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Stuart Kells
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Stuart Kells

Stuart Kells is an author and book-trade historian. His 2015 book Penguin and the Lane Brothers won the Ashurst Business Literature Prize. An authority on rare books, he has written and published on many aspects of print culture and the book world. Stuart lives in Melbourne with his family.

Guardian: From Bag End to Babel: Top 10 libraries in fiction (article)
Watch Stuart Kells on the ‘Why Do We Read’ Panel at the 2018 Sydney Writers’ Festival
Ghenoa Gela recaps the Sydney Writers Festival panel ‘Why We Read’ featuring Stuart Kells on ABC iView. 
Libraries Past, Present, Future: an edited version of the 2018 Jean Whyte Lecture, delivered by Professor Stuart Kells on 18 September 2018 at the State Library of Victoria.

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Titles byStuart Kells
  • Shakespeare’s Library
    Shakespeare’s Library
    Stuart Kells
  • The Library
    The Library
    Stuart Kells