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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!

Spotlight on Sydney

Indigenous Literacy Foundation

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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

Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet

Paperback

$29.99 

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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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$24.99 

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The Colony

A History of Early Sydney

Grace Karskens

Paperback

$45 

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What the Colonists Never Knew

A History of Aboriginal Sydney

Dennis Foley

Paperback

$35 

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The Sydney Language

Jakelin Troy

Paperback

$34.95 

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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...

Stephen Gapps

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Leviathan

The Unauthorised Biography of Sydney...

John Birmingham

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$19.99 

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Sydney Noir

John Dale (Contributor and Editor)

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$29.99 

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Seven Poor Men of Sydney

Christina Stead

Paperback

$24.99 

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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...

Helen Pitt

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$32.99 

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The Bridge

The Epic Story of an Australian...

Peter Lalor

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$32.95 

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The Harbour

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

Scott Bevan

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$35 

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The Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

The story of a sporting icon

Rob Mundle

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$34.99 

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Blue Water Classics

Portraits of the Sydney Hobart Yacht...

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$59.99 

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Wild Swimming

Sydney Australia

Sally Tertini

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Underwater Sydney

Inke Falkner

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Sydney

Large Tote Bag

Vevoke

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COVID-19 DELAYS UPDATES:

In Stock items will 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 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!

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.

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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

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