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You've read the stories, extracts and reviews, you've found out about the authors ... so now it's time to go shopping!

Infinity plus is an entirely free service: all of our contributors have put their work on the site without payment. If you like what you've read, then a good way to repay their generosity is to buy their books.

...And a good way to make a small contribution to the running costs of this site is to follow a link from infinity plus to Amazon (in the US or UK) or Alibris (secondhand books) to do your shopping:

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But you don't have to use these links, of course. Farther down this page we feature links to bookshops around the world, grouped by country. Most offer mail order services. If you have a favourite bookshop that isn't listed here just let us know. Infinity plus exists to promote the best in sf and fantasy, and the specialist dealers play an important part in that.

Another excellent source of bookshop information is Evelyn Leeper's Bookstores Around the World.

Find a bookshop in...
** Australia ** Canada ** Internet ** Republic of Ireland ** United Kingdom ** United States of America **


Our thanks to Peter Hollo for information about Australian bookstores.

Dymocks SF Bookshop, basement of Dymocks, 424-430 George Street, Sydney.
Dymocks is a non-specialist bookstore chain, but the city store downstairs has an sf section which is very good.

Galaxy Bookshop, 143 York Street, Sydney
A large store, big selection, helpful staff.

Gaslight Books, Unit 10, 83 Wollongong Street, Fyshwick ACT 2609 (Canberra)

Infinitas Bookshop (May 2004: about to relocate to Shop 22, Civic Arcade, 48-50 George Street, Parramatta).
Based in Sydney's west, Infinitas is a very friendly sf/fantasy specialist store. The staff are knowledgeable (editor Bill Congreve still works behind the counter sometimes) and helpful, and they have a great dedication to Australian authors. Writers' groups meet there, and there are frequent meet-the-author sessions with readings.

Known Space Books, 108 Gawler Place, Adelaide SA 5000
Go up a small staircase into a dimly-lit sprawling shop, mostly second-hand, with two ladies behind the desk who gossip and go through enormous piles of books. Lots of gems...

Minotaur, 121 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 Also a comics store, but a large and good sf specialist too. Not quite as good as Slow Glass.

Pulp Fiction, Anzac Square Arcade Shop 28, 267 Edward St, Brisbane QLD 4000
Not that large, but the best there is in Brisbane - sf and crime specialists.

Slow Glass Books, 305 Swanston Street, Melbourne Vic 3000.
One of the best sf specialists in Australia, great range and staff who know what they're on about.

Supernova Books, 135 William St, Perth WA 6000

David Syber's Books, 19a Carlisle St, St Kilda VIC 3182
Strongly recommended for second-hand.

Penny Syber's Books, 38 Chapel St, Windsor VIC 3181
Strongly recommended for second-hand.

A Touch of Strange, Hay Street, Subiaco WA 6008 (Perth)


Pandora's Books, mail order
Specialises in out of print sf, fantasy, horror & mystery.


{Note: as local postage rates still apply, WWW-based bookshops are not yet as international a resource as the web itself; many of the bookshops listed by country also provide a WWW book-selling service.}
A very good source for out-of-print and second-hand books, and you can then contact the actual bookseller directly once you've found a book...

A meta-bookshop: searches several online catalogues to find you the best deal.

Claims to find the out of stock or out-of-print books you thought you couldn't. Buy a book by following one of our Alibris links and infinity plus benefits.

Amazon, USA
Buy a book (or any other product) by following an Amazon link from this site and you might just keep us going...

Amazon, UK
The UK branch of Amazon. Buy a book (or any other product) by following an Amazon link from this site and you might just keep us going...

The Australian Online Bookshop, Australia
Sells books on all subjects but specialises in computer books, science fiction, fantasy, and Australian books of all types.

Basement Full of Books
Cooperative venture, whereby you can buy books direct from the authors.

The Vintage Library, USA
Internet bookshop with an emphasis on the hard to find.

Republic of Ireland

Forbidden Planet
Branches at: 36 Dawson Street, Dublin; 9/10 Patrick Street, Limerick.

United Kingdom

451f, Wigtown
High quality comics, wide range of poetry, SF and horror. Rotgut to distilled essence...

AA1 Books, Wigtown
Science fiction, fantasy and mysteries: a very large stock. Unit 3, Duncan Park, Wigtown DG8 9JD. Shop telephone number 01988 402434; office 01988 4023241. Website:; email address:

Andromeda, Birmingham
New and used sf & fantasy.

At the Sign of the Dragon, Wigtown
SF, fantasy and detective fiction; magazines and books; new and secondhand. Sell online and also send out catalogues by mail. Based in the Scottish Booktown.

The Aust Gate, Oxford
13 Yew Close, Greater Leys, Oxford OX4 7UX.

BBR Distribution, mail order
An excellent source of books and magazines from independent publishers around the world.

Cold Tonnage Books
Collectable new and out of print SF, Fantasy and Supernatural fiction.

Concharbooks, Cardiff
Secondhand/used books in 50+ categories, from antiquarian first-edition factual books to all types of fiction, especially scifi. A fun and extensive bookstore with a radical Celtic flavour, selling to all over the world.

Fantast, mail order
"Any British book in print." Fantast (Medway) Ltd, PO Box 23, Upwell, Wisbech, Cambs, PE14 9BU.

Fantastic Literature, mail order & online
"The UK's biggest online out-of-print science fiction, fantasy and horror genre bookshop". 35 The Ramparts, Rayleigh, Essex SS6 8PY.

Forbidden Planet, London
Branches at: 30 Penn Street, Bristol; 60 Burleigh Street, Cambridge; 5 Duke Street, Cardiff; 31 Cross Cheaping, Coventry; 175 North End, Croydon; 3 Teviot Place, Edinburgh; 168 Buchanan Street, Glasgow; 92 Bold Street, Liverpool; 71-75 New Oxford Street, London; 59 Grainger Street, Newcastle; Broadmarsh Centre, Nottingham.

New Worlds, London
Part of Maxim Jakubowski's Murder One.

Riley Books, Lancashire
Hard to find, out of print, used, and rare history, biographies, first editions, science fiction, fantasy, horror and folio books, plus a large stock of general fiction.

Solaris Books
Large stock of secondhand books, paperbacks and magazines, catalogues twice a year, regularly updated on-line catalogue.

Starmakers, Scotland
Web presence of the James Thin/Volume One SF bookshop.

Thornton's Bookshop
New, used and rare general books. Internet and mail order only.
65 St Luke's Road, Oxford OX4 3JE.

Transformer, Wigtown
Claims the largest science fiction and fantasy stock in Scotland. "Open by appointment or chance, and mos afternoons in the summer." Mail order welcome.
26 Bladnoch, Wigtown DG8 9AB

Transreal Fiction, 7 Cowgatehead, The Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 1JY (tel 0131 226 2822)
A bookshop for lovers of written sf, open Monday to Saturday - you get personal attention from the owner, who's been in sf bookselling in some form or other for around 20 years.

Zardoz Books
An internet bookstore with their own warehouse of 70,000 secondhand books, specialising in out of print paperback fiction, especially science fiction, crime/mystery, war fact/fiction, westerns, etc.

United States of America

Barnes and Noble, national chain

Blue Moon Books, Oregon

Booksmith, 1644 Haight Street, San Francisco, California
Big independent bookshop.

Borders, national chain

Chronicles Bookshop, 322 S Shelby #505, Shelbina, Missouri
SF, fantasy, horror & mystery.

Dangerous Visions, Sherman Oaks, California

Dark Carnival, Berkeley, California

Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego, California

Future Fantasy, 3705 El Camion Real, Palo Alto, California
SF, fantasy & mysteries.

Robert Gavora Fine and Rare Books, Talent, Oregon
SF, horror & mysteries.

Barry R Levin, 720 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, California 90401-2602
SF & fantasy rarities.

The Other Change of Hobbit, Berkeley, California

Pandemonium Books & Games, Boston, Massachusetts
SF, fantasy & horror books & games.

Phantom Book Shop, Ventura, California
New & used sf, fantasy & mysteries.

Science Fiction, Mysteries, and More!, New York city

Sci-Fi Arizona
Run by sf author Michael McCollum.

The Stars Our Destination, Chicago, Illinois

Tall Tales, 16219 SE 137th Pl, Renton, WA 98059
"Fine speculative fiction first editions."

Wrigley-Cross Books, Portland, Oregon
Bookshop run by fans.

Mark V Ziesing, mail order
General and specialist books, new and used. Ziesing is also one of the best independent publishers.

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