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A&R marks 130th anniversary; holds first book poll since 2011

Bookseller Angus & Robertson will celebrate its 130th anniversary by holding its first national book poll since its bricks-and-mortar stores closed in 2011.

The poll is open until the end of October with the top 130 books to be named in November. One voter will receive a $1000 book pack.

Angus & Robertson merchandiser Ben Hunter said it was ‘an enormous honour to be a part of a brand that’s synonymous with Australian reading’. ‘We see the value of our history and we’re working hard with a small team to champion Australian writing and create a website that resonates with readers across the country.’

As previously reported by Books+Publishing, Pearson Australia acquired the online businesses of Angus & Robertson and Borders, later renamed as Bookworld, following the collapse of owner REDgroup in 2011. Angus & Robertson and Bookworld were purchased by Booktopia in August 2015 and the two sites merged under the Angus & Robertson name in October.

 

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