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Latest News - 2016

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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May

Announcing a new format designed to help people with reading disabilities

30 May 2016

We are pleased to announce a new font is now available for readers with dyslexia.

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ALIA Announces most borrowed books 2016 Q1

25 May 2016

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has announced Australia’s most borrowed library books for the first quarter of 2016...

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CBCA Awards 2016 Shortlist

20 May 2016

The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has announced their Short List for 2016.

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ABIA Awards 2016

19 May 2016

The winners of the Australian Book Industry Awards were announced at a gala ceremony at the NSW Art Gallery.

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April

acquisition of Baker & Taylor by Follett Corporation

19 April 2016

As part of the Baker and Taylor Group, James Bennett is excited by the announcement today of the acquisition of...

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February

Umberto Eco, Italian novelist and intellectual, dies aged 84

20 February 2016

The celebrated Italian intellectual Umberto Eco has been remembered as a master of Italian culture after his death at the...

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January

Fiction most loaned in Victorian Libraries

21 January 2016

The Age and Sydney Morning Herald have shared the Civica survey results regarding the most borrowed books from Victorian public libraries.

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