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Latest News - 2016
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 Smaill’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 Meyer’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 Australia’s most borrowed library books for the first quarter of 2016...
CBCA Awards 2016 Shortlist
20 May 2016The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has announced their Short List for 2016.
ABIA Awards 2016
19 May 2016The winners of the Australian Book Industry Awards were announced at a gala ceremony at the NSW Art Gallery.
acquisition of Baker & Taylor by Follett Corporation
19 April 2016As part of the Baker and Taylor Group, James Bennett is excited by the announcement today of the acquisition of...
Umberto Eco, Italian novelist and intellectual, dies aged 84
20 February 2016The celebrated Italian intellectual Umberto Eco has been remembered as a master of Italian culture after his death at the...
Fiction most loaned in Victorian Libraries
21 January 2016The Age and Sydney Morning Herald have shared the Civica survey results regarding the most borrowed books from Victorian public libraries.