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Archives Fine Books in 2015

After a dramatic end to 2014 with the late November super-storm wreaking havoc inside our building, we are happy to announce and calm and positive start to 2015. Late January is always a slightly quieter time for us,  so we take advantage of the pause to appraise you of our plans and aspirations for the […]

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2014 Summer Brochure.

We are delighted to announce the publication of our inaugural Archives Fine Books Summer Brochure! Whether you are the experienced or novice collector, or simply looking for the perfect gift for the bibliophile in your family, we hope this publication will give you some enjoyment and some ideas. In this document we have chosen to […]

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Archives Fine Musings #8

Our Oldest Book. In our last post we talked about the oldest book in the shop, a copy of Theocritus’ Idylla and Epigramma published in 1554. In fact, when when I wrote those words, our Theocritus was no longer our  oldest book, only we didn’t yet know it. Early in the year we bought a […]

Archives Fine Musings #7

Understanding Book Collecting Since launching this website in July last year our knowledge of old books has been growing at a rapid rate, as has our realisation of how much there is still to learn! I want to say an immediate and big ‘Thank You’ to Jörn Harbeck of Harbeck Rare Books for his generous […]

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Archives Fine Musings #6

January 26 this year was an unabashed experiment for us – and we liked the results. We invited our friends, Ladyfinger and Mundy-Turner, to join us in presenting some ‘pop-up’ performances throughout the afternoon. Our aim was to  explore the performance potential of the space and to give voice to a few different literary, cultural and […]

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Archives Fine Musings #5

Hamish, Dawn, and the shelf  elves at Archives Fine Books would like to wish you a Magnificent Christmas Season and a Prosperous and Peaceful New Year.  Thank you for supporting us in 2013, and we hope you continue to find special gifts, for yourself and your loved ones, here in the future. Please Note Our […]

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Archives Fine Musings #4

News of the moment is that the space under our back room is being developed by Street Food Australia and Pearler and early 2014 will see the opening of the John Mills Himself cafe and bar. Initially this will be accessed via the alleyway next to the new ATO building in Elizabeth Street, but over […]

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Archives Fine Musings #3

Hello Archives Fine People! Even regulars may have barely noticed as it has been a slow process, but I have been, book by book and shelf by shelf, lovingly reorganising the shop. The good news for you, as many have noticed, is much lower prices on most of the books. This is an ongoing process […]