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54 bookshops to receive Puffin grants 

29 May 2019

Puffin has announced the 54 Australian bookshops that will receive a share of $100,000 in funding for children’s reading programs. The winning bookshops each receive funding between $500 and $5000...

The Paperback Bookshop celebrates 50 years

8 April 2019

The Paperback Bookshop in Melbourne's CBD is celebrating its 50th anniversary in April. Current co-owner Rosy Morton, who has owned the shop since 2000, said that she’s heard differing accounts...

Federal government expands asset write-off scheme

3 April 2019

The federal government has proposed an expansion of its ‘instant’ tax deduction threshold for small businesses, increasing the asset threshold from $20,000 to $30,000. The eligibility criteria will also be...

Four UK bookshops nominated for Britain’s Best Small Shop

24 October 2018

In the UK, four independent bookshops have been nominated for Britain’s Best Small Shop of 2018, reports the Bookseller. The annual competition, managed by the Independent Retailers Confederation, celebrates ‘entrepreneurial...

Booksellers prepare for Love Your Bookshop Day

8 August 2018

Preparations are underway for the Australian Booksellers Association’s (ABA) Love Your Bookshop Day (LYBD) on Saturday 11 August, with stores around the country hosting events and promotions. More than 50...

New children’s bookshop opens in Fremantle

17 February 2016

A new bookshop specialising in children’s books and art supplies has opened in Fremantle. The Paper Bird is located in the Moores Art Building on Henry Street and includes a...

Online-only children’s bookshop launched

9 January 2013

An online-only children’s bookshop has launched in Australia. The Kids’ Bookshop launched ‘softly’ in November 2012 and made its first sale a few days later, owner Graham Gill told Bookseller+Publisher. Based...

And … 

26 May 2010

I’m an absolute Twit. There, I’ve said it. I’m referring, of course, to the social networking phenomenon of Twitter, where (it could be argued) I’m spending way too much of...