Barwon Booksellers - Secondhand and Collectibles

Barwon Booksellers


    • 10 03 2017
    • Labour Day Holiday
    • Barwon Booksellers will be closed on Monday the 13th of March for the Labour Day holiday. Open again tuesday! Read more
    • 03 03 2017
    • The Letter As A Work Of Art
    • This week we came upon a small but special cache of rare books on one of our favourite subjects: typography, and the history of printing and book design. These books augment our section on this subject beautifully, ranging as they do from the fascinating history of Chinese printing to Tomkinson's bibliography of modern presses in Britain & Ireland, to the origination of individual typefaces, such as the delectable Pastonchi. Great bindings, rare illuminations on the theme, and some early Australian ex libris material as well.. Read more

Recent Features

    • Tides Of Ephemera In A Sea Of Books
    • Here on the shores of Corio Bay the inexorable tide of books coming our way at times feels decidedly lunar. But one of our favourite aspects of the daily seek is the unexpected small fry that, amongst all the zeitgeisty bestsellers and the gilt & deckle edged volumes, gets washed up on the BB beach. Read more.
    • Treasure From The Golden Cockerel
    • An interesting by-product of our digital era is how it has refreshed the context for the publishing of fine paper books. The other side of the present epidemic of screen-addiction is a renewed appreciation of handset type, hand-stitched bindings, artist-books, illustration, engraving and analogue design traditions. Read more.


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2 James St, Vic, 3220

Ph. +61 (0)3 5221 8388

Mon - Sat. 10am - 5pm
Closed Sunday &

public holidays.


Our Queenscliff store is now closed.