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Redgum to launch ‘full-service’ schools program

Redgum Book Club is launching a ‘full-service’ literary service for schools, parents and students, which will be available nationwide.

Redgum, which recently acquired school book fair provider Central Book Suppliers, will now offer book fairs and standing orders in addition to the in-school book clubs it has operated since 2014. Scholastic is currently the only provider of all three services in the Australian market.

The complete in-school program of book fairs, standing orders and book clubs launched in Queensland and New South Wales at the start of term 1 2019, and the company says it aims to be running the full service nationally by 2020. Redgum is partnering with Queensland company The Book Warehouse to roll out the service in Queensland schools and will finalise relationships with other partners in other parts of the country throughout this year.

‘Our extended literacy program will ensure the books our children are receiving are engaging, quality titles. We offer the widest variety of international and homegrown titles. These are often overlooked by other book clubs [in favour of] low-cost options or the more well-known authors. We will be offering schools, children and parents the very best and providing talented Australian authors with a platform to shine,’ said Redgum CEO Denny Neave.



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