Project Description

We’re an off grid bookshop in the Andamooka Opal Fields. We’re selling books to build an Observatory. Our interests are astronomy, astrophotography, cultural and nocturnal tours. We’re often around after sundown and a bit after. Come and enjoy the outback stars unobstructed by any light pollution. We’ve often got the scopes out and run hands on workshops such as how to do astrophotography on your phone. Keep an eye on our BLOG for news of astronomical events and new books in for sale on a great range topics covering Australiana, outback living, Aboriginal culture and tucker, survival and off grid living. There’s plenty more including books for the kids and pop culture classics!

Currently featuring works by Alex Mendelssohn (30 May 1935 – 10 December 2017), mosaic artist Trish Curnow and acrylics by Leila Day.

  • Hand sanitiser stations in place
  • Social distancing rules in place
  • Max 2 people in the Bookshop at one time

What kind of books do we sell?

Mostly second hand and rare books with a focus on Australian and Aboriginal history, gemstones, bush survival, astronomy, art, film, international relations, permaculture, modern popular fiction and non-fiction.

Check out our BLOG for the latest updates, news and offers!

For more information on the Bookshop opening times, special events and sleep overs contact: 0487112747

Opal Mining 101 Tours

Our Opal Mining tours provide time and space for you to relax, learn about opal mining, soak up the elements, explore nature and is a great way to relax.

Want to know about opal mining? How to get started and where to go?  How to get a claim? Good noodling spots? What’s the rules?

  • Opal Mining 101: Adults $45 / Kids: $20
  • Opal Mining 102 Night Mining: Adults $50 / Kids: $25

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