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Lake Macquarie Secondhand Books

“Australia’s most trusted Online Bookshop”

Only a fraction of our recent used and rare book acquisitions we purchase make it to our website. There are Lake Macquarie Secondhand Books Literally hundreds of reasons from the unique nature of the books to availability and condition.

But you can be sure that the ones that make it are off interest to many people.

We try to put a mix of or whatever we think will awaken your interest from a collection of popular fiction to rare hard to find books, this can be hard but its fun for us and we hope you enjoy our selections. Everyday we have to decide what goes on the online and what goes into the shop. These are just a few of the categories we are adding to our database.



How to Books

Health Fitness

New Age

Business & Management

Military Books

Sport Books

Local History

All of the people that work at Lake Macquarie Secondhand Books are book lovers the best thing is we all have interests in a wide and eclectic range of subjects.

Jim Whose passions are Yachting, Engineering, Book Collecting, Art Books, Biographies, Australian fiction, Fiction, Local History

Anne Her favorites are Financial, True Crime, Australian Fiction, Fiction, Local History, craft books & New Age.

Les His interests are Business & Management Motivation, Law Books, Self Help & Religion, Sport Books, Biographies.

We have lots of other people that contribute to our bookshop this is only a few of the part time workers

Laura Classics, Fantasy, Fiction Literature

Corina Fantasy Sci-Fi Books, Fiction

Robyn real estate, Business & Management, Antiques

Kristy Business & Management, how to books

Desmond Technology , Automotive Books, fishing books

Claudia childrens books, Education

Zane. childrens books

We cannot forget the people, you know the customers you, that help us in our pursuit of more interesting books. “Thank you”

Remember if you want to sell some of these types of used books, but remember they must be unique, rare, collectible and in good or better yet excellent condition. We will pay top dollar for these types of used books.

Call us on 0249735 925


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.

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