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Christmas New Year Trading Hours
Just Tassie Books, The Book Cellar and The Overflow Bookstore will be open daily over the Christmas New Year period - excepting Christmas Day itself when they will be closed. The Book Cellar and Just Tassie Books at 132 High Street, Campbell Town and The Overflow Bookstore at 103 High Street, Campbell Town will be open 10am to 4pm daily excepting Christmas Day.
Posted, Friday December 14th, 2018
Discounted Postage for Phone Orders within Tasmania
Just Tassie Books encourages phone orders for the purchase of any books in our catalogues and now is able to offer discounted postage for any orders posted to Tasmanian addresses. Order and pay for your books by ringing 03 6381 1545 and pay a maximum $10.00 for postage to a single Tasmanian address. Phone orders can be taken during shop hours 10am to 4pm or alternatively email with your order and we'll contact you to complete payment.
Posted, Wednesday October 17th, 2018
NEW RELEASE ALERT: Mapping Van Diemen's Land
Mapping Van Diemen's Land reveals the beautiful collection of maps collected over the decades by the Royal Society of Tasmania's collection many of them rare and little seen by the general public. Whilst principally featuring maps from the early days of the discovery and settlement of Van Diemen's Land it includes maps held by the society of areas further afield and part of the Royal Society of Tasmania's collection. Mapping Van Diemen's Land
Posted, Monday July 23rd, 2018

NEW RELEASE ALERT: McHugh Bros Pottery
McHugh Brothers was one of Launceston's noted potteries in the late 19th and early 20th centuries producing salt glazed earthenware pipes for the city's growing sewerage network and richly coloured glazed ceramic items for the home and garden. This history of the pottery charts the growth and eventual passing of of McHugh Brothers Wellington Street Pottery and catalogues many of their many celebrated pieces. McHugh Bros Pottery
Posted, Saturday April 14th, 2018
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Just Tassie Books and its partner bookshops, The Book Cellar and The Overflow Bookstore are always on the lookout for good quality used books. If you are downsizing, clearing an estate or just wanting to make some space on your shelves give Michael a call to discuss your surplus books. We buy non fiction, fiction, Tasmanian and non Tasmanian titles in big or small lots. Michael can be contacted on 0414 369 837.
Posted, Thursday, 12th April, 2018

NEW RELEASE ALERT: Maatsuyker Through Our Eyes
It's one of the remotest islands on the planet and author Paul Richardson and photographer Amanda Walker record their caretaker existence on this Southern Ocean outpost detailing their daily tussle with the elements. A beautfully photographed volume that captures the challenges and unique rewards of life on Maatsuyker Island. Maatsuyker Through Our Eyes
Posted, Wednesday March 14th, 2018
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NEW RELEASE ALERT: Tasmanian Flowering Plants - A Field Guide
More than 300 species of Tasmania's exquisite native flowering plants are brilliantly captured in this latest offering from photographer Dave Watts. Descriptive notes on the plants and where to find them are included alongside colour photos. Tasmanian Flowering Plants
Posted, Friday January 19th, 2018
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NEW RELEASE ALERT: More Historical Stories from Tasmania's West Coast
Les Morley takes another journey back into time on Tasmania's rugged West Coast to the early days of the mining boom when men flocked to the fields to extract the rich ores that promised great wealth to the region. Full of stories of the successes and failures and featuring hundreds of archival photographs, it's another fascinating insight into times past. More Historical Stories from Tasmania's West Coast
Posted, Tuesday January 16th, 2018
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Signed copies of On the Ossie, the story of the alloy once much more valuable than gold, are now available. Author Nic Haygarth charts the rise and subsequent fall of Tasmania's osmiridium industry in little more than a generation. For a period in the early 20th century Tasmania's prospectors fuelled literally millions of words as the osmiridium they sweated to obtain was sent to London and New York to tip the gold nibs of fountain pens produced by Waterman, Swan, Sheaffer, Parker, Onoto and Conway Stewart. For a time "to be on the Ossie" at the Adamsfield or Waratah fields was was to have the chance to escape poverty, drudgery and a forge a better life. Available now for $50.00. Tasmania's Vanishing Towns
Posted, Thursday October 19th, 2017
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NEW RELEASE ALERT: Tasmania's Vanishing Towns
Tasmania's Vanishing Towns - Not What They Used to Be, the follow up to Michael Holmes' very poplular Vanishing Towns - Tasmania's Ghost Towns and Settlements is now available on sale. Featuring all new material, we have two versions available - a signed and numbered limited edition selling for $100.00 and the general release hardback for $49.95. A great addition to any collection of Tasmaniana and a fascinating insight into days gone by. Tasmania's Vanishing Towns
Updated, Tuesday August 8th, 2017
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We have some of our favourite sought after Tasmanian titles back in stock - a full 6 volume set of Endemic Flora of Tasmania and Abalone Diving in Tasmanian Waters. Contact us during shop hours (10am to 4pm AEST) on 03 6381 1545 for more details.
Posted, Monday, 3rd July, 2017

We're pleased to announce the opening of The Overflow another bookshop in Campbell Town. As the names suggests it's an outlet for all the books that we can't squeeze into The Book Cellar which is also home to Just Tassie Books. The Overflow will stock mainly used titles at book fair prices so come and grab a bargain. The Overflow will be open 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday. Also located in a great heritage setting - Campbell Town's old court house and serving coffee and light refreshments.
Posted, Friday, 24th February, 2017

NEW RELEASE: The Abels, Volume 1
The much anticipated revised edition of The Abels - Volume 1 is now available. Covering five sections making up the North-West, North and Highlands, it's a comprehensive guide to Tasmania's peaks over 1100 metres. Packed with useful information and stunning photographs it's the essential guide for all walkers and climbers wanting to bag Tasmania's most challenging peaks. The Abels in Tasmania's South West and West are covered in Volume 2.  The Abels, Volume 1
Hardcover, 444 pages, $39.95
Posted, Wednesday, 23rd November, 2016
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NEW RELEASE: Locomotive Enginemen of Tasmania  Locomotive Enginemen of Tasmania
A new one for railway buffs - The Locomotive Enginemen of Tasmania captures the stories of the train drivers who worked the state's challenging iron rails from the pioneering days through to days when the rail network was an essential aspect of everyday life and crucial to the fortunes of the state.
Hardcover, 184 pages, $49.95
Posted, Tuesday, 2nd November, 2016
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NEW RELEASE: A Field Guide to Tasmanian Fungi Field Guide to Tasmanian Fungi
A revised and expanded edition of A Field Guide to Tasmanian Fungi has been released and is available for sale. More than 600 species of fungi that can be found in Tasmania are photographed and described.
Softcover, 248 pages, $39.95
Posted, Monday, 17th October, 2016
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Online Orders
Just Tassie Books ships daily Australia wide. Purchases completed before 4pm weekdays are shipped the same day. We combine postage where possible and pass on the savings to customers. We also ship to most overseas destinations. Email for a quotation.
Posted, Sunday January 18th,

The Book Cellar JUST TASSIE BOOKS (now at The Book Cellar)
OPEN DAILY 10am - 4pm
Cnr The Esplanade & 132 High St, Campbell Town, TAS
03 6381 1545