I was sad to hear that the Basilisk secondhand bookshop on Brunswick St was closing. It was a lovely bookshop and I loved browsing in there.

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the Basilisk bookshop has closed

4 thoughts on “the Basilisk bookshop has closed

  • 6 July 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Finally got to read your comment. Sad, however the future of bookshops will continue to be challenging. I started Basilisk in 1997 just before online selling started. We sold online but became hard to compete when most online sellers do not pay for a main street shopfront!

    • 2 January 2012 at 9:28 am

      Hi John, I was also sad as this was my retreat and my place for all things Rosaleen Norton not sure where I will go know…good luck with everything in the future…Caroline

  • 24 November 2011 at 6:59 pm

    I am very sad to hear this news. Basilisk was one of my favourite bookshop stop-ins whenever I came over to Melbourne from Adelaide. Thanks for all the Evergreen Reviews, John, you’re a great guy!


  • 19 December 2011 at 10:59 pm

    John, we met in 2008 when I came to visit my son a student in Melbourne.
    I even dared take a picture of you, remember!
    I’m so sad to hear about the end of the adventure.
    Even more when I was about to send the adress of your shop to my son Leo who is back to Melbourne, looking to work as an architect in Australia.
    I hope you will continue to play some role in the field of our precious words’ universe.


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