STUART KELLS

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I’ve been chasing rare books and other bookish treasures since childhood. In the 1980s I was regularly finding classic sci-fi paperbacks from publishers like Ace and Dell, and authors like Philip K. Dick and Robert Heinlein. When I moved to Melbourne in the summer of ’89 I was amazed by the city’s bookshops, especially secondhand shops like Alice’s and Sainsbury’s in Carlton. If I wasn’t looking for books there I was fossicking in the Co-op bookshop at Melbourne University, or hunting for books at markets and fetes. For the past 26 years I’ve been a regular at Camberwell Market, where great books can be found, along with almost everything else. Vividly remembered finds from there include Iain Banks and Vikram Seth firsts; classic Australian crime pulps; rare maps; and advertising and ephemera of every kind.

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