Shop

Our stock of over 20,000 books & media items
is organised INTO four main categories:
Fiction  –  Non-fiction  –  Children’s  –  Media

The listing below is to aid you in finding what you’re after.  Of course, our desk volunteers are always happy to offer you assistance if you want it.
(Often it is hard for us to decide in which section a book should be placed, so it might help to think where else it might be!)

Price of books is found either on a sticker on the front cover, pencilled inside, or on one of the first few pages or front end board.
Book prices – we try to keep them very reasonable – vary according to the condition, age and sometimes rarity of the item. Our volunteers consider the price carefully.

CDs, DVDs and magazines are sold at set prices, unless otherwise marked on individual items

Sale and other reduced price items are found on specific shelves within the shop.

Donations are vital! Please see our Donate books, media page for information on this

[This page is being revised.]

Fiction

general – crime/thriller – sci-fi/fantasy – short stories – graphic novels – old penguins – Westerns – vintage fiction – large print (all titles)
| titles in each of the subsections are arranged in alphabetical order of author last name, except for the old paperbacks, which are grouped according to genre or publisher |

Non-fiction

Accounting

accounting – auditing

Animals

cats – dogs – pet care – farm animals – birds – fish – water creatures – zoos – animal stories/biographies – general texts – large format books

Art

artists – art movements – art magazines – exhibition catalogues – architecture – antiques – design – landscape architecture – photography

Australiana

Indigenous Australia – recent acquisitions – Australians at war – Australian women’s history – Australian history – Australian flora, fauna & natural history – States & places – large books – general texts – anthologies – Australian folklore – Australian politics

Biography

| biography & memoir is arranged in alphabetical order of subject |

Business

advertising & marketing – small business – career guidance – office management – shorthand & typing – real estate

Communication

reading – writing skills & grammar – listening – speaking – general

Computers

Cooking

baking – fast food – entertaining – celebrity cooks – world cookery – culinary topics – old & quaint – pasta – large format books – Women’s Weekly cookbooks – Marie Claire – magazines such as ABC Delicious, Vogue – wine

Craft

home décor (painting, windows, furnishings, furniture, outdoor furniture, picture framing) – pottery and glass – stained glass – yarn crafts (knitting, crochet, weaving) – textile crafts (sewing, patchwork, quilting, applique, embroidery) – paper crafts (cards, origami, gift wrapping) – toys and toymaking) – beading and jewellery – flowers – general texts

Curiosities & Collectibles

| books that are old or unusual, on all topics |

DIY

home improvements – general home maintenance – woodwork – carpentry – general texts

Economics

economics – Australian economics

Education

history of education – teacher training – philosophy of education
| see also Children’s |

Finance

personal finance – investments

Gardening

garden design – Australian plants & gardening – vegetables – organic gardening – indoor plants – container plants – roses – orchids / bulbs / perennials – general texts &reference

Health & Well-being

living with disability – death & dying – sexuality – relationships – children – adolescents – mental healthself help – fashion & beauty care – etiquette – yoga – tai chi

History

history by world region – ancient history – myths & legends – archaeology – war

Human rights & developing nations issues

Humour

Indoor games & hobbies

card games – board games – word games – number games – coins – stamps

Industrial relations

Languages

| learners’ texts – books in other languages – dictionaries & reference (see also Children’s) |

Large print books

Law

Literature & Classics

classic novels – plays – poetry – Shakespeare – theatre & drama – student notes – drama education – essays – letters – analysis & criticism – classical texts – anthologies

Maths

school texts – statistics – calculus – general texts – large format books

Media

film – television – radio (books) – news media

Medicine

medicine – nursing – dentistry – biochemistry – anatomy – physiology – paediatrics – histology – pathology – physiotherapy – psychology – alternative medicine – nutrition – women’s health – men’s health – sexual health – death and dying

Music

music – classical music – general texts

New Age

astrology – dreams – meditation – psychic phenomena – aromatherapy – feng shui

Philosophy

ethics – logic

Politics

politics – Australian politics

Psychology & Psychiatry

Public relations

Reference

dictionaries (language & other) – thesauri – atlases – general reference

Relationships

families – adolescence – ageing – retirement – grieving – men’s issues – mental health – parenting – conflict resolution

Religion

new acquisitions – Christianity – Islam – Judaism – other religions – spirituality – scriptures – women and religion – hymn & song books

Science

agriculture – anthropology – astronomy – biology – botany – chemistry – climate change – conservation – ecology – engineering – entomology – general science – genetics – evolution – geography – geology – marine biology – meteorology – nature and natural history – nuclear issues – old science – physics – space – technology – veterinary science – zoology

Sociology

gender equality – feminism and women in society – women’s studies – social work – general texts

Sport

coaching – active sport – Olympics – history of sport – team sports

Transport

Travel

guides – exploration & adventure – Australian travel – travel tales – world regions & places – vintage travel writing – Antarctica

Wine

True Crime

Children’s

Fiction

graphic novels and comics – children’s fiction – young adult fiction – fantasy & science fiction – nursery rhymes – picture books – board books – early readers – early years materials – Disney

Non-fiction

languages – English resources – English literature resources – science resources –  maths resources – history resources – geography resources – religion – teenage issues – science – history – Australiana – geography – craft – games & puzzles – activities – poetry – music / dance / art – myths & legends – encyclopaedia – dictionaries – atlases – natural world – animals & birds – monsters / dragons / dinosaurs – sport – humour – cooking – teaching resources

Media

CDs – DVDs – magazines

| DVDs are shelved per category – CDs are shelved per music genre or alphabetically – see also FAQ and Donate books, media |