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There is loads of space at the back of the book shop for parking, and an all-access parking space at the front door :)

'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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8 months ago
Where to begin with Uncle Peter’s books. This quaint little Queenslander in Clunes is a must-visit for any book lover in the area. Upon walk-in, you’re hit with the sweet aroma of old books lining walls from floor to ceiling. There are all sorts of categories, from classics to history, to gardening to kids books. An absolutely lovely experience.
- Bethany G
2 weeks ago
Love that book store! Widest variety, well sorted and nicely kept books. Great atmosphere. Paradise for readers and book lovers.
- Iris D
9 months ago
Ordered a book for my wife for Christmas and it arrived in excellent condition and before the 25th! My wife loves the book. Will definitely order more and plan a visit to New South Wales as well. Thank you so much!!
- J “

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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