Mockingbird Lounge

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63A Broadway GLENELG SA 5045 | Phone: (08) 8294 3398
Open Tuesday – Friday 9am – 5pm; Saturday & Sunday 10am – 5pm | Website

Mockingbird Lounge is a quality secondhand bookshop first and foremost. It also hosts book clubs, writers’ workshops and art events. Apart from books, Mockingbird Lounge also has a big range of interesting handcrafted quality gifts for all ages. Then, at the front there is a small cafe offering a limited menu of house-made snacks and small meals. The main appeal of this place is the ambiance and concept – if you love books you will love Mockingbird. It is not offering artisan, trendy food but the coffee is good and the light snacks are tasty.

The business is in what would have once been a shop with the residence behind. There is also an outside sitting area which leads to a former granny flat which now provides a private room for book club meetings and workshop.

The owners take full advantage of this great premises, filling the rooms with bookshelves of quality books and old furniture that invites you to sit down and stay a while. It’s a bit like being in a friend’s house – a friend who has an extensive library and enjoys quality art and craft.

There is a huge range of books in many genres – a lot of recent best sellers can be found for a fraction of the retail price – and there is a very good offering of children’s and young adult literature as well.

The menu in the cafe at the front is limited to a few light dishes like croissants, home-made sausage rolls, and scones, for example. There is plenty to choose from if you are there to have a light snack while enjoying the opportunity to sit and catch up with friends, or read in a relaxed hassle-free place.

If you love books and taking your time without being pressured, and enjoy supporting local artists who produce quality work for exhibition or sale, or want to join a book club, or just want a place to chill out and enjoy a good coffee, give Mockingbird Lounge on Broadway at Glenelg a try.

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Maisie’s Books at Goodwood

143a Goodwood Rd, Goodwood 5034 next to the Capri Cinema | Phone: 08 8271 5333
Open Wednesday to Sunday 10am – 4pm. Closed Monday, Tuesday and public holidays
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Ignore their sign. Don’t walk past – walk in! This is a gem of a shop just past the Capri Cinema on Goodwood Road, Goodwood. It is so much more than just a second hand bookshop. There is a great range of books well displayed in various genres and well priced for quality books. You are going to need so spend a bit of time in this shop to discover the  range of toys, cards, jigsaws and other treasures such as retro collectibles. It is only a small shop but it is stocked full of things that will enchant and delight you.

The owner is very friendly and happy to let you browse or have a chat it you want to talk about books or any of the interesting and quirky items in her shop. One of the many things that is great about the shop is that she stocks quite a few second hand jigsaw puzzles with a guarantee that if a piece is missing you can take it back.

Summary: quirky well organised bookshop in an easy to find location on Goodwood Road. Parking is easy just around the corner in Gilbert Street where you will easily find a 4 hour park. Service is friendly and the owner has a great knowledge of the items and books she stocks. Well priced and great value for money for second hand items in clean good condition. Worth a try? Absolutely. When you have finished, try Alter Ego and Co in Gilbert Street for a top quality coffee and delicious meal.