Books

Aspects' prides itself on having Perth's best selection of gardening books, from Australian native flora through to garden design and propagation. Our selection also includes a wide range of books on travel, art and design, natural and cultural history, cooking, and Australian and children’s literature.
Farmers or Hunter-gatherers?

Farmers or Hunter-gatherers?

Farmers or Hunter-gatherers?: The Dark Emu DebateKeryn Walshe and Peter Sutton An authoritative s...

Farmers or Hunter-gatherers?: The Dark Emu DebateKeryn Walshe and Peter Sutton An authoritative study of pre-colonial Australia that dismantles and reframes popular narratives of First Nations land management and food production Australians' understanding of Aboriginal society prior to the British invasion from 1788 has been transformed since the publication of Bruce Pascoe's 'Dark Emu' in 2014. It argued that classical Aboriginal society was more sophisticated than Australians had been led t...

$34.95

Searching for Cicadas

Searching for Cicadas

Searching for CicadasLesley Gibbes, illustrated by Judy Watson This lovely story about a child an...

Searching for CicadasLesley Gibbes, illustrated by Judy Watson This lovely story about a child and their grandfather searching for cicadas is part of the award-winning narrative nonfiction Nature Storybooks series. In the summertime, Grandpa and I go cicada-watching. We put our camping gear into my wagon and walk down to the local reserve. Last year we saw five Green Grocers, three Yellow Mondays and one Floury Baker. Can we find the rare Black Prince this year? This picture book brings toget...

$17.95

Future-Steading Future-Steading

Future-Steading

Future-Steading: Live like tomorrow mattersPractical skills, recipes and rituals for a simpler li...

Future-Steading: Live like tomorrow mattersPractical skills, recipes and rituals for a simpler lifeJade Miles A stunningly illustrated practical guide to growing, preserving and sharing the food that grounds us. From Joel Salatin and Michael Pollan, comes a joyful and practical guide to looking after the earth wherever you call home. 'Future-Steading' is a practical and inspirational guide to living in a way that values tomorrow: a slower, simpler, steadier existence that is healthier for you...

$39.95

Banksias: Second Edition

Banksias: Second Edition

Banksias: Second EditionAlex George, Kevin Collins and Kathy Collins  Banksias are Australia's mo...

Banksias: Second EditionAlex George, Kevin Collins and Kathy Collins  Banksias are Australia's most iconic plants after Eucalypts known for thousands of years to Australians and to many more who have never visited this land, through writing and art. This extensively revised edition includes the most recently discovered Banksia vincentia with descriptions and illustrations of all 79 known species with many new photographs and updated species descriptions. It provides the history of their disco...

$55.00

Armchair Explorer Armchair Explorer

Armchair Explorer

Armchair ExplorerLonely Planet Calling culture lovers: sample music, films and books from 120 cou...

Armchair ExplorerLonely Planet Calling culture lovers: sample music, films and books from 120 countries without leaving your armchair. Perfect preparation for travellers or simply a satisfying journey into the unknown, this book lists the five most interesting books and movies from each country, plus its top ten tunes. Be introduced to American jazz, French new wave cinema, Irish poetry and more. Discover a little of each countries’ life and soul through each recommendation by Lonely Planet’s...

$34.95

Off We Go Around Australia

Off We Go Around Australia

Off We Go Around AustraliaRoland Harvey Four of Roland Harvey's hilarious illustrated family holi...

Off We Go Around AustraliaRoland Harvey Four of Roland Harvey's hilarious illustrated family holiday books all rolled into one hugely entertaining Australian adventure. The perfect companion for this new era of holidaying at home. From the tip of the Top End to way out west, Australia is packed with magical things to see and do. So off we go! Sailing and surfing, caving and kayaking, camping under big skies and exploring underground... Join us for all the madness and mayhem of our fabulous fa...

$19.95

Welcome, Child! Welcome, Child!

Welcome, Child!

Welcome, Child!Sally Morgan All our hearts shine with love for you. Welcome, child!Birds sing son...

Welcome, Child!Sally Morgan All our hearts shine with love for you. Welcome, child!Birds sing songs of delight to greet you.Flowers dance with joy to celebrate you. 'Welcome, Child!' is Sally Morgan's beautiful and heartfelt celebration of the love we feel for a new child. Simple, elegant and adorable, this stunning board book is the perfect story to share as a family and the sweetest way to welcome a little one to the world. Sally Morgan's colourful and beautiful artwork depict love using a ...

$12.95

Practical Self Sufficiency Practical Self Sufficiency

Practical Self Sufficiency

Practical Self Sufficiency: An Australian Guide to Sustainable Living in the 21st CenturyJames St...

Practical Self Sufficiency: An Australian Guide to Sustainable Living in the 21st CenturyJames Strawbridge and Dick Strawbridge The most up to date and comprehensive guide on sustainable living for your garden, home and kitchen. 'Practical Self Sufficiency' is a wonderfully useful and accessible book that contains something for absolutely everyone. This fully updated guide offers clear step-by-step information in classic DK style and offers a greater focus on the issues surrounding sustainabl...

$39.95

High-Grade Living High-Grade Living

High-Grade Living

High-Grade Living: A Guide to Creativity, Clarity and MindfulnessJacqui Lewis and Arran Russell A...

High-Grade Living: A Guide to Creativity, Clarity and MindfulnessJacqui Lewis and Arran Russell A handbook for shifting from stressed, anxious and overwhelmed to creative, grounded and happy, using ancient knowledge applied to modern living. In an increasingly frenetic and fractured world, we have lost the essence of ourselves. This book is a guide to stripping away artifice in your life to discover your 'broad place', where you come into contact with your higher self as a creative and consci...

$49.95

A Century of Colour in Design A Century of Colour in Design

A Century of Colour in Design

A Century of Colour in Design: 250 innovative objects and the stories behind themDavid Harrison '...

A Century of Colour in Design: 250 innovative objects and the stories behind themDavid Harrison 'One sits more comfortably on a colour that one likes.' - Verner Panton The allure of colour is undeniable, but its wholesale use in product design is a relatively recent development. Perhaps more than any other object, the Eames Chairs of the 1950s symbolise the cultural intersection of design, technology and colour that continues to influence designers to this day. Suddenly, post-WWII, pigment-im...

$39.95

Landing with Wings Landing with Wings

Landing with Wings

Landing with WingsTrace Bella Miri's been on the move and now she's finding her feet, her freedom...

Landing with WingsTrace Bella Miri's been on the move and now she's finding her feet, her freedom, her community and her home, treading lightly all the way. A story about spreading your wings and putting down roots in an ancient land. From the much-loved creator of the award-winning books 'Rivertime' and 'Rockhopping'. 'Another lovely adventure from Trace Balla. Rich in country and family, deep in care for the future.' - Bruce Pascoe 'A beautiful book about being connected to the world at gro...

$27.95

Plant: Exploring the Botanical World Plant: Exploring the Botanical World

Plant: Exploring the Botanical World

Plant: Exploring the Botanical WorldConceived and edited by Phaidon editors The ultimate gift for...

Plant: Exploring the Botanical WorldConceived and edited by Phaidon editors The ultimate gift for gardeners and art-lovers, featuring 300 of the most beautiful and pioneering botanical images ever. This fresh and visually stunning survey celebrates the extraordinary beauty and diversity of plants. It combines photographs and cutting-edge micrograph scans with watercolours, drawings, and prints to bring this universally popular and captivating subject vividly to life. Carefully selected by an ...

$79.95