CHRISTMAS BREAK – December 24th – January 3rd.

April 28th: The Bookshop’s AGM – 5:30pm Australian Education Union Building – Greenhill Road, Parkside.

April 2-5 – EASTER LONG WEEKEND: Closed Good Friday. Open Saturday 10-4.


February 27 – March 4 – Adelaide Writers Week in the Pioneer Womens Garden located between King William Street and Kintore Avenue. It’s FREE! Pick up a printed program booklet at the Bookshop.

REOPEN January 5th (Tuesday) USUAL OPENING HOURS: 10am – 4pm Tuesdays to Saturdays.



CHRISTMAS BREAK – December 24th – January 5th.


The Bookshop reopens from Tuesday June 23rd! Restricted hours: Tues 8am-4pm, Thurs 10am-4pm, and Sat 10am-1pm. Welcome back!

March 18 – From 1pm the Bookshop will be closed until further notice in response to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Please stay safe and take care of each other. 

March 14 – $1 Super Sidewalk Book Sale! 9am-3pm.

February 18-22 – Bookshop CLOSED during the Superloop Adelaide 500 event!

January 2 – Bookshop reopens for 2020! Happy New Year!



CHRISTMAS BREAK – December 22nd – January 1st.

December 21 – Last Day of Trading before Christmas (normal hours)!

October 22 – Bookshop Celebration & AGM – more details to come.

October 19 – $1 Super Sidewalk Book Sale! 9am-3pm.

October long weekend – We will be open on the Saturday (5th) 9am-5pm.

July 13-27 – Crime Fiction Fortnight! This year’s sub-genre feature: International & Historical.

April 25 – ANZAC Day – CLOSED

April 19-22 – Over the Easter Long Weekend, the Bookshop will only be open on Saturday 20th.

March 16th – It’s our $1 Super Sidewalk Book Sale – 9am-3pm. Thousands of books plus CDs and DVDs – $1 each! Mind blowing value!!!!

March 2-7 – Adelaide Writers Week in the Pioneer Womens Gardens located between King William Street and Kintore Avenue. It’s FREE! Pick up a printed program booklet at the Bookshop.

February 24 – March 4th (incl) Closed while Super Cars event is taking place on local street circuit. Doors reopen 9am, Tuesday, March 5th.

January 2nd – First day of trading 2019! Yay!



December 22nd – Last day of trading before Christmas (normal hours)!

November 17th (9am-5pm) and 18th (11am-3pm) – Dedicated Weekend Sci-Fi Book Sale! A large personal library of science fiction books was generously donated earlier this year. But as we don’t have space to put them all on the shelves at once we have decided to have a dedicated table sale outside the Bookshop for one weekend only…. that’s right we will be opening on a Sunday especially between 11am-3pm, with normal hours on Saturday. You’ll discover a large selection across several tables with many classics and rarer older publications.

November 13th – An ‘after 5’ Bookshop Celebration & AGM with guest speaker OXFAM Australia CEO – Helen Szoke. All volunteers, supporters and interested members of the public welcome.

Details: 5pm at the Australian Education Union headquarters – 163 Greenhill Road, Parkside (Porter Street Entrance). A very brief AGM, the main business of which will be the election of Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer, will be followed by a talk given by our special guest, Dr Helen Szoke, Chief Executive Officer of Oxfam Australia. Liquid refreshments will be served, and if you wish you could bring a small plate to share. You will have the chance to mingle with fellow volunteers, the Committee, and also to ask questions of Helen.

October 20thHUGE $1 Super Sidewalk Book Sale – 9am-3pm. Read more →

October 1st – Closed for Labour Day.

August – ‘Curl up with a Good Book’ winter promotion. If you are in hibernation mode, why not while away the wintry days by curling up a with a good book and a cuppa. What could be nicer? Come and stock-up for Winter reading at the Bookshop with books and OXFAM’s fair trade coffee, tea and chocolate….

July 3 – 14th – Crime Fiction Fortnight ‘Looking for a little mystery in your life?’ – Visit us for all your crime fiction needs with crime, mystery and thriller writing from around the world. This year we have special feature displays of classic crime writing and women writers.

May 26th – ‘What’s Your Story?’  – Take home some practical tips and personal insights from three local writers who have researched, written and published local history, family histories and memoirs in the South Australian setting. Featuring Dr Geoffrey Bishop – local historian, writer of numerous local history books and articles, and past President of the Historical Society of South Australia; Kym Pennifold from SA Genealogy and Heraldry Society Inc and author of the engaging The Pennifolds at Largs; and last but not least the Bookshop’s own Peter Mitchell who recently wrote and self-published an entertaining memoir for his family titled, An Adelaide Story: Ten Cars, A Couple of Pushbikes, A Flaming Scooter, and a Jet or Two, 1950-77.

Entry by gold coin donation. Bookings essential by phone, email, or in person at Bookshop.

When: 2-3:45pm followed by a complimentary afternoon tea.Venue: 99 Osmond Terrace, Norwood, (Unitarian Church of  South Australia)

May – South Australia History Festival – At the Bookshop: Themed Book Displays and Memory Postcard Exhibition. Read more →

April 25th – CLOSED for ANZAC Day

March 30th, & April 1st-2nd – CLOSED Good Friday & Easter Sunday (OPEN EASTER SATURDAY)

March 12th – CLOSED for Adelaide Cup Day

March 17th – HUGE $1 Super Sidewalk Book Sale  9am – 3pm. Read more →

February 28th – March 5th  – CLOSED for CLIPSAL 500 Street Race

February 18th & 25th, and March 11th  – Fringey-Fest Sundays – our only Sunday opening times for the year! 11am – 3pm.

January 26th – CLOSED for Australia Day



December 24th – January 1st – CLOSED for Christmas & New Year.