Astrolabe Booksellers is having a short break.

I am taking a short break - until Sunday 27 January 2019. I can be contacted by email with any queries or requests during this time. Orders can be made from this website but these would not be posted until I return. *** However, HOBART RESIDENTS and visitors can view the bulk of my stock which is on display, and for sale, at the ANTIQUE WAREHOUSE, 64 Warwick Street, Hobart. This shop is open 10am to 5pm Mon-Sat and 12-4pm Sundays (closed public holidays).

ASTROLABE BOOKSELLERS is located in Hobart, Tasmania, and carries a good range of antiquarian and second-hand books on a wide variety of subjects, specialising in works on TASMANIA (click here for our full list of Tasmanian titles). And see below for some recently listed and featured items.


Proprietor Michael Sprod is a long-standing member of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers, an affiliate of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers.


For more details see About Us - but note that since March 2017 Astrolabe no longer has its own shopfront. However, much of our stock is on display - and for sale - in Hobart at THE ANTIQUES WAREHOUSE, 64 WARWICK STREET opening hours Monday to Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4. Local customers, or visitors to Hobart, can browse and purchase the books displayed there, or collect internet/phone/mail orders. Those offering books for can sale bring them here for inspection - by prior arrangement- and please note that any enquiries should be directed to Michael Sprod on 0408 132 970.


From this website you can search or browse our inventory of hard-to-find, out-of-print, secondhand and rare books. The Quick Search box to the left of this page can be used to search by author's name or partial title. You can also use a 'keyword' here to find books on a particular subject - for example 'convicts'. Note that you can use more than one word, joined with a plus (+) sign, e.g. tasmania+convicts+women.


The Advanced Search option allows you to make a more specific search, including the publisher, but note that keywords can not be used with that option.


Our subject categories are useful also, but as each book could be listed under more than one category, a keyword search is likely to discover more titles.