Feb 072010

Following on from my post about The Book Depository, I’ve found two options based in Australia that offer free shipping within Aus. These are Emporium Books* and Borders. I haven’t tried either, so I can’t comment further than that, but they might be worth a comparison if you’re on the hunt for a particular title.

Speaking of comparisons, here is a nice little Aussie site that does a handy price comparison across numerous online booksellers, including shipping costs to Australia, and conversion into Aussie dollars: Booko.

If you’re looking for rare or out of print books, try AntiQBook or Alibris. This is going outside Aus again, though, so watch those shipping costs.

Meanwhile I remain delighted that Book Depository accepts PayPal – so handy. I’ve placed three separate orders with them so far, including over the notorious holiday season, and I’m still very impressed.

Another site to add to the list:

CD Wow! – This site sells books, CDs, DVDs, and some cosmetics, and also offers free worldwide shipping, plus they accept PayPal. I have no personal experience with this site as yet, though.

* 01/10/2010: I’m not sure why I thought Emporium Books offered free shipping within Australia. I’ve just tried to purchase a book and got slapped with a $5.45 shipping fee. Maybe they’ve changed their policy since I last looked at the site. Annoying.


Elle Carter Neal

Elle Carter Neal is the author of the picture book I Own All the Blue and the teen science-fantasy novel Madison Lane and the Wand of Rasputin. She has been telling stories for as long as she can remember, holding childhood slumber-party audiences entranced until the early hours of the morning. Elle decided to be an author the day she discovered that real people wrote books and that writing books was a real job. Join Elle on her new publishing adventure.

  One Response to “More Book Buying Options for Australians”

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  1. Thanks for the great links. Cheers, Simon.

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