WHAT THE CRITICS SAY

“Stuart Kells’s life of Melbourne bookseller Kay Craddock is a shibboleth of sorts, a story password-protected for bibliophiles… The drama of Kells’s account arises from a young woman’s effort to bring her own eye (that combination of aesthetic tingle and contextual knowledge that true booksellers and collectors possess) into alignment with the exigencies of the marketplace. It turns out Craddock’s success has always relied on making the beautiful profitable.”

Geordie Williamson | March, 2011

The Australian

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The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning Herald

February 28, 2011

‘Latest chapter reached in a lifetime of books’, by Carolyn Webb

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Radio National

Radio National

March 31, 2011

The Book Show: Peter Mares interviews Kay Craddock and Stuart Kells

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The Australian

The Australian

March 26, 2011

‘Tiptoe through the black tulips’, by Geordie Williamson

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International Leage of Antiquarian Booksellers

International Leage of Antiquarian Booksellers

February, 2011

Review of Rare in the ILAB member’s newsletter

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“The story of Kay Craddock Antiquarian Booksellers is a wonderful tale of a great partnership (between mother and daughter); of a small business that forged its way into Melbourne’s glorious history on Collins Street; and of a world that embraces change but has been a constant in the lives of readers from all corners of the globe.”

Mary Dalmau

May, 2015, The Age

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Publisher and Author information

Rare: A Life Among Antiquarian Books

Author: Stuart Kells

Intro: Geoffrey Blainey

Imprint: Folio

Publication date: 01/03/2011

Format: Hardback

Price: $65

ISBN: 9780980812916