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Bookworm Junction

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Published December 8th 2012
When reading and saving money are important
Financial pressures have become greater, it seems, in recent times. Fees, charges and taxes seem to be increasing all the time, and the basic cost of goods appears to rise above and beyond CPI.

In this regard, second hand shops have seen an increase in popularity, as a place where decent quality can be found for a bargain price.

Bookworm Junction

So, that brings me to this shop. If you are into books and reading, then one of the better second hand shops I have come across is Bookworm Junction, at 36 Valiant Road, Holden Hill.

Set into a small shopping strip, it is itself a relatively small shop, but well worth checking out. It has been there for two years now, after the original shop on Research Rd, Pooraka was burnt down.

To start with, it is well laid out. Fiction books are placed in genre blocks by alphabetical order (by author). Non-fiction books are also well organised. Too often I've gone into book shops where books are placed apparently haphazardly, or the books are shoved in wherever they fit, so the authors are spread out everywhere. Bookworm Junction's layout makes browsing much easier.

Shop interior

All major fiction genres are represented, with a wide selection of horror, fantasy and science fiction, crime, romance and war books particularly. In non-fiction, most topics can be found on the shelves, from paranormal to sport, true crime to biography.

More shop interior

They have a wide variety of children's books, catering for all ages from early readers to teenagers.

Further, they have a small collection of games, vinyl albums and old VCR tapes, as well as one of the best organised magazine sections I have come across.

Oh, that all magazine sections were like this!

So if you want something to wile away the hot summer days, visit Julie in Bookworm Junction and stock up. You won't be disappointed.

Shop opening hours:
Tues & Thurs - 9:30-2:30
Wed & Fri - 9:30-5:30
Sat - 9:00-2:00

Please note: the shop is closed from Dec 22 to Jan 15 for Christmas.
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Why? because reading is good and saving money is good.
When: Mon to Sat
Where: 36 Valiant Rd, Holden Hill
Cost: from $2
Your Comment
another excellent secondhand book shop is at 4 Kennaway Street at Tusmore which is open Friday to Monday
by ptee9 (score: 0|4) 2955 days ago
Neat, very clean and friendly; good value sometimes its better than the thrift stores. Loyalty cards too .....
by diane (score: 1|97) 2733 days ago
Do you buy old books?
by marsl (score: 0|2) 661 days ago
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