Is Canberra Australia’s best book city? That’s the word on the street | The Canberra Times

Another way a bookstore can thrive is by going niche. Bookshops at government-funded national institutions, says the National Library of Australia’s program manager of retail, Lynda Carmody, provide a revenue stream while reflecting the contents and themes of their locations, including current exhibitions. The biggest seller in Carmody’s time has been the Australian Pocket Constitution from the Parliamentary Education Office: “It’s sold thousands,” she says. Go figure – but this is Canberra, after all.

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