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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.

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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.

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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.

Hello Hello

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation has published a new title! Hello Hello is about a family walking home at night, thinking about the sounds and shadows that haunt the dark. This story was created by the students of Laverton, Menzies and Tjuntjuntjara remote schools who worked with singer/songwriter Chris Aitken and author/illustrator Ann James at Spinifex Writing Camp.

Vale Mary Higgins Clark, 1927-2020

Mary Higgins Clark will remain one of the most well-known names in crime/thriller writing. Her books have sold more than a million copies in the US alone. She sadly passed on January 31 at the age of 92. Her last title, Kiss the girls and make them cry, was released just in November last year.

2020 Indie Award Shortlist

The Indie Award highlights the best of Australian fiction and nonfiction, as nominated by Australian Independent Booksellers. Find the longlisted titles here and the shortlist here. Winners are announced at the end of March.