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...otherwise you won't leave. So many books in one place, at reasonable prices and quite central. A... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2018
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
A place you can and will lose track of time in

A million books?! I had to see this! Apparently they have old and rare but it is mostly old than... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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40 Charlotte St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
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Reviewed 5 August 2018

I think the owners are charming, Dawn and the bearded gentleman. The establishment is unequal in the sense that the inconspicuous historical building contains a lot, partly unrecorded, especially the pulpy or inexpensive staff. Judging from the finely put promotional identity they may store important...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2018

...otherwise you won't leave. So many books in one place, at reasonable prices and quite central. A must see :)

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Reviewed 25 November 2017

A million books?! I had to see this! Apparently they have old and rare but it is mostly old than rare. It smells like a home for books, I loved looking through the shelves and made a few purchases. There were a few authors I...More

Thank ashofmelbourne
Reviewed 28 October 2017

This shop boasts over a million old and rare books in their shop. They're certainly old, but more old than rare. If the lighting were better, browsing would be a more enjoyable experience. Worth a visit if you're a bibliophile.

Thank Wurlitzerman
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Archives apparently has over one million books to browse through if you so desire. It is situated just near my work building. When entering, you are greeted with the smell of old books and it is like venturing back into an old school library. The...More

Thank Belgo96
Reviewed 5 November 2016

I came across this book store one day during my 2-week stay in Brisbane, whilst making my way to South Bank, but I only got around to visit it a couple of days after. The place smells of old books, which is a very good...More

Thank 573ff1
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Amazing book store. I've shopped for second hand books all over the world and this is the closest thing to heaven I've found yet. Huge selection! Good prices. Lovely atmosphere & service. Queenslanders: you are so Lucky!

Thank Sylvia H
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

What an amazing find! If you love books, you could easily get lost for hours searching for all sorts of treasures. Old school book store with rows of an enviable array of books from all genres. Well worth a visit, but allow yourself plenty of...More

Thank bron73
Reviewed 30 May 2016

I remembered this bookshop for years ago and was delighted to still find it there. Rows and rows of books on just about everything. Bought two books on Tasmanian Heritage buildings [from 1952 and 1964] which I doubt I would have found at any other...More

Thank Guy F
Reviewed 7 December 2015

“Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul.The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it" - Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind. It’s an enchanting feeling & sense of...More

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