Allsorts Secondhand Books:

275 High Street, Northcote.

Closing Sale: Starts 9 December.

Our closing sale starts on Saturday 9 December at 11 am.
50% off all sales.

Permanent Closure: Xmas Eve

After nine busy year, AllSorts Books is closing permanently,
on 24 December 2017 at 9 pm.

Thanks for your support over the years.


About Us

The Allsorts bookshop is run by Paul Perry. He has been in the game for 40 years, and knows his books. Come in and browse, or ask for a book you want.

One of the 3 best bookshops

Allsorts Bookshop is
One of the Three Best Bookshops in the Inner North of Melbourne.

So writes Ernie Verne, who continues:

“A good bookshop has a soul, an aura. It should be dusty and should smell like history. …

Allsorts Books … remains the most authentic, down-to-earth example of a local, community-minded bookshop I’ve ever come across. The selection is vast and, while there’s enough order to find the category or author you’re looking for, there’s also just enough chaos to excite the literary magpie to hunt for hours for a rare catch. …

It’s the kind of place where you’re better off browsing than searching with intent, because the place is chock full of: historical oddities, beautiful modernist editions of the classics,¬† kitschy pulp, science fiction, and tomes upon tomes of educational material ranging from psychology to the supernatural.”

(Weekend Notes: 2 April 2013)

Opening Hours

Open from Noon till 10 pm,
7 days a week.
Not Christmas day and Boxing Day.


275 High Street
Northcote, Victoria
Australia 3070

We are on the west side of High Street, 4 shops south of Mitchell Street.

Getting here by tram

We are near the tram stop at Mitchell Street, tram stop 32. It’s on tram-route 86 which runs along High Street.

Car Parking

There is a lot of parking along High Street and the surrounding streets. Note, many spaces only allow parking for 1 or 2 hours. There are two nearby car-parking areas which give free two-hour parking:

  • the corner of Mitchell and Frederick Streets, and
  • Along Little Eastment Street

Contacting Us:

Come into the shop, we’ll be there.

You can email Paul using this contact form.

Paul can be serving, so please come in rather than ringing:
Phone: (03) 9482-7930

We prefer to serve you face to face.
Come in, look around and find a great book.

You can pay by:

  • Cash
  • Credit Card (Even for small amounts)

Thank you

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Do drop in to browse, perchance to buy.

Website constructed for Allsorts by Andrew Gunner

Link to a private page on the development and use of this site.