The Book Market

The Book Market is a family run business, buying and selling secondhand books in Glen Innes NSW. The shop, situated in an old bank building in the heritage main street, is stocked with approximately 15,000 books, covering a wide variety of subjects with an emphasis on Australian themes and writers.

Father and son team Badja and Joe have hand-picked every book and are always on the lookout of interesting, informative and collectable items.

What we stock

Australiana, Ion Idriess, Local Histories, Exploration, The Outback, Aboriginal History and Culture, New Guinea & the South Pacific, Australian Military History, Natural History, Art, Religion, Hunting & Fishing, Farm & Garden, Sport, Antarctic, Railways, Aviation, Ships & the Sea, children’s books especially Biggles & Blyton, as well as Australian & Classic Fiction, collectible crime fiction & Poetry. We also stock old postcards, sheet music, magazines, comics and other interesting ephemera.

When we’re open

From Monday to Friday The Book Market is open from about 9am most days, often earlier. We usually close around 5pm, but sometimes if the weather is too wet or too hot or it’s very boring, we close before that. On weekends we usually open Saturday mornings but only open Sunday mornings if there are holidays, a festival or markets.

If you are travelling some distance to see us, please contact us. We will always open the shop by arrangement if possible.

How we operate

We are happy to mail books to anywhere in the world. We accept payment by direct deposit to our bank account, Australian cheques, Money Order or PayPal.

We do not process credit cards and we don’t have eftpos.

Payment in the shop is by cash only.

Got books to sell?

We are always buying good clean books (except encyclopedias and Readers Digest). Badja is usually buying in the shop on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday mornings. We will travel to buy old or interesting collections.

Badja’s Book Blog

  • At The Book Market we call our children’s section “Nostalgia Corner”
    Children’s books from 1850 to the present day. Enid Blyton, Biggles, Billabong books, Snugglepot & Cuddlepie, Blinky Bill, Tolkien & Harry Potter etc. Lewis Carroll’s Through The Looking Glass Just added to our collection are a couple of absolute classics. A first edition of Lewis Carroll’s “Through The Looking Glass”, published in 1872, restored to […]