East Avenue Books

Quality books at bargain prices

Trading Hours
Tuesday–Saturday 10am–4pm
Sunday 11am–4pm (from 25 November to the end of February)

53 East Avenue, Clarence Park, South Australia
Phone: (08) 7226 6753

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East Avenue Books

Open the pages of Adelaide’s home of quality secondhand books at bargain prices. Browse among the shelves of Australian fiction, general fiction, an extensive range of Penguins and Pelicans, biographies, children’s fiction, picture books, and other categories. Click here to check out the highly sought-after range of W.E. Johns books, cricket books, first editions, signed copies and collectable books.

Search our $1 bargain boxes for a wide selection of contemporary crime novels, thrillers and general fiction.

We also stock a comprehensive range of new books from award-winning local publisher Ginninderra Press, plus cards, bookmarks and fridge magnets.

Our windows are constantly changing, featuring topical themes and Australian and international authors and poets. There is a special children’s window showcasing picture books and junior fiction.

Also, look out for the display of poetry featuring the work of South Australian poets.

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Since we started East Avenue Books in 2009 we have hosted more than 40 events, including 21 book launches, book and poetry readings, meet-the author sessions, panel discussions, and SALA exhibitions.

Some of the highlights include
A Suitcase of Memories – an exhibition by South Australian artists and writers featuring suitcases of childhood and family memories; the 2016 SALA exhibition by Lyn John showcasing embroidered images of The Dare Sisters and other sister Edwardian musical-theatre performers; cat paintings by Angelee Theodoros; and the launch of the Picaro Poets series on behalf of Ginninderra Press.

If you are interested in holding an event at the shop, please contact
Peter or Joan for details.