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Published September 8th 2012
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Lions Secondhand Book Shed

While bookshops are rapidly becoming as extinct as a Hispaniolan Edible Rat, it is fortunate for us bibliophiles that the supply of second hand books is doing the opposite.

The Lions Secondhand Book Shed on Main Road at Coromandel Valley has a large collection of clean pre-owned books at prices from 50 cents to $5. Sadly they don't accept donations of Readers Digest condensed books, so if that's your thing then you will have to look elsewhere to purchase them

I went there in pursuit of my holy grail, a Sands & McDougalls Directory of South Australia. Sadly, it was not to be. But I did find a couple of other books about SA which I snapped up for $2. And I was very tempted by a sketchbook of places around SA (signed by its author), but my bookshelves wouldn't have thanked me for the extra weight.

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Botanica's Encyclopedia of Roses

Speaking of weight, there were a set of tomes about gardening which would have been tempting but they didn't seem to cover native plants. Anyone with an interest in roses could get a month's worth of reading here very cheaply.

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The World's Greatest Scandals of the 20th Century

Another book that caught my eye was The World's Greatest Scandals of the 20th Century, which looked particularly salacious. Maybe I am missing the tabloid press of the UK a little too much. The book's placement next to the New Testament did seem a little curious though.

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Just a Few of the Thousands of Books

It's actually worth the drive to Coromandel Valley just to see the scenic Sturt Creek as it meanders past, a short distance away from the Book Shed. I was tempted to let the dogs have a run there, but was worried they would jump in the creek faster than a pair of mating salmon.

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Scenic Sturt River @ Coromandel Valley

Like other bookshops run by community service organisations, all proceeds go to charity.

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Why? You can never have too many books
When: Saturday 8.30am - 12.30pm
Phone: 0413 017887
Where: CFS Shed, Main Rd, Coromandel Valley
Cost: 50 cents to $5
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Sands and McDougall Directory of SA? GPS? Maybe I am missing something here...
by Yin-Yin Ow (score: 3|1596) 2886 days ago
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