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Abbey's at 131 York Street (next to QVB) is an Aladdin's cave for readers and Sydney's much-loved indie bookshop since 1968 ~ Where ideas grow.

EVENT: BOOK LAUNCH at Abbey's Bookshop 131 York Street Sydney on Thursday 8 September

Join us for a lively chat on the richness, history and humour of Australian English.
Thursday 8 September 6PM
44 Days: 75 Squadron and the Fight for Australia by Michael Veitch at Abbey's Bookshop 131 York Street Sydney Ghost Empire by Richard Fidler at Abbey's Bookshop 131 York Street Sydney
L A Larkin at Abbey's Bookshop 131 York Street Sydney Mammissima: Family Cooking from a Modern Italian Mamma by Elisabetta Minervini at Abbey’s Bookshop 131 York Street Sydney
The Shadow Game by Steve Lewis & Chris Uhlmann at Abbey’s Bookshop 131 York Street Sydney 1,101 Words2watch: A Wordsmith's Guide to Misused and Confusing Words by David Coe at Abbey’s Bookshop 131 York Street Sydney

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Karl James


During the Second World War, in the mountains and jungles of Timor, Bougainville and New Guinea, Australian...[more]
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Swifty: A Life of Yvonne Swift...

Edmund Campion


The extraordinary story of how a devoted nun became an equally devoted campaigner for justice.[more]
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Ashleigh Wilson...

Art & design styles: from c 1960

Written with unprecedented behind-the-scenes access, and handsomely illustrated with classic Whiteley...[more]
Les Parisiennes: How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved and Died in the 1940s

Les Parisiennes: How the Women...

Anne Sebba


How Parisian women loved, lived and died in the 1940s - under Occupation and then after Liberation.[more]
Hamilton Hume: Our Greatest Explorer

Hamilton Hume: Our Greatest Explorer...

Robert Macklin

Biography: historical, political & military

Hamilton Hume, a man with a profound understanding of the Aboriginal people and an almost mystical relationship...[more]
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The 78-Storey Treehouse

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Alexander McCall...

Fiction & Literature

11th book in the 44 Scotland Street Series[more]
Albanese: Telling It Straight

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Karen Middleton...


The moving personal story behind the very public political face of Labor's Anthony Albanese, written...[more]
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