on the booktrail

Wander the Southern Highlands Booktrail

booksellers & publishers

Browse through Australia’s First Booktown

It is in this spirit that we welcome you to the Southern Highlands Booktrail and hope that you enjoy all that this beautiful area has to offer the discerning literary visitor.

A Little Piece of Scotland

Specialising in books and music to Scottish and Irish themes; vinyls, CDs and DVDs.

Nerida Barnsley OAM

Corner Exeter Road and Illawarra Highway, Sutton Forrest.

Ph 02 4871 2060

Open Sat and Sun 10am – 3.30pm

The Bookshop Bowral

The Highlands shop for new books – vast range, highest quality.

Tony and Maree Fitzpatrick
309 Bong Bong Street, Bowral NSW 2576
Ph 02 4862 1634

Black Swan Books

Books old and new, collectibles, classics, history, fiction, the arts.

Madeleine and Michael Eccleston
Dirty Janes Antique Market – Shop 82
13-15 Banyette St, Bowral NSW 2576
Ph 02 4877 1174

The Phoenix Bookstore 
(formerly Leura Books at Bowral and It’s All Books To Me)

Over 10,000 secondhand books, CDs and DVDs.

Phil Israel
Lamond Lane, Bowral NSW 2576
Ph 02 4872 4567
Berrima Court House Museum

Books about Australian colonial-era history.

Colin Gelling
Berrima Court House
Wilshire Street, Berrima NSW 2577
Ph 02 4877 1505
Southern Highlands Writers’ Festival

Held annually since 2016.

Convenor: Michaela Bolzan
Creative & Co
377 Bong Bong Street, Bowral NSW 2576

Bundanoon Botanicals

Steve and Ally
Interesting books, previously read and enjoyed

33 Railway Avenue Bundanoon 

0408 201994, 0400 459352

For Valour Books

Specialising in books on military history; war movies on DVD.

Corner Exeter Road and Illawarra Highway, Sutton Forrest.

Ph 02 4871 2060

Open Sat and Sun 10am – 3.30pm

Berkelouw Books & Berkelouw Book Barn

Books fine, rare; old and new; established 1812. 

Coffee, food, wine. 

Berkelouw family
Bendooley Estate
3020 Old Hume Hwy, Berrima NSW 2578 
Ph 02 4877 1370

Larsen Books

Literary first editions: children’s books; history, biography, crime, sci fi, etc.

James Larsen
Middle Road, Exeter NSW 2579
Ph 02 4883 4450

Christian Books Australia

Christian literature – esp. reformed and conservative evangelical titles.

Michael Plant
55 Somerset Road, Fitzroy Falls NSW 2577
Ph 02 4887 7024

Berrima District Historical & Family History Society Inc

Selected books on local history.

Linda Emery
PO Box 131, Mittagong NSW 2575
Museum: Market Place, Berrima NSW 2577
Archives: Tooth’s History and Arts Centre, cnr Bowral Rd & Old Hume Hwy, Mittagong NSW 2575 
Ph 02 4877 1130 (Berrima)/4872 2169 (Mittagong)
Pages in Time Robertson

Everything you need to put your feet up!

Edison and Mark Wells

26 Hoddle Street, Robertson
0435 550 084


Booktown Bookshop

Specialising in quality books on art and architecture; aviation, trains and motor sport; needlecraft and fibre arts; history and biography; classics.

The Sutton Forest Country Store

Corner Exeter Road and Illawarra Highway, Sutton Forrest.

Ph 02 4871 2060

Open Sat and Sun 10am – 3.30pm

BiblioQuest International

Book searching world-wide for any book you seek.

Paul and Sue McShane
Ph 1800 067 877

4 Bees Books

Quality secondhand books for all ages.

Peter Bayne
Dirty Janes Antique Market
13-15 Banyette St, Bowral NSW 2576
Ph 0434 943955/0406 102741

The Bradman Museum

Books about cricket and cricketers. 

Director: Andrew Leeming
Bradman Centre
St Jude Street, Bowral NSW 2576
Ph 02 4862 1247
Public Libraries

Bowral Central Library
Bendooley St, Bowral NSW 2576

Moss Vale Branch Library
Elizabeth St, Moss Vale NSW 2577

Mittagong Branch Library
Queen St, Mittagong NSW 2575

Library services 1300 266 235

Bowral – Birthplace of Mary Poppins

PL Travers created her fictional character as a 12-year old in 1910 while living at 45 Holly Street Bowral. Visit Mary’s statue next to the Bradman Museum.

Paul McShane

Espresso Media Pty Ltd

Local newspapers: LatteLife (monthly) & Southern Highlands Express (weekly).

Jane King & Cristian King
Espresso Media Pty Ltd
24 Bowral Road, Mittagong NSW 2575
PO Box 684, Bowral NSW 2576 info@SHexpress.com.au


Colour glossy regional lifestyle magazine published six times a year. Highland Homes books I and II.

Simon Green
Highlife Publishing Pty Ltd
Office: The Acre, Level 1, 391-397 Bong Bong Street Bowral, NSW 2576
Ph 02 4861 6311

Southern Highland News

Local newspaper. Print edition published weekly (Wednesday).

Newspaper and digital publisher:
Australian Community Media
(Rural Press Ltd)
Editor: Jackie Meyers
Ph 02 4861 2333