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Banjo Books

Epping — ,

Berkelouw Books

Paddington, Berrima, Armadale, Bowral, Eumundi, Leichhardt, Mona Vale, Newtown, Rose Bay, Balgowlah — , ,

From shops in Paddington and Berrima, Berkelouw has been rapidly expanding. (more…)

Blues Point Bookshop

McMahons Point —

A nice little shop, crowded with goodies.

Boat Books Australia

Crows Nest, Brisbane, St Kilda —

Books, charts, navigation instruments and software, etc.

Shops in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.

Book Review

St Ives —

In the St Ives Shopping Village, this little suburban shop stocks the usual fare but also has some less usual material.


North Sydney — ,

A computer book specialist.

Broken Spines bookshop

Brooklyn —

Second hand book shop on the beautiful Hawkesbury River. A good selection of fiction,literature, politics and philosophy.

Dee Why Books

Doesn't appear to have a Dee Why shop any more, predominantly mail order.


Narrabeen —

We buy and sell secondhand books, with a range of over 50 000 titles. Our main topics include Australiana, Art, Military, Boating and Literature. [owner, 03/2007]

Emporium Books

Belrose — ,

John's Bookshop

Mosman —

John sells second-hand books as a front for his real business of being a bum. As a bum he has attempted and has failed to write the great novel and has lain about reading this and that and has talked and talked and talked about what he might do someday. The second-hand bookshop was established a couple of years ago and against all expectation it has been success. John does not wear success well so don't let on that you know that John's Bookshop is worthy of praise.

On any given day you'll find him loitering about his shop in Mosman Cache spouting some dusty opinion to a bored and frightened pensioner or you might see him typing up the latest edition of his infamous newsletter. Either way the best advice I can give you is this - just visit the store for the best selection of books at the lowest prices and try not to upset the natives. [owner]

Oxford Art Supplies

Chatswood, Darlinghurst — ,

Art materials, books and DVDs.

Pages and Pages Booksellers

Mosman Junction — ,

We are a general bookshop with a specialised Children's Department. We opened in July 1995 and steadily built a reputation for having an excellent range and providing exceptional service. We conduct a regular programme of author visits for both adult & children's authors. This information can be found in our regular newsletter which we send out to our recorded mailing list. Orders are accepted via email. [owner]

Retriever Books

Dee Why —

We stock contemporary and classic fiction plus biographies, history, travel and exploration, sport, and many other subject areas. [owner, April 2002]

The Antique Bookshop and Curios

Crows Nest —

In the Tyrell's Building, Crows Nest.

The Children's Bookshop

Beecroft — ,

Any children's bookshop where your children feel welcome and comfortable - and therefore started on a lifetime book buying habit! - is a good thing. My children and I are always welcomed at this store (some bookshops treat kids like they have the plague), and have been since my kids were babies. It has a very wide range of both fiction and non-fiction books for children from birth through to teens, going well beyond the usual "chain" books. What really sets this bookshop apart is that the team know and love their stock, and the advice and support for children's literacy, and the time they are willing and able to give customers is outstanding - their genuine enthusiasm and interest is infectious. Owner Paul Macdonald is a former English teacher with an interest in boys' literacy, and it shows in his passion for what they sell. They not only know what they have, they know what they don't have, and are great about ordering books in. I've shopped regularly here for the last ten years (since before Paul bought it) and this shop just goes from strength to strength.

They also have a small (but perfectly formed) adult book section, which is great because it means I can sneak up the back and choose something for myself while the kids are distracted! [July 2008]

The Constant Reader

Crows Nest —

A more interesting selection than most general suburban bookshops: an impressive history section, especially for military and medieval books. [DY, updated 2010]

The Cookery Book

Northbridge — ,

Lots of stock, with all the cooking books you could want, plus lots on food and the hospitality industry more generally. Quick off the mark looking up an obscure request in their database. [DY, 2007]

Has cute gifts for food lovers, as well as over 9,000 books in stock, separated into categories such as different countries, meats, desserts, baking, vegetarian, new titles, educational and professional, and access for thousands more online. Has a monthly newsletter with the latest cookery books arriving in the store. [owner, 2012]

The Old Church Bookshop

Carlingford — ,

Excellent selection, the owners are knowledgeable and friendly, excellent prices. The hours and days are limited, but if needed you can probably make an appointment. Sorry I don't have the phone number, but this shop is definitely worth looking into for History and Literature, including a good selection of Australian literature. Mostly old books, probably ~50,000 titles (estimate) or more. As the name indicates, the bookshop is in an old church. [AL]


Crows Nest, Surry Hills, Fitzroy, Norwood — , ,

A mix of books, CDs and DVDs.

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