Excitement at AgnesBooks

A rainy day at AgnesBooks

This week has had lots of happenings, Mark Jarman our resident bookbinder had a frightening moment on Monday, the first we knew about it, was when we heard a great big crash from out of the bindery. Agnes & I went to see what it was only to find Mark laying on the floor.

What we thought as funny was in fact really serious, will we ring an ambulance? No Mark said I’ll just go home. No mate you better not drive. Eventually I said I will take your car home & Mark can come with us. Consequently not much work was done today. Hope everything goes better tomorrow.

Oh and yes Mark was much better the next day but more about that latter. Meanwhile the books are stacking up.




Used & Rare Book Search Australian

Some of my favourite Australian book search websites

Here is a quick list of Aussie book search websites.

  1. Bookzangle Is the most progressive by a long margin of all the booksellers worldwide. A great source for all sorts of rare books.
  2. Bookshops .com.au  a nice simple Australian site for used books
  3. Books & Collectibles  A good simple site with great value old books.
  4. ebay  Everyone knows ebay you can find nearly anything on ebay they have a great range of secondhand books.

There are a few other sites around, but by far these are the best.

Years Published Official History of Australia in the War 1914-1918 12 Vols

Volume I – The Story of ANZAC from the outbreak of war to the end of the first phase of the Gallipoli Campaign, May 4, 1915 Author: C. E. W. Bean. 1st Edition 1923

Volume II – The Story of ANZAC, from 4 May, 1915, to the Evacuation of the Gallipoli Peninsula. Author: C. E. W. Bean. 1st Edition 1924

Volume III – The Australian Imperial Force in France, 1916 (12th edition – 1941). Author: C. E. W. Bean.  1st Edition 1929

Volume IV – The Australian Imperial Force in France, 1917 (12th edition – 1941). Author: C. E. W. Bean.  1st Edition 1933

Volume V – The Australian Imperial Force in France during the Main German Offensive, 1918  Author: C. E. W. Bean.  1st Edition 1937

Volume VI – The Australian Imperial Force in France during the Allied Offensive, 1918  Author: C. E. W. Bean.  !st Edition 1942

Volume VII – The Australian Imperial Force in Sinai and Palestine, 1914 – 1918  Author: H. S. Gullett.  1st Edition 1923

Volume VIII – The Australian Flying Corps in the Western and Eastern Theatres of War, 1914 – 1918  Author: F. M. Cutlack. 1st Edition 1923

Volume IX – The Royal Australian Navy, 1914 – 1918Author: A. W. Jose.  1st Edition 1928

Volume X – The Australians at Rabaul. The Capture and Administration of the German Possessions in the Southern Pacific Author: S. S. Mackenzie.  1st Edition 1927

Volume XI – Australia during the War  Author: Earnest Scott.  1st Edition 1936

Volume XII – Photographic Record of the War Authors: C. E. W. Bean & H. S. Gullett.  !st Edition 1923

More places to find used books

Where to find good used & rare books

There are hundreds of places to find used books on the net. The best place to find those books you want used to be ABEBooks, I won’t even talk about Amazon, for the Australian market.

The world has changed & now the smaller are providing a better service for your hard earned dollar. Number one on this list is. Biblio.com more and more I find books on here that once upon a time I would have found them on ABEBooks, but because of the fees lots of used & rare booksellers have deserted ABEBooks.

So next time you looking for a particular used book you can call or search AgnesBooks on 0249 735 925 or go to Biblio.com. I’m sure you will find that book you need.

In my next blog I will mention some of the Australian book search engines for books.


AgnesBooks on Ebay

After much work we have finally developed a way of listing our books on eBay. A long journey but one I’m sure the staff AgnesBooks will relish.

Our site is AgnesRareBooks only has a fraction of our stock. But we have been burning the midnight oil trying to find a new way of listing our books.

So for great service & FREE postage check out our new eBay store. Take the time to read our feedback.

Goodbye ABE Books

Death knell for ABEBooks

I will never forget the first time I found the Advance Book Exchange. I have used it nearly everyday of my life since I first found it. It got me started selling books. I started selling books on ABE not long after that. But the wheel has turned full circle I no longer sell my books on ABE its not worth it. Now maybe I haven’t adapted quick enough, in some respects this is right.  I didn’t think I would ever leave but you cannot ignore the economics.

All is not lost

There are a few other sellers that don’t charge subscription fees. So I have my books listed on those sites. While they don’t quite have the slick interface the made ABE so good.