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Ramalama Book Exchange

Wonthaggi, Australia

Leaning shelves and books galore, this location is a book lover's utopia.  


Located in a historic building in the center of Wonthaggi is this used book store. Apparently having once operated as an old money office complete with living spaces for the owner in the back, little has been changed to turn the space into a store.

Books pile high on the old counters and every space of the shop is filled up with merchandise for (re)sale—even filling bedroom closets, forming stacks directly on the floor, and filling up slots on top of other (more conventionally) shelved books.

Many of the shelves bend under the weight of their inundation and in one hallway, support beams have been put in place to keep the precarious shelves from toppling on unsuspecting customers.

With books of all genres (as well as CDs, magazines, and some clothes), this shop has something for everyone with reasonable prices and even a book exchange option for locals in the area.

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