Part 11 – SOMETHING SANTA BROUGHT

Back again and less than 24 hours since my last post.  This must be a record. Anyway, I forgot to add the book I received for Christmas to my list of recently read books.

Rare: A Life Among Antiquarian Books, by Stuart Kells, details the lives of Kay and Muriel Craddock. It tells how they have become among the most successful and well respected antiquarian booksellers, not only in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia where their shop is located, but throughout the world. As Geoffrey Blainey wrote in the foreward “Rare chronicles the social history of the book trade in the second half of the twentieth century – when antiquarian bookselling emerged as a recognisable profession. ” As well as being a great read, the book was very informative for me.

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