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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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