Barwon Booksellers - Secondhand and Collectibles

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    • School Holidays at Queenscliff
    • 26 June 2014 -
    • Coming Up - Barwon Booksellers @ Melbourne Rare Book Fair
    • 20 June 2014 -

    • 42nd ANZAAB Australian Antiquarian Book Fair 

      (Melbourne Rare Book Fair) 

      Venue: Wilson Hall, The University of Melbourne 

      Open: Friday, July 25 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm 
      Saturday, July 26 10.00 am to 5.00 pm 
      Sunday, July 27 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

      Leading Australian and international antiquarian booksellers will bring a rich and diverse array of books together that cater for all who genuinely love print on paper and who share a passion for books. 

      Subjects including early printed books, maps, historical accounts of travel and exploration, prints, literature, art, militaria, children's books, and ephemera will be offered for sale at prices to suit all levels of collecting. 

      Whether you already have your own personal library and wish to add to it, or would like to know more about the world of book collecting, this is your opportunity to explore the world of books with experts in their fields. 

      Admission to Melbourne Rare Book Fair is free. 

      Melbourne Rare Book Fair coincides with the University of Melbourne's biennial Cultural Treasures Festival and the annual Open House Melbourne (OHM), with the Book Fair venue,Wilson Hall, being included in the OHM program. 



    • Easter & Anzac Day Trading Hours
    • 10 April 2014 -
    • Labour Day Weekend
    • 07 March 2014 -
    • Queenscliff Holiday Opening hours
    • 20 December 2013 -
    • Merry Christmas to all our wonderful customers!
    • 20 December 2013 -
    • Be Fit! Or Be Damned!
    • 20 September 2013 -
    • Spring weather always brings the running fanatics out from the gyms and off the home treadmills. If you’ve an interest in Fit-Lit, especially Australian style, we currently have a neat little stack of collectable Percy Cerutty books in our display case, including a first edition of ‘Athletics: How To Become A Champion’ and handsome hardback reprints of  ‘Be Fit! Or Be Damned!’ and ‘Schoolboy Athletics: A World-Famous Coach’s Guide To The Champions Of Tomorrow’. We also have paperbacks of ‘Be Fit! Or Be Damned!, ‘Training With Cerutty: Revolutionary Track and Field Techniques’ and the Graeme Sims biography of  the most well-known of the Cerutty brothers, ‘Why Die? – The Extraordinary Percy Cerutty Maker Of Champions’.

    • ANZAAB Australian Antiquarian Rare Book Fair
    • 18 July 2013 -
    • Barwon Booksellers will be exhibiting our collection of antiquarian books and ephemera at the ANZAAB Rare Book Fair, Wilson Hall, University of Melbourne from Friday 26th - Sunday 28th July. 

      Opening hours are as follows: Friday 26th July 6-9pm, Saturday 27th 10am-5pm and Sunday 28th 10am-5pm.
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