ALJ online reviews 2014 - 2015 Archive

Current ALJ online reviews | 2014-2015 | 2011-2013 


All about Books: History, People, Preservation and Censorship

November 2015 (published in conjunction with ALJ Vol 64, No 4)

To supplement the reviews published in each issue (print and electronic) of the Australian Library Journal, we offer a series of themed, online-only reviews on a range of topics. The topic for this set of online-only reviews (Vol 64, No 4) is All about Books: History, People, Preservation and Censorship. If you would like to serve as a reviewer, please contact the ALJ Reviews Editor, Professor Gary Gorman via email: gormange@gmail.com.

A long way from the Armstrong Beer Parlour. A life In rare books: Essays by Richard Landon, edited by Marie Elena Korey, New Castle, DE, Oak Knoll Press; Toronto, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, 2014, 440 pp., US$49.95 (hard cover), ISBN 978-1-58456-330-3 (Oak Knoll), ISBN 978-0-7727-6113-2 (Fisher Library) Read review

Athenæum profiles: A not-for-profit education, by Roger W. Moss, New Castle, DE, Oak Knoll Press, 2014, 175pp., US$55.00 (hard cover), ISBN 978-1-58456-328-0 Read review

Bibliodiversity: A manifesto for independent publishing, by Susan Hawthorne, North Melbourne, Spinifax Press, 2014, 87 pp., AU$19.95 (soft cover), ISBN 978-1-74219-930-6 Read review

Books under fire: A hit list of banned and challenged children’s books, by Pat R. Scales for the Office of Intellectual Freedom, Chicago: American Library Association/ALA Editions, 2014, 208 pp., US$47.00 (US$42.30 ALA members) soft cover, ISBN 978-0-83891-109-9 (available from InbooksRead review

Bound to be modern: Publishers’ cloth bindings and the material culture of the book, 1840-1914, by Kristina Lundblad, trans by Alan Crozier, New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Books, 2015, 336 pp., US$95.00 (hard cover), ISBN 978-1-58456-313-6 Read review

The map thief: the gripping story of an esteemed rare map dealer who made millions stealing rare maps, by Michael Blanding, New York, Gotham Books, 2014. 300 pp. US$25.00 (soft cover), ISBN 978-1-592 40817-7 Read review

A history of the book in 100 books. By Roderick Cave and Sara Ayad, Sydney, Allen and Unwin, 2014, 288 pp., US$35.00 (soft cover), ISBN 978-1-74331-714-3  Read review

Portraits and reviews, by G. Thomas Tanselle, Charlottesville, NC, The Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, 2015, 485 pp., US$55.00 (hard cover), ISBN 978-1-883631-16-1 (available from Oak Knoll Books) Read review

The preservation and protection of library collections: A practical guide to microbiological controls (Chandos Information Professional Series), by Bogdan Filip Zerek, Oxford, Elzevier/Chandos Publishing, 2014, 453 pp, price not reported (soft cover), ISBN 978-1-84334-759-0 (available from Colnfo). Read review

The preservation management handbook: A 21st century guide For libraries, archives and museums, By Ross Harvey and Martha R. Mahard, Lanham, MD, Rowman and Littlefield, 2014, 376 pp., £59.95 (hard cover), ISBN 978-0-7591-2315-1 (available From CoInfo) Read review

Preserving our heritage: Perspectives from antiquity to the digital age, selections and commentary by Michèle Valerie Cloonan, Chicago, American Library Association/Neal-Schuman, 2015, 693 pp. US$98.00 (US$88.20 ALA members) ISBN 978-1-55570-937-2 (available from InbooksRead review

Rare books and special collections, by Sidney E Berger, Chicago, American Library Association/Neal-Schuman, 2014, 537 pp., US$125.00 (US$100.00 ALA members) (soft cover), ISBN 978-1-55570-964-8 (available from Inbooks) Read review

Trinity College Library Dublin: A history, by Peter Fox, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2014, 397 pp., AU$48.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-01120-5 Read review

Turning the page: The evolution of the book, by Angus Phillips, Abingdon, Routledge, 2014, 139 pp., AU$58.99 (soft cover), ISBN 978-0-415-62565-4 Read review

“Unsuitable” books: Young adult fiction and censorship, by Caren J. Town, Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company, 2014, 190 pp., US$45.00 (soft cover), ISBN 978-0-7864-7419-6 Read review


 

Technical and Technological Issues

August 2015 (published in conjunction with ALJ Vol 64, No 3)

To supplement the reviews published in each issue (print and electronic) of the Australian Library Journal, we offer a series of themed, online-only reviews on a range of topics. Current and recent sets of these reviews appear below; earlier sets are archived at https://www.alia.org.au/archive-alj-online-reviews.

If you would like to serve as a reviewer, please contact the ALJ Reviews Editor, Professor Gary Gorman via email: gormange@gmail.com.

Creating a streaming video collection for your library, by Cheryl J. Duncan and Erika Day Peterson, Lanham, MD, Rowman and Littlefield, 2014, 121 pp., £21.95 (soft cover), ISBN 978-0-8108-9318-4 (available from CoInfo) Read review 

Description (Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections [Series], #1), edited by Kate Theimer, Lanham, MD, Rowman and Littlefield, 2014, 185 pp., £34.95 (soft cover), ISBN 978-0-8108-9093-0 (available from CoInfo) Read review 

Extensible processing for archives and special collections: Reducing processing backlogs, by Daniel A. Santamaria, Chicago, American Library Association/Neal-Schuman, 2015, 235 pp., US$75.00 (US$67.50 ALA members) (soft cover), ISBN978-0-8389-1257-7 (available from InbooksRead review 

Implementing web-scale discovery services: A practical guide for librarians (Practical Guides for Librarians [Series], #9), by JoLinda Thompson, Lanham, MD, Rowman and Littlefield, 2014, 159 pp., £39.95 (soft cover), ISBN 978-0-8108-9126-5 (available from CoInfo) Read review 

Making the most of the cloud: How to choose and implement the best services for your library, by Robin Hastings, Lanham, MD, Scarecrow Press, 2014, 267 pp., £34.95 (soft cover), ISBN 9780-8108-9109-8 (available from InbooksRead review 

Making the move to RDA: A self-study primer for catalogers, by Chamya Pompey Kincy with Sara Shatford Layne, Lanham, MD, Rowman and Littlefield, 2014, 332 pp., £44.95 (soft cover), ISBN 978-0-8108-8769-5 (available from InbooksRead review 

Mobile devices: A practical guide for librarians (Practical Guides for Librarians [Series], #12), by Ben Rawlins, Lanham, MD, Rowman and Littlefield, 2014, 153 pp., £39.95 (soft cover), ISBN 978-0-8108-9258-3 (available from CoInfo) Read review 

More library mashups: Exploring new ways to deliver library data, edited by Nicole C. Engard, London, Facet Publishing, 2015, 362 pp., $96.60 (soft cover), ISBN 978-1-78330-035-8 (associated website http://mashups.web2learning.net) (available from InbooksRead review 

The network reshapes the library: Lorcan Dempsey on libraries, services and networks, by Lorcan Dempsey, edited by Kenneth J. Varnum, Chicago, American Library Association/ALA Editions, 2014, 295 pp., US$57.00 (US$51.30 ALA members) (soft cover), ISBN 978-0-8389-1233-1 (available from Inbooks) Read review

Outsourcing technology: A practical guide for librarians (Practical Guides for Librarians [Series], #4), by Robin Hastings, Lanham, MD, Rowman and Littlefield, 2014, 107 pp., £39.95 (soft cover), ISBN 978-0-8108-9247-7 (available from InbooksRead review 

RDA and cartographic resources, by Paige G. Andrews, Susan M. Moore and Mary Lynette Lardgaard, Chicago, American Library Association/ALA Editions, 2015, 144 pp., US$62.00 (ALA members US$55.80) (soft cover), ISBN 978-0-8389-1131-0 (available from InbooksRead review 

Usability and the mobile web: A LITA guide, by Junior Tidal, Chicago: American Library Association/ALA Techsource, 2015. 118 pp., US$65.00 (US$58.50 ALA members) (soft cover), ISBN 978-0-8389-1301-7 (available from Inbooks) Read review 

Using iphones®, ipads®, and ipods®: A practical guide for librarians (Practical Guides for Librarians [Series], #10), by Matthew Connolly and Tony Cosgrave, Lanham, MD, Rowman and Littlefield, 2015 [December 2014], 193 pp., £39.95 (soft cover), ISBN 978-1-4422-2687-6 Read review 

Using massive digital libraries: A LITA guide, by Andrew Weiss, Chicago, American Library Association/ALA TechSource, 2014, 163 pp., US$60.00 (US$54.00 ALA members) (soft cover), ISBN 978-0-8389-1235-5 (available from InbooksRead review 

 


Management Issues

May 2015 (published in conjunction with ALJ Vol 64, No 2)

 

The academic library administrator’s field guide, by Bryce Nelson, Chicago, American Library Association/ALA Editions, 2014, 202 pp., US$70.00 (US$63.00 ALA members) (soft cover), ISBN 978-0-8389-1223-2 (available from Inbooks) Read review 

Implementing an inclusive staffing model for today’s reference services: A practical guide for librarians (Practical Guides for Librarians [Series], #2), by Julia K. Nims, Paula Storm and Robert Stevens, Lanham, MD, Rowman and Littlefield, 2014, 143 pp., £39.95 (soft cover), ISBN 978-0-8108-9128-9 (available from InbooksRead review 

Information governance and assurance: Reducing risk, promoting policy, by Alan MacLennan, London, Facet Publishing, 2014, 196 pp., £49.95 (soft cover), ISBN 978-1-85604-940-5 (available from InbooksRead review 

Information privacy fundamentals for librarians and information professionals, by Cherie L Givens, Lanham, Rowman and Littlefield, 2015, 129 pp., US$39.95 (soft cover), ISBN 978-1-4422-2881-8 (available from InbooksRead review 

Leadership in academic libraries today: Connecting theory to practice, edited by Bradford Lee Eden and Jody Condit Fagan, Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2014, 222 pp., US$44.95 (hard cover), ISBN 978-1-4422-3295-4 (available from InbooksRead review 

Making the most of your library career, edited by Lois Stickell and Bridgette Sanders, Chicago, American Library Association/ALA Editions, 2014, 110 pp., US$48.00 (US$43.20 ALA members) (soft cover), ISBN 978-0-8389-1186-0 (available from InbooksRead review 

Management and leadership innovations (Advances in Librarianship, #38), edited by Anne Woodsworth and W. David Penniman, Bingley, Emerald Group Publishing, 2014, 297 pp., £100.00 (hard cover), ISBN 978-1-78350-469-5 (available from CoInfo) Read review 

Project management for libraries: A practical manual, by Robin A. Buser, Bruce E. Massis and Miriam Pollack, Jefferson, NC, McFarland and Company, 2014, 222 pp., US$55.00 (soft cover), ISBN 978-0-7864-9606-8 Read review 

Succession planning and implementation in libraries: Practices and resources (Advances in Library and Information Science Book Series), edited by Kiyomi D. Deards and Gene R. Springs, Hershey, PA, IGI Global/Information Science Reference, 2014, 302 pp., price not reported (hard cover), ISBN 978-1-4666-5812-7 Read review 

What every library director should know, by Susan Carol Curzon, Lanham, MD, Rowman and Littlefield, 2014, 229 pp., £24.95 (soft cover), ISBN 978-0-8108-9187-6 (available from InbooksRead review 


Children’s, Youth and School Librarianship

February 2015 (published in conjunction with ALJ Vol 64, No 1)

 

Baby storytime magic: Active early literacy through bounces, rhymes, tickles and more, by Kathy MacMillan and Christine Kirker, Chicago, American Library Association/ALA Editions, 2014, 106 pp., US$50.00 (US$45.00 ALA members) (soft cover), ISBN 978-0-8389-1216-4 (available from Inbooks) Read review

A brief history of Manga, by Helen McCarthy, Lewes, East Sussex, IIex Publishing, 2014, 96 pp., £7.99 (hard cover), ISBN 978-1-78157-098-2 Read review

Cooking up a storytime: Mix-and-match menus for easy programming, by Susan Anderson-Newham, Chicago, American Library Association/ALA Editions, 2014, 185 pp., US$47.00 (US$42.30 ALA members) (soft cover), ISBN 978-0-8389-1203-4 (available from Inbooks) Read review

Departmental review of the library: At the Weston Road Academy (SLA Voices [Series]), by Anita Baker, Swindon, School Library Association, 2014, 19 pp., price not reported (soft cover), ISBN 978-1-903446-81-2 Read review

Designing online information literacy games students want to play, by Karen Markey, Chris Leeder and Soo Young Rieh, Lanham, MD, Rowman and Littlefield, 2014, 279 pp., US$39.95 (soft cover), ISBN 978-0-8108-9142-5 Read review

Exploring environmental science with children and teens, by Eileen G. Harrington, Chicago, American Library Association/ALA Editions, 2014, 254 pp., US$50.00 (US$45.00 ALA members) (soft cover), ISBN 978-0-8389-1198-3 (available from Inbooks) Read review

Intellectual freedom for teens: A practical guide for young adult and school librarians, ed. by Kristin Fletcher-Spear and Kelly Tyler for YALSA, Chicago, American Library Association, 2014, 132 pp., US$48.00 (US$43.20 ALA members) (soft cover), ISBN 978-0-8389-1200-3 (available from Inbooks) Read review

Mobile technology and the school library (SLA Guidelines Plus), by Sarah Pavey, Swindon, School Library Association, 2014, 64 pp., price not reported (soft cover), ISBN 987-1-903446-82-9 Read review

Picking a winner: taking part in regional and national book awards (SLA Case Studies), edited by Sally Dring and Geoff Dubber, Swindon, School Library Association, 2014, 60 pp., price not reported (soft cover), ISBN 987-1-903446-83-6 Read review 

Poetry aloud here 2: Sharing poetry with children, by Sylvia M. Vardell, Chicago: American Library Association/ALA Editions, 2014, 286 pp., US$45.00 (ALA members $40.50) (soft cover), ISBN 978-0-8389-1177-8 (available from Inbooks) Read review 

Popular picks for young readers, edited by Diane Foote, Association for Library Service to Children, Chicago, American Library Association/ALA Editions, 2014, 203 pp., US$48.00 (US$43.20 ALA members) (soft cover), ISBN 9780838936054 (available from Inbooks) Read review 

Programming for children and teens with autism spectrum disorder, by Barbara Klipper, Chicago: American Library Association/ALA Editions, 2014, 152 pp., US$45.00 (ALA members $40.50) (soft cover), ISBN 978-0-8389-1206-5 (available from Inbooks) Read review 

A year in the story room: Ready-to-use programs for children, by Dawn R. Roginski, Chicago: American Library Association/ALA Editions, 2014, 234 pp., US$48.00 (ALA members $43.20) (soft cover), ISBN 978-0-8389-1179-2 (available from Inbooks) Read review 


Digital Library Issues

November 2014 (published in conjunction with ALJ Vol 63, No 4)

 

Born digital: Guidance for donors, dealers and archival repositories (CLIR Publications, #159), by Gabriela Redwine et al., Washington, DC, Council on Library and Information Resources, 2013, 28 pp., gratis (pdf), ISBN 978-1-93232-646-8 (available at http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub159/pub159.pdf) Read review

Developing and managing electronic collections: The essentials, by Peggy Johnson, Chicago, American Library Association/ALA Editions, 2013, 186 pp., US$65.00 (US$58.50 ALA members) (soft cover), ISBN 978-0-8389-1190-7 (available from Inbooks) Read review 

Exploring digital libraries: Foundations, practice, prospects, by Karen Calhoun, London, Facet Publishing, 2014, 322 pp., £49.95 (soft cover), ISBN 978-1-85604-820-0 (available from Inbooks) Read review 

M-libraries 4: From margin to mainstream – mobile technologies transforming lives and libraries, edited by Mohamed Ally and Gill Needham, London, Facet Publishing, 2013, 250 pp., £59.95 (soft cover), ISBN 978-1-85604-944-3 (available from Inbooks) Read review 

Mastering digital librarianship: Strategy, networking and discovery in academic libraries, edited by Alison Mackenzie and Lindsey Martin, London, Facet Publishing, 2014 [December 2013], 183 pp., £49.95 (soft cover), ISBN 978-1-85604-943-6 (available from Inbooks) Read review

Optimizing academic library services in the digital milieu: Digital devices and their emerging trends (Chandos Information Professional Series), by Brendan Ryan, Witney, Chandos Publishing, 2013, 200 pp., £47.50 (soft cover), ISBN 978-1-84334-732-3  Read review

Personal archiving: Preserving our digital heritage, edited by Donald T. Hawkins, Medford, NJ, Information Today, 2013, 299 pp., US$49.50 (soft cover), ISBN 978-1-57387-480-9 Read review 

Practical digital preservation: A how-to guide for organizations of any size, by Adrian Brown, London, Facet Publishing, 2013, 336 pp., £49.95 (soft cover), ISBN 978-1-85604-755-5 (available from Inbooks) Read review 

 


Information Literacy

August 2014 (published in conjunction with ALJ Vol 63, No 3)

 

Creating and maintaining an information literacy instruction program in the twenty-first century: An ever-changing landscape (Chandos Information Professional Series), by Nancy W. Noe, Witney, Chandos Publishing, 2013, 224 pp., £47.50 (soft cover), ISBN 978-1-84334-705-7 (available from Co Info) | Read review

Developing people’s information capabilities: Fostering information literacy in educational, workplace and community contexts (Library and Information Science [Series]), edited by Mark Hepworth and Geoff Walton, Bingley, Emerald Publishing, 2013, 287 pp., £85.00 (hard cover), ISBN 978-1-78190-766-5 (available from Co Info) | Read review

The information behavior of a new generation: Children and teens in the 21st century, edited by Jamshid Beheshti and Andrew Large, Lanham, MD, Scarecrow Press, 2013, 252 pp., £34.95 (soft cover), ISBN 978-0-81088-594-3 (available from Inbooks) | Read review

Information literacy and cultural heritage: Developing a model for lifelong learning (Chandos Information Professional Series), by Kim Baker. Witney, Chandos Publishing, 2013, 198 pp., US$47.50 (soft cover), ISBN 978-1-84334-720-0 (available from Co Info) | Read review

Information literacy and lifelong learning: Policy issues, the workplace, health and public libraries (Chandos Information Professional Series), by John C. Crawford and Christine Irving, Witney, Chandos Publishing, 2013, 292 pp., £52.50 (soft cover), ISBN 978-1-84334-682-1 (available from Co Info) | Read review

Information literacy instruction that works: A guide to teaching by discipline and student population (2nd ed.), edited by Patrick Ragains, Chicago: American Library Association/Neal-Schuman, 2013, 342 pp., US$85.00 (US$76.50 ALA members) (soft cover), ISBN 978-1-55570-860-3 (available from Inbooks) | Read review

Library reference services and information literacy: Models for academic institutions, (Advances in Library and Information Science Book Series), edited by Rosanne M. Cordell, Hersey, PA, IGI Global/Information Science Reference, 2013, 240 pp., price not reported (hard cover), ISBN 978-1-4666-4241-6 | Read review

Linking literacy and libraries in global communities, by Marlene Asselin and Ray Doiron, Farnham, Ashgate Publishing, 2013, 155 pp., £45.00 (hard cover), ISBN 978-1-4094-5284-3 | Read review


Children’s Youth and School Librarianship

May 2014 (published in conjunction with ALJ Vol 63, No 2)

 

Creating readers: A reflective guide for school librarians and teachers (SLA Guidelines [Series]), by Prue Goodwin, Swindon, School Library Association, 2013, 36 pp., price not reported (soft cover), ISBN 978-1-903446-78-2  | Read review 
 
Effective partnerships: creating and managing dual use libraries for schools and communities (SLA Guidelines), by Judith Palka, Sue Bowtell and Mike Brook, Swindon, School Library Association, 2012, 39 pp., US$18.00 (soft cover), ISBN 978-1-90344-670-6 | Read review 
 
Folktales aloud: Practical advice for playful storytelling, by Janice M. Del Negro, Chicago, American Library Association/ALA Editions, 2014 [December 2013], 212 pp., US$47.00 (US$42.30 ALA members) (soft cover), ISBN 978-0-8389-1135-8 (available from Inbooks) | Read review
 
From audiobooks to e-books: Alternative formats to engage non-readers (SLA Guidelines [Series]), by Eileen Armstrong and Sally Duncan, Swindon, School Library Association, 2013, 55 pp., £9.00 (SLA members £6.00) (soft cover), ISBN 978-1-903446-73-7 | Read review 
 
Games in libraries: Essays on using play to connect and instruct, edited by Breanne A. Kirsch, Jefferson, NC, McFarland & Company, 2014, 238 pp., US$55.00 (soft cover), ISBN 978-0-7864-7491-2 | Read review
 
Keeping it legal: Copyright guidance for school library staff (SLA Guidelines [Series]), by Graham P. Cornish, Swindon, School Library Association, 2013, 35 pp., price not reported (soft cover), ISBN 978-1-903446-75-1 | Read review 
 
Let’s start the music: Programming for primary grades, by Amy Brown, Chicago, American Library Association/ALA Editions, 2014 [December 2013], 165 pp., US$45.00 (US$40.50 ALA members) (soft cover), ISBN 978-0-8389-1166-2 | Read review 
 
Library services for children and young people: Challenges and opportunities in the digital age, edited by Carolynn Rankin and Avril Brock, London, Facet Publishing, 2012, 248 pp., £49.95 (soft cover), ISBN 978-1-85604-712-8 | Read review 
 
Library youth outreach: 26 ways to connect with children, young adults and their families, edited by Kerol Harrod and Carol Smallwood, Jefferson, NC, McFarland & Company, 2014, 202 pp., US$55.00 (soft cover), ISBN 978-0-7864-7345-8 | Read review
 
Only connect…: Discovery pathways, library explorations, and the information adventure, edited by Andrew Walsh and Emma Coonan, Lepton, Huddersfield, Innovative Libraries, 2013, 239 pp., price not reported (soft cover), ISBN 978-0-9576652-1-7 | Read review 
 
Riveting reads 9-13, by Joy Court and Isobel Powell, Swindon, School Library Association, 2013, 57 pp., price not reported (soft cover), ISBN 978-1-903446-77-5 | Read review 
 
The Storytime handbook: A full year of themed progams, with crafts and snacks, by Nina Schatzkamer-Miller, Jefferson, NC, McFarland and Company, 2014, 269 pp., US$39.95 (soft cover), ISBN 978-0-7864-6668-9 | Read review
 
Teen craft projects 2 (The Hipster Librarian’s Guide to Teen Craft Projects, 2), by Tina Coleman and Peggie Llanes, Chicago, American Library Association/ALA Editions, 2013, 93 pp., US$ 45.00 (US$ 40.50 ALA members) (soft cover), ISBN 978-0-8389-1152-5 | Read review
 
Transforming young adult services, edited by Anthony Bernier, Chicago: American Library Association/Neal Schuman, 2013, 254 pp., US$65.00 (US$58.50 ALA members) (soft cover), ISBN 978-1-55570-907-5 | Read review

Books and Library History

February 2014 (published in conjunction with ALJ Vol 63, No 1)

The Book of the British Library, by Michael Leapman, London: The British Library, 2012, 256 pp., £25.00 (hard cover), ISBN 978-0-71235-837-8; and From Books to Bezoars: Sir Hans Sloane and his collections, edited by Alison Walker, Arthur Macgregor and Michael Hunter, London: The British Library, 2012, 288 pp., £45.00 (hard cover), ISBN 978-0-71235-880-4 | Read review 

Festschrift for Dame Lynne Brindley (Alexandria: The journal of national and international library and information issues, 23, 3), edited by Andy Stephens and Caroline Brazier, Manchester, Manchester University Press in association with The British Library, 2012, 141 pp., price not reported (soft cover), ISSN 0955-7490 | Read review 

The history of the library in western civilization, V. From Petrarch to Michelangelo: The revival of the study of the classics and the first humanistic libraries [and] printing in the service of the world of books and monumental libraries, by Konstantinos Sp. Staikos, translated from the Greek by Timothy Cullen and NickolaosKoutras, New Castle, DE, Oak Knoll Press; Athens, Kotinos Publications; Houten, HES and DE Graaf, 2012, 591 pp., US$75.00  (hard cover), ISBN 978-1-58456-182-8 (US) | Read review 

The library: A world history, by James W. P. Campbell, London, Thames and Hudson, 2013, 520 pp., £48.00 (hard cover), ISBN 978-0-500-34288-6 (available from Thames and Hudson Australia) | Read review

Long-established and the most fashionable book shops, edited by Markus S. Braun, Salenstein, Swizerland, Braun Publishing, 2012, 192 pp., A$65.00 (hard cover), ISBN 978-3-03768-122-0 (available from Thames and Hudson Australia) | Read review 

Print culture: From steam press to ebook (Directions in Cultural History [Series]), by Frances Robertson, Abingdon, Routledge, 2013, 164 pp., £21.99 (soft cover), ISBN 978-0-41557-417-4 (available from Palgrave Macmillan Australia and Macmillan New Zealand) | Read review 

An unqualified success: The extraordinary life of Allan Percy Fleming, by Peter Golding, Sydney, Rosenberg Publishing, 2013, 344 pp., price not reported (hard cover), ISBN 978-1-92201-354-5 | Read review