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 10 Nov 2020**

Shipments outside Australia are suspended for the rest of the year


The shop 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 up to 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

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.