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Love Vintage Books specialises in rare and collectible books.

Love Vintage Books also sells secondhand, rare and out of print books in these areas: transport, military, history, travel, art and architecture, Australiana and modern and nostalgic literature. We have a vast collection of rare children’s books and juvenile literature, antique postcodes, maps, magazines and rare publications.

563 Willoughby Rd. Willoughby, Sydney

phone: 02 9967 0017

Mondays             Closed
Tuesdays            10am – 4pm (“ish”)
Wednesdays       10am – 4pm (“ish”)
Thursdays           10am – 4pm (“ish”)
Fridays               10am – 4pm (“ish”)
Saturdays           10am – 4pm (“ish”)
Sundays              Closed


Love Vintage Book Blog

Have a browse and read books from your past.

Have a browse and read books from your past.

Owner/Manager: Margaret Dunstan


Margaret Dunstan

Cricket Books for Cricket lovers.

Cricket Books for Cricket lovers.

Come in and explore…..Browsers welcomed….buyers adored!!!

If it is outside opening hours and you see a book in the window in which you are interested or you have any other questions, email or call for a quick reply.

email: [email protected]

(Currently under our former name Somerset House Books)

Sporting History, Military, Travel, Australiana

Biographies on display. Subjects include: juvenile and related literature, Australiana, art & architecture, transport & technical, military. History, travel, antique references.

“Love Vintage Books” is the trading name for “Somerset House Books” a retailer of quality rare and secondhand collectible books.

Somerset House Books was established at Bowenfels during the early 1990s and first had a presence as a mail order business and at rare book fairs in Sydney, Canberra, Uralla, Bowral and Melbourne. Somerset House Books has had shop fronts in Kurrajong Village, Blackheath and for a short while in Sydney’s York Street. From 1998 Somerset House Books began selling books online.

Multiple signed and rare editions available for special appraisal.


Regular workshops on downsizing your personal collections – enquire for dates.

Available for consultation on collection development and appraisals.

Ask to be placed on our email contact list for events, offers, new stock arrivals etc.

Recently added books

  • East Melbourne Walkabout.

    Burchett, W.H.

  • Blizzard and Fire, A Year at Mawson, Antarctica.

    Bechervaise, John.

  • Home For Christmas But Five Years Late.

    Mutton, Bob (Compiler)

  • Biggles in the Blue.

    Johns, W.E.

  • Flying Balls.

    Statham, Brian.

  • Mummies Death and Life in Ancient Egypt.

    Hamilton-Paterson, James and Andrews, Carol.

  • The Tomb-Builders of the Pharaohs.

    Bierbrier, Morris.

  • The Wild West in Australia and America.

    Drake, Jack.

  • The Flyfisher Volume Nine.

    Keam, Rick (Ed)

  • Juggling.

    Dittrich, Rudolf.

  • Boswell’s Life of Boswell.

    Leavens, Evelyn.

  • The Applique Book.

    Verney, Rose.

  • Shackleton’s Way Leadership Lessons From The Great Antarctic Explorer.

    Morrell, Margot & Capparell, Stephanie.

  • Manly Ferries of Sydney Harbour.

    Mead, Tom.

  • Patchie the Spaniel.

    Bianki, Vitaly.

  • The Loud Halo.

    Beckwith, Lillian.