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Published November 3rd 2018
When a change is as good as a holiday
I've been known to do some extraordinary things when on the hunt for a book for one of my collections. Like taking a Sunday drive and crossing the State border, as I did recently.
Picnic basket and water bottles packed into the back seat of the car we recently headed south, over the Queensland border to the Northern Rivers village of Clunes in New South Wales. In hilly country and with volcanic soils provided by nearby Mount Warning, the vegetation is lush and prime for coffee bean and macadamia growing.
Uncle Peter's Bookshop is located on the main drag, at 29 Main Street, Clunes. You can't miss it. There's a General Store, Garage, Beauty Salon and Uncle Peter's. Across the road is a delightful reserve with picnic tables that allow you to enjoy your picnic lunch amongst the beauty of nature: green trees, fresh air and bird calls.
Uncle Peter's Books has been operating since 1997 and since 2014 in the current location.
The store occupies an old house which is welcoming in appearance. There are chairs outside to rest upon, garden boxes full of colour, as well as onsite parking.
Let's cut to why we are here in the first place, shall we?
The shop holds about 20,000 books across a range of categories. There is a large fiction section, arranged alphabetically by author, which includes crime fiction, science fiction and literature, paperbacks and hardbacks, first editions and reading copies. Other categories include Art, Architecture, Photography, Craft, Australiana, Biography, History, Science, Technical, Health, Travel, Antarctic, Aviation, Mountaineering, Cooking, Sport, Military, Reference, True Crime, Philosophy, Animals, Gardening, Myths, New Age, Children's, Poetry, Drama, Humour and Classics.