The Library

A Catalogue of Wonders
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A LOVE LETTER TO LIBRARIES AND TO THEIR MAKERS AND PROTECTORS.

From libraries without books, like the songlines of the first Australians, to the library of Alexandria, the Bodleian, the Folger, and even the fabled libraries of Middle-earth and Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose, Stuart Kells unlocks the bookish places that continue to capture our imaginations.

The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders is a fascinating ride through the unexpected histories and secret treasures of these hallowed collections.

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Book details

Author: Stuart Kells

Imprint: Text Publishing

Publication date: 28/08/2017

Format: Paperback, 288 pages

Price: $32.99

ISBN: 9781925355994

Source notes for The Library

MEDIA, REVIEWS & ARTICLES

The Guardian

The Guardian

August 27, 2017

Blood, bookworms, bosoms and bottoms: the secret life of libraries

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Australian Financial Review

Australian Financial Review

August 25, 2017

American multimillionaire, Henry Folger, and bad case of Shakespeare Foliomania

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The Canberra Times

The Canberra Times

September 6, 2017

Libraries are at a crossroads. What exactly are they for in 2017?

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Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

August 15, 2017

Kathryn Ryan talks to Dr Stuart Kells

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The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning Herald

September 7, 2017

The Library review: Stuart Kells’ idiosyncratic take on the marvels within

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The AU Review

The AU Review

September 8, 2017

Natalie Salvo: Stuart Kells’ The Library is a love letter to literature

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The Conversation

The Conversation

September, 2017

Camilla Nelson. Friday essay: why libraries can and must change

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Against The Grain

Against The Grain

August 31, 2017

ATG Book of the Week

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Global Book Rights

Australia: Text Publishing

Italy: Mondadori

Korea: Hyeonamsa

Japan: Hayakawa Publishing

North America: Counterpoint