Welcome to Shiny Owl Books, a general second-hand bookshop in Mona Vale, Pittwater with four rooms and about 14,000 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

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 PAYLESS 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 - Open 10 to 5 in December only
Tuesday** to Friday - 10 to 5
Saturday - 9 to 4
Sun & Public Holidays - Closed 

**We are delighted to announce we are now open again most Tuesdays. If unsure please check the Calendar link above  

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 ?
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.