Rare Book Week: E.W. Cole and His Book Arcade

Wed Jul 24 2024 at 12:00 pm to 05:45 pm UTC+10:00

State Library Victoria | Melbourne

State Library Victoria
Publisher/HostState Library Victoria
Rare Book Week: E.W. Cole and His Book Arcade
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Hear about the fascinating life and exploits of E.W. Cole, Melbourne's very own Willy Wonka, in this Melbourne Rare Book Week viewing.
About this Event

Discover the life and exploits of E.W. Cole, owner of the famous Cole’s Book Arcade in this illuminating talk and viewing.

A staple of 19th century Melbourne, Cole was a canny businessman, visionary and a true believer in everyone having the right to access books, with his Arcade once spanning all the way from Collins St to Bourke St.

Join us for a viewing where we’ll look at some of the treasures from the Library’s collection that tell us about Cole and what was once hailed 'the grandest bookshop in the world'.

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About Melbourne Rare Book Week

Rare Book Week is an annual, Melbourne-wide program of free talks and events that celebrate the importance of books, literacy and literature in our lives. It has become a key event in literary Melbourne’s calendar since 2012.


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State Library Victoria, 328 Swanston St, Melbourne, Australia

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