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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Apr 27, 2017
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I hope you are all looking forward to the next installment. ACOWAR will be on the new reading list for the Boffins YA Club. Coming soon so stay posted!
Apr 21, 2017
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The Silent Invasion by James Bradley is in stock at Boffins now. If you want a thrilling adventure and an apocalyptic story of alien invasion, this #Fridaybookdate will definitely appeal!
Apr 18, 2017
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Just keep telling yourselves this and everything will be alright! :-)
Apr 14, 2017
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Those of you who have been talking to Amy about Patrick Ness tonight both private and public here is the link to preorder the new book Release. 20% off YA books until the end of next week so add it to your collection now and be one of the first to read it on release!
Apr 14, 2017
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Another #Fridaybookdate with Patrick Ness. Can't get enough of his writing!!
Apr 13, 2017
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Calling all Illuminae fans! If you want to enter the competition held by Amie and Jay, you can now preorder copies of Obsidio from Boffins Books. Follow the link or give us a call in store.
Apr 07, 2017
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Tonight's #Fridaybookdate is the long awaited final book in an amazing trilogy. The Undertow series by Michael Buckley is another favourite.
Apr 05, 2017
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What was that? 20% off all Children's full priced stock at Boffins? It includes Young Adult?! Hurry up guys! Get more for your buck. Only valid for a limited time.
Mar 31, 2017
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Tonight is a #Fridaybookdate crossover with an adult title and another sneak peak at some of the awesome new release titles coming soon. Amy recommends this to YA readers looking for a bit....more. M.R. Carey the worldwide sensation, author of The Girl With All the Gifts and Fellside is back with a new chilling tale. Due in May with the weather cooling down, this will be the perfect rainy night in read. Preorder at Boffins Books.
Mar 30, 2017
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Now in stock at Boffins. If you liked Carousel by Brendan Ritchie this new virus dystopian novel, Seventeen is set in Perth and will continue that local love. Signed by the author Suzanne Lowe. Get in quick before we sell out!
Mar 24, 2017
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This is how Amy feels when she recommends something on this page
Mar 24, 2017
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Amy's #fridaybookdate is with Patrick Ness new title Release and he has done it again. Due in May but available to preorder. Amy guarantees you wont regret it!
Mar 22, 2017
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The Hate U Give is back in stock for a short time. One of our top sellers! Better get in quick!
Mar 21, 2017
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Those of you in the 12-18 year old range, who love reading and want to help judge the Inky Awards for 2017. Follow the link and check out the terms below for more information.
Mar 17, 2017
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#Fridaybookdate features Monica McInerney in her entirety and Louise O'Neill who has an incredibly honest and absurd way of storytelling that makes her one of Amy's favourite YA authors of all time.
Mar 14, 2017
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Yay! The updated Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has arrived! It's at a special price of $19.99 as well :)
Mar 11, 2017
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Anyone else collecting the series?
Mar 10, 2017
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From fanfiction to fantasy retellings, #Fridaybookdate explores the new release from A.G Howard. A very different retelling for the genre with Roseblood. A Phantom of the Opera reimagining.
Mar 03, 2017
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Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell is gorgeous. This was a recommendation from a YA Club member (or 5) so thanks guys. Keep sharing the love of books.
Feb 25, 2017
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To celebrate the news about seven exoplanets being discovered. Here are five books about other worlds. Do you recognise any favourites?
Feb 22, 2017
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Something new to look forward to. From the author if We All Looked Up and Thanks for the Trouble.

Transcript of Julia Lawrinson's visit to Boffins for her book signing and Conversation with YA Club Members

Posted Feb. 20, 2017

Julia Lawrinson was in store with the YA Club on February 3rd 2017. Read the transcript here for a glimpse into the thought and writing process.

 

Feb 20, 2017
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The transcript for the signing and conversation at Boffins Books with Julia Lawrinson on 3rd February 2017 has been posted. If you missed the night, see what Julia had to say about her book and on her writing experience.
Feb 17, 2017
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#Fridaybookdate takes us away from fantasy and back into the emotional contemporary..worth it!
Feb 16, 2017
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Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy still resonates joy strongly in many of our lives. This is exciting!
Feb 15, 2017
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So...who is on to this already!? 😮

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