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Latest News - 2017
The 89th Academy Awards
22 February 2017The 89th Academy Awards will be held on Sunday February 26, 2017.
New Philip Pullman - The Book of Dust
21 February 2017â€śWhat can I tell you about it? The first thing to say is that Lyra is at the centre of...
New York Times Reduces Bestsellers lists
31 January 2017The New York Times has announced that it will reduce the number of their print and ebook bestseller lists.
SMH Literary editor Susan Wyndham Leaving
10 January 2017Susan Wyndham, literary editor at the Sydney Morning Herald, has announced that she will be leaving the publication at the...
Kim Jardine New Managing Director at James Bennett
6 January 2017Kim Jardine has been appointed as the new Managing Director at James Bennett, effective January 1st 2017.
5 January 2017Wikipedia has launched a campaign to encourage Librarians around the world to each add a reference to Wikipedia.Â The One...
Florida's Fake Borrowers
4 January 2017A couple of senior library staff at East Lake County library in Florida have been discovered to have created fake...
Productivity Commission's final report
3 January 2017The Productivity Commission released its final report into Intellectual Property Arrangements on December 20.Â This report recommends the adoption of...
Congratulations and thanks to Managing Director Chris von Hinckeldey
8 December 2016Congratulations and thanks were given to our Managing Director, Chris von Hinckeldey for his 28 years of service to James...
The Chimes wins best novel at World Fantasy Awards 2016
3 November 2016As reported in Books + Publishing, New Zealand author Anna Smaillâ€™s debut novel 'The Chimes' (Sceptre) has won the 2016...
Three Generations of One Family
2 November 2016Nancy Ryan, our Office Manager and Credit Controller for the past 23 years, retired earlier this week.
The Sellout Wins Man Booker Prize
26 October 2016Paul Beatty's "The Sellout" (Oneworld Publications) has been announced as the winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.
Get Involved with Books on Prescription Day
21 September 2016In the lead up to World Mental Health Day on 10 October 2016 the Australian Library and Information Association is...
Here I Am
19 September 2016God asked Abraham to sacrifice his beloved son Isaac, and Abraham replied obediently, 'Here I am'.
Roald Dahl Day
12 September 2016Libraries across Australia will celebrate the works of Roald Dahl throughout September with events aimed at honouring the irreverent stories...
Catalogued, processed, delivered and ready for borrowing!
1 August 2016The first copies of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child have been catalogued, processed, delivered and are now ready for...
New Stephanie Meyer publishing in November
20 July 2016MEDIA RELEASE: Bestselling author Stephenie Meyerâ€™s first thriller, The Chemist, will be published worldwide on November 15, 2016.
Announcing a new format designed to help people with reading disabilities
30 May 2016We are pleased to announce a new font is now available for readers with dyslexia.
ALIA Announces most borrowed books 2016 Q1
25 May 2016The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has announced Australiaâ€™s most borrowed library books for the first quarter of 2016...
CBCA Awards 2016 Shortlist
20 May 2016The Childrenâ€™s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has announced their Short List for 2016.