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Adelaide Booksellers

Adelaide, — January, 2003

Secondhand, antiquarian out-of-print and collectable books. Out of print search service Wide range of second hand books - special interests are militaria, Australiana, art, biographies, children's, Literature. Have about 50,000 books in stock. Printed catalogues published about 4 times a year and emailed catalogues for special interests issued regularly.

Just off the Rundle Mall.

Antiquariat Fine Books

NSW, — February, 2010

Specialises in Cricket, Scottish and Australiana. Sells antiquarian and secondhand books, new books and antique prints. Produces catalogues which have themes (e.g. 'Women's Business', 'Theology, Church and Missionary History') which they will mail to you. Prices are expensive but the merchandise is unusual. Accepts credit cards [CC]

Archives Fine Books

Brisbane, — February, 2010

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]

Asia Bookroom

Canberra, , — February, 2010

Specialising in new, out of print and antiquarian books of Asian interest. Our stock extends from new books hot off the press to rare antiquarian volumes, including a wide variety of books published in many parts of the world, some of which are rarely seen outside of Asia. [site]

I've found books here that I couldn't find anywhere else in the world. [DY]

Berkelouw Books

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

Bookmark Australia

NSW, — February, 2010

General antiquarian and used booksellers, specialising in Australiana, Maritime/Nautical, Surfing and Childrens Books. [04/2005]

Brown Books

Blue Mountains, — February, 2010

Browse Awhile Book Barn

NSW, , — October, 2014

[owner contribution] We are an independent bookshop with 29 years' experience in the book industry. We have ridden the crazy rollercoaster ride of surviving as an independent seller of new books against the barrage of discounting by chains and department stores. We then morphed into library suppliers of non fiction when the internet took hold of the world. Now that the big hype of the kindle has settled down and readers have returned to real books, we have settled into our cosy niche as booksellers of quality secondhand and rare books. (more…)

BSP Gallery

Victoria, — February, 2010

Out of print and rare books. Over 65,000 titles. Areas covered are: Australian history, aviation, literature, first editions, art, Australian art, Shipping history, children's books, memorabilia, postcards and many other subjects.

Caerwen Books

Perth/WA, , — February, 2010

Ph: 9454 7383

Visitors by appointment only. Specialists in Collectable Childrens fiction usually with extensive stock in: W E Johns (Biggles), Elinor Brent Dyer (Chalet School), and Elsie Oxenham (Abbey Girls). [02/2004]


Inner West,Sydney, — February, 2010

The Cornstalk is a well-stocked secondhand bookshop with reasonable prices (for example, they know that hardcover blockbusters aren't worth anything, so they are all priced at $5). The shop is also highly organised and the staff are generally friendly. If you are searching for anything special they will take details and hunt for you. Two other features are an attractive and ever-changing window display and a wonderful glass cabinet filled with antiquarian and special interest books. These are mostly wildly expensive, but looking at them is pleasure enough. [CC]

Curiosity Bookshop

online, — February, 2010

Closed its doors on Christmas 2009 and is now online only.

Dee Why Books

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

Eclectic Books

Queensland — February, 2010

We carry a small stock of fine out of print books. As the name suggests it is an eclectic selection, All books are in very good or better condition, at fair prices. Conondale is situated in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, 19 km from Maleny. Visitors are welcome but please phone first to check if I am home. The scenery is worth the visit even if you cannot find a book to tempt you.

We accept MasterCard - Visa, and Bankcard (Australian) and is the preferred method of payment for our overseas clients. [owner]

Gertrude and Alice

Sydney,Sydney East, , — February, 2010

Shelves and shelves of books from all genres. Has a non-fiction room called the Hemingway room, which boasts an amazing chess table for patrons to sit and play; lots of other games are also available. The café is run by the same owner and is successful its own right. [employee, 05/2004]

Haymes and Sons

CBD,NSW,Sydney, — February, 2010

Dealers in Fine, Old & Rare books. Catalogues for Bushranging & Colonial Crime and Travel & Exploration are online.

Heathwood Books

online — February, 2010

Rare and Collectible Antiquarian & Secondhand.

Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller

Victoria — February, 2010

Includes Pilgrim Books, which has an extensive range of books covering all aspects of Special Forces units and other covert services and activities, e.g. espionage, intelligence and security services.

Fairly good selection of antique books. These books are in VERY good condition, and the store itself is worth visiting just because it is beautiful. However, for all this you are expected to pay a price -- a little high, but worth it if you are looking for old books that will look nice on your coffee table. (AL)

Lamdha Books

Blue Mountains, — February, 2010

A good selection of books, but priced quite expensively. (In some cases more expensive than new copies from discount online sources.) [DY, 01/2010]

Louella Kerr

Inner West,Sydney, — February, 2010

We are a general secondhand & antiquarian bookshop. Open only by appointment. [owner]

Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books

Blue Mountains, — February, 2010

A huge collection spread over three floors, with antiques and collectibles as well.

O'Connell's Bookshop

Adelaide, — May, 2010

Adelaide's oldest secondhand and antiquarian bookshop, with stock ranging from popular fiction to antiquarian.

O. P. Books

Victoria, , — February, 2010

I am an antiquarian and secondhand bookseller dealing from private premises by mail and appointment. I have been in the business for 25 years. I specialise in academic and research books, with emphasis on Australian, Pacific, Antarctic, literary works in general, and fine and rare books, and early printed books. My stock is approximately 15,000 titles. [owner]

Robert Muir Old and Rare Books

Perth/WA, — February, 2010

Established in 1973 with over 50,000 books in stock.

Serendipity Books

Perth/WA, — February, 2010

Serendipity Books is the largest supplier of second-hand, antiquarian and out-of-print books in Western Australia. Serendipity have been issuing free catalogues to collectors, libraries, academics and institutions, both in Australia and worldwide, for the past 21 years. We specialise in books on the Pacific, South East Asia, Australia, Western Australia, the Australian Aborigines and Australian Literature. We also have large stocks of books in other predominantly academic fields, such as history, politics, economics, literary criticism, and the humanities. [owner]

The Antique Bookshop and Curios

Sydney,Sydney North — February, 2010

In the Tyrell's Building, Crows Nest.

The Old Church Bookshop

Sydney,Sydney North, — February, 2010

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]

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