Sale at our best gardening bookshop

Imagine a bookshop you can walk to where the staff know all the writers and have most of the books you have heard of and much more you never have – all about gardening, plants and Earth’s growing world.


I reckon it’s Australia’s best specialist gardening bookshop and it’s just off Glebe Pt Road, Glebe.


I’ve received this promo from Gil, the owner, for their annual sale:

We open the doors at 10.00am SATURDAY 28 April and run to SATURDAY 12 May. (Please remember we are now closed Sundays and Mondays).

Up to 90% discount on hundreds of titles, as well as  the ‘bargain-bin’ table stock where you never know what you might pick up for a song (or a dollar or two). It might be the work of a botanist who has devoted 15 years of his life (more likely male than female we suspect) to the original study of a Patagonian plant family, perchance a book on manures for the war-time gardener, or perhaps some recent titles on Landscape Architecture, Ecology, Food Politics, etc. Who knows?

The books have come from all kinds of sources: from folk who are downsizing, changing interests, passing on, from publishers who didn’t see the GFC coming and from a certain bookseller who made blithe estimates as to the effect of wholesale pricing by internet dealers. (Check out….au  in the near future.)

I nag Gil to put a sign outside his bookshop and he promises he will but he never does.  It’s a bit like finding a hidden gem.


The address is:


65 Derwent St (Cnr Derwent & Mitchell sts)


Go the gardeners,


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