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RMC Stamps - Secondhand Stamps, Books and CDs

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Published January 23rd 2017
A hidden gem in Moonee Ponds
Books, books and more books, as far as the eye can see
Books, books and more books, as far as the eye can see

I can't believe it! I've never seen so many books in all my life! It's wonderful!" So says Belle from Beauty and the Beast, and such was my feeling on entering this store.

R.M.C Books and Stamps secondhand
Exterior of R.M.C Books and Stamps

Robert Cornwall Stamps and Coins, which trades as R.M.C. Stamps, is hidden behind an unassuming storefront on Mount Alexander Road. Specialising in (unsurprisingly) stamps and coins, which are displayed in a cabinet by the register. I prefer to go there to trawl the immense piles of secondhand books, which are layered along the walls three stacks deep and sometimes six foot high.

R.M.C Books and Stamps secondhand
narrow walkways are crowded with books

The store is reasonably organised by genre and alphabet, and has an extra small room which is overwhelmingly mauve - evidently the romance section. Prices start from about $2.50 and go right up, depending on the quality and rarity of the book.

R.M.C Books and Stamps secondhand
Orange spines mean cheap classics!

R.M.C. Stamps is open from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday, 9:30 to 5 pm Saturday and noon to 4pm Sundays.

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Why? Discount books, CDs and collectibles.
When: Daily, hours vary
Phone: (03) 9326 1746
Where: 639 Mount Alexander Road Moonee Ponds 3039
Cost: From $2.50 per book
Your Comment
I didn't know people still collected stamps, handy to know.
by RC (score: 3|1221) 1699 days ago
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