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Bricks and Mortar – An Update on 40 Charlotte Street.

Dear Fine People,

First we’d like to thank everyone who responded to our last post by coming in and buying a book. That is exactly what we need to keep the doors open on this iconic Brisbane bookstore.

Since then Hamish and I have been considering our options and looking for ways forward. After several creative conversations – which may or may not have involved wine and loud music – we’ve decided to do something completely unprecedented in the history of the shop; something we hope will be of great  benefit to you, our community of bibliophiles (book lovers) and bibliophages (book devourers). For the first time ever in 31 years we are going to hold a sale. That’s right, you heard it here first. A Sale.

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Is pleased to


Our First Ever

in Thirty-One Years


Our sale will happen in two parts:

FIRST, from next Monday June 20 until Friday June 24 we will be offering 25% off selected website items. If you’ve had your eye on something on our website here’s your chance to nab it at a very good price. There are a handful of items that won’t be on sale but the majority of books listed will be discounted by 25%.

SECOND,  for THREE DAYS ONLY next week, Thursday June 23 – Saturday June 25, EVERTHING in the shop will be discounted by 50%. The only exception will be the clearly signed website items discounted by 25%, but they constitute only a handful of the nearly 300,000 titles in the shop.

Hope to see you next week!

Dawn & Hamish.