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Where to buy Maps in Canberra?

By 11 January 2012 14

I need a fold out (large kind) map of the UK, including Scotland and Wales (thus UK, not England).  

Does anyone know where I can buy one in Canberra?

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14 Responses to Where to buy Maps in Canberra?
#1
EvanJames10:53 am, 11 Jan 12

There used to be a wonderful Map Shop just near the Churches Centre in Civic, it was a full travel books shop, but with heaps of proper travel maps too.

Some normal bookshops have very good selections of maps in their travel section, that Dymocks in City Walk used to be good (not even sure if it’s still there, I avoid Civic like the plague these days).

#2
andym11:08 am, 11 Jan 12

As EvanJames said that used to be Map World, but I think they have closed down in Canberra?!

http://www.mapworld.net.au/products/great-britain-ireland-michelin-map is available online though

#3
KB197111:37 am, 11 Jan 12

Yah, both Map Worls & Dymocks have closed down.

#4
Baldy11:45 am, 11 Jan 12

EvanJames said :

There used to be a wonderful Map Shop just near the Churches Centre in Civic, it was a full travel books shop, but with heaps of proper travel maps too.

Some normal bookshops have very good selections of maps in their travel section, that Dymocks in City Walk used to be good (not even sure if it’s still there, I avoid Civic like the plague these days).

That closed down a long, long time ago. Canberra timeing anyway.

Try one of the adventure clothing stores along Lonsdale street. I remember seeing those type of maps in one of them a couple of weeks ago.

#5
poetix11:47 am, 11 Jan 12

I loved that shop too. I wonder if we all just browsed rather than bought? Here’s a possibility, depending on how quickly you need the map:

http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/

#6
Nicole7111:48 am, 11 Jan 12

Dymocks in Belconnen had a fairly decent range when I was looking for one a couple of months back.

#7
Holden Caulfield12:30 pm, 11 Jan 12

KB1971 said :

Yah, both Map Worls & Dymocks have closed down.

Dymocks has just moved upstairs into the comfortable bosom of the Canberra Centre (opposite the soon to be vacant Pepe’s Paperie).

#8
Bluenomi12:37 pm, 11 Jan 12

When I needed a Scottish map last year I got it from Book Depository. It gave me the best range since they are based in the UK. Free postage as well!

#9
poetix12:41 pm, 11 Jan 12

Holden Caulfield said :

KB1971 said :

Yah, both Map Worls & Dymocks have closed down.

Dymocks has just moved upstairs into the comfortable bosom of the Canberra Centre (opposite the soon to be vacant Pepe’s Paperie).

Is that closing? God, I must get there as I love their notebooks.
(Is this the silliest least interesting thing EVER posted? If it makes it, of course.)

(I except the kitchen renovation threads.)

#10
cubicle011:57 pm, 11 Jan 12

If you get a UK one you will be glad to know you get Northern Ireland bundled in there as well :)

If you are willing to accept the loss of Northern Ireland (sore point for some) ;) then the AA Road Atlas Britain is a very good buy. Easily available online.

#11
HenryBG2:08 pm, 11 Jan 12

I concur that the AA one is a good one that is kept up-to-date.

You definitely want a map to help you avoid the Motorways when you drive around England – perversely Motorways end to be the slowest and longest route to get anywhere (I think we borrowed some English roads people to help staff ours here in Canberra).

Switch to the country roads and you will see more AND get there faster.
Well, you *would* get there faster except you’d have to drive past *so* many pubs without stopping….

Don’t miss Hay-on-Wye!

#12
Holden Caulfield5:04 pm, 11 Jan 12

poetix said :

Holden Caulfield said :

KB1971 said :

Yah, both Map Worls & Dymocks have closed down.

Dymocks has just moved upstairs into the comfortable bosom of the Canberra Centre (opposite the soon to be vacant Pepe’s Paperie).

Is that closing? God, I must get there as I love their notebooks.
(Is this the silliest least interesting thing EVER posted? If it makes it, of course.)

(I except the kitchen renovation threads.)

Pepe’s will still have their Woden store, but I understand they were finding the costs and conditions associated with the comfortable bosom of the Canberra Centre a little unsatisfactory.

IIRC 31 December was going to be their last day in the Civic store. Haven’t been passed again to see if that proved true.

#13
ThrowawayAccount6:57 pm, 12 Jan 12

Probably the least helpful thing I have ever posted, but: http://maps.google.com.au/maps

#14
cruising4:44 pm, 20 Jan 12

Thanks rioters. All maps required were located at dymocks belconnen and civic. Thanks for your help

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