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IN THE NEWSWe are pleased to announce two Public Library Roadshows will be conducted by James Bennett in February. The first one will be for New South Wales public libraries and will be held at the State Library of NSW on the 12th February 2016. For public libraries on the other side of the country we have one scheduled on the 15th February 2016 at the State Library of Western Australia. Come and join us for an informative session on Axis 360 and PressReader and meet staff from James Bennett, Baker & Taylor and PressReader. Ensure your spot and RSVP to...
IN THE NEWSThe Age and Sydney Morning Herald have shared the Civica survey results regarding the most borrowed books from Victorian public libraries. In the survey of 40 libraries, the most popular category is - not surprisingly - fiction! You'll find the Top 10 list of titles below. The survey also found that more 1.1 million people (19% of Victoria's population) borrowed a "physical library item" in the financial year 2014-15. Bookseller & Publisher delved into the survey further and highlighted that Helen Garner's "This House of Grief" was the only nonfiction title in the top 10. Other popular nonfiction titles were books...
IN THE NEWSAs our libraries know, National Simultaneous Storytime is an annual campaign that aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books. Now in its 16th successful year, it is a colourful, vibrant, fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy, using an Australian children's book that explores age-appropriate themes, and addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum for Grades 1 to 6 and the pre-school Early Learning Years Framework. ALIA has announced the 2016 NSS book is I GOT THIS HAT written by Jol and Kate Temple and illustrated by Jon Foye (ABC...
IN THE NEWSAs the country's leading library supplier James Bennett works in close partnership with libraries on special projects and events - including Opening Day Collections. We were very pleased to work with The Geelong Library and Heritage Centre on their ODC. The GLHC ODC Project went for two years and involved some 45,429 items (books, DVDs, CDs) and a whopping 35 pallets! The items were selected by the James Bennett profiling and selection team. Storage was also required over the course of time and the project was successfully managed from start to finish. James Bennett staff took part in the Opening...
IN THE NEWSA Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James is the winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. A Brief History of Seven Killings is published by Oneworld Publications, distributed in Australia by Bloomsbury Publishing. The 44-year-old, now resident in Minneapolis, is the first Jamaican author to win the prize in its 47-year history. A Brief History of Seven Killings is a 686-page epic with over 75 characters and voices. Set in Kingston, where James was born, the book is a fictional history of the attempted murder of Bob Marley in 1976. Of the book, the New York Times...
IN THE NEWSBelarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich, 67, has won the Nobel Prize in Literature. The chair of the Swedish Academy, Sara Danius, said her polyphonic writings were "a monument to suffering and courage in our time." Alexievich is recognised for her work chronicalling the lives and experiences of her fellow citizens in Belarus, Russia and the Ukraine, documenting events such as the the Chernobyl disaster and the Soviet war in Afghanistan through a human lens.Danius praised Alexievich for “mapping the Soviet and post-Soviet individual” over the past 30-40 years, through her interviews with countless men, women, and children to provide “a history of...
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