meets Gossip Girl. Still want more? Click the image below to view all the special titles coming soon.
Sep 01, 2017
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#Fridaybookdate for the fans of ACOTAR andThe Red Queen to watch out for!! Due January 2018. Put it in your calendar ❤❤
Aug 31, 2017
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What do you think? Are there any others you would recommend? I personally liked Everything Everything 😀 -Amy
Aug 25, 2017
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A new YA thriller due in November for #Fridaybookdate
Aug 18, 2017
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#Fridaybookdate adult scifi crossover if you haven't read it yet, this is one to get into.
Aug 18, 2017
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Claire Zorn's book One Would Think the Deep has won the CBCA Book of the Year for Older Readers!
Aug 17, 2017
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<3 Totoro!

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