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Popup Bookshop closing

The Central Market Arcade is being redeveloped, meaning we must make way for the bulldozers at the end of June. And whilst, like a phoenix, our sister store (Orchard Bookshop)¬†looks set to rise from the rubble and set up elsewhere in the CBD (to be revealed shortly), Adelaide’s Pop-Up Bookshop will cease to have a bricks & mortar location.
Over the past few years, we have used our Popup Bookshop profile to establish a community book room which has provided thousands of people with the opportunity to sample a truly diverse range of books.
We recognise this has been a source of great joy & comfort to so many members of our community – especially those in lower socio-economic groups who have felt safe and welcome in this literary space – & we are greatly saddened by the fact that we will no longer be able to provide this service.
We will still be trading into May and there are many books available for $1each plus our other assortment of sale stock & oddments.
So please try to take advantage of this small window of time before we do go gentle into that good night. xoxo N&K
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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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Online Book Auction – May 11, 2019

As we continue to find new ways to connect booklovers with amazing books, we’ve teamed up with online art auction site to launch our inaugural Online Book Auction. Titled Literary Curators: Modern Firsts, Art, Australiana, Signed Books, Etc. this auction consists of 155 lots, including many signed books and not one but TWO of only 506 first edition printings of The Colour Of Magic – the first book in the blockbuster Discworld series by Sir Terry Pratchett.

The auction is a varied one with Australian Art and Exploration well represented, fine bindings and antiquarian books plus numerous rarities. However, the main interest has been in the many modern first editions and signed books so be sure to place your bids! Signatures include JK Rowling, Allen Ginsberg, JM Coetzee & HG Wells whilst special editions of To Kill A Mockingbird, Catch-22, A Moveable Feast, Cat’s Cradle and Suttree are on offer.

This auction will be open until 7pm, Saturday 11 May (Australian Central Time) when lots will end at one-minute increments. This is an online-only auction so place your bids now to ensure you don’t miss out! [click here to go straight to auction catalogue]