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Acquisitions

Curated, pre-publication new title data (6000+ per month) combined with expert profile selections or professional web ordering means less time spent on growing and maintaining your collection. Ask us for a login or sample profiles.

Shelf Ready

In-house teams of professionally-trained cataloguers and processors provide records and physical processing to your specifications. We can work in your system or ours, and processing can include fully linked RFID tags.

Distribution

Get new releases quickly, delivered direct to your branches. ALS also has experience with special projects (e.g. Opening Day Collections) and can procure just about anything still in print.

2019 Better Reading Top 50 Kids

Better Reading has released its annual list of the top kids books for the year as voted for by Australian children and their families. You’ll see a lot of classics but also a new titles! Check out the list here !

Baillie Gifford Prize for Nonfiction 2019 longlist

Nonfiction sales and library usage are on the increase!

The Baillie Gifford Prize rewards excellence in non-fiction writing, bringing the best in intelligent reflection on the world to new readers. It covers all non-fiction in the areas of current affairs, history, politics, science, sport, travel, biography, autobiography and the arts. 

Check out the long-listed titles here.

The enchanted hour

The enchanted hour celebrates the benefits of reading aloud. The value in this shared experience for both the reader and the listener is intellectual as well as emotional.
It’s one of the books we’re reading that we recommend to all readers, librarians, parents and teachers.

Order your copies here.