Weekly Book Newsletter
24 October 2007

Is Costco on its way to Australia? x

US-based ‘big-box’ discount retailer Costco is reportedly set to open up to five stores in Australia next year. Costco operates enormous warehouse-style stores that sell... Read more

Indigenous Literacy Project raises $178,000; expands its reach x

The Indigenous Literacy Project (ILP) has announced it will increase the number of communities to receive literacy materials due to a higher than expected fundraising... Read more

World Food Media awards x

The winners of this year’s Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards were announced last week in Adelaide as part of the annual Tasting Australia... Read more

Westfield/Waverly Library Award for Literature shortlist announced x

The shortlist of titles in the running for this year’s Westfied/Waverly Library Award for Literature has been announced. The shortlisted works are: Mr Stuart’s Track:... Read more

'Animalia' to premiere in November x

The children’s television series based on Animalia (Graeme Base, Puffin) will air on Channel 10 on Sunday November 11 at midday. Described by producer Ewan... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: • Walkley Non Fiction Book Award Finalist long list Announcement,... Read more

In brief x

How one grumpy Kiwi cost Amazon a patentAmazon.com is on the brink of losing one of its most coveted patents, all due to the efforts... Read more

Around the world x

Among the stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: Horror novelist denies eating girlfriend New MD for PN Booker prompts debate... Read more

Quote of the week x

‘Dumbledore is gay […] I would have told you earlier if I knew it would make you so happy’–J K Rowling outs one of her Harry... Read more

Bestsellers this week x

James Patterson’s Double Cross has succeeded in making it to the top of the bestseller list two weeks in a row. To prove crime afficionados... Read more



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