A-Z Subject Shelves

All the Bookshop’s titles are shelved by subject area for easy searching. Please refer to the list below to discover the range of subject areas you can search by to find a specific title or a general area of interest. Within large subject areas like Fiction, books are ordered alphabetically by using the author’s surname. While books in the Biography section are arranged by the  subject person’s name; not the author’s.

Sometimes you may also need to look in two areas for the same item. For example art magazines may be located with the Art books or in the Magazine section. And you might find Marx in philosophy and/or world politics; or World War I histories in History/Military History and Australiana. Of particular note are Fantasy and Science Fiction books which can be found in their eponymous area as well as on clearly marked shelves in the Teens and Young Adult Fiction area.

Please always feel welcome to ask for help from the volunteer desk staff if you are having trouble locating a particular book or subject area. This list is currently being updated so please get in touch if you have any queries.

[Our current favourite subject heading is ‘Crime, Australian true (non-fiction) excluding bushrangers’ …. Seems a bit rude to exclude the bushrangers.]

A

Accounting

Agriculture

Analysis & Criticism (Literature)

Anatomy & Physiology

Animals – invertebrates

Animals – vertebrates – not Australian, not Zoology

Anthropology

Antiques

Archaeology

Architecture

Art

Astrology & New – Age materials

Astronomy

Australian Fiction – now integrated into Fiction General

Auditing

Australiana – includes all Australian non-fiction

B

Biography

Biology

Birds, Australian

Birds – excludes Australian

Botany

Business

C

CDs

Chemistry

Children’s Fiction

Children’s Non-Fiction

Children’s Reference

Coins

Comics

Computers

Cookery

Craft – includes magazines and encyclopaedias of craft

Creative writing

Crime / Mystery / Thrillers (fiction)

Crime, true (non-fiction)

Crime, Australian true (non-fiction) excluding bushrangers.

D

DVDs

Dance

DIY

Drama & Theatre

Dictionaries, including foreign language

E

Economics – includes personal money management

Education – excludes home schooling, excludes Maths

Ethics

Etiquette

F

Family – includes practical parenting, from conception

Fashion

Fiction, hard-back (all)

Fiction, large print

Fiction, literary (‘Classics’)

Fiction, paper-back  – General

Folklore, Australian

Food, Australian – general histories

Furnishings

G

Games, indoor – includes jigsaw puzzles

Gardening

Geology

Geography

Graphic novels

H

History – excludes Australian

History, Australian

Home schooling – includes practical teaching material, excludes ed. theory – see Education.

Humour

I

Illustrious Illustrators (Children’s)

Indoor games

J

K

L

Languages – including Dictionaries

Law

Legends

Literary fiction  (loosely called ‘Classics’)

Logic

M

Magazines – excludes Australian Geographic, National Geographic, Craft

Maps

Marketing

Maths – includes teaching of Maths and Maths text books

Media – film, radio, TV – includes biography of media personalities

Medicine – includes obstetrics & gynaecology

Multi-media – CDs, DVDs,

Music – includes biography, excludes religious song books with music

Myths & Legends

Mystery / Thrillers / Crime (fiction)

N

National Geographic – before 1970 + 2011 – 2018

Nursing

O

Office Management

P

Penguins, early

Pets

Philosophy

Photography

Physics

Plays

Poetry

Programs (of concerts, plays, sporting events, film events, etc) – Upon request.

Psychic phenomena

Psychology

Public speaking

Q

R

Real Estate

Recent Acquisitions

Records, vinyl

Reference – includes atlases, dictionaries, thesauri

Religion – includes hymn & song books with music

Royalty

Science – includes botany, chemistry, physics, zoology

Science, Australian

Self Help – includes yoga, tai chi, aromatherapy, feng shui

Shells

Short Stories

Shorthand & Typing

Sociology

Sport

Stamps

Statistics

T

Technology

Theatre – excludes biographies

Thrillers / Crime / Mystery (fiction)

Transport

Travel – including armchair travel, travel stories

U

V

Veterinary science

W

War

Weddings

Wine

Word use, Australian, recent

Word use & Creative writing – includes History of composition

Z

Zoology

 

Phew!