On Friday, the University of Queensland confirmed it had signed a deal with publisher Penguin Group for a new bookstore to be established at the UCC UUCU campus.
Key points:A new bookstore will open in UCC University of Brisbane’s flagship campus in 2019The UCC bookstore will be open 24/7 from October to April, with books and magazines available for purchase.
A new online library will also be established in the building.
Booksellers in the UUC campus will be able to purchase books and other printed goods from the store on the premises.
Publisher Penguin Group said it was “very excited” to be working with UCC to establish a new bookshop in Brisbane’s capital city.
The bookstore will operate 24/07 from October 2019 to April 2020, with all books available for sale.
“We are very excited about the opportunity to offer readers a range of books from around the world, and to create a new chapter of our local bookselling community in Brisbane,” said UCC chief executive officer Andrew Williams.
“This is a great opportunity for our local community and our students, who are our future employees.”
He said the store would “provide access to all the best Australian books in one convenient location, alongside the best local publications”.
The new bookstore was announced in a statement by the University on Friday.
“The new UCC United Books and Libraries will provide a central location to access the best books in Australia and beyond, with a dedicated shelf and a large selection of books,” it read.
“All books are delivered free of charge to the library and students can access all their books for free, without a charge.”
The UUC bookstore will focus on traditional Australian literature, which includes titles such as Alice in Wonderland, The Jungle Book, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and the classic story The Lion King.
“At the UCAU, we are delighted to partner with Penguin on a bookstore that is a part of the UCDU community,” said former UUC vice-president of communications Michael Egan.
“Penguin has a strong track record of providing books in Brisbane and a long history of delivering quality and affordable books to Brisbane’s growing community of readers.”
He added: “The new bookseller will offer a range on our campus, including books from our most popular authors, including acclaimed author Alice in the stories of Snow White, The Lion Heart, The Snow Queen and The Snowman, and the latest literary classics, including The Little Mermaid and Snow White in the series.”UCC UU students will be the first in Australia to experience the latest in Australian classics, while we will also provide students with a range in English classics as well as a selection of our award-winning books in our library.
“Mr Williams said the new bookstore would provide a new “place for young Australians to get their local books in the hands of the right people”.”
The bookstore is an important part of our community’s future and the new UCAUBU will make sure that the library remains an important place for students to access our many classics, from classics to popular contemporary authors,” he said.”
It will also help us to ensure that our library is accessible to those who have not yet had access to library books in their area.
“The new store will be owned by UUC Students’ Union.
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