There are more than 50,000 books in stock at Robert Muir Old & Rare Books in Perth, Western Australia. This former horse stable is an antiquarian’s dream, housing a deep selection of Western Australiana and military titles. From there, the categories get mega-micro: Adventure Travel. Entomology. Canals & Hydrography. Refrigeration. There’s a surprise on every shelf, from mid-century classics like Wenzell Brown’s Monkey on My Back: True Dramatic Story of Young Drug Addicts (1954) to newer fare like Alexander McCall Smith’s Morality for Beautiful Girls (2002). Need a collection of vegetarian cooking tips from 1950s England? Of course you do. The books are organized to an OCD degree and the prices are a bit higher than your typical secondhand shop. If you’re just in it for the covers, look for the cheap pulp and sci-fi novels for sale near the register. Also notable is Muir’s ephemera collection, including vintage maps, advertisements, posters, and photographs dating from the 1870s to 1970s.
17 Lindsay St., Perth, Western Australia, Australia; +61-8-9228-2111.