Bolinda Consortium

In May, after several months of negotiation the ISLN BorrowBox platform went live.  AIS, Dulwich, SAIS and UWCSEA are foundation members of the consortium. We currently have  819 eAudiobooks and 2127 eBooks and have made 4189 loans in 20 weeks. The consortium works by the schools that join (who are financial members of ISLN) agreeing…

The world through picture books

The World through Picture Books is an on-going initiative of the International Federation of Library Associations. Participating countries have each contributed ten favourite picture books to produce a wonderfully international and diverse catalogue. Included are familiar favourites from Singapore, the U.K., Germany, France, the U.S.A. 36 countries in all are represented.This catalogue is a delight…

Two great new sites for Online Book Shopping

I recently learned about two new online book vendor sites that have quickly become as important to me as Book Depository and OpenTrolley. It’s a book price comparison site for Singapore, which opened on August 24 of this year. Forget about switching between Internet browser tabs – you can now shop on just one tab…

APD book promotions for ISLN

Shelly Chua of APD will be attending our AGM on Monday, April 23, and displaying some of the books they are currently promoting. Note that our members get a discount. a)  Libraries Unlimited & Linworthb) Books for Thoughtc)  Kingfisherd)  Belair Libraries Unlimited and Linworth Specially for ISLN Members   Less 40% off list price for DIRECT…

APD offer: new Garth Nix book: A Confusion of Princes

A Confusion of Princes Garth Nix     ISBN: 9781741758610Pub Date: March 2012Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Format: C format, Paperback 368 pagesPrice: S$16.90 (before GST)A grand adventure that spans galaxies and lifetimes, A Confusion of Princes is a page-turning thriller, a tender romance, and a powerful exploration of what it means to be human. I have died three times, and three…

Stories for Moral Education- 2 new books by Roger Jenkins

———- Forwarded message ———- From: Roger Jenkins <rogerstoryteller@gmail.com>Date: Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 4:12 PMSubject: Stories for Moral Education- 2 new books by Roger JenkinsTo: Roger Jenkins <bellyboy@singnet.com.sg> Dear Friends As more emphasis is placed on values teaching, there is a need for practical, age-appropriate resources to make this difficult, abstract subject more accessible. I…

2012 ALA Award Winners and Honors

And the 2012 ALA Award Winners and Honors are… As advocates for international schools and libraries, we understand the excitement of book award and honor winners and having the information as soon as possible. We wanted to take this opportunity to share with you the list of all of the American Library Association’s 2012 Award…

Where to buy Adeline Foo’s books (e.g., Whoopie Lee, Almost Famous)

From: adeline foo <contact@amoslee.com.sg>Date: Sun, Oct 2, 2011 at 10:48 PMSubject: distributors for purchase of books I have two distributors listed here.  Either one, depending on who’s available to meet the expat schools’ request. Marketasia Distributors is the publisher’s main distributor. direct@marketasia.com.sg Celine Chow Tel: 9657 4234 Eduworks arranges school talks for several authors, including me. eduworks@ymail.com…

Book Depository

Thanks, Ben, for alerting us to Book Depository now accepting Singapore dollars. emails.bookdepository.co.uk/r/mail/4031II3e6d28II1296e641af6 via kwout More worrying was the news in the summer that Amazon had bought Book Depository. (God forbid we lose our free shipping option….) Amazon has eaten our beloved Book Depository | Chally Kacelnik | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk via kwout

In Singapore, Bookstores Off the Beaten Path – Southeast Asia Real Time – WSJ via kwout A recent article that highlights some local bookstores I haven’t been to yet — but intend to seek out. BooksActually, No. 9 Yong Siak St., Singapore. Woods in the Books, 58 Club St., Singapore. Littered With Books, 20 Duxton…