This book turned up recently in the Book Nook, Christ Church Op Shop, North Essendon (corner Marco Polo St), from a former lending library, recalling for us the days of circulating libraries dotted about the suburbs.
Mrs Rule ran a confectioner's shop (cakes, or possibly a milk bar) with the library as a sideline. Mrs Rule died in 1950 and the business was thereafter run by her son, Frank Rule. The business in the 1960s has been recalled as a milk bar, fancy goods and stationery shop. Does anyone remember it when it also had a lending library?
You can learn a bit more about Mrs Rule's Lending Library by clicking on the link.