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Latest News - 2017

July

NSW Government abandons council amalgamation legal battles

27 July 2017

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced that the NSW government will no longer force the mergers of 14 Sydney local...

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June

Comic Con-versation 2017

29 June 2017

We love graphic novels at James Bennett so we are excited about Comic Con-versation 2017. It runs from the 10th-15th July.

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Australian Library Design Awards

27 June 2017

Last week we saw the presentation of the first ever Library Design Awards.

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collectionHQ and SOLUS Announce Joint Initiative

22 June 2017

collectionHQ, the world’s leading collection performance improvement solution and Solus, a global library technology provider, have just announced a new...

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Glen Street Library Opens

5 June 2017

The new Glen Street Library in Belrose, NSW was officially opened on Friday 2 June 2017 by Michael Reagan, former...

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May

ASA seeks DLR Reform

18 May 2017

As reported in Book+Publishing the Australian Society of Authors (ASA) has written to the government urging them to extend the...

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April

Marija Pericic wins 2017 Vogel Literary Award

27 April 2017

The 2017 Winner of the Australian/Vogel's Literary Award has been announced. The winner is Marija Pericic with her novel 'The...

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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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