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Meet the 24-Hour Brisbane Bookshop That Operates on an Honour System

Bring your conscience to the wonderfully-named Logical Unsanity.
By Sarah Ward
December 21, 2015
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Meet the 24-Hour Brisbane Bookshop That Operates on an Honour System

Bring your conscience to the wonderfully-named Logical Unsanity.
By Sarah Ward
December 21, 2015
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Are you a night owl and a bookworm? Do you run out of reading material when everyone else is sleeping, and just can't wait to find another novel to devour? And, are you an honest sort who would happily pay a fair price for a secondhand text, even if no one is watching?

If you answered yes to all of the above, then Logical Unsanity's 24 Hour Book Shed in Bardon is about to become your favourite place. Yes, it's open all day, every day — and all evening too. Yes, it's frequently unmanned, leaving eager readers to browse towers of tomes until they see fit. And yes, you determine the cost of your stack of pre-loved literary finds, leaving your payment in an honesty box.

Think of it as a library where you get to keep the printed treasures you seek, while contributing to the store's survival. Prices are written inside the covers of each book, but they're just a suggestion. Along with your nominated amount of cash, you can also leave selections from your own shelves for other literary buffs to discover.

If you're after something closer to a more traditional shop, a bookstore and art gallery also operates in the same space at selected times — and if perusing market-style is more your thing, you can find Logical Unsanity at the Boundary Street Markets in West End on weekends as well. After shopping whenever it suits you and paying whatever you like, though, you probably won't want to go back to the typical book-buying experience.

Find the Logical Unsanity 24 Hour Book Shed at 3 Morgan Terrace, Bardon. Visit their website or Facebook page for more information.

Image: Dollar Photo Club.

Published on December 21, 2015 by Sarah Ward

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