Andrew's Bookshop

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Sussyrules
Ivanhoe, Australia11 contributions
A great local shop with all the latest books and expert knowledge
Dec 2019
Park right out front and stroll in to get all the latest releases at very competitive pricing. Browse all you like or ask the expert staff for assistance. They will order it in if they don't have it. Like reading a good book, shopping here for a good book is a pleasurable experience.
Written January 7, 2020
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Heather87
608 contributions
Unique one off bookstore in the heart of Ivanhoe steeped in four decades of history
May 2019
Situated on Upper Heidelberg RD in Ivanhoe, Andrew’s Bookshop is a thriving little bookstore with its history dating back over forty years. It began with Andrew selling a couple of boxes of his parents’ old books at the Wantirna Market in 1977; six years later, Andrew’s Bookshop in Ivanhoe was born in 1983. I personally remember driving past it in the early 1990s as a young kid and was attracted to it because it shares my brother’s name.

From 2002, I’ve made a point of visiting whenever I go to Ivanhoe. Its mahogany coloured real wood shelving, rustic tables with their displays of books and the many book cover posters decorating the walls level up its style over chain bookstores. I feel like I’ve been transplanted to a cosy library. Think the Athaneum Library in Collins St.

In terms of books, there’s quite an extensive range from general fiction (adult, teen and kids; in my younger years, I was thrilled to find early Baby Sitters Club books I couldn’t otherwise find in chain bookstores) to more specialised topics around travel, art history, interior design and many more. I particularly like the adult colouring book range as I’ve found ones I haven’t been able to find elsewhere.

My other favourite thing: their postcard range. In the day and age of technology, postcards may seem obsolete but with a friend in a convent overseas (unable to receive phone calls, email, etc) they’ve been a blessing. She’s really enjoyed receiving ones with book covers of her favourite childhood books. Eg. Beatrix Potter, Alice in Wonderland, Eric Carle, etc.
Written October 17, 2019
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Papaschmidt
Melbourne, Australia99 contributions
Great Local Bookshop
Sep 2018
This is one of those great local bookshops with a great collection of books and staff that are knowledgeable and helpful. All our family love it.
Written October 3, 2018
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Bryony N
2 contributions
Great little local bookstore
Aug 2018 • Family
Excellent titles and impressive range of children's books. Everything for babies through to emergent readers and adults alike. To date, they have ordered in anything that I've requested that wasn't on the shelf. We've been customers for ~5 years now and have not had a bad experience yet. Highly recommended.
Written August 27, 2018
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Lee
246 contributions
Great book shop
Jan 2018 • Solo
Hard to find book shops these days but this one is a ripper. Lots of books and friendly service. Large selection of cheap cards also.
Written January 26, 2018
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Jackie82
Ivanhoe, Australia210 contributions
Hunting for travel books
Sep 2016 • Solo
We are very lucky in the Ivanhoe area to have a book shop that provides great variety, good service ( if they don't have the book and it can be ordered they will do so for you), a news letter that comes out a couple of times a year with reviews of the latest books, $1 cards and is easily accessible.
Written November 15, 2016
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Owen B
Melbourne, Australia6 contributions
Very helpfull
Jun 2016
This store has a very comprehensive range of quality books. The range of books have always provide something of interest from my Father to my Grandsons and the staff have been very helpful.
Written August 20, 2016
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Pamela N
Ivanhoe, Australia15 contributions
We are so fortunate to have Andrew's book shop in Ivanhoe
Jul 2016 • Friends
Andrew's book shop ,Ivanhoe is so well stocked .The owners Andrew & Helena & staff are so helpful & knowledgeable .
They will source a book if necessary ,using Australian suppliers & ring once it's in store .It's a pleasure to visit this wonderful book shop
Written July 27, 2016
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Robert H
Melbourne, Australia32 contributions
always a great book shop.
Apr 2016 • Family
If you can't find the book you're after, you can always order it and they have a loyalty program which is always a bonus. well organised and excellent selection.
Written July 25, 2016
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andreasV4237BR
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
great book store
May 2016 • Solo
Always enjoy coming to a old school book store and the ambience of the place is always good and the service always delivering thank you to all the staff
Written June 13, 2016
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