Book Lore – We buy and sell second hand books – Canberra

We Buy Books

Here at Book Lore are always interested in acquiring books to sell in the shop.   We buy books old and new, common and rare.  We buy collections ranging from a few books at a time to hundreds or thousands of books at a time.      

If you have books you are interested in selling, please contact us via email at or call the shop on 02 6247 6450. 

If you have photos of the books then emailing them through to is a great place to start the conversation.  Photos do not need to be detailed; photos of the spines will suffice to give us a feel for the type of books you have. 

For large collections and estates we can do on-site appraisals by arrangement.   Give us a call or send an email with details of the collection and we will let you know if we are interested.

Books that we don’t buy –

  • School and university textbooks
  • Computing books and manuals
  • Young adult fiction
  • Childrens books
  • Encyclopedias
  • Readers Digest condensed books

Areas of Particular Interest

  • Philosophy
  • Indigenous Australian anthropology and linguistics
  • Australian history & politics
  • Botany & gardening
  • Birds
  • Ancient history
  • Military history
  • Chess
  • Trains & automotive
  • Asian & Indian history
  • Art & photography
  • Politics & current affairs
  • Science fiction & fantasy
  • Literature – classic & modern
  • Folio society & antiquarian
  • Plus much more – give us a call if you think you have something interesting!