The lure of cheap books, with Wal Kirsop

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Cheap book and stationery warehouse, A. J. Smith, 35 Swanston Street, Melbourne, c1851 and 1885, from Album of Australian tradesmen's tickets compiled by Edward Gilks.
23 April 2018, 12:00pm1:00pm

Discover the story of cheap books, from the 19th-century launch of mass education to today’s bargain bins.

About Wal Kirsop

Wallace Kirsop is an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne. He was the first President of the Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand from 1969 to 1973 and is the past President of the Victorian Branch of the Book Collectors’ Society of Australia. His main research interest is book history, with a special emphasis on the promotion and marketing of publishers’ wares.

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