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By Jasmine Crittenden
September 17, 2018
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Booktown: Books, Records and Comics Sale

Some of Gould's legendary collection is up for grabs with books going for $1 each.
By Jasmine Crittenden
September 17, 2018
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UPDATE SEPTEMBER 21, 2018: It has been announced that Gould's Book Arcade is not gone for good — it will be reopening at a new location at 536 King Street. So, while its whole book collection is not up for grabs, it will be seriously downsizing.

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After more than 50 years — and almost 30 years on King Street — Gould's Book Arcade closed its doors in August. While we're mourning the loss of the literary institution, where many a Sydney Uni student spent many a night immersed in a maze of ancient titles, it's not all doom and gloom.

Firstly, Commune — an organisation dedicated to the provision of low-cost spaces for creatives and communities — is taking over, so the building won't be turned in to a towering apartment block. Secondly, before setting up, Commune is hosting Booktown — an epic sale of books, records and comics. Yep, what remains of Gould's legendary collection is up for grabs, with single books starting at $1 and boxes from $10. You can also snag records for $5 a pop.

Having kicked off on Monday, September 17, the event will continue until Sunday, September 30. And all proceeds will go towards restoring the building.

Books, Records and Comics Sale will be open from 11am–7pm daily.

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