Astrolabe Booksellers online services are now partly restored.

Online ordering from Astrolabe has been restored, although because Michael is still in isolation (not sick, but had returned to Tasmania from the mainland) until Easter there may be a delay in getting orders in the post. But local customers please note that due to the new restrictions on social distancing, Scotty's on Argyle is currently (from 31 March) closed. Email and phone enquiries are welcome.

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 Scotty's on Argyle (formerly the Antiques Warehouse - yes, we preferred that too) in their new premises at 276a ARGYLE STREET, NORTH HOBART (just up from the Burnett Street corner). This shop is NOW OPEN - Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm & Sunday 12 to 4pm. As before, all 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.