Object 34

Reading Rooms

2030, Melbourne, Australia

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Understanding the changing role of books in spreading knowledge and ideas in the early 21st century requires us to examine the reading experience itself. Let's look at this contemporary account of Forster's Books in Melbourne, Australia, and its Reading Rooms.

By the 20s, Melbourne's out-of-town retail centres and malls had been hollowed out by the superior 'at-home ...