Adelaide's Pop Up Bookshop has popped up permanently at the Central Market, selling its eclectic range of hard-to-find titles alongside the fruit and veg. Books are displayed on jumble sale furniture, like on an antique writing desk, in an old china cabinet and even on a converted piano, with everything from 1920s art books to Tintin comics, French language books and early encyclopaedias. Rarities and first editions are what they do best; on our visit we came across George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four for $1,950, a first edition of Roald Dahl's The Twits for $250, and even retro toys like a 1950s Magic Robot game.
We’ve all had that moment when we’ve forgotten to pick up a birthday card for our dear aunt (sorry, Janice), or when we’ve run out of reading material for the tram. Luckily, there’s the humble newsagency and bookshop to turn to when you're in a pinch.