For those of you who are bookworms, we checked out a few choice literary establishments while we were down south, and if you're heading that way too you can check out the following:
* Gemini Secondhand Bookshop, York Street, Albany- An Aladdin's cave of books with a great selection of sci-fi/ fantasy. Friendly and knowlegable staff. I even managed to find a book with a sticker from the bookstore I used to work at on the back, one I very likely sold in the first place.
* Paperbark Merchants, York Street, Albany- This is a newsagent and bookstore, which is more for the new releases than the secondhand treasures you may be hunting for. It used to be the Angus and Robertson, but I am super glad to see that Albany still has a bookstore at all after that chain closed.
* Margaret River Bookstore, Bussell Highway, Margaret River- I've been to this charming store before as I've now been to the Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival twice. Sadly, they didn't have the book I was desperately seeking (To the Sea by Christine Dibley) but they did have lots of other lovely things.
* Margaret River Secondhand Bookshop, Bussell Highway, Margaret River- This was a bit of an odd one. The first time I went there, I traded a Liane Moriarty for a much sought-after Anita Brookner, and I was struck by how hard it was to search the high shelves, and how hot and stuffy it was inside. But when I went back a few days later to get all the other Anita Brookners they had in stock, I couldn't stop finding hard to get books, or out of print classics that I wanted to read. It's not as idyllic as your usual secondhand shop but I think the stock is worth it!
|Me on the Treetop Walk in the Valley of the Giants, Denmark. Can you tell I hate heights?|
|Mammoth Cave, Margaret River|
|Lake Cave, Margaret River|
|Jewel Cave, Margaret River|