Gould's Book Arcade

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Gould’s secondhand cornucopia is a King Street institution. The vast, two level space is charmingly shambolic, with books bursting from its seams. Used and rare books, magazines and records are piled high on shelves that look liable to fall down under their own weight. It’s possible to find anything here, especially what you're not looking for. Early 1970s sex guides? Sure thing. An illustrated history of trout fishing in Australia? Of course. The shelves bear the fruit of half a century of operation and staff are more than happy to help you navigate your way around the somewhat confusing filing system.

By: Tamar Cranswick

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Venue name: Gould's Book Arcade
Contact:
Address: 32 King St
Newtown
2042
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 9am-11pm
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