Astrolabe Booksellers, in Hobart’s Salamanca Place, offers rare, antiquarian and second-hand books. Astrolabe is located in a refurbished 19th century warehouse close to Hobart’s waterfront and a short walk from the city’s central business district.
Astrolabe Booksellers is one of Tasmania’s two members of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers. The store specialises in Tasmanian, Australian, Antarctic and maritime books, in addition to general stock. You can browse the store’s collection, or search for books and make your selection on-line. Astrolabe also produces a number of catalogues each year and can help you locate hard-to-find titles.
Tasmania’s rich colonial and convict history draws collectors and antique hunters from across the world. Many of the state’s museums and galleries feature collections of old and rare books and manuscripts, in addition to fine antique china, art, glassware and furniture – including articles crafted from rare Tasmanian timbers.