The newly transplanted Book Bank was a long standing member of Toowong Village. In fact, 20 years of living in the village brought them numerous loyal customers. With the whole of the village under reconstruction they made a huge decision to relocate.
Owners Jose and Julie Trace, the mother and daughter duo, own and run the shop. They are joined by Les and Elizabeth, their part time assistants who are ready to assist you. The shop opened over 2 decades ago because of their love of books. Julie says her mom also loved the idea that they could share and bring you the writings of Queensland writers, giving them voice and a place to live. Showcased right now is the story of, "Queensland's Last Anzac," a good read for those with an interest in history and biographies.
In the Book Bank's new home at 48 Jephson Street you can fall in love again. Romance writers like Nora Roberts and Danielle Steele show you how it is done. The travel section has a huge display of Lonely Planet guides to other lands. These all travel well and are a handy reference.
Other topics include General Health, Autobiographies and Biographies, Mind, Body and Spirit, Music, Religion, Fashion, Language, Science, and so much more. Crime writers abound in the likes of Janet Evanovich and JD Robb.
Then there are the thousands of Fiction titles waiting to tickle, tantalise, and tempt you. There are new releases by Matthew Condon, John Burdett, Jane Rocca, George R.R. Martin and Suzanne Collins.
Hello Sharon, thanks for your wonderful story. There's nothing like a proper book shop, ie, one that isn't a chain! I am looking forward to the next time I'm over that way and will have a browse. Regards, Tony