Welcome

Formerly a secondhand bookshop at the front of the Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute, Minerva’s Books & Ideas now sells books online and produces creative media about the lives of books and the ideas they ignite. We live and work on Wadawurrung Country and pay our respects to traditional owners and to elders past, present and emerging.

Interesting things always going up in our online store and also on Instagram and Facebook, links at the bottom of the page : )

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Amy and Julian in the Minerva's Books shop in 2020. Both are brown haired and smiling, with full shelves of colourful secondhand books in the background
Amy and Julian in the Minerva’s Books shop in 2020

Do we buy books?

Sometimes, and we always love donations of quality books looking for new homes!

What kind of books do we buy?

We are particularly interested in local history, classic fiction, literature, culture and philosophy, and antiquarian. Feel free to drop us an email at minervasbooksballarat@gmail.com.

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