Featured In

We are proud to have featured in a number of publications. Here is a selection of them.

November 21, 2019

The woman dubbed Canberra's café whisperer is looking to expand in 2020 and put her stamp on more venues in the national capital.

December 18, 2018

We’re familiar with the concept of giving a house a makeover, giving our wardrobes a makeover and even pimping our rides. But it’s not every day you come across someone with the fortitude to take an ordinary restaurant to supernova levels...

December 18, 2018

Not a particularly strange one, but enough eye contact to make me wonder if they knew me. As I reached the intercom and dialled the apartment number, I became paranoid...

February 26, 2018

Tracy Keeley, who took out the Business Woman of the Year award for 2018, is a passionate supporter of female entrepreneurs who has made a strong mark on the local business scene.

February 26, 2018

Tracey Keeley, a woman with a passion for transforming cafes and showing their full potential, topped the Canberra women in business awards last week.

February 26, 2018

This iconic and stylish venue will give you front row seats to some of autumn’s best events during the Enlighten Festival.

February 25, 2018

Chris Sheedy from Restaurant and Catering Australia magazine sat down with Tracy Keeley recently to hear about her BOOKPLATE journey, and all that has gone into making BOOKPLATE what it is today.

February 21, 2018

BOOKPLATE: joining in the fun of March festival season in Canberra.

November 08, 2017

Beautiful spaces and delicious food: Eat Canberra names BOOKPLATE as a top pick for Christmas celebrations.

Canberra Weekly

September 13, 2017

The 2017 Restaurant & Catering Awards for Excellence have recognised Bookplate, located at the National Library of Australia, as the ACT Cafe of the Year.

Hospitality Magazine

September 11, 2017

The Australian Capital Territory’s (ACT) finest cafés, restaurants and catering businesses were awarded at Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering HOSTPLUS Awards for Excellence held at the Hyatt Hotel in Canberra on 11 September.

April 17, 2017

Canberra cafes to write in

CIT | News

November 22, 2016

Women's Careers Like a Jungle Gym

Canberra Weekly

October 26, 2016

There's something magnetic about Bookplate. On a typical day the iconic cafe can serve up to 300 meals and customers are willing to wait in line to live the Bookplate brand experience.

Visit Canberra

September 20, 2016

VisitCanberra congratulates the winners of the 2016 Restaurant and Catering Awards for Excellence.

Announced at a gala event on Monday 19 September, the major awards were presented to QT Canberra for Caterer of the Year; Bookplate for Cafe of the Year; and Blackfire Restaurant for Restaurant of the Year.

March 21, 2016

Women at Work: Tracy Keeley

Good Food

January 20, 2016

Picnic - the new pop-up terrace bar at the National Library of Australia in Canberra

This is Canberra

January 20, 2016

Friday drinks sorted: PICNIC pops up at the NLA

Canberra Times

January 20, 2016

Picnic Bar at the National Library. Canberrans kick off the weekend at Picnic, a pop-up bar and Asian kitchen on the Terrace at the National Library of Australia in Parkes.

March 02, 2015

Bookplate turns a new page

  

June 27, 2016

First look inside National Library's Bookplate Cafe, after month-long renovations

February 15, 2015

Review: Bookplate at the National Library of Australia

December 07, 2014

New-look Bookplate opens its doors at National Library of Australia

March 17, 2015

Local leaders – Tracy Keeley (Bookplate, National Library of Australia)

Small Biz Intelligence

November 30, 2016

Kiraly S. Canberra Business Success Stories, Canberra, Small Biz Intelligence 2016, pp 308 - 312. 

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Awards

Cafe of the Year 
Restaurant & Catering National Awards

2017

BRONZE

Cafe of the Year ACT
Restaurant & Catering Awards

2017

WINNER

Cafe Dining

Restaurant & Catering Awards
2017

 

WINNER

Small Caterer

Restaurant & Catering Awards

2017

HONOURABLE MENTION

Cafe Restaurant 

Restaurant & Catering Awards

2016

 

WINNER 

Cafe of the Year

Restaurant & Catering Awards

2016

WINNER

Canberra Business Women of the Year

Canberra women in Business

August 2016

RUNNER UP

New Business

Telstra Business Awards

August 2016

STATE FINALIST

Entrepreneur Award

Telstra Women’s Business Awards

2016

FINALIST

People, Produce, Place Tourism Restaurant

Restaurant & Catering Awards

2016

HONOURABLE MENTION

Small Caterer

Restaurant & Catering Awards 

2016

HONOURABLE MENTION

Owner/Entrepreneur Award

AIM Leadership Excellence Awards (ALEA)

Australian Institute of Management

2016

FINALIST

Excellence - New Caterer

Savour Australia Restaurant and Catering Award for Excellence

October 2015

NATIONAL WINNER

Best New Caterer

Restaurant and Catering Industry Award

August 2015

STATE WINNER

Best Tourist Restaurant

Restaurant and Catering Industry Award

August 2015

STATE WINNER

 

Best New Business

Canberra Women in Business

August 2015

RUNNER UP

Excellence - Tourism Restaurant

Savour Australia Restaurant and Catering Awards for Excellence

October 2015

NATIONAL FINALIST

Best New Restaurant

Restaurant and Catering Award

August 2015

STATE FINALIST


BOOKPLATE is located at the National Library of Australia, Canberra ACT, Australia