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Here’s an upstairs/downstairs book retreat for the lover of the written word. If you really want to get away from it all, head down to the well-worn leather couch at the bottom of the stairwell with a Peter Temple novel, retracing his very footsteps in the same part of town. Scour through wall-to-wall second-hand books – with some new and some rare in the mix. Don’t forget to check out the recommended shelf (across from the counter) to find something that will tickle your literary tastebud, and don’t be scared by the mass of stock – the staff have every book accounted for and they will make it their mission to find it for you.

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Updated on 28 Jun 2013.

By Penni Pappas   |  

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161 Elgin St, Carlton 3053

Telephone 03 9347 3542

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Open Mon-Sun 10am-8pm

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