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Books are one of the most popular commodities in Canberra. Home to plenty of national and independent bookshops, book fairs and a healthy second hand market, Canberrans love books. That’s why at The Auction Barn we offer plenty of reading material, including specialist and single collection book auctions. From rare first editions, to vintage Australiana and more, we have on-site paper specialists, conservators, and book collectors who can accurately assess, value, and care for your books.

Sold Lots Highlight

Antique Set of Chinese Pictorial Books 300

Set of Chinese Pictorial Books

Sold for $300

A First Edition Copy of Alices Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll with Illustrations by Arthur Rackham c.1907 471

First Edition 'Alice in Wonderland'

Sold for $471

Eight hardcover Biggles books by Captain WE Johns 140

8 Biggles Books by Cpt. WE Johns

Sold for $140

Folio Society Fairy Tale Books Grims Hans Christian Anderson Perrauls and Aesop Fables. 260

Folio Society Fairy Tales & Fables

Sold for $260

John Steinbeck Heron Books 1971 13 Volumes 200

13 Heron Books, J.Steinbeck, 1971

Sold for $200

The Great Book of Britains 1893 1993 100 Years of Britains Toy Soldiers Hard Cover Book by James Opie 296

The Great Book Of Britains, 1983-1993

Sold for $296