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Archives Fine Books

Dawn Albinger
Hamish Alcorn
40 Charlotte St Brisbane 4000 Qld AUSTRALIA
Opening Hours
Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm
+61 (7 ) 3221 0491
+61 (0)405 013 122
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Located on the ground floor of John Mills Himself, a heritage-listed building in the heart of the Brisbane CBD, Archives Fine Books has been serving readers, collectors and institutions since 1985. Established by Emmanuel Meschers, the store has been cared for by a handful of unique personalities, each one contributing to its reputation as a Brisbane icon. Hamish Alcorn and Dawn Albinger bought the business in 2008 and are enjoying the singular challenge of ensuring that Archives Fine Books not only survives but thrives as one of Australia’s biggest and best second-hand and rare books bookstores.

Customer feedback:

“Everything you want a bookstore to be really; crowded, quiet and scented with that wonderful smell that says great ideas have been captured in pages that are stored here.”

"[I]n providing such a great service you have done something significant for my family, bringing this connection to the past back to us...thank you so much for making this all happen. In my emails and quick call you’ve been nothing but friendly, and I appreciate how you shared in my excitement on this discovery through how you spoke. It was the first time I have purchased a book from you, but it will definitely not be the last"

"Best bookstore in Brisbane. I’ve met some of my favourite books here."


  • Classics/Antiquity
  • History
  • Literature
  • Old and rare books
  • Australiana
  • Poetry

Other Specialities

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Sales Information

All items are guaranteed as described and prices are in Australian dollars. Returns are accepted for resale within 10 days of receipt only if packed, shipped and insured as received. Institutions may receive deferred billing and duplicates will be considered for credit. Postage and insurance are extra and will be via Australia Post unless otherwise requested. Preferred methods of payment are Visa, Mastercard and Paypal. We will however gladly provide bank details for EFT where preferred. Please note that under usual terms of sale all items remain the property of Archives Fine Books until paid for in full. ILAB affiliates may deduct their reciprocal discount only if the account is paid within thirty days; thereafter the price is net.

VAT Number: 16 132 327 032