A & F McILREAVY Rare & Interesting Books
Buderim Rare Books
Shop 8 / 61 Burnett Street
TEL: 07 54771306
We operate a shop and an online business. If you want to look at books listed or collect them from the shop please ring or email in advance as we do not keep all our online catalogue in the shop so they have to be pre ordered for viewing.
9-4.30 Monday to Friday
The shop is set back from the street and sits behind Little Fig Cafe. and the NAB bank. There is dedicated parking at the rear of our building accessed from the driveway between the Cafe and the NAB. (See an interactive map.)
If you are bringing in books for us to purchase we advise you telephone us in advance.
History of Our Shop
A & F McIlreavy Rare & Interesting Books opened for business in High Street Prahran in 1977, a year later we moved down the street, with the help of friends, to our second shop. In a row were Peter Arnold, Gaston Renard and Us.
Our landlady died and we had yet another move to Kings Arcade in High Street Armadale in the centre of Melbourne’s booming Antiques Trade. During this period we were members of ANZAAB and organised fairs for the association we also took part in many of Melbournes thriving Antique Fairs, Kew, The Palais, Boxhill and Caulfield to name a few.
In 1984 we moved back to Scotland where we had 16 very happy years in South Street in St Andrews. We were proud members of The Antiquarian Booksellers Association where Fiona was on the Scottish Committee for a number of years and helped organise the Edinburgh Book Fairs.
We missed Australia and the sunshine so returned in 2000, this time to Buderim in Queensland where we have been since. Our little shop is a hub for like minded book people and the couch is usually occupied by customers or our saluki who has a bit of a following.