|This is only about half of City Basement Books in Melbourne on Flinders Street.|
This store was absolutely amazing and only about 5 blocks from my hotel. I spent two hours in this shop finding Penguins I didn't have and because prices weren't very bad I bought everything I could find that I didn't have already. I crawled around on the carpeted floors and scrounged through the bottom bookshelves. I kept taking more and more Penguins to the counter for safe keeping before I dove back into the shelves again. I also found several Puffins that were first published. I only looked for first published that I didn't have because you can only keep so many Penguins in a small house without looking like one of those hoarders you see on TV.
|More of City Basement Books|
|This shop can be tricky to find but well worth it if you are a Penguin collector. He had other books as well.|
When I walked in I was blown away by the wall of Penguin books all filed in a particular order to form a decorative wall. It was really beautiful to a Penguin lover but probably quite impressive even to a non Penguin lover.
|The books are behind a perspex in the front and shelves are open at the back. He will sell any in the collection.|
|These shelves are in the room behind the wall of Penguins.|
|From crawling on the floor in City Basement I stood up on the ladder to see the Penguins on the top shelf of Book House.|
So as of tonight, 5:00 pm, I have officially stopped looking for and buying Penguin Books or any books for that matter as I did do a bit of that too. When I get home (Tuesday) I will post up the haul over a couple of posts. I am very happy with this book buying trip and now to save up again for another........in about 5 years maybe? Like they say, "As if".