My kind of bookshop


Logical Unsanity Books and Miscellaneous Phantasmagoria is little more than a tin shed wedged between a group of shops in a Brisbane suburb.

It’s open 24 hours a day, there are no staff and people pay what they can afford, or even not at all.

“There are people who just take books, but that’s OK,” the philosophical owner says. “…it’s like swings and roundabouts because others will pay for more than they take.”


11 thoughts on “My kind of bookshop

  1. I do like like the concept of honesty boxes for secondhand books, and the more idiosyncratic the presentation the better!

    Just as lovely is the Little Free Library movement — take a book, return a book — which has manifested in different forms around the world, such as Lilliput Libraries in NZ (sponsored by guardian ‘librarians’) and the use of redundant telephone boxes in the UK, for example (which I know you’ve seen me mention:

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