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Post by ejays17 » Thu March 24th, 2011, 11:13 am

Dymocks on Collins St (321 Collins St specifically) have a selection of books one doesn't usually find in other bookshops.
Also Readers Feast (cnr of Bourke & Swanston Sts) have an excellent selection of NF Historical as well as a lot of "imports" whihc don't make it to the regular bookshops here either.

Once SLOC has finished yelling at his useless football team on the TV, I'll ask him about second-hand shops - he wrks in the city & knows them all
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Post by Veronica » Thu March 24th, 2011, 11:19 am

Ha ha, too funny! But at least we are up to a good start. :)
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Post by ejays17 » Thu March 24th, 2011, 11:26 am

He's finished shouting at the game (his team lost :( )

He recommends Kill City at 119 Swanston St (between Collins & Bourke Sts).

Also City Basement Books 342 Flinders St website here

And there are others, but they're more out of the central city area.
"Logic, my dear Zoe, merely enables one to be wrong with authority." The Doctor, Wheel in Space

SLOC: Solid Lump of Comfort (from the Chalet School books by Elinor M Brent-Dyer)

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Post by Veronica » Thu March 24th, 2011, 11:39 am

Oh dear, he wouldn't be too happy now then. ;)

Thank you both heaps for the help! I can already see the look on my partners face when he'll realise we've travelled from the NT to buy books! :p Well not the only reason but still! *lol*
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Welcome Jane

Post by Tim Woods » Sat March 26th, 2011, 4:44 pm

The only problem you'll have here is selecting which of hundreds of good books to read.

A lovely problem . . .

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Post by Veronica » Mon March 28th, 2011, 6:17 am

[quote=""Tim Woods""]The only problem you'll have here is selecting which of hundreds of good books to read.

A lovely problem . . .[/quote]


Bring it on! :D
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Post by Madeleine » Mon March 28th, 2011, 9:29 am

[quote=""Tim Woods""]The only problem you'll have here is selecting which of hundreds of good books to read.

A lovely problem . . .[/quote]

And where to stash all those books! :eek: ;)
Currently reading: "The Strings of Murder" by Oscar de Muriel

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Post by LoveHistory » Mon March 28th, 2011, 3:18 pm

I've decided that the best way to get my husband to build bookshelves is to just keep buying them and when he gets sick of stacks of them he'll start building. ;)

We're trying having therapy outside of the "classroom" and if that works I may get my library after all.

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A fellow southern antipodean welcome

Post by Greg » Fri April 1st, 2011, 2:46 am

Hi, great to see a fellow antipodean here! After Dunnett too many other books look, well inadequate. I can recommend the Patricia Finney series set during Elizabeth’s reign (Firedrakes Eye). I found them well and truly up to par in plot, detail and complexity. From Susan Higginbottom's blog I get the impression she is also a stickler for an accurately portrayed story with a quality storyline.
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Post by David Ross Erickson » Fri April 1st, 2011, 1:21 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]And where to stash all those books! :eek: ;) [/quote]

On your Kindle! (Yikes! I'm becoming a Kindle advocate. Forget I said that.) By the way, Game of Thrones is one of my all-time favorite books. Love it!

Welcome Jane!

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