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Avid Reader opens children’s bookshop 

4 March 2015

Brisbane’s Avid Reader has opened its specialist children’s, YA and giftware bookstore, Where the Wild Things Are Bookshop, located next to its West End store.Owner Fiona Stager told Books+Publishing that the new store,...

Avid Reader to open children’s bookshop

27 November 2014

Brisbane’s Avid Reader Bookshop has announced plans to open a dedicated children’s bookshop next to its West End store.The new store, to be called Where the Wild Things Are Books...

Avid Reader offers free books to G20 leaders

7 November 2014

Avid Reader Bookshop is offering world leaders attending the G20 Summit in Brisbane in November a collection of free books with the proviso that they must pick the books up from...

Currie returns to Avid Reader 

24 October 2014

Chris Currie has returned to Brisbane’s Avid Reader in the newly created role of social media manager.Currie was previously the buyer for the store but resigned in mid-2013 after receiving...

Currie leaves Avid Reader 

2 October 2013

Chris Currie has left his role as buyer at Avid Reader in Brisbane. His position will be filled by Sarah Deasy, who previously managed the store’s special orders service. (See...

Currie leaves Avid Reader 

1 October 2013

Chris Currie has left his role as buyer at Brisbane’s Avid Reader to live in Germany for a year, where he will research and write a novel. Currie said he...

Stager wins Local Legends Award 

1 May 2013

Fiona Stager, co-owner of Brisbane bookstore Avid Reader, has won a Creativity Award as part of the Local Legends Awards. Organised by Queensland Government Member for South Brisbane Jackie Trad and Brisbane...

Booksellers share Christmas picks 

17 October 2012

Booksellers from Embiggen Books, Readings, The Sun Bookshop, Avid Reader and Avenue Bookstore have shared their most-anticipated Christmas titles on the Wheeler Centre’s website. Nominated titles include Barbara Kingsolver’s Flight...

Queensland Literary Awards 2012 shortlists announced

20 August 2012

The titles shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards have been announced. The shortlisted titles in each category are: Fiction book award The Chemistry of Tears (Peter Carey, Penguin) All That...

Mary Ryan’s, Avid Reader sign with 

15 November 2011

Ebook platform provider has announced that the Mary Ryan's bookselling chain and the Avid Reader bookshop in Brisbane have signed with the company to sell ebooks, and have launched ebookstores....

200 attend EWF in Brisbane 

25 October 2011

The Emerging Writers' Festival (EWF) event in Brisbane in October attracted an audience of 200, with organisers describing the event as going 'remarkably well'. EWF director Lisa Dempster told the...

Literary community joins forces to support QLD 

18 January 2011

As the residents of South-East Queensland begin the enormous task of cleaning and rebuilding their homes and businesses following last week's floods, the Australian literary community is coming together to raise funds...