Welcome to Shiny Owl Books, a general second-hand bookshop in Mona Vale, Pittwater with four rooms and about 15,000 books in the shop. We sell a wide variety of Fiction, Factual and Childrens Books including many thousands of paperback novels, childrens books and popular non-fiction titles

**COVID UPDATE 3rd April **
Can't or shouldn't go out ? In Mona Vale, Bayview or Newport ? Use our FREE HOME DELIVERY service. Call 9979-3425 any time with requests, inquiries or orders. Many thousands of Fiction, Kids Books and assorted paperbacks are not listed here. Deliveries will be made Tues to Sat hopefully within 48 hours.

Phone payments by Credit Card . Postage is FREE - the usual discount policy applies (see below)

If we don't have what you'd like or need we can take requests for specific titles


** COVID UPDATE 27th March**

We will be open regular hours as per below. Due to recent regulations we are limiting the number
of people in the shop at any time. If the front door is closed , please knock and wait - the shop is full.
We have a number of small rooms and choke points and must make more effort to keep our distance

Online we list about 10,000 books and constantly seek to refresh and embellish our offerings - see our categories list or use Search. It's a 24/7 service for order placement. Not for picking and shipping though, we must sleep sometimes !


15% discounts are now available for online customers. If you buy 3 books or more enter CORONA in the Promo code section of the shopping cart. How good is that !

In the Mona Vale shop discounts are as follows:-
15% discount for 3 or 4 books and 20% off the total price for 5 books or more !
This discount is for ALL our book stock. 


Shop Hours

Opening times for the current & following months can be viewed in the Calendar
Monday - Closed 
Tuesday** to Friday - 10 to 5
Saturday - 9 to 4
Sun & Public Holidays - Closed - Also closed Easter Saturday

Fresh Stock
We are constantly selectively buying and have recently brought in a stack of interesting books in many areas, notably in the Art, Children's and General Fiction categories. Be well worth a visit.

Donations or Books to Sell ? 
Currently accepting all donations of books (not magazines), you should first paper recycle fair or poor condition fiction paperbacks. Even charity shops don't need or want them. More than two boxes? Please contact us first so we can prepare space.

Want to try selling books to us , please click in Books to Sell ? link to the left for details 

Coming from afar ? - You probably shouldn't !  - Call us instead

First view the opening days from the calendar, note that not all books advertised here are held in the shop. Also they may have just sold. It is very advisable to call first to ensure we can locate and reserve books you are interested in. Books can be reserved for a week or so upon request.