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Glenside Lions Club Bookmart

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Published December 30th 2015
Grab a great read in a well organised second hand bookstore
In the Old Scout Hall at the corner of Kennaway street and Barr-Smith street is the Glenside Lions Club Bookmart. It is open 4 days a week, from 10am to 1pm on Monday and Friday and from 10am to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Lions Club of Glenside Book Mart Tusmore
The Lions Club of Glenside Bookmart

Lions Club of Glenside Book Mart Tusmore
Roadside Sign on Greenhill Road

Unlike some second hand book shops, the Glenside Lions Club Bookmart is well organised and catalogued. The books are generally in very good condition and the overall feel is far more like a library. On entering the building, a small selection of Lions Christmas Cakes and Puddings (available all year round) are displayed on a shelf to the left. Ahead, presented in orderly rows, a wide range of fiction and nonfiction is available. The selection represents only the tip of the iceberg and rotates throughout the year with a large pool of available books, so the range is changing constantly.

Lions Club of Glenside Book Mart Tusmore

Lions Club of Glenside Book Mart Tusmore
More Bookshelves

The books on offer are all very reasonably priced and a small collection of CDs, vinyl records and DVDs is also present.

Lions Club of Glenside Book Mart Tusmore
Vinyl Records, CDs and DVDs

At the back of the store are piles of magazines; a set of stairs alongside leads to a small, colourful area where children's books are being sold, many of which bring back memories from primary school.

Lions Club of Glenside Book Mart Tusmore
Children's Book Section

Lions Club of Glenside Book Mart Tusmore
View from the Children's Book Section

If you're looking for a diverse collection of well catalogued books in a second hand book store with the spirit of a library, the Glenside Lions Club Book Mart in Tusmore is well worth a visit.

Lions Club of Glenside Book Mart Tusmore
Opening Hours

Lions Club of Glenside Book Mart Tusmore
Books, Books and More Books
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Why? For some great books at fantastic prices
When: Friday to Monday
Where: corner of Barr-Smith Ave and Kennaway Street, Tusmore, next to Tusmore Park
Cost: Depends on how many books you decide to buy!
Your Comment
good find...must visit!
by noelp (score: 3|1201) 2413 days ago
Second hand book stores arent as prevalent as they used to be, but I always have a soft spot for them. They allowed me to afford books as a teenager and this was extremely helpful to me.
by Rota (score: 2|717) 2415 days ago
PS - if you go Sunday you might be better off parking on the other side of Tusmore Park and walking across; there is a Church across the road from the Scout Hall.
by diane (score: 1|97) 2413 days ago
The charity bookstores in Adelaide are amongst the best, and I am a usedbookstore addict. This is very good, so is the Oxfam on 1 Hutt, the Rotary shops on Goodwood, and Towers Tce Edwardstown, and the Lions Bookshed at Coromandel are all very good and well organised. Incidentally, beware the Goodwill at Blackwood - nice people, nice shop - but the books are organised, if that's the word, by colour....... ["My soul hurts" whimpered my neice, when someone "tidied" her bookcases by doing that. Well, these weren't my books but I really understand!] The Rotary Shed on Benjamin at Campbelltown isn't as elegant, but value is hard to beat - they are reasonably sorted and most of the fiction I think is 50c
by diane (score: 1|97) 2413 days ago
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