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We are doing our very best. 

Since 1973, Elizabeth's Bookshops have been one of Australia's largest second-hand and discount bookshop operations, with 6 stores in Perth and Sydney.
We deal predominantly in second-hand, out-of-print and antiquarian books.

Talk to a real person: 08 9433 3236 (Elizabeth's Bookshops Warehouse & Administration) Email us and get same-day response: admin@elizabethsbookshop.com.au

Catalogue

The very small (4,000 titles) Catalogue featured on this website is necessarily only a limited selection of the over 400,000 books that we currently have in stock in our warehouse and retail branches.

Our website search engine will therefore only search the titles in our website database, not our retail stock. If you are looking for specific titles, we encourage you to register and contact us with your Wants Lists.

Because Elizabeth’s Bookshops are essentially hands-on, "bricks and mortar" retail booksellers rather than website dealers, our internet presence is still quite modest. We encourage you to visit our 6 shops to see our full range of books.

FAST DELIVERY: WE ALWAYS SHIP TO YOU WITHIN 24 HOURS!

MOST ORDERS ARE COURIER DELIVERED WITHIN 24-48 HOURS TO METRO ADDRESSES IN AUSTRALIA ! 

(Note: Toll Couriers do not deliver to Post Office Boxes. P.O. Box orders have to go via Australia Post, who can take up to 5 working days to deliver - unless you specify Express Post.)

FREE POSTAGE ( by Courier) for Australian orders over $100.00 for registered customers. (This is not available to P.O. Boxes.)

Our postage rates are based on the item(s) being within the Australia Post weight range (up to 3 kgs) and fitting in the standard post bags. Some books may be too large or too heavy for standard Australia Post and we will need to contact you re extra postage costs. We will always contact you to get your approval before debiting your credit card.

Note: Our online prices are not always available in our retail shops. Our website operation is conducted separately from our retail bookshops and online prices are only available to online customers.

So do try us first, in case we have a secondhand or discounted copy of the title. If we don't have it, there are a number of reputable new booksellers on the web who will probably be able to find it for you.

At Elizabeth's Bookshops, our motto is: "It's not so much about the books you are looking for, it's about the books you find!"

Our catalogue works on the same principle... Happy browsing!

Registering as an online customer

You can purchase from our website as a "Guest" without registering.

However, there are several advantages to becoming a "Registered Customer":

  • You qualify for FREE POSTAGE (Courier Delivery in Australia) for orders over $100.00 (averages out at an additional 20% saving!) Not avaialble for P.O. Box addresses.
  • You will be the first to know about Sales, Discounts and New Arrivals
  • You can track your purchases, including Australia Post Express tracking numbers
  • You have a record of past purchases
  • You can submit 'Wants Lists' for titles you are seeking
  • You can indicate specific areas of interest
  • You will qualify for Online Loyalty Reward Discounts (to be introduced)
  • You will qualify for our Elizabeth's Bookclub Membership at our retail stores (to be introduced)

Please click here to Register.

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Browse our Categories. Some have 100’s of titles, others only a handful...
We aim to reach 10,000 titles over the next few months, so please do check us out again soon.

When you browse a category, you can choose to view as few as 12 titles per page to as many as 100 titles (or even ALL titles) in the category. In some of our larger categories (e.g. Australiana, Fiction, Children’s Books, etc.) that saves a lot of ‘page by page’ clicking!

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GIFT VOUCHERS, BOOK BAGS and BLIND DATE WITH A BOOK (Giftpacked)
Great looking gift vouchers in a stylish black bag with ribbon, Elizabeth's 40th Anniversary Book Bag and Blind Date with a Book mystery titles.   24-48 HOUR COURIER DELIVERY to most Australian metro adresses. (Post Office boxes have to go via Australia Post and take longer.)

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ART DESIGN Art Theory, Criticism, Aesthetics, Craft
"Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better". Andre Gide.     Also check out our AUSTRALIAN ART Category Also check out our PHOTOGRAPHY Category     ART THEORY, HISTORY & CRITICISM; AESTHETICS Category 24-48 HOUR COURIER DELIVERY to most Australian metro adresses. (Post Office boxes have to go via Australia Post and take longer.)

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ASTERIX (Goscinny & Uderzo): The Adventures of Asterix and Other Collectable Goscinny & Uderzo titles.
    Note: We have discontinued our new Asterix titles online. We DO have them available at our Elizabeth's Bookshop Hay Street retail branch.(Perth, ph 08 94818848).   We now only have a selection of Secondhand Asterix titles on the website. 24-48 HOUR COURIER DELIVERY to most Australian metro adresses. (Post Office boxes have to go via Australia Post and take longer.) 

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AUSTRALIANA - WEST AUSTRALIANA Perth WA
24-48 HOUR COURIER DELIVERY to most Australian metro adresses. (Post Office boxes have to go via Australia Post and take longer.)

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AUSTRALIANA
Australian Literature, History and Collectables.   For West Australian items click here: Australiana - West Australiana . For Australian Botany and Flora ( e.g. Australian Wildflowers) click on our FLORA Category and for Australian Animals click on FAUNA.   For sub-categories, such as ABORIGINAL INTEREST, type "Aboriginal" in the "Search" box on the Homepage.   For Australian Art click here for our AUSTRALIAN ART section.  Also click here for AUSTRALIANS AT WAR  in Military History   24-48 HOUR COURIER DELIVERY to most Australian metro adresses. (Post Office boxes have to go via Australia Post and take longer.)      

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AUSTRALIAN ART
  "Wherever you are in the world, there's always something about the Australian light. There's something about the sharpness of it, something about the clarity of it, something about the colours of Australia. And, hopefully, something optimistic about Australian painting too." Ken Done Also check our general ART & DESIGN section   24-48 HOUR COURIER DELIVERY to most Australian metro adresses. (Post Office boxes have to go via Australia Post and take longer.)    

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AVIATION AEROPLANES Civil Aviation
BIBLES
We do not list our extensive range of Georgian and Victorian antique bibles on the website. They are available at the bookshops.

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BIOGRAPHIES & AUTOBIOGRAPHIES, Memoirs
"An autobiography usually reveals nothing bad about its writer except his memory". Benjamin Franlin

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BOATS Maritime Yachting Seafaring Ships Sea
Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. (The Wind in the Willows – by Kenneth Grahame)

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BODY MIND SPIRIT
From Astrology to Zen, via Sigmund and Carl. Not forgetting DIY Brainsurgery.

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BOOKS ANTIQUARIAN, COLLECTABLE, VINTAGE and SIGNED BY AUTHOR copies
  Vintage and Modern Collectable titles. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the need to describe antiquarian items in extensive detail (detailing every aspect of the condition), we do NOT list our antiquarian titles online. Elizabeth's "bricks an' mortar"bookshops all carry substantial antiquarian stock.        

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BOOKS & BOOKSHOPS
"Outside of a dog, a book is your best friend, and inside of a dog, it's too dark to read". Groucho Marks

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BRITISH ISLES and IRELAND (Heritage) Nicholas PEVSNER
"The English instinctively admire any man who has no talent and is modest about it". James Agate

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BUILDING & ARCHITECTURE
"Architecture begins where engineering ends". Walter Gropius

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BUSINESS COMMERCE WEALTH MOTIVATION
"The first rule of business is: Do other men for they would do you." Charles Dickens.

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CHESS and Games
     "A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing". Emo Philips

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CHILDREN'S BOOKS
    "I am a Bear of Very Little Brain, and long words Bother me". Winnie the Pooh  

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COLLECTING ANTIQUES
Collecting Antique Furniture, Collectibles, Stamps, etc.

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COOKBOOKS & WINE & RESTAURANTS
"Anyone who eats three meals a day should understand why cookbooks outsell sex books three to one." L. M. Boyd

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COMICS CARTOONS GRAPHIC NOVELS
     “True, comics are a popular art, and yes, I believe their primary obligation is to entertain, but comics can go beyond that, and when they do, they move from silliness to significance.” Bill Waterson

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DRAMA PLAYS THEATRE & PERFORMING ARTS (incl Australian)
 We have 1000's of plays and cannot list them all... Please email us if you are looking for a particular title.   Link to Elizabeth's eldest son Toby Schmitz, Actor and Playwright in Sydney, Australia. "Don't put your daughter on the stage, Mrs Worthington". Noel Coward  

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EDUCATION
"When asked how much educated men were superior to those uneducated, Aristotle answered, 'As much as the living are to the dead.' Diogenes Laetius

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EROTIC FICTION
You will not find these Erotic Books cheaper anywhere in Oz. HINT: Click on 'ALL' in items box in bottom right hand corner to see all 500+ titles at once! HINT: Order $100 worth, register and get FREE POSTAGE (adds up to a further 20% savings!) Also check out our PLAYBOY MAGAZINE (Vintage Playboys) Category on this website for wonderful birthday presents - the month and year of his birth in an ORIGINAL Playboy Magazine! CLICK HERE Also check out our Australian Penthouse BLACK LABEL (Restricted. Adults Only) section. CLICK HERE

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EROTICA & SEXUALITY, Erotic Art
EROTICA: Gentlemen's Magazines
Also check out our VINTAGE PLAYBOY magazines. An amusing gift for someone's birthday - the original magazine from the month of his birth! CLICK HERE

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FASHION / COSTUME
“Fashion fades, only style remains the same.” Coco Chanel

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FAUNA including Australian Fauna
"The problem with loving is that pets don't last long enough and people last too long".

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FICTION : (Literature and Bestsellers)
FICTION IS LISTED ALPHABETICALLY BY AUTHOR (not Title) (The fiction shelves in our Elizabeth's Fremantle Mall branch)

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FICTION : JAMES BOND
"Bond, James Bond"."Vodka Martini - Shaken Not Stirred." "A nice little nothing - you are almost wearing" - Bond to Tiffany Case. "Relax darling I am on top of the situation" - Bond    

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FICTION : CRIME (Classic Titles and Bestsellers)
FICTION IS LISTED ALPHABETICALLY BY AUTHOR (not Title) "We were about to give up and call it a night when somebody threw the girl off the bridge." John D MacDonald

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FICTION : SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY, HORROR
FICTION IS LISTED ALPHABETICALLY BY AUTHOR (not Title)

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FLORA Botany Gardening (incl Australia Flora)
  "Gardening requires lots of water - most of it in the form of perspiration". Lou Erickson

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FOREIGN LANGUAGES
  " Americans who travel abroad for the first time are often shocked to discover that, despite all the progress that has been made in the last 30 years, many foreign people still speak in foreign languages" Dave Barry

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GUNS and SHOOTING
“Is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?” Mae West

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HUMOUR WIT LITERARY PARODY
 "A pun is the lowest form of wit, especially if you didn't think of it first." Oscar Levant

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HISTORY: Ancient, 11th to 19th C, Britain, 20th C, USA
         “God cannot alter the past, that is why he is obliged to connive at the existence of historians” Samuel Butler

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MEDICINE
LITERARY THEORY and CRITICISM
Theory: Discipline concerned with philosophical, descriptive, and evaluative inquiries about literature, including what literature is, what it does, and what it is worth. Criticism of individual authors and genres.

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MILITARY HISTORY: AUSTRALIANS AT WAR
24-48 HOUR COURIER DELIVERY to most Australian metro adresses. (Post Office boxes have to go via Australia Post and take longer.)

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MILITARY HISTORY : NAPOLEONIC WARS
MILITARY HISTORY : AMERICAN REVOLUTION and CIVIL WAR
MILITARY HISTORY : WORLD WAR I
Also see our AUSTRALIANS AT WAR section, which includes several World War I items related to ANZAC, Gallipoli, etc.

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MILITARY HISTORY : WORLD WAR II
Please also see our AUSTRALIANS AT WAR category, which contains several titles relevant to World War II.

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MILITARY HISTORY : POST 1945
Please also see our AUSTRALIANS AT WAR section, which contains several titles relevant to Australian involvement in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.

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MILITARY HISTORY : NAVAL HISTORY
MILITARY HISTORY : MILITARY AVIATION
MILITARY HISTORY : GENERAL
MUSIC : Classic & Modern
    "There are some experiences in life which should not be demanded twice from any man, and one of them is listening to the Brahms Requiem". George Bernard Shaw

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PHILOSOPHY THEOLOGY
"I took a test in Existentialism. I left all the answers blank and got 100". Woody Allen

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PHOTOGRAPHY
"People say photographs don't lie, mine do". - David LaChapelle

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PHOTOGRAPHY: not only BLACK+WHITE Magazine
Collectable back issues of NOT ONLY BLACK + WHITE Magazine. Issue No00 launched November 12, 1992. Final issue No88 January 2007 Commissioned by Marcello Grand, Studio Magazines. Created by British designers Katherine Carnegie and Matthew Hawker. Edited initially by Horacio Silva and published four times per year. (not only) Black+White was a pictorially led publication that became an internationally acclaimed visual arts magazine showcasing the worlds best image makers. Including Interviews with celebrities and features on popular culture and current events. The magazine gained notoriety for publishing nude photographs of mainly Australian celebrities, athletes, pop and soap stars.

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PLAYBOY MAGAZINE Collectable Vintage Playboys. A perfect birthday present!
Vintage Playboy magazines have become increasingly collectable! We will combine postage on multiple orders to keep down the cost. All Playboy Magazines listed have been checked and centrefolds are included. A perfect Birthday Present: Give him the original, genuine Playboy magazine published in the month of his birth! We are very happy to GIFT WRAP it, add your MESSAGE and send it DIRECT to the recipient (without the usual invoice). Just request it in the COMMENTS box. Also check our AUSTRALIAN PENTHOUSE BLACK LABEL (Restricted. Adults Only) collection. CLICK HERE    

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POETRY POETS (incl Australian poetry)
    We have 1000's of poetry titles and cannot list them all...  Please email us if you are looking for a particular title.

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POP CULTURE
RAILWAYS TRAINS (incl. Australian Railways)
The only way of catching a train I have ever discovered is to miss the train before. - Gilbert K. Chesterton

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REFERENCE
     "At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction".  Elizabeth Browning  

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SCIENCE ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS GEOLOGY
Science is wonderfully equipped to answer the question "How?" but it gets terribly confused when you ask the question "Why?"

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SPORT
"Rugby is a beastly game played by gentlemen; soccer is a gentleman's game played by beasts; football is a beastly game played by beasts."

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TINTIN (Herge) : The Adventures of Tintin
PLEASE NOTE: We have discontinued our online listing of new TINTIN titles. There is now only a selection of second hand copies listed on the website.  

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TRANSPORT : CARS
TRANSPORT: MOTORCYCLES
TRAVEL / EXPLORATION
"To put it rather bluntly, I am not the type who wants to go back to the land; I am the type who wants to go back to the hotel." Fran Lebowitz Our buyer's travel blog: Platinum Simply Means You Fly Too Much

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TRUE CRIME & LAW (incl Australian)
"Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year and spends very little on office supplies". Woody Allen

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Australiana West Australiana Australian Art Australians at War Cook Books Art Books Childrens Books Railways & Trains Playboy Erotic Adult Fiction Gift Vouchers