Under the Rainbow: The life and times of E W Cole (Richard Broinowski, MUP)
8 July 2020 @booksandpublishing
Edward William Cole (1832—1918), arguably Australia’s most famous bookseller, started his career by accident. Trying to hawk his self-penned pamphlets door-to-door in East Melbourne, a woman told him he should try selling books with catchy titles. She had a shelf full inside—would he like to buy them? At the time...