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Create Your Own Little Free Library

Now and then an idea comes along that has the potential to change the world. Not because it is large and grandiose, but through simplicity and elegance, and in the case of the 'Little Free Library' initiative, created for all the right reasons.

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HELP – I Don’t Know What to Read Next!

Every day in libraries all over the world, library staff hear the same thing, over and over, “I don’t know what to read next. Can you recommend something?” After all, that is what library staff are there for, to help their customers to find new,...

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Library of Congress apologizes for “egregious lapse” in Twain book

Fifteen days after Quartz reported that the Library of Congress was embroiled in a plagiarism scandal, the institution issued a rare mea culpa. The work in question is Mark Twain’s America, a book produced by the Library of Congress’s publishing...

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PD James, queen of crime fiction, dies aged 94

Creator of much-loved detective Adam Dalgliesh was one of the most successful British authors of detective fiction.

The writer PD James, who charted the transformations of British life through bestselling crime fiction starring the detective Adam...

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Shortlist for ACT Book of the Year 2014 announced

The five books shortlisted for the ACT Book of the Year 2014 prize have been announced.

It’s a $10,000 prize awarded by the ACT government to a book from a writer in the Canberra region.

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One card to borrow them all

Representatives from the more than 130 public libraries across South Australia which make up the One Card Network have celebrated the network’s recent completion.

Staff from public libraries, and State and Local Government gathered in the Mortlock...

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University of Canberra’s Book of the Year

Graeme Simsion’s 2013 novel The Rosie Project, already a proven awards-magnet, on Tuesday magnetised yet another highly-desirable award.

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Avid Reader offers free books to G20 leaders

Avid Reader Bookshop is offering the world leaders attending the G20 Summit in Brisbane in November a collection of free books with the proviso that they must pick the books up from the store in person.

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