Second-hand Book Shop on Bribie Island

Bribie Island Bridge at Twilight

I can never resist going into a second-hand book shop and when we visited Bribie Island a few days ago I discovered a new one.  Bribie is usually sunny and the type of place where you visit the beach, go fishing or have a picnic in the many waterside parks. With the unusually rainy weather we’ve been having this summer, Bribie was windy, grey and wet. This is good news for a book shop owner with holiday makers looking for a good book to curl up with.  When I visited there were other browsers taking shelter.

The shop is called Brewed Books and a few of the customers were in to buy coffee brewed by owner Jason Hayward.  He uses local Montville Coffee which is 100% fairtrade organic. There are comfy spots to sit and enjoy a coffee while you choose which book to buy. I ended up with an Anita Shreve novel – $8. Owner Jason’s favourite writer is James Clavell, the author of Shogun.

The bookshop is opposite the new Seaside Museum on South Esplanade, Bongaree.

Brewed Books
Corner of Toorbul and Foster Street
Bribie Island
Phone: 3408 0062

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About Dianne McLay

Australian writer, author and photographer. Author of 3 guidebooks: Brisbane's Best Bush, Bay & City Walks -- Best of Brisbane guide book -- Best Village & Coastal Walks of the Sunshine Coast. Photographer for "Building Brisbane's History - the fascinating stories behind the city's most notable buildings and structures" Editor of www.brisbaneandbeyond.com.au www.photocompetitions.com.au
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