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Queensland school librarian wins CBCA award 

21 August 2013

Queensland librarian Judith Russell has been awarded the Dame Annabelle Rankin Award for services to literature by the Queensland branch of the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA). Russell, who...

International library news 

20 August 2013

Macmillan adds Entangled Publishing ebooks to library lending program In the US, Entangled Publishing will make all of its titles available via Macmillan Publishing’s library ebook-lending program, according to a...

Mitchelton library renovations boost visitor numbers 

14 August 2013

Brisbane City Council has seen an increase in visitors to the Mitchelton Library since spending $1.39 million on renovations to the library, reports Brisbane Times. The upgrade adds features such...

ARTIC community library in Brisbane to close 

1 May 2013

The Acacia Ridge Technology Information Centre (ARTIC) in Brisbane will close in May, reports the Courier Mail. The volunteer-run community library, which has been operating since 1999, will close due...

In brief 

27 March 2013

Visitors down, ebook loans up at Brisbane libraries Brisbane’s libraries have recorded a ‘massive slump’ in visitors but a ‘skyrocketing’ rate of ebook loans in the past five years, reports...

Riverbend opens pop-up store

11 December 2012

Independent Brisbane bookseller Riverbend Books has opened a temporary pop-up store in the same street as the well-known bookstore. Riverbend owner Suzy Wilson told Bookseller+Publisher that the store, which is located on...

In brief 

28 November 2012

Brisbane libraries to waive fees for food this Christmas City libraries in Brisbane will waive overdue fees in exchange for canned food this Christmas. The initiative last year resulted in...

Atwood to visit Perth, Brisbane 

9 October 2012

Margaret Atwood will appear in Perth as part of Perth International Arts Festival on 23 February, and will also appear in Brisbane as part of a Brisbane Writers Festival ‘Bookend’...

BWF celebrates 50 years 

12 September 2012

The Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF) ran from 5-9 September, following the presentation of the Queensland Literary Awards. The festival included an ‘all night party’ to celebrate the festival’s 50th birthday. This year’s festival was the...

In Brief 

3 September 2012

Brisbane agriculture, fisheries and forestry library to close The Queensland Government has announced that the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Library in Brisbane will close, reports the ABC. Minister...

Specialist Brisbane bookshop for sale 

14 March 2012

Specialist Brisbane bookshop The Language People is currently for sale. The store, which specialises in language-learning and adult literacy and numeracy resources, including English-as-a-second-language materials, is located in Brisbane's West...

Women of Letters comes to Brisbane 

11 October 2010

Women of Letters, an afternoon of letter reading and writing, came to Brisbane on Thursday 7 October and UQP's Kirsty Burow was there. Here, she pens a letter of her own:...