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Where Ideas Grow

Welcome to Abbey's Bookshop Australia Online - an iconic Australian-owned, independent bookstore known for premium service and specialisations in History, Science, Crime, Fiction, Children's books, Fantasy & Language books. Shipping Australia-wide & international. (02) 9264 3111

Acknowledgement of Country

In the spirit of reconciliation, Abbey's Bookshop acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

To the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of this place we now call Sydney, we acknowledge and pay our respects to the Elders both past and present.

Spotlight on Sydney

Indigenous Literacy Foundation

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The Bondi to Manly Walk

The Definitive Guidebook

Tara Wells

Paperback

$34.99 

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Sydney Art Deco & Modernist Walks

Potts Point & Elizabeth Bay

Peter Sheridan

Paperback

$29.99 

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Day Trip Sydney

52 Nature Adventures

Andrew Grune

Paperback

$34.99 

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City Trails - Sydney

Lonely Planet Kids

Paperback

$19.99 

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Sydney Word by Word

Sonny Day

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$29.99 

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Sydney

Delia Falconer

Paperback

$29.99 

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Killing Sydney

The Fight for a City's Soul

Elizabeth Farrelly

Paperback

$34.99 

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Sydney

A Personal View

John Peel

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$40 

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Sydney

Ken Done

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$24.99 

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Historic Sydney

Susanna de Vries

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$39.95 

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The Birth Of Sydney

Tim Flannery

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Stories of Life at Sydney Cove

Susan Boyer

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$18.95 

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Aboriginal Sydney

A guide to important places of the...

Melinda Hinkson

Paperback

$29.95 

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Leviathan

The Unauthorised Biography of Sydney...

John Birmingham

Paperback

$19.99 

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Radical Sydney

Places, Portraits and Unruly Episodes...

Terry Irving

Paperback

$39.95 

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Sydney Observed

Gavin Souter

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$24.99 

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Sydney Love

Elyn Ardino

Hardback

$49.95 

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Destination Sydney

Re-imagined

Lou Klepac

Paperback

$39.95 

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Sydney Beaches

A History

Caroline Ford

Hardback

$39.99 

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Alphabetical Sydney

Hilary Bell

Hardback

$24.99 

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Mirror Sydney

Vanessa Berry

Paperback

$39.95 

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Sydney Cemeteries

A field guide

Lisa Murray

Paperback

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Retro Sydney - Mini

Ian Collis

Paperback

$26.99 

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The House

The dramatic story of the Sydney...

Helen Pitt

Paperback

$32.99 

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Australian Heart

Sydney Book

Steve Parish

Hardback

$12.95 

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To The Bridge

The Journey of Lennie and Ginger...

Corinne Fenton

Hardback

$26.99 

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The Bridge

The epic story of an Australian...

Peter Lalor

Paperback

$32.95 

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The Harbour

A city's heart, a country's soul...

Scott Bevan

Paperback

$35 

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Blue Water Classics

Portraits of the Sydney Hobart Yacht...

Andrew Wilson

Hardback

$59.99 

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Cosmopolitan Conservationists

Greening Modern Sydney

Peggy James

Paperback

$39.95 

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Wild Swimming

Sydney Australia

Sally Tertini

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$32.99 

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Underwater Sydney

Inke Falkner

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Wildflowers of Sydney

Alan Fairley

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$29.95 

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Sydney Birds and Where to Find Them

Peter Roberts

Paperback

$35 

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Abbey's Spotify Playlists

It has long been tradition (since 1968) that no music is played in Abbey's Bookshop. Not because we don't like music, but simply because Eve and Ron Abbey were very fond of the respite from the outside world and contemplation that come with browsing in our bookshop.

If, however, you were wanting to listen to something while browsing and wanting a change from your usual, then we've compiled a few playlists that, like our curation of books, are sprinkled with the less familiar and swerve into laneways less-travelled.

SHIPPING • FAQ

Shipping & Delivery • Shop Hours • Frequently Asked Questions • Privacy & Security • Terms of Trade


COVID-19 DELAYS UPDATES:

In Stock items ship immediately, however items that need to come in from our suppliers may be subject to disruption, so your patience is appreciated.

LENGTHY DELAYS: OVERSEAS BOOKS NOW COMING BY SEA: Books from overseas can normally take 4 weeks or more to arrive here. Unfortunately, international air freight has been disrupted by the pandemic, so many books now come via sea and often take longer to arrive into store. A title's supplier might estimate as little as 6 weeks, or it could be 12 weeks or more but we'll update you as soon as we have the supplier's estimate.

AUSPOST: EXPRESS POST UPDATE: AusPost have temporarily suspended their Express Post 'Next Business Day' guarantee. The Express Post service continues to be our fastest postal delivery option for our customers and we'll continue to prioritise these deliveries. They just may not be delivered next business day every time.

AUSPOST: OUTGOING INTERNATIONAL PARCELS DELAYS: We have been advised of delays of between 5-15 business days on parcels leaving Australia.

ABOUT ABBEY'S BOOKSHOP

Abbey's Bookshop 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.

It was 1968 when Eve & Ron Abbey founded Abbey's. From that time on we've curated a distinctive collection.



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AN ALADDIN'S CAVE FOR READERS

Nestled beside the Queen Victoria Building...

Abbey's Bookshop at 131 York Street has become an institution among readers and knowledge seekers looking for those hard to find books. Abbey's remains a favourite of many of Australia's academics and authors, politicians and lawyers.

We're a 'must' if your interests are in...

...history, science, crime fiction or literature. Our customers often express their surprise and delight at finding books they were unaware of, whether from smaller publishers or sourced from overseas.

And more treasures lie upstairs...

...Thousands of fantasy and science fiction books in our GALAXY Bookshop, plus an enormous range of fiction in other languages within our Language Book Centre.

Abbey's really is an Aladdin's cave for readers!

 

FORTY MEMORIES

To read more about our history, click: FORTY MEMORIES. This is the book we published to celebrate our 40th birthday.

SINCE 1968 • OUR HISTORY

Abbey's Bookshops Pty Ltd comprises: Abbey's Bookshop, Galaxy Bookshop and Language Book Centre.

ABBEY'S BOOKSHOP

131 York Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia

MANIFESTO FOR THE ADVENTUROUS READER