Online bookstores in Australia

Explanation:This page came about because I wanted a single list of Australian based online bookstores due to the delivery time and expense of buying from overseas bookshops e.g. amazon. A lot of this expense is associated with the exchange rate. If you have know of any Australian based online book stores or services I haven't included in the list, let me know at or submit one.



  • Angus and Robertson   (National)
    Also know as Bookworld

  • Collins Booksellers   (National)
    Another chain store
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  • Angus and Robertson   (National)
    Also know as Bookworld

  • Coaldrakes   (8/32 Park Road, Milton. BRISBANE )

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  • Earthlink Publishing (Aust) Pty Ltd   (Brisbane)
    If you looking for an overseas book why shop overseas when you can shop at home. For details on private Australian publications just give me a call. Diane Harrison Editor of, Hard Evidence all Australian Magazine dealing with Australian and World Wide issues)Government issues, Health,New Age New Technology,Space, UFOs, ParanormalEarthlink Publishing (Aust) Pty LtdPO Box 738/Beaudesert 4285/ QLD AustraliaTel/Fax 07 55 44 6888

  • Abbey's Bookshop   (Sydney)
    Detailed critiques of many books.

  • Adyar Bookshop   (230 Clarence Street, Sydney NSW)
    Metaphysical and alternative bookstore.

  • Andrew's Bookshop - Books for Sale Online, Australia   (Online and Melbourne)
    Andrew's Bookshop sells fiction, non-fiction, art, technical books, paperbacks, stationery, CD-ROMs and cards in Australia and online.
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  • Melbourne University Bookroom   (Melbourne)
    A university based bookstore that is well catered to their own students and staff but is accessible by the public. Good range of academic titles, naturally. A well developed web site, a little slow at times but well worth persevering with. Discounts are offered on web purchases.

  • Gleebooks Bookstore   (Sydney)
    "Four times Australian Bookseller of the Year" award and one of Australia's favourite bookstores. The also stock second-hand books.Good online search facilities.

  • Mind Body Spirit   (Brisbane, Queensland)
    Large range of books with a functional interface. Generally well priced and they had what I was looking for.

  • Ned Kelly   (Perth, WA)

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  • QBD The Bookshop   (Australia)
    G'day,QBD is a great bookstore which caters for everyone. They have great books which have been discounted by up to 90% and they even have DVD's. Diffenetly worth a look. They also have real stores in shopping centers in south-east Queensland. So it is reasureing to know they have a soild-bass. The best online bookstore on the web by far.Mick

  • Reader's Refuge   (Dandenong, Victoria)
    We are the newest online bookstore in the Aussie market. We have a secure online ordering system and specialise in selling New Books at Secondhand Prices. Some of our book categories include: Fiction (all genres), Art, Business, Children's, Health and South East Asian authors. We believe that we are the 1st online bookstore based in Sth Eastern suburbs of Melbourne and we look forward to serving you with quick, reliable and personal service.
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  • Unibooks   (Adelaide, SA)
    Unibooks is the Adelaide University Bookstore.
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  • Zeus Publications Book Sellers and Publishers   (Gold Coast)
    Many new titles in all genres - new authors welcome.
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  • Zeus Publications Bookstore and Publisher   (Gold Coast)
    New titles in all genres - new authors welcome.
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  • Zeus Publications On Line Book Store   (Gold Coast, Australia)
    On line bookshop with new titles, some old favourites and general literature.
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  • Zeus Publications On line Bookstore   (Gold Coast Australia)
    Books in all genres - read the first chapter free.
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  • The Bookstop   (London Court, Perth, Western Australia)
    The Bookstop is THE most exciting thing to happen to the world of books since the invention of the printing press. Let our reviewers guide you in your search for that brilliant next read. They are the heart beat of the Bookstop. They are REAL people, REAL readers, like you, so look for a reviewer that matches your profile and have some fun.
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  • Dymocks   (National (?))

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  • Oz Books   (Australia)
    Have a wide range of books; easy browsing and quick service.
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  • Paperchain Bookstore   ()
    Online listings feature over 1.2 million in print and 10 million out of print titles.Paperchain has two stores based in Canberra and has been trading since 1975, on-line since 1999.
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  • Australian Online Bookshop   (Bassendean, Western Australia)
    Some useful information about buying books through Amazon

  • Riverbend books   (Brisbane)

  • Seek books   (North Ryde, New South Wales)
    Australian subsidiary of US distributor. Watch out, books not in stock in Australia may need to be shipped in which is costly.

  • McGills Technical and Specialist Bookstore   (Brisbane, Melbourne)
    Technical books, quite expensive

  • Magic Circle Bookshop   (PO Box 205 BULLCREEK 6149)
    We send out monthly catalogues to those who want them. Three monthly catalogues on website at all times. Discount prices and at cost-mailing.
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  • Leading Edge Books   (National) is the online store of Leading Edge Books - Australia's Leading Buying Group of Independent Booksellers. Many of Australia's finest bookstores are members of the Leading Edge Books group and all members share a strong commitment to maintaining the high standard of independent bookstores in Australia in terms of depth of range, support for local authors & 'that special something' that makes us all love bookshops!

  • Boomerang Books   (National)
    15%-25% discount flat rate $6.50 postage regardless of how many books
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  • The Co-op Bookshop   (Sydney)
    The Co-op Bookshop was established by students in 1958 at the University of Sydney and has grown to become the largest provider of educational, professional and lifelong learning resources in Australia. (from their Web page)
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  • Travel Alternatives Bookshop   (Australia)
    Our current selection is the 'cream of the crop' for Aussie and Kiwi travellers. Additionally, our latest addition to the bookshop - Work Around Australia is geared to those travellers intending to work and travel around Oz.Good information is hard to find, so it's better to have it nice and handy when you really need it. Planning ahead can also make a world of difference to your overseas adventure. Orders can be made through our secure credit card facility or alternatively, we also process payments off-line (cheque or money order) by posting your request to: Travel Alternatives - PO Box 5086, Alphington VIC 3078 or over the phone by calling (03) 9481 6724. Once processed, we will send your purchase within 24hrs of processing.
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  • Circle Books   (Brisbane)
    Have dealt with them in the past. Excellent service and speedy delivery.
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  •   (on-line)
    Great selection, great reviwes and competitive prices.

  • Siren Books Australias online romance bookstore   ()
    Improving site for Romance fiction in different categories
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  • Leatherwood Books   (Launceston, Tasmania (no shopfront, online bookshop only))
    Leatherwood Books offers a wide range of educational and fun books for kids. All books are extensively reviewed, and give suggested age ranges. Free gift wrapping service, so send your favourite kid a book today!
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  • Books 4 Thought   (Online Australia-wide)
    We specialise in educational resources from early childhood to university level, and are your GUARANTEED CHEAPEST TEXTBOOK PROVIDER. Our online bookstore lists books from all categories at discounts of up to 30%, but special orders are our specialty! We are able to source any national or international title, offer fantastic rewards to all of our customers, guarantee same day order processing and speedy delivery to your door.
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  • China Books   (Melbourne)
    CHINA BOOKS is a independently owned and operated Australian importer, retailer and specialist wholesaler of books and other material (videos, cassettes, CDs, computer programs, etc) from and about China - in English and Chinese. (from their Web page)
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  • Galaxy Bookshop   (143 York Street Sydney)
    One of my favourite bookshops. They have a great range of Sci Fi and Fantasy. The staff there are very helpful. They also stock a lot of SF DVD's that you can't get elsewhere.
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  • Book Counter   (Melbourne)
    Thank you
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  • Encompass Infoshop   (Bentley (WA) & Adelaide (SA))
    Encompass was started by 2 University students who aimed to save their fellows peers money on their textbooks. They not only stock a wide range of textbooks, but also professional ones. They have an excellent special order service and are able to receive and deliver books a lot faster than the major chains. It has now expanded to Adelaide and is continuing its tradition of big savings on books.
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  • Speciality: computer
  • Bookware   (Sydney)
    Great discounts, wil price match

  • Speciality: medical
  • Medical Bookcentre   (Brisbane)
    Primarily clinical textbooks

  • Speciality: Medical
  • Capers Bookstore   (Brisbane)
    Specialises in Pregnancy, birth, childcare and midwifery


  • Bohemia Books   (Australia)
    Eclectic, out of print, new and secondhand books for the discerning reader and collector. Searchable database, secure on-line ordering, email catalogues and a wealth of art, literary and cultural links and resources. Special focus on dada, surrealism and bohemian movements. Stock specialises on the arts, literature and 1st editions.

  • Books and Collectibles   (Camberwell Melbourne)
    Great Shop!
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  • Virtually A Bookstore   (Brisbane, Australia)
    ~Old Books Looking For New Homes~
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  • The Book Searchers / Mail Order Booksellers   (Sydney)
    One of our favourite internet bookshops for the last ten years, issues regular interesting on-line catalogues and can track books down at the best prices for us.

  • Antiquarian   (South Australia)
    Please search or browse our inventory of hard to find, out of print, used, and rare books. If you can't find what you like please fill out our off-line search form and we will search our off-line inventory, other bookstores and book search services for you. The web site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. We use 128-bit SSL encryption to protect your financial information.
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  • Antiquarian Booknet   (Adelaide )
    Antiquarian Booknet is an internet and mail order bookseller offering books of lasting worth on many subjects. Our specializations, reflecting our own personal interests, are Japan, Southeast Asia, Travel, Popular Science and Modern Literature.
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  • Antiquarian Booknet   (Woodcroft, SA)
    Antiquarian Booknet is an internet and mail order bookseller offering books of lasting worth on many subjects.

  • The Book Firm   (Sydney NSW)
    Specifically an internet bookshop, dealing in all areas but with specific interest in motoring and automotive history and manuals, American history, linguistics, politics, and sociology. Database of over 6500 titles and searchable database on the homepage.
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  • City Basement Books   (28 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000)
    A large range of quality secondhand books in the heart of Melbourne. Our online database is growing daily.
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  • Dee Why Books   (Warriewood/Sydney)
    A carful selection of fine second hand and antiquarian books.Database of over 41000 titles and searchable database on the homepage.One of Australia's leading antiquarian online booksellers
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  • Diversity Books   (Shop 4, 570 Main Street , Mordialloc, Victoria, 3195, Australia)
    Australia: 03 95880911 International: +61 3 95880911. Our names are Anne and Alan. Our second-hand bookstore is located in bayside Mordialloc, Victoria, Australia. We offer a diverse range of good quality, used books, vinyl records and a small selection of prints, at reasonable prices, to suit most tastes.Our motto is 'We understand a good read! Our second-hand book shop is located in Mordialloc, a bayside suburb in the city of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Our names are Alan and Anne, and we have been trading here successfully since 2000. Our shop is light, bright and airy and offers a diverse range of quality used books at reasonable prices. Our motto is "We understand a good read!" -
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  • ebay   (Australia wide)
    This is a general auction site but they have a very extensive range of secondhand books in a number of different categories.
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  • Books Secondhand   (Perth)
    Secondhand books mainly Agatha Christie,A.J.Cronin, Paul Gallico (Small but good)
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  • Low Mileage Books   (Sussex Inlet, NSW)
    Second Hand Bookstore, with good quality general fiction and non fiction in good condition. We have a Keep a Lookout list, a club, free delivery to people in the area and seel books online.
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  • Retriever Books   (Dee Why, Northern Beaches, Sydney)
    Dealer in wide range of fiction and non-fiction. Our shop at 17 Howard Avenue in Dee Why is open 7 days a week. No online shopping facilities as yet but we can search and order books for you if we don't have what you are looking for.
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  • Second hand text books online   ()
    Not many people selling here, but good for a look.

  • Sainsbury's Books Pty Ltd   (Camberwell, Victoria)
    Wide range of general antiquarian and secondhand books with an online catalogue.

  • Bookmart   (Adelaide S.A.)
    For Quality Second-Hand Books At The Best Prices. Choose From Hundreds Of Titles In Fiction & Non-Fiction As Well As All The Most Popular Authors
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  • Bookmart   (Adelaide S.A.)
    For Quality Second-Hand Books At The Best Prices
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  • Busselton Books   (Busselton, Western Australia)
    Has a great range of books from romance to literature and also non fiction. Great staff and always friendly service.
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  • Marriott Books   (605 Oxley Rd., Corinda (Brisbane) 4075)
    Also at Stafford (Brisbane) and Strathpine have been around for about 25 years. Stocks paperback and hardcovers fiction/non-fiction, but no textbooks. Be patient with the web site as it is only recently online and there are thousands of books not yet on.Paperback fiction is not likely to be put on, just enquire by email
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  • Read St.   (Sydney, Australia)
    Read Street is a non-profit community support group operated by book lovers, book buyers and booksellers in Sydney, Australia. Stock is carefully selected to match the criteria of popular reading. We focus on new and continuous bestselling authors in fiction as well as contemporary and classic children's stories. A refreshing independent online store specializing in New Release Titles, Australian Fiction and Children's. Excellent value in popular secondhand books -
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  • Mr. Suddabys Bookshop   (PO Box 3080 Mornington, Victoria, 3931)
    Quality secondhand since 1988
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  • stonequarry books   (new south wales)

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  • Bent Books   (Brisbane)
    No online searching facilities, need to submit book details

  • Archives fine books   (Brisbane)
    Largest secondhand bookstore in Australia, online search facilities not updated regularly

  • Global Out Of Print Book Search Service   (Bowral, New South Wales)
    Via a submitted form, no online searching. Use this if online search returns nothing.

  • Online Biblioquest search   (Bowral, New South Wales)
    Online searching

  • Title Recall Secondhand Books on Line   (Monbulk Victoria)
    We have thousands of secondhand books! From the most recent publications to out-of-print and rare books going back to the 19th century. Our speciality is used books in the classic fiction, crime, detective, mystery, suspense, thriller and adventure categories. We also have a wide coverage of secondhand books in the areas of romance, historical romance, family sagas and historical fiction. We have many biographies, including personal accounts of travel and wartime experiences. We also specialise in secondhand Australian titles - fiction and non-fiction books about Australia, or by Australian writers.
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  • BOOKMARK Australia   (Ulladulla, NSW)
    Sellers of used, antiquarian and collectable books in most subject areas.
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  • - Australia's Textbook Marketplace   () is a free website that helps university students in Australia to find and sell used textbooks with ease. Users can List and post Wanted ads and contact each other directly.

  • Mr.Suddaby's Books   (BLAIRGOWRIE Victoria)

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  • One and Ten   ()

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  • Pioneer Books   (Adelaide)
    Wide range of subjects and prices. In business 30 years. Specialties include military, children's, crime fiction, literature.

  •   (Australia-wide)
    Only new but the site is growing by 100+ books each day. User friendly, nice features like "Auto-search" - the iste will email you when someone lists the book you want. Uni students have been waiting for a really good site like this for ages.And it's free to use.

  • Record King Bookshop   (Wollongong, NSW Australia)
    We stock a wide range of secondhand and rare books and vinyl records. Secure online ordering available through our website.
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  • dromanabooks   (dromana)
    Mostly modern nonfiction with a special interest in spiritual and inspirational reading. Ex-Librarian caters for readers rather than collectors. Prompt, reliable, personal service. Actual postage charged.
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  • Morgan's Rare Books   (Adelaide)
    A wide range of rare and out of print books. We ship world wide. Trading on the internet since 1996.
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  • Book Auction Online   (Australia)
    Book auction online is an Adelaide based online Auction site serving the book trade. Free to list.
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  • AusAuction   (Adelaide) has an extensive range of books for sale at auction mostly secondhand, many bargains. Free to list your books.
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  • yesterdays books australia   (wauchope NSW)
    Thousands of quality used & antiquarian books at your fingertips. Secure site. Mail order specialists giving prompt efficient service.
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  • Albion Books   (Brisbane)
    Albion Books specialises in Science Fiction & Fantasy, but it also has good Crime, Horror, General Fiction and Romance sections. We now have a searchable catalogue on-line and secure shopping facilities.
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  • NAMBOUR BOOK EXCHANGE   (Currie St. Nambour QUEENSLAND. 4560.)
    Trading for more than 15 yrs. 1000's books of all descriptions.. Many RARE & out of print editions.. Only recently on-line. Too many books to list, send Queries for stock information to Joan Bailey....
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  • sfbooks   (ACT)
    big range

    Huge range of PET & ANIMAL books eg: DOGS - Cattle Dogs, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Doberman Pinscher, Jack Russell, Poodles, Pug, Samoyed, Greyhound etc.. BIRDS - Budgerigar, Parrots, Finch, Pigeon, Cockatiel etc.. CAT - FISH - Discus, Tropical, Koi etc.. HORSE - CATTLE - SHEEP - MICE - FERRETS - etc.........UPDATED DAILY!!

  • - Macquarie Book Exchange   (Macquarie University, Sydney)
    Buy your books second-hand and save! Putting buyers and sellers in touch with each other. A free service to Macquarie University students.


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