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Grand Days

Shopping, Book stores Woolloomooloo
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Walking out with something you had no idea you'd find is the beauty of this eclectic store

What was once Bugden’s Bookshop is now a secondhand books, vinyl records and vintage fashion boutique run by Tom Hespe and Tamara Kennedy. Every single item is unique and all of it is lovingly curated.

The owners want the store to reflect the area, so it’s bohemian, artistic and a little bit surprising. “We want people to be able to explore the world of literature, fashion, music and ideas,” says Hespe. “People might find a copy of a favourite book, a record they’ve been searching for or pick up a new (old) dress.”

Whether you’re a crate digger, book lover, or vintage fashion fiend, Grand Days is a store where you’ll want to spend time exploring the shelves. There’s a charming room devoted to music, spanning rock, pop, funk, disco and folk and the bookshelves are lined with art, architecture, history, personal development, theatre, film, music and true crime finds.

Tamara and Tom also run night-time events called Grand Nights. They’ve had intimate music performances, book readings and a scarf tying session with Brad McGlashen from Potts Point shop Skarfe. And in the future they’re planning film screenings. Look out for more information on their website.

Venue name: Grand Days
Contact:
Address: 220
William Street
Woolloomooloo
2011
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am-7pm; Sat, Sun 10am-5pm
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