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The Book Cellar

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by Cora Hodges (subscribe)
I'm a freelance writer living in Launceston, Tasmania. I love to explore and write about my experiences.
Published February 16th 2014
Books to appease the most avid reader
Nestled in the cellar of Foxhunter's Return, an 1830's coaching inn, there resides a very special bookshop, The Book Cellar. Mainly known about by the locals of Campbell Town, this book shop contains both new and used books. The only hint of its existence are the few signs that point to a hidden doorway off the beaten track. But, if you follow the trail, your reward is diverse.

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The Book Cellar at Foxhunter's Return, Campbell Town, Tasmania

The Cellar itself is cool and dark, with the exposed stones that create the walls maintaining a pleasant and refreshing temperature in summer. Bookshelves are seen at every turn, each groaning under the weight of neatly stacked, carefully maintained books of every description.

The variety of subjects has a bookworm (such as myself) entertained and delighted for hours as one wends ones way methodically through. The true excitement lies in the special find, of which there are numerous. Not your average bookshop, this one sells many used versions of childhood classics no longer accessible in one's local shopping mall - Enid Blyton, Noddy (the originals), the adventures of Biggles - just to name a few.

Prices are extremely reasonable, so ensure to bring along a nice healthy bank account.

The only criticism I have, is it's hours of operation. Only available between 10am and 4pm, it prevents one from a relaxing browse after a hard day in the office. However, weekends are an option.
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Why? Bookshop
Phone: 03 6381 1545
Where: Cnr The Esplanade and 132 High Street, Campbell Town
Cost: Extremely reasonable
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