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Annerley Community Bookshop

Annerley —

A volunteer-run, not-for-profit organisation with a lovely large shop in Annerley (nothing musty or cave-like about it!) with around 15,000 books. Most fiction books are only $5. [employee, 03/2006]

Archives Fine Books

Brisbane — ,

Open 7 days a week. HUGE selection of used books, so big it has two addresses. Good prices -- some of the best I found in Australia. Helpful clerks. Good location -- down town, right by a mall which has a few of the standard types of bookstores. Ask around -- there were also a few other decent used bookstores in Brisbane. From what little I saw, it is the best city in Australia for finding old books. [AL]

The stock is so extensive and so good as much of it is retired academics' libraries and deceased estates from the USA. It is (for a secondhand bookshop) very expensive: egs I bought Anderson & Hicks' Cathedrals in Britain and Ireland for $5 at Books Bought and Sold, Archives priced it at $19.95; I bought Philip Crowl's The Intelligent Traveller's Guide to Britain at Books Bought and Sold for $25, Archives priced a (poorer condition) copy at $45; I bought Bedtime Stories for Young Australians from Cornstalk Newtown for $3, Archives priced it at $20 [CC]

Atavist Books

5M Winn Lane, —

Avid Reader

193 Boundary St, —

Bent Books

West End —

We are a small shop with a extensive range of secondhand, sought after books. Well categorised for easy location. Comfortable, bright shop. Continual turnover, buying and reassessment of stock, makes every visit an adventure. Need time to browse, there is so much to see. But its not daunting. The rubbish is kept out (our limited space makes this essential!).

Our business grows from day to day as the word spreads of our quality. We are easily located, 10 minutes walking distance from the centre of Brisbane in a growing coffee shop environment.

We also stock some new books - literary new releases and evergreens.

Our categories are quality selection covering anthropology, travel, Australiana and Australian aborigines, spirituality, eastern and western philosophy, esoteric, literature, arts, music, nature and gardens, sexuality, political & social issues.

Majority selected secondhand, 10% selected new. [owner 04/1998]

Black Cat Books

179 Latrobe, Paddington — ,

Boat Books Australia

Crows Nest, Brisbane, St Kilda —

Books, charts, navigation instruments and software, etc.

Shops in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.

Clarence Corner Bookshop

Woolloongabba — , ,

Located in a beautiful late 19th century two storey building, Clarence Corner Book Shop stocks significant books from the past, favourite out of print books, recent popular and well regarded books - contemporary and classic fiction all genres, children's picture books and stories, travel guides and tales, quality non fiction most subjects. Secondhand and selected new books.

The bookshop has a cafe which serves quality coffee, tea, cold drinks, and fresh light lunches and sweet treats.

[owner, 07/2011]

Folio Books

Brisbane —

This is a great book shop if you're looking for Architecture, Design, Graphics Design and Photography, also have a good range of popular books. They have a good in store selection and will order books in.

McGills Business and Technical Bookstore

Brisbane — ,

All areas of business.

Patty's Market

Red Hill —

Buys and sells Furniture, English China and Books. Specialises in high school textbooks.

Pulp Fiction

Brisbane —

They stock Science Fiction and Mysteries. The staff are very friendly and will cheerfully order anything in these genres. [02/2004]

QBD The Bookshop

Originally a Queensland chain, but now has shops in NSW, Victoria, Canberra and Darwin as well.

Riverbend Books

Bulimba — ,

Riverbend Books is situated in a delightfully renovated "Queenslander", and incorporates a coffee shop on the front verandah overlooking Oxford Street. One of the most appealing features of the design is that there are places to sit down - comfortably - while browsing possible purchases. [customer]

Stones Corner Books

A family owned independent bookshop in Brisbane, specialising in Australian authors and stories and in nursing, medical and alternative health textbooks.

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