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Hazy Moon bookshop at Ainslie shops closing down …

I-filed 21 June 2009 11

The 2nd hand bookshop at Ainslie (down the lane) is closing down early this week. Books are ALL half price. Lots of them are in poor or fair condition but I found a couple of gems today. I think the shop is open from 11 till sundown on Sunday …

A related thought: I must say, Booklore at the Lyneham Shops is OK but hasn’t been quite the same since it changed hands. Did the owner (who had very high standards and none of her books smelt musty) strip the stock before she handed it over one wonders? Because the collection of militaria and art books at Lyneham seemed to diminish by 90 per cent at the time …

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astrojax 3:55 pm 22 Jun 09

nah, was definitely hazy moon… am not in chifley much, as a rule. ta the update on hazy status, though; am trying to fit in tomorrow visit. (will seek an update if i make it)

emd 12:19 pm 22 Jun 09

astrojax, could you be thinking of Kanga Books in Chifley? They closed down quite some time ago and went online only.

I was in Ainslie this morning (well before opening time) and saw the owner in the shop, so maybe they’ll be open for a few more days?

astrojax 8:51 am 22 Jun 09

dang, good news just doesn’t go far enough these days… might have to try to pop by – fingers crossed i’ll get my glasses in time.

midlife 9:11 pm 21 Jun 09

Bugger I purchased some of my more interesting books from him

I-filed 9:08 pm 21 Jun 09

Sorry, to add, a-j, he said he was trucking the books to Sydney to auction. Doesn’t sound like it’s going online.

I-filed 9:07 pm 21 Jun 09

I bought some books and he’s selling the shelving and auctioning the books, he said. He actually sold one of the shelves while I was there …

astrojax 6:16 pm 21 Jun 09

hazy moon’s ‘closing down half price sale’ has been on for quite some time now and, last i heard (from a well known canberra author) it was now not closing down and maintaining only an on-line presence, for which the sale was initially intended (according to the chap in there to whom i spoke)…

is this actually fresh info, or a report based on the signage in the shop, i-filed?

NickD 5:06 pm 21 Jun 09

sepi said :

It would be over a year ago now that it changed hands.

OK, I haven’t noticed any change in the quality of their military section, which is typically very good.

sepi 3:28 pm 21 Jun 09

It would be over a year ago now that it changed hands.

emd 2:32 pm 21 Jun 09

It could also be that the new owners of Booklore weren’t that into militaria or art books.
It’s pretty standard, when you’re buying a business, to tell the owners if there are particular product lines you’re not interested in and they’ll offload them cheap before the change of ownership takes place. So the new owner doesn’t pay for stock they aren’t interested in continuing with.

NickD 12:56 pm 21 Jun 09

When did Booklore’s management change?

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