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About Astrolabe Booksellers

Astrolabe Booksellers is the leading antiquarian/ second-hand/used bookseller in Australia's island state. Proprietor Michael Sprod is a long-standing member of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers. Our premises are located on the first floor of a refurbished early colonial warehouse in Hobart's historic Salamanca Place, adjacent to the Sullivan's Cove wharves. This area was once the thriving centre of the Southern Ocean whaling trade and, then as now, the departure port for many Antarctic voyages. We carry a good range of antiquarian and second-hand books on a wide variety of subjects, specialising in works on Tasmania, Australia, Antarctica, Aborigines (especially Tasmanian), and maritime subjects.

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Our prices are net and postage is extra. We accept direct bank deposits from Australian customers, Visa and Mastercard, PayPal and AUD money orders. Any book may be returned (if promptly and well packed) for any reason. POSTAGE - the quoted rates are for a single book well-packed in a parcel of up to 1kg (2.2lbs) - or 1.75kg for two items. If the book you have ordered weighs more that this, we will advise you and seek your confirmation for the higher postage charge required. Our standard postage should take about 21 days to get to Europe or North America (shorter for NZ & Asia); Air Mail 7-10 days.

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Astrolabe Booksellers specializes in Antarctica, Australiana, General Antiquarian, Maritime, Tasmaniana
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  • Astrolabe Booksellers

    PO Box 3113
    West Hobart, Tasmania 7000 AUS
  • Biblio member since: 2006-02-06
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  • Phone number: +61 (0)408 132 970

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