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A good book has no ending. ~R.D. Cumming

Yesterday we wanted to look at some new books so for a change we went to Westfield Tuggerah for me that was the first time for about three years. It had had nothing to do seeing that I had nearly finished Stieg Larsson’s

the man who left to soon

Stieg Larsson

first book of the Millennium Trilogy The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo I simply have to read the rest of his book I enjoyed from start to finish in one hit all others were on hold to it was finished, rare for me. I also brought a few copies of Truman Capote’s book In Cold Blood, we even lucked in on some Nora Roberts Romance Fiction, Peter Watt Australian Fiction, Bill Tuckey true crime books on our customers want list, and we are always looking for books for people its part of the job, if your looking for a book then send me an Contact Jim or Phone 0249 735 925

Mixture of fiction

We left late and in the end had lunch at McDonalds YUK enough said. What was strange for us is we never even went into a used book shop this must be a first time I think I have ever gone to Wyong or anywhere for that matter and not even looked in a charity shop or bookshop.

If your looking used bookshop around our area take a look at my Google maps to see where the other bookshops are around our area.


Since the advent of the internet you can find books nearly anywhere. From well worn used copies of James A Michener’s Hawaii to more modern works like Tim Winton’s The Riders one thing is certain you won’t have trouble finding those titles and many other titles.

But then there are also books you will always have trouble tracking down maybe it was a limited production run or anyone of a multitude reasons that lead to a small production run of this title. I know I could list thousands of titles like this.

So where do you find that old used book?

A more direct list reads like this.

  1. AbeBooks.com
  2. BookFinder.com
  3. BookFinder4You
  4. Amazon
  5. ebay
  6. Lake Macquarie Secondhand Books
  7. Google Books

Only the last one Lake Macquarie Secondhand Books will let you ring and talk to an expert.

this service runs from 6.00 am in the morning till around midnight 7 days per week 365 days per year.

Sure you can send us an email, make an inquiry that way if thats what you want.

I know that most of the time when I buy books on the net I just look at it read the description very slowly once, twice even three times, then I order it, if its a more expensive book then I might ask for a picture, or a more detailed description, I usually get express post, less time for damage.

In over 7 years of buying all sorts of used books on the net from so many different countries that I have lost count, from very cheap paperbacks, to very expensive copies of rare books worth thousands of dollars.

With only a hand full of these books have I been disappointed. I can tell you the titles for those just nosey here they are When Rabbits Howl by Truddi Chase, Above the World by Dick & Pip Smith they were just so wrong, bad description a sign of the complete ineptitude of the bookseller, you can be assured that I will not support them again. It usually happens that you will get a better book in the near future. This is some form of karma for used book dealers the theory of which I alone experience every day.

Does this make me the Clint Eastwood of book sellers? Well no not really but sometimes my imagination goes wild a kind of “Do you feel lucky punk”? Well when it comes to finding used books yes Clint I do!  Yes Clint I’am very lucky. Or email Jim Owens for all your used book needs.

Book Shop at Morisset

OzzBooks at Morisset

In the rush to Australia day, I had a bright idea yes you guessed it another bright idea, I thought I would gather up some nice coffee table books take a photo or two and put them on the net you know the usual places.

Gee I should have got up early in the morning or late in the evening find a nice setting, kind of like what Rob Heyman’s does with his excellent portrait photography. Are you kidding Jim just get on with the story, you know your going sailing this afternoon.

While I’m picking through literally thousands of books I noticed the most of the titles had Great in the book title. How many books have Great in the title? Well let me see, a quick search from Google Books gives me this answer.

Books 1 – 10 of 24,678 on great australian. (0.16 seconds) how good is this? I’m not sure how accurate this is but its good enough for now. I will keep searching for these and more useless facts.

I have always know that Australia is the best place in the world, so many people usually foreigners have always told me Jim this is the best country in the world I think they meant Greatest but maybe they haven’t been here long enough. But didn’t know we had that many books with Great in the title.

How original are these publishers? Do they have a calendar on the wall marked with dates? lets make another Great book what time of the year is it? Then all they have to do is get new pictures, most of the stories have all been written, you know we can sell some of these great books on Australia Day Armistice Day Anzac Day, or whatever the event it is.  Lets pulp some more trees, sound like a good idea.

Presto it looks like I will shortly be getting another Great title to add to my already great collection of great Australian books.

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