Abbey's Bookshop Logo
Go to my checkout basket
Login to Abbey's Bookshop
Register with Abbey's Bookshop
Books and all that matters ~ Join the conversation Twitter Facebook Pinterest Instagram Google Plus On the Blog
 

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

 

 

Books for Dad at Abbey's Bookshop 131 York Street, Sydney
 
Bag a Bargain at Abbey's Bookshop 131 York Street, Sydney
 
The Girl in the Spider's Web: Millennium #4 by David Lagercrantz at Abbey's Bookshop 131 York Street, Sydney
 
Save more with Double Rewards at Galaxy
Get your next Reward Voucher FASTER with our DOUBLE REWARDS collection.

 

Penguin and the Lane Brothers: the Untold Story of a Publishing Revolution by Stuart Kells at Abbey's Bookshop 131 York Street, Sydney In The Quiet by Eliza Henry Jones at Abbey's Bookshop 131 York Street, Sydney
The War on Journalism: Media Moguls, Whistleblowers and the Price of Freedom - Andrew Fowler at Abbey's Bookshop 131 York Street, SydneyPersia to Iran by Nuran Zorlu at Abbey's Bookshop 131 York Street, Sydney
The Other Side of the World by Stephanie Bishop at Abbey's Bookshop 131 York Street, Sydney The Lost Swimmer by Ann Turner at Abbey's Bookshop 131 York Street, Sydney
The Shearers by Evan McHugh at Abbey's Bookshop 131 York Street, Sydney My Life in Ruins by Adam Ford at Abbey's Bookshop 131 York Street, Sydney
The Big Whatever by Peter Doyle at Abbey's Bookshop 131 York Street, Sydney A Year of Marvellous Ways by Sarah Winman at Abbey's Bookshop 131 York Street, Sydney

On the Blog: Notes from Eve Abbey

ON THE BLOG "Did you enjoy the TV version of Kate Grenville's enormously popular The Secret River about life in the early days of settlement?...tell me more
On the Blog: Brendan unearths...

ON THE BLOG "How many know about books that are available about, say, seminal fringe music scenes or lesser known sub-cultures?...tell me more

Find what's in stock at Abbey's with these popular searches

Abbey's Bookseller Picks
bookseller picks by Lindy bookseller picks by Greg More bookseller picks by Abbey's staff
Double Reward Points on these featured titles
DOUBLE REWARDS mean you earn your next Reward Voucher faster. Always a nice surprise! Find out more here

Featured Titles

Rush Oh!

Rush Oh!

Shirley Barrett...

Fiction & Literature

$32.99

When the eldest daughter of a whaling family in Eden, New South Wales, sets out to chronicle the particularly...[more]
Arcadia

Arcadia

Iain Pears

Fiction & Literature

$29.99

Jay is an eleven-year-old boy who has grown up within the embrace of his family in a rural, peaceful world...[more]
Splinter the Silence: Hill & Jordan #9

Splinter the Silence: Hill &...

Val McDermid

Fiction & Literature

$29.99

Number one bestseller, Val McDermid is back with her most gripping, chilling, suspenseful novel yet, featuring...[more]
The German War: A Nation Under Arms, 1939-45

The German War: A Nation Under...

Nicholas Stargardt...

History

$39.99

How did the changing course of the conflict - the victories of the Blitzkrieg, the first defeats in the...[more]
The Knowledge Wars

The Knowledge Wars

Peter Doherty

Mathematics & Sciences

$29.99

Climate scientists have warned that we need to change our behaviour in ways that are both inconvenient...[more]
Advanced Australia: The Politics of Ageing

Advanced Australia: The Politics...

Mark Butler

History

$27.99

Advanced Australia makes the case for a much more positive approach to ageing that celebrates the continuing...[more]
Riddledom: 101 Riddles and Their Stories

Riddledom: 101 Riddles and Their...

David Astle

History of ideas

$29.99

Why are ladies like arrows? When is a bird not a bird? What do you call a nun with a washing machine on...[more]
Betsy and the Emperor: The True Story of Napoleon, a Pretty Girl, a Regency Rake, and an Australian Colonial Misadventure

Betsy and the Emperor: The True...

Anne Whitehead

Biography: historical, political & military

$32.99

After Napoleon was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, he was sent into exile on St Helena. He...[more]
Purity

Purity

Jonathan Franzen...

Fiction & Literature

$32.99

Young Pip Tyler doesn't know who she is. She knows that her real name is Purity, that she's saddled with...[more]
Sweet Caress: The Many Lives of Amory Clay

Sweet Caress: The Many Lives...

William Boyd

Fiction & Literature

$29.99

From the internationally bestselling author of Restless and Any Human Heart comes a novel of one photographer's...[more]
Stories from Other Places

Stories from Other Places

Nicholas Shakespeare...

Fiction & Literature

$35.00

Tells the history of events that occurred on 1 January 1915 in the Australian outback town of Broken Hill,...[more]
Monash: The Soldier Who Shaped Australia

Monash: The Soldier Who Shaped...

Grantlee Kieza

Biography

$39.99

The amazing life story of the general who shaped Australia; the first major biography of Monash in over...[more]
The Rest of Us Just Live Here: Limited Edition

The Rest of Us Just Live Here:...

Patrick Ness

Fantasy

$24.95

Award-winning writer Patrick Ness's bold and irreverent novel powerfully asks what if you weren't the...[more]
The Universe in Your Hand: A Journey Through Space, Time and Beyond

The Universe in Your Hand: A...

Christophe Galfard...

Mathematics & Sciences

$29.99

An instant popular science classic that explains the mysteries of physics for readers of all ages.[more]
X: Kinsey Millhone #24

X: Kinsey Millhone #24

Sue Grafton

Fiction & Literature

$29.99

The new Kinsey Millhone Alphabet thriller from the New York Times bestselling author.[more]
The Nature of the Beast: Gamache #11

The Nature of the Beast: Gamache...

Louise Penny

Fiction & Literature

$29.99

The new atmospheric and ingenious crime thriller novel, featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, from...[more]
The Waiting Room

The Waiting Room

Leah Kaminsky

Fiction & Literature

$32.99

Weaving a vivid day-in-the-life narrative through a tapestry of memory, love and loss, The Waiting Room...[more]
Make Me: Jack Reacher #20

Make Me: Jack Reacher #20

Lee Child

Fiction & Literature

$32.99

Jack Reacher has no place to go, and all the time in the world to get there, so a remote railroad stop...[more]
The Streets of Papunya: The Reinvention of Papunya Painting

The Streets of Papunya: The Reinvention...

Vivien Johnson

Art of indigenous peoples

$49.99

Some of Australia's most exciting contemporary art comes from the daughters of the ground-breaking Papunya...[more]
A Spool of Blue Thread

A Spool of Blue Thread

Anne Tyler

Fiction & Literature

$22.99

'It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon...' This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins...[more]
Noonday

Noonday

Pat Barker

Fiction & Literature

$32.99

Paul Tarrant, Elinor Brooke and Kit Neville first met in 1914 at the Slade School of Art, before their...[more]
The Luck of Politics: True Tales of Disaster and Outrageous Fortune

The Luck of Politics: True Tales...

Andrew Leigh

History

$24.99

A delightful look at chance and outrageous fortune. In 1968, John Howard missed out on winning the state...[more]
Takeover: Foreign Investment and the Australian Psyche

Takeover: Foreign Investment...

David Uren

History

$29.99

Did the Chiko Roll change Australian history? As a matter of fact, yes. Efforts by the reviled US company...[more]
Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis

Atmosphere of Hope: Searching...

Tim Flannery

Mathematics & Sciences

$29.99

How close is the great climate crisis? Can our desire to overcome it drive humanity's next great waves...[more]
The Landing

The Landing

Susan Johnson

Fiction & Literature

$29.99

Jonathan Lott is confused. His wife has left him for a woman and he doesn't like living alone. It is true...[more]
The Girl in the Spider's Web: Millennium #4

The Girl in the Spider's Web:...

David Lagercrantz...

Fiction & Literature

$32.99

The girl with the dragon tattoo is back: Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist return in a continuation...[more]
How the French Think: An Affectionate Portrait of an Intellectual People

How the French Think: An Affectionate...

Sudhir Hazareesingh...

History

$49.99

Why are the French an exceptional nation? Why do they think they are so exceptional? This title traces...[more]
The Day the Crayons Came Home

The Day the Crayons Came Home...

Drew Daywalt

Children's & Educational

$24.99

The hilarious sequel to the prize-winning, international bestseller The Day the Crayons Quit![more]
Digital Gold: The Untold Story of Bitcoin

Digital Gold: The Untold Story...

Nathaniel Popper...

Business & Economics

$49.99

Offers the history of Bitcoin, the landmark digital money and financial technology that has spawned a...[more]
Penguin and the Lane Brothers: the Untold Story of a Publishing Revolution

Penguin and the Lane Brothers:...

Stuart Kells

Publishing industry

$39.99

An intimate partnership of three brothers - Allen, Richard and John Lane - lay at the heart of Penguin...[more]
Restless Continent: Wealth, Rivalry and Asia's New Geopolitics

Restless Continent: Wealth, Rivalry...

Michael Wesley

History

$29.99

An essential road-map for a region in transition. The world has never seen economic development of the...[more]
A Banquet of Consequences: Have We Consumed Our Own Future?

A Banquet of Consequences: Have...

Satyajit Das

Business & Economics

$34.99

Essential reading for anyone interested in the future of the global economy and their own prospects, A...[more]
Two Futures: Australia at a Critical Moment

Two Futures: Australia at a Critical...

Clare O'Neil

History

$29.99

Beset by spin and the battle to win each news cycle, contemporary politics is mired in short-term thinking....[more]
The Blue Guitar

The Blue Guitar

John Banville

Fiction & Literature

$32.99

Oliver Orme used to be a painter, well known and well rewarded, but the muse has deserted him. He is...[more]
Flesh Wounds

Flesh Wounds

Richard Glover

Biography

$29.99

A mother who invented her past, a father who was often absent, a son who wondered if this could really...[more]
The Moth Catcher: Vera Stanhope #7

The Moth Catcher: Vera Stanhope...

Ann Cleeves

Fiction & Literature

$29.99

This is the seventh book in Ann Cleeves' Vera Stanhope series - which is now a major ITV detective drama...[more]
Blade of Light: Inspector Montalbano #19

Blade of Light: Inspector Montalbano...

Andrea Camilleri...

Fiction & Literature

$29.99  $27.99

For a brief moment, as Montalbano was looking, a bright...[more]
Quarterly Essay #59: Faction Man - Bill Shorten's Path to Power

Quarterly Essay #59: Faction...

David Marr

History

$22.99

Marr's Quarterly Essay profiles of Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott ignited firestorms of media coverage and...[more]
Secret Garden Artist's Edition: A Pull-Out and Frame Colouring Book

Secret Garden Artist's Edition:...

Johanna Basford...

Art & Architecture

$29.99

Features 20 beautiful, pull out art prints for colouring in. This volume is suitable for colouring fans...[more]
Trigger Mortis: A James Bond Novel

Trigger Mortis: A James Bond...

Anthony Horowitz...

Fiction & Literature

$29.99

James Bond returns in this thrilling new adventure from Anthony Horowitz - with original material by Ian...[more]
Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar

Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of...

Tom Holland

History

$35.00

A masterful history of Rome's first imperial dynasty by the award-winning author of Rubicon, Persian Fire...[more]
The Silk Roads: A New History of the World

The Silk Roads: A New History...

Peter Frankopan...

History

$29.99

The sun is setting on the Western world. Slowly but surely, the direction in which the world spins has...[more]
Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science

Brief Candle in the Dark: My...

Richard Dawkins...

Autobiography: science, technology & engineering

$35.00

Presenting his engaging memoir of the first 35 years of his life from early childhood in Africa to publication...[more]
Where My Heart Used to Beat

Where My Heart Used to Beat

Sebastian Faulks...

Fiction & Literature

$32.99

On a small island of France, Robert Hendricks, an English doctor who has seen the best and the worst the...[more]
Submission

Submission

Michel Houellebecq...

Fiction & Literature

$32.99

As the 2022 Presidential election approaches, two candidates emerge as favourites, Marine Le Pen of the...[more]
Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights

Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight...

Salman Rushdie

Fiction & Literature

$32.99

Nothing less than the survival of our world is at stake. Only one, a djinn princess who centuries before...[more]
The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2016

The Sydney Morning Herald Good...

Myffy Rigby

Cookery, food & drink

$24.99

Edited by Myffy Rigby, The SMH Good Food Guide 2016 showcases the best places to eat in Sydney, and throughout...[more]
A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature's Deep Design

A Beautiful Question: Finding...

Frank Wilczek

Mathematics & Sciences

$59.99

The author argues that beauty is at the heart of the logic of the universe, a principle that has guided...[more]
Mindfulness Colouring

Mindfulness Colouring

Art & Architecture

$16.95

Following on from the bestselling The Little Book of Mindfulness (300,000 copies sold to date) now comes...[more]
The First Thing You See

The First Thing You See

Gregoire Delacourt...

Fiction & Literature

$24.99

THE FIRST THING YOU SEE ... isn't always what you get! The brilliant new novel from the author of THE...[more]
Your cart does not contain any items.