Your Next Favourite Read

Man-Reading Your next favourite read might be unexpected, or by an already loved author.  It could be a recommendation from a friend, or from an online tool that matches books to your particular mood or taste.

Join our community of readers and book lovers with regular programs and events.  We also offer support for those looking to form a Book Group

Share your thoughts about your latest read via our library catalogue by locating the title and clicking 'add a review', or you can add your thoughts below.

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Hearing what someone else thinks about a book can often inspire your next great read. 

Have you read something great lately?  Tell us about it!


We have a number of resource to help you find next reads and to keep up to date with Australian and international book and reading news.

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Answer the perennial question: "I've read all the books by my favourite author, who shall I read next?"

Keep up to date with “everything about books” in Australia. Includes 1000s of reviews.


Uncover new reading adventures, find long-lost favourites, and discover award-winning titles.

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SpineOut express yourself


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within the Library

Directory of current English books, audio & video titles. Ideal for finding titles that are part of a series.


A place to express your ideas and thoughts and to share your creativity in words, art, film or music.



Some of us just want to read the latest releases. Hobsons Bay Libraries are always adding new books to the collection.


Following the award winning books can be a great way to broaden the types of books you enjoy. 

Browse the latest prize winners from Australia and overseas including the Man Booker, Nobel, Pulitizer, Miles Franklin, Orange and Commonwealth winners.