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University publishing symposium to be held in Canberra in March

2 February 2015

A one-off symposium on university publishing will be held at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra in March.The ‘Reinventing university publishing’ symposium, to be held from 17-19 March, brings together representatives from university presses,...

New writers’ festival planned for Canberra 

15 January 2015

A new writers’ festival will be held in Canberra in 2015.Noted, an offshoot of Canberra’s experimental arts festival You Are Here, is being pitched as ‘Canberra’s first ever experimental festival...

In brief 

2 April 2014

ACT to close mobile-library serviceCanberra’s mobile-library service will cease operations in July due to a decline in borrowing, reports the Canberra Times. The ACT Government flagged cuts to the service...

Smiths Alternative Bookshop sold 

28 February 2013

Peter Strong, owner of independent Canberra bookstore Smiths Alternative Bookshop, has sold the business. Strong told Books+Publishing that the new owners are a Canberra-based couple, who plan to refurbish the...

2012 COOL Awards winners announced

20 November 2012

The winners of the 2012 Canberra’s Own Outstanding List (COOL) Awards have been announced. The winning titles are: Picture Storybooks: The Terrible Plop (Ursula Dubosarsky & Andrew Joyner, Viking) Fiction...

In brief 

31 October 2012

Lu Rees Archives on display in Canberra libraries As part of the 2012 Boundless Festival of Australian Children’s Literature, 88 items from the Lu Rees Archives at the University of...

New readers’ festival for Canberra 

3 September 2012

The inaugural Canberra Readers’ Festival will be held on 22 September. The festival is being organised by Libraries ACT and is supported by the Canberra Theatre Centre, which will host...

Smiths Alternative Bookshop for sale 

27 June 2012

Independent Canberra bookstore Smiths Alternative Bookshop is for sale. Owner Peter Strong told Bookseller+Publisher that he has advertised the business this week in the Canberra Times. Strong said that he...

Fifth Canberra Readers and Writers Festival wraps up 

25 September 2007

The fifth Canberra Readers and Writers Festival was held in Canberra at Exhibition park alongside the Lifeline Bookfair from 21 to 23 September. According to festival director Anne-Marree Britton, highlights...