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INDIGENOUS LITERACY

Growth through literature is something we truly believe in and Abbey's is a proud supporter of the INDIGENOUS LITERACY FOUNDATION.

WATCH A WONDERFULLY HEARTWARMING VIDEO: Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) long-time supporter Archie Roach and ILF Ambassadors Jessica Mauboy, Andy Griffiths, Shelley Ware, Anita Heiss, Natalie Ahmat, Gregg Dreise, Jared Thomas, Alison Lester, Josh Pyke and co-patron June Oscar AO all share their insights and stories of community engagement. And Jessica Mauboy sings a stunning rendition of My Island Home.

The aim is to inspire broader Australia about the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' first languages and why learning in language is important.

It's a beautifully produced, heartfelt video showing the children, teachers and supporters - and their landscape and communities - as they speak about the work of the ILF and what these books mean to them - passion & fun!

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Sydney

Delia Falconer

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Killing Sydney: The Fight for a City's Soul

Elizabeth Farrelly

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Sydney (Lonely Planet)

Lonely Planet

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Sydney: A Personal View

John Peel

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Historic Sydney

Susanna de Vries

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The Birth Of Sydney

Tim Flannery

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The Colony: A History of Early Sydney

Grace Karskens

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What the Colonists Never Knew: A History of Aboriginal...

Dennis Foley

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The Sydney Language

Jakelin Troy

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Aboriginal Sydney: A guide to important places of the...

Melinda Hinkson

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The Sydney Wars: Conflict in the early colony, 1788-1817...

Dr Stephen Gapps

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Leviathan: The Unauthorised Biography of Sydney

John Birmingham

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Sydney Noir

John Dale (Contributor and Editor)

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Seven Poor Men of Sydney

Christina Stead

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Sydney Observed

Gavin Souter

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Sydney Love

Elyn Ardino

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Destination Sydney: Re-imagined

Lou Klepac

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Sydney Beaches: A History

Caroline Ford

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Alphabetical Sydney

Hilary Bell

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Mirror Sydney

Vanessa Berry

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Retro Sydney - Mini

Ian Collis

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The House: The dramatic story of the Sydney Opera House...

Helen Pitt

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The Bridge: The Epic Story of an Australian Icon - the...

Peter Lalor

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The Harbour

Scott Bevan

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Blue Water Classics: Portraits of the Sydney Hobart...

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Wild Swimming: Sydney Australia

Sally Tertini

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Underwater Sydney

Inke Falkner

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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 that many books are now coming via sea and are generally taking over 8 weeks to arrive into store. A title's supplier might estimate as little as 6 weeks, or it could be 12 weeks or longer but we'll update you as soon as we know!

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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

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SINCE 1968 • OUR HISTORY

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