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15 January 2014

Toowoomba library to move to temporary homeQueensland’s Toowoomba City Library will move to a temporary home in March to make way for the redevelopment of the Grand Central and Gardentown...

Collins Kawana to close 

8 October 2013

Collins Booksellers in Kawana, Queensland, will close this month, reports the Sunshine Coast Daily. Owner Therese Appleby, who bought the Collins store at Kawana Shoppingworld three years ago, said she will...

Howard Library moves to larger space 

14 August 2013

The Howard Library in Queensland is relocating into a larger space inside the Burrum District Community Centre, reports the Fraser Coast Chronicle. Fraser Coast Regional Council’s carpentry team has begun renovations...

QLA people’s choice award shortlist announced

29 July 2013

The Queensland Literary Awards (QLA) has announced the shortlist for the Courier-Mail People’s Choice Queensland Book of the Year Award, worth $5000. The shortlisted books are: Fiction My Hundred Lovers...

Queensland’s Laidley Library damaged by floods 

31 January 2013

The Laidley Library in Queensland’s Lockyer Valley has once again been damaged by flood waters, just six months after reopening in its newly renovated premises. The library, which is located...

Mary Ryan’s Toowoomba reverts to company ownership 

5 December 2012

The Mary Ryan’s bookstore in Toowoomba, Queensland, has reverted to company ownership after operating as a franchise for five years. Mary Ryan’s CEO Bill Concannon told Bookseller+Publisher that Mary Ryan’s...

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...

ARBR opens two new A&R bookstores in Queensland 

18 April 2012

Angus & Robertson Book Retailing (ARBR), the sister company of former REDgroup-owned newsagency chain Supanews, has opened two new Angus & Robertson (A&R)-branded bookstores in Queensland. ARBR marketing manager Michaela...

Steve Parish Publishing enters liquidation 

20 March 2012

Queensland-based publisher Steve Parish Publishing has been placed into liquidation and has ceased trading. Liquidator BRI Ferrier was appointed to the company on 9 March, and is now seeking expressions...

Bookseller+Publisher magazine: July issue top picks 

8 June 2011

The July issue of Bookseller+Publisher magazine has landed! Here are some of the forthcoming releases that impressed our reviewers this issue: Spirit of Progress (Steven Carroll, Fourth Estate, August) Clive...