O'Connell's Bookshop, Adelaide

3.5
#26 of 32 in Shopping in Adelaide
A third-generation family business, with a vast range of all kinds of books. Specialising in the rare and unusual.

Established in 1957 by Reg O’Connell and now run by his grandson, Benjamin, O’Connell’s Bookshop is Adelaide's Oldest Secondhand & Antiquarian Bookshop, with a huge range of all kinds of books, including an extensive selection of classics, popular fiction, fantasy/sci.fi., art, history, Aboriginal, military, Australiana, music, philosophy, ‘Beat’ writers, children’s, first editions, occult, esoteric & attractive Folio editions.
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  • It's the type of shop I would have loved years ago but it lacks the charm and interest you find in so many other equivalent stores. Just selling books doesn't make it special by itself; hard to find a...  more »
  • I always enjoy my visits to O'Connell's Bookshop. Every visit is a new literary adventure. Sounds cheesy but it's true. Love it there.  more »
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  • My favourite book store in Adelaide. It has a great selection of second hand and new books on any topic or genre you could want and good prices. You could spend a while just looking at all of the display books they have throughout. If you ask nicely you can also pat Oscar the store dog which is the real reason I visit.
  • Great bookstore. Lots of selection and right by the station for easy access.

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