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Where Ideas Grow

Since 1968. Welcome to Abbey's Bookshop Australia Online - Where ideas grow. Abbey's Bookshop abbeys.com.au is an iconic Australian-owned, independent bookstore in Sydney's CBD (131 York Street) - an Aladdin's cave for readers - and known for premium service and specialisations in History, Science, Crime, Fiction, Children's books, Fantasy & Language books. Our customers are knowledge seekers and lifelong learners. Shipping Australia-wide & international. (02) 9264 3111info@abbeys.com.auSHOP HOURS

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 Abbey's Bookshop Entrance at 131 York Street
 Abbey's Bookshop Store front at 131 York Street

••• Internal photography credit: Benjamin Townsend •••

 Abbey's Bookshop Inside - New Non-Fiction
 Abbey's Bookshop Inside - Crime Alley

 Richard Flanagan at Abbey's Bookshop
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ABBEY'S BOOKSHOP

131 York Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia

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 respects 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 their Elders past and present.



WORKING AT ABBEY'S: ENQUIRIES

Want to work at Abbey's? We may have positions available.

 

YOUR PRIVACY

Your privacy is important to us and we recognise our responsibility to protect the privacy of your personal information.

NEW RELEASES: THE FULL LISTS

We've added two new pages to our suite of New Releases pages. The new pages contain the FULL LISTS of our monthly new releases - a page for Abbey's and one for GALAXY (science fiction & fantasy) - so you can scroll the entire list of new releases on one page. If you only want to see what is in stock now, use the toggle at the top of the list.

You'll be amazed at what catches your eye, so pour yourself a cuppa and go for a pleasant scroll...

NEW RELEASES - THE FULL LIST: ABBEY'S

NEW RELEASES - THE FULL LIST: GALAXY

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The Shortest History of Economics

The Powerful Story of Economic Ideas...

Andrew Leigh

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Julian

Rome’s Last Pagan Emperor

Philip Freeman

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$39.95 

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My Brilliant Sister

Amy Brown

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Tipping Point

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Dinuka McKenzie

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Kind of, Sort of, Maybe, But Probably Not

Imbi Neeme

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How Migration Really Works

A Factful Guide to the Most Divisive...

Hein de Haas

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Christendom

The Triumph of a Religion

Peter Heather

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The Actor

Chris MacDonald

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The Shadow King

Harry Sidebottom

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We All Lived in Bondi Then

Georgia Blain

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The Children of Athena

Greek writers and thinkers in the...

Charles Freeman

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The Russo-Ukrainian War

Serhii Plokhy

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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 • TERMS • PRIVACY

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


EXPRESS POST NOTICE

AUSPOST: EXPRESS POST: AusPost no longer guarantee delivery 'Next Business Day' however 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.

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.

MANIFESTO FOR THE ADVENTUROUS READER