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About us

We are a mail order supplier of bargain books both popular and academic. Whether your interests are anthropology or art, history or hobbies, gardening or geology, children or computers, we are sure to have titles that appeal and won't put a strain on your pocket.

Brian and Sheilah Clouston started the business in 1980, and our distribution warehouse in Fyshwick is open to the public as a retail outlet six days a week.

Our primary business is the sale of "remainders". Remainders are those books remaining in a publisher's warehouse when the sales velocity has slowed to a trickle. Publishers sell these books off at reduced prices to clear out their warehouses. Remainders are not failures - in fact, they may have sold in the hundreds of thousands - but there are always a few left over. We buy these and sell them on to you at a discount of at least 50% on the original published price.