The magic of bricks-and-mortar
27 May 2020 @booksandpublishing
As Covid-19 restrictions are relaxed and stores begin to reopen, long-time sales rep Mandy Wildsmith argues that bricks-and-mortar bookshops are here to stay. Nineteenth-century Melbourne entrepreneur E W Cole was the owner of the largest book arcade in the world. It was a carnival-like market, with fortune tellers, talking birds,...