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Millions of books, monkeys and an orchestra — the story of EW Cole and his Book Arcade

In the heart of Melbourne, where a common department store now stands, you could once step off the street and into a very different world.

It was a huge and peculiar bookstore — though to simply call it that doesn’t feel like enough.

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Among the millions of books, there was also a live orchestra, a…

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