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Tim’s Bookshop Canterbury to close 

20 November 2018

The Canterbury branch of family-owned independent bookstore Tim’s Bookshop, in Melbourne's eastern suburbs, will close in January 2019. Owner Tim Warmington told Books+Publishing: ‘It’s the usual story of ever-increasing costs...

Melbourne’s newest public library opens

8 July 2015

The Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre in the Melbourne suburb of Carlton was officially opened on 3 July by lord mayor Robert Doyle after a $15.5 million refurbishment of...

Melbourne extends Christmas trading hours

3 December 2014

Melbourne retailers are allowed to trade for extended hours in the lead-up to Christmas, reports Inside Retail.The Strand Melbourne, Melbourne Central, Emporium Melbourne, QV Melbourne, H&M at Melbourne’s GPO, and department...

Melbourne City of Literature launches travel fund 

10 November 2014

The Melbourne City of Literature office has announced a new $3000 travel fund to support writers, editors, publishers and librarians.The funding will enable anyone working in Victoria’s literary sector ‘to...

MWF 2014 schools program released 

20 May 2014

The Melbourne Writers Festival has released its schools program for 2014. Among the guests at this year’s festival, which runs from 25 to 29 August, are Australian authors and illustrators...

New Jewish writers’ festival for Melbourne 

3 March 2014

A new writers’ festival celebrating Jewish literature will be held in Melbourne later this year. The inaugural Melbourne Jewish Writers Festival will be held from 31 May to 2 June at...

Notions Unlimited ‘saved’ 

25 November 2013

Melbourne bookshop Notions Unlimited, which called for public support earlier this month to avoid closure, has announced that it has been ‘saved’. Chuck McKenzie, owner of the science-fiction, fantasy and...

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...

Collins Booksellers Croydon for sale 

19 February 2013

Collins Booksellers and ABC Centre in Melbourne’s eastern suburb of Croydon is up for sale. The store, which was established in August 1994, has been managed by owner Mark Elliott for its...

In brief 

22 January 2013

Manly Library attracts attention over Armstrong notice Manly Library in Sydney has been the subject of numerous media reports this week after a tongue-in-cheek sign declaring that all books written...