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Latest News - 2017

March

ABC's The Book Club announces first list for 2017

15 March 2017

ABC's The Book Club has announced the first four books for the 2017 season! To start this 11th season of...

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Kate Grenville wins Australia Council Award

7 March 2017

Kate Grenville has won the 2017 Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature.

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CBCA Notables list announced

3 March 2017

The Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) have announced the list of Notable Books (Longlist) for the 2017 CBCA Book...

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The 89th Academy Awards

1 March 2017

The 89th Academy Awards winners have been announced.

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February

New Philip Pullman - The Book of Dust

21 February 2017

“What can I tell you about it? The first thing to say is that Lyra is at the centre of...

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January

New York Times Reduces Bestsellers lists

31 January 2017

The New York Times has announced that it will reduce the number of their print and ebook bestseller lists.

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SMH Literary editor Susan Wyndham Leaving

10 January 2017

Susan Wyndham, literary editor at the Sydney Morning Herald, has announced that she will be leaving the publication at the...

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Kim Jardine New Managing Director at James Bennett

6 January 2017

Kim Jardine has been appointed as the new Managing Director at James Bennett, effective January 1st 2017.

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#1LIB1REF

5 January 2017

Wikipedia has launched a campaign to encourage Librarians around the world to each add a reference to Wikipedia. The One...

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Florida's Fake Borrowers

4 January 2017

A couple of senior library staff at East Lake County library in Florida have been discovered to have created fake...

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Productivity Commission's final report

3 January 2017

The Productivity Commission released its final report into Intellectual Property Arrangements on December 20. This report recommends the adoption of...

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December

Congratulations and thanks to Managing Director Chris von Hinckeldey

8 December 2016

Congratulations and thanks were given to our Managing Director, Chris von Hinckeldey for his 28 years of service to James...

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November

The Chimes wins best novel at World Fantasy Awards 2016

3 November 2016

As reported in Books + Publishing, New Zealand author Anna Smaill’s debut novel 'The Chimes' (Sceptre) has won the 2016...

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Three Generations of One Family

2 November 2016

Nancy Ryan, our Office Manager and Credit Controller for the past 23 years, retired earlier this week.

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October

The Sellout Wins Man Booker Prize

26 October 2016

Paul Beatty's "The Sellout" (Oneworld Publications) has been announced as the winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

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September

Get Involved with Books on Prescription Day

21 September 2016

In the lead up to World Mental Health Day on 10 October 2016 the Australian Library and Information Association is...

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Here I Am

19 September 2016

God asked Abraham to sacrifice his beloved son Isaac, and Abraham replied obediently, 'Here I am'.

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Roald Dahl Day

12 September 2016

Libraries across Australia will celebrate the works of Roald Dahl throughout September with events aimed at honouring the irreverent stories...

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August

Catalogued, processed, delivered and ready for borrowing!

1 August 2016

The first copies of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child have been catalogued, processed, delivered and are now ready for...

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July

New Stephanie Meyer publishing in November

20 July 2016

MEDIA RELEASE: Bestselling author Stephenie Meyer’s first thriller, The Chemist, will be published worldwide on November 15, 2016.

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