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Jeff's Books, Strathalbyn

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by Cecelia Hopkins (subscribe)
Cecelia's articles are illustrated by Allan who enjoys photography. Cecelia is also the author of: "Silver Springtime", "All for Love", "Mystic Evermore" and the new release: "Faith and Love".
Published April 7th 2017
Historic book-store full of fascinating books
Jeffs Books, Strathalbyn, secondhand books and collectibles
Is this Jeff? - Photo by Allan

Jeff's Books is a second-hand and collectible bookshop located in Catherine Street Strathalbyn SA. The store has at least three whole rooms crammed full of books of every type.

The area surrounding the entry appears to have an Australian theme (although I noticed a few exceptions, including a tempting book on the Arthurian myth); while the second room houses children's books, reference and non-fiction. The smaller room at the back has a fine collection of fantasy and science fiction. I also saw a good number of best-sellers and miscellaneous books throughout the book-shop.

Jeffs Books, Strathalbyn, secondhand books and collectibles
Reference material - Photo by Allan

The proprietor, Caitlyn Fry, was sitting amongst huge piles of books, which aroused our enthusiasm. Unfortunately, we were told that these books had been damaged in a recent flood as some pipes had burst. After these damaged books are sorted, I guess there is a chance they may join one of her special tables for cheap sale, so it is my hope they are not entirely lost.

Jeffs Books, Strathalbyn, secondhand books and collectibles
Jeff's Books storefront - Photo by Allan

Caitlyn was also a fount of information about the local area, telling us that her shop had a fascinating history as it was once part of the Strathalbyn Cinema complex, and that nearby Albyn Terrace was used as the scene in the movie Picnic at Hanging Rock.

Jeffs Books, Strathalbyn, secondhand books and collectibles
Wow that is a lot of books! - Photo by Allan

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Why? Books are fun!
When: Wed-Mon 10 am to 5 pm
Phone: (08) 85364644
Where: Shop 6, Catherine St. Strathalbyn, SA 5255
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Books of photographic interest could be consigned to the Adelaide Photographic Market at Norwood on Sunday 7 May. See ad in Gumtree.
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