Readerspace

Looking for your next great read? These are some of the sites we use and recommend to find good books, great authors, and interesting new series like the ones you enjoy. You can also find our ParraReads blog, our Pinterest page of great new reads, and the latest copy of our quarterly All About Books magazine.

Some of these sites can only be accessed with your library membership, while others are freely available to everyone.

Reading for Kids and Teens

All About Books for Kids - Science Week

In the latest All About Books for Kids, we chat with brilliant Australian scientist Dr Karl, review upcoming books, and include a few fun science-themed activities to do at home.

PK Mag

Kids and parents can read about great new and upcoming books, kids can get their own reviews published, and have fun with games, puzzles and interesting articles.

Recommended Reads

Some great non-fiction reads for kids & young adults.

SpineOut Magazine

SpineOut Online is a place where teens can express ideas and thoughts and share creativity in words, art, film or music.

StoryBox Library

Some of the world's favourite stories, read by great Australian storytellers.

Who Next...?

When children & teens ask: "Who can I read next?" or "Who writes like my favourite author?", the answers are here.

Reading for Adults

Parra Reads

Our Parra Reads blog has book-lists, reviews, author events and Book Club info. If you love a book, write a review!

Parramatta Library Pinterest

Take a look at our Library Pinterest boards for great suggested reads! Most pins link to our catalogue for easy reservations.

All About eBooks Winter 2020 cover

All About Books

All About Books is Parramatta Library's quarterly roundup of the most interesting new books coming to the library. There's something for everyone!

Australian Book Review

Australian Book Review highlights critical and creative writing from around Australia, with reviews, essays, and commentaries.

Bloom's Literature

Videos of professor Harold Bloom discussing important authors, great works and important literary themes, and much more.

Fantastic Fiction

Bibliographies and writing lists for over 30,000 authors, and information on over 350,000 books.

Good Reading Magazine

Thousands of book reviews, Australian and international articles & author profiles, info on writers' houses, short stories, book trivia and more.

Goodreads

Looking for a new book? Want to talk about a great book you just read? Share book reviews and recommendations, and get reading suggestions.

Literary Reference Centre

A comprehensive literary resource with a broad range of reference information from antiquity to the present day.

NoveList Plus

Looking for a good book? Use Novelist Plus to look for books by author, title, series, plot description or readership level.

Trove

The Australian National Library catalogue has information on over 330 million Australian and online books, images, historic newspapers, maps, and more.

Who Else Writes Like...?

Who Else Writes Like? is designed to answer the question "I've read all the books by my favourite authors, who shall I read next?"