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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 Invaluable.com 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]

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Books @ The Bay

We’ve spent our entire bookselling career bucking trends. And now, with bookstores closing universally, we couldn’t be more excited to announce the opening of a second outlet! Our new home will be 85 Jetty Rd, Glenelg – right in the middle of the historic beachside suburb’s retail strip (opposite tram stop 16 and the new cinema complex, if you’d like directions).

We’re retro-fitting a former frozen yoghurt store and, at this stage, it will be a Summer Pop-up running from December 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018… but if it works we’d love to make it longer-term.

And to set a few minds at rest, yes – we’ll still be in our Central Market HQ, so now you’ve got two go-to book destinations!

 

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Aboriginal History & Art Exhibition

The latest incarnation of The Gallery Next Door is providing the public with a display of Aboriginal History & Art Books.

Including such rarities as an 1840 first edition of Teichelmann (sic) & Schurmann’s Outlines of a Grammar, Vocabulary & Phraseology, Of The Aboriginal Language Of South AustraliaThe Native Tribes of South Australia and Tindale’s Aboriginal Tribes of Australia, this is an exhibition of unquestionable significance.

There are also a number of general interest books about Art and the Dreamtime, plus some fiction and kids books from Indigenous authors.