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. Bookstores at government-funded national institutions, says Lynda Carmody, retail program manager for the National Library of Australia, provide a revenue stream and reflect the content and themes of their locations, including current exhibitions. The biggest seller in Carmody’s time was the Australian pocket constitution from the Parliamentary Education Office: “Thousands have been sold,” she says. Go check it out – but this is Canberra after all.