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Celebrating 5 Years in the Central Market

On Friday, May 1, 2015 we opened our doors for the first time in the Adelaide Central Market. It was to become our home and, as lifelong “Market People”, our excitement was palpable. Since then, every hope for our little bookshop has come to fruition as we have grown to know and appreciate so many more of you in our Market community.

It was certainly a very sad day last month when, for the health of those around us, we decided to temporarily close our bookshop, bunker down and try our best to combat the coronavirus pandemic. That fight continues and we remain vigilant in regard to our responsibilities*.

However, with South Australians providing such an amazing example of social awareness, we feel there is an opportunity for us to open our door once more and celebrate an incredible part of our lives with you.

Please join us as Adelaide’s Pop-Up Bookshop and Orchard Bookshop open for one day only [at this stage]:

FRIDAY MAY 1, 2020

Hours: 8am to 7pm

*We will insist on certain restrictions in line with social distancing and hygiene regulations, eg hand sanitizer upon entry; no more than two customers in sale room at any one time; no more than 7 customers in main store at any one time; 15-minute time limit; 1.5m separation between customers; etc

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Not Closing, Just Changing

We’ve spent the last 12 years refining a bookshop EXPERIENCE we believe is unlike any other. Unfortunately, in the space of a few days, our world has been turned upside-down, like it has for most of you as well. We are now prohibited from providing an experience and, to be honest, our business model didn’t factor in pandemics.

HOWEVER… our particular industry has been subjected to various degrees of disruption throughout our career so we’re already adapting by creating a bookshop SERVICE we believe is unlike any other!

Head over to the Your Pick page for all the details – let’s not allow a little virus to get in the way of a good story…



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Sale Room OPEN!

Have you checked out our SALE ROOM yet?

We’re constantly refining and shaking things up in-store, which means some books have their prices slashed & move next door… PLUS, we always have more stock than we can squeeze in so there are BARGAINS galore with bookcases FULL of books at old-school op-shop prices.
So come visit us in Adelaide’s iconic CENTRAL MARKET for all your booky needs – boutique or bonanza. xoxo N&K

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2019 Book Sale

Thurs 10th to Sat 12th of January

From 9am at our Central Market store (formerly The Gallery Next Door annex)

Over 1000 books from a single-owner collection – all books are priced to sell so this is not one to miss

With a predominance of religion, history (with much South Australiana) and literature, but with a miscellany of other curiosities, there are plenty of bargains to be had!

And if that’s not enough, any books remaining on Saturday will be available for HALF-PRICE! That’s 50% of the already low sale price!

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June 16 – a date etched in literary history as recorded by James Joyce in his epic Ulysses. June 16, 1904, was the setting for Leopold Bloom’s somewhat ordinary adventure through the streets of Dublin and June 16, 2018, is the setting for live readings from the extraordinary novel in Adelaide’s Central Market.

Beginning at 10am, and with further readings at 11am, 12pm & 1pm, marketgoers will be presented with tasty morsels of a literary feast in an experience sure to be remembered. Come one, come all and, as Molly Bloom left us with these immortal words: and yes I said yes I will Yes