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.
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]
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]
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]
From shops in Paddington and Berrima, Berkelouw has been rapidly expanding.
General antiquarian and used booksellers, specialising in Australiana, Maritime/Nautical, Surfing and Childrens Books. [04/2005]
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.
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]
An old house filled to the brim (and I really mean to the brim!) with books. It's completely messy, but there's some organisation to it all, and the fellow who owns it is a bit of a character (aren't they all?). He has some pretty special editions of certain books, some going back a few centuries, and whole collections of Trollope etc. [Sue B, 07/2003]
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]
Closed its doors on Christmas 2009 and is now online only.
Doesn't appear to have a Dee Why shop any more, predominantly mail order.
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]
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]
Dealers in Fine, Old & Rare books. Catalogues for Bushranging & Colonial Crime and Travel & Exploration are online.
Rare and Collectible Antiquarian & Secondhand.
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)
A good selection of books, but priced quite expensively. (In some cases more expensive than new copies from discount online sources.) [DY, 01/2010]
We are a general secondhand & antiquarian bookshop. Open only by appointment. [owner]
A huge collection spread over three floors, with antiques and collectibles as well.
Adelaide's oldest secondhand and antiquarian bookshop, with stock ranging from popular fiction to antiquarian.
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]
Established in 1973 with over 50,000 books in stock.
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]
In the Tyrell's Building, Crows Nest.
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]