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Collins store in Karratha to close 

16 July 2013

Collins Booksellers in Karratha, WA, is set to close, reports the Pilbara Echoe. The bookshop, which is located in the Centro Karratha shopping centre on Welcome Road, will close at the...

In brief 

15 January 2013

WA library destroyed in fire The public library and town hall in Onslow in north west Western Australia has been destroyed in a fire that has also damaged the town’s...

WA library launches ebook ‘buddy’ program 

9 October 2012

The City of Vincent Public Library in Western Australia has developed a way of helping housebound individuals in its community learn how to use ereaders. The library, which is located...

WA Premier’s Book Awards 2011 winners announced

18 September 2012

The winners of this year’s Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards were announced on 17 September. Fiona Skyring was presented with the $25,000 Premier’s Prize, which goes to the most outstanding book...

eSmart Libraries program to be piloted in WA 

12 September 2012

The eSmart Libraries program will be piloted in Western Australian regional libraries, reports the ABC. A spokesperson for the Alannah and Madeline Foundation told Bookseller+Publisher that the program hopes to...

Kimberley Writers Festival to be held this month 

17 July 2012

The eighth annual Kimberley Writers Festival will be held in Kununurra, Western Australia, between 27 and 29 July. Among the writers participating in this year’s event are Amanda Curtin, Stephen...

Gascoyne Revitalisation Plan funds new WA library 

20 June 2012

The Gascoyne Revitalisation Plan has allocated over $5 million in funding to establish the Carnarvon Library and Arts Centre in Western Australia. The new centre, which received its funding approval...

Skyring wins 2012 Margaret Medcalf Award 

14 June 2012

Fiona Skyring has won the 2012 Margaret Medcalf Award, presented by the West Australian government, for her book Justice: A History of the Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia (UWA...

2013 IPEd National Editors Conference announced 

5 June 2012

Details for the 2013 IPEd National Editors Conference have been announced. The biennial conference will be held in Fremantle, WA, from 10-12 April 2013, and will be organised and hosted...

WA author wins Creative Australia Fellowship

5 June 2012

Western Australian author Annabel Smith has been selected as one of the 11 recipients of the 2012 Creative Australia Fellowships, awarded by the Australia Council for the Arts. Smith is...

Scott named Western Australian of the Year 

5 June 2012

Author Kim Scott was named the inaugural Western Australian of the Year at a ceremony on 2 June. Scott also received the Indigenous award and was a finalist for the...

WA Sunday trading legislation introduced into parliament 

21 February 2012

The Western Australian Government has introduced legislation in parliament which will allow 'general retail shops' across Perth's metropolitan area to trade on Sundays between 11am and 5pm. The changes will mean...

In Brief 

20 February 2012

Dymocks Children's Charities launches seventh Book BankDymocks Children's Charities launched its seventh Book Bank at La Perouse Public School in South-Eastern Sydney this week. Each of the 47 students at...

In Brief 

13 February 2012

Fairfax publishes long-form journalism ebookFairfax Media has published its first long-form journalism ebook, Framed by Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) journalist Hamish McDonald, through Amazon, reports uBookish. SMH tablet editor Stephen...