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'See, Saw, Margery Daw' illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite in Nursery Rhymes, published by Angus and Robertson (1987).

Cicely Mary Barker (June 28, 1895- February 16, 1973) wrote and illustrated Fairies of the Flowers & Trees. With 72 quality colour plates, cloth binding and dust wrapper this beautiful edition published by Blackie & Sons London circa 1950, was bought by a customer within Australia. We’d like to s...

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The Lismore lockdown has ended, and Uncle Peter's Books is open again. Usual business hours of 10-3 weekdays and 11-3 weekends.

Closed again! The government has just announce a lockdown for the Lismore local government area. As Clunes is in this area, we are having to close again. The lockdown is from 6pm Thursday 16 September for an initial 7 days. So we will be closed from Friday 17 September until the lockdown is lifte...

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This month many kids are letting the compassion flow and getting involved in Australia’s premier reading-based fundraiser: the MS Readathon. The rules are simple. Read whatever you like, as much as you can, throughout the month of August. It’s easy to get involved. Readers can register and manage...

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2 years ago
We nearly didn't stop but turned around to check out this unassuming looking house. Wonderful nooks and rooms full of books. Love the antique section. Everything very neat and tidy and beautifully labelled. Nice little gift section at the front of the shop. Very knowledgeable person at the desk, hopefully was Uncle Peter but I didn't ask. Nice fellow with yellow glasses frames.
- Martina H
4 years ago
We went there on 31 December 2016. Lovely village. The uncle peters secondhand book shop is a nice well kept and stocked book shop.
- Kap G
2 years ago
An amazin bookshop. Well ordered, well stocked, quiet friendly staff. Great range of books, including my area of interest, australiana. The smell of well kept books. Very reasonable prices for well presented books. A must for the constant reader and the curious
- John N

About Us

We share book reviews and stories for book-lovers on our Facebook page and Instagram  

We also have a selection of collectable, out-of-print, and interesting books listed on the website. Please click here to browse our range

Uncle Peter's Books is a general secondhand bookshop located in the northern New South Wales village of Clunes. It has been in business since January 1997.

The shop holds about 25,000 books across a range of categories.

There is a large Fiction section, arranged alphabetically by author, which includes Crime Fiction, Science Fiction and Literature, paperbacks and hardbacks, first editions and reading copies. Other categories include Art, Architecture, Photography, Craft, Australiana, Biography, History, Science, Technical, Health, Travel, Antarctic, Aviation, Mountaineering, Cooking, Sport, Military, Reference, True Crime, Philosophy, Animals, Gardening, Myths, New Age, Children's, Poetry, Drama, Humour, and Classics.

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Kath and Russell Barker opened Uncle Peter’s Books on Australia Day (26 January) 1997 in a room at the back of a craft shop, Country Village Crafts, in the small heritage village of Bangalow in the far north coast of New South Wales.

The shop was named after Russell's uncle, Peter Radford, a well-known English bibliophile.

In April 1998 the bookshop moved to the back area of the Bangalow Post Office. Postmaster Terry Bleakley had realised he didn’t need all the space in the building to conduct the Post Office business, and invited Uncle Peter’s Books to move in. The combined shop was known as the Bangalow Post Office Heritage Store. Within the Post Office, Uncle Peter’s Books quickly gained a reputation as an excellent secondhand bookshop, attracting visitors from throughout Australia and overseas.

Uncle Peter’s Books moved to the neighbouring town of Lismore in February 2008. From February 2008 29 March 2014.  Uncle Peter’s Books shared the shop premises (38 Carrington Street, Lismore) with another business, Kay’s Secondhand Books and Sheet Music Australia. From October 2010 to March 2014, Uncle Peter's Books was the sole occupant of the shop. It ceased operations in Lismore on 29 March 2014.  

Since 10 May 2014, Uncle Peter's Books has been operating at the current cottage at 29 Main Street in the village of Clunes, between Lismore and Byron Bay on the north coast of New South Wales.      

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  • (02) 6629 1053


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29 Main Street
Clunes NSW 2480

Opening Hours

Mon:10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tue:10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Wed:10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thu:10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fri:10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sat:11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sun:11:00 am – 3:00 pm
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