A book lover's delight behind ordinary facade

By Uma Patel
Updated April 18 2018 - 10:51pm, first published May 26 2012 - 3:00am

You would be forgiven for not noticing Bookarts on your way to Manuka shops. The Canberran treasure nestles among the trees on the south-side of Canberra but it is worth peering through the foliage on Flinders Way to find the cottage-sized artifact. If you follow the wooden signs up the red path and pull the hand-made doorbell you may be lucky enough to experience a workshop stuck in a time before anything electronic or digital. The rooms are filled with eel leather, guillotines and that smell that old books release.

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