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Welcome to Serendipity Books


Welcome to the home of Serendipity Books, Antiquarian Booksellers of Perth, Western Australia. Established in 1974, we have issued over 600 catalogues, sent to readers, collectors and institutions around the world, and have been selling online since 1995. Our 40 years experience in mail-order bookselling ensures you can expect to receive accurately described and professionally packed books when you order from us. As members of the trade associations ANZAAB and ILAB we are bound by their rules in respect of fair trade with customers.

Please search or browse our inventory of hard to find, out of print, secondhand, and rare books. You should find all the information necessary to place an order on this website, but if you don't, please do not hesitate to email us at the email address below.

We issue regular catalogues in our specialist areas of Western Australia, Australia, Australian Aborigines, The Pacific, South East Asia, and the Humanities. These catalogues are free and available on request. Please contact us to have your name added to our mailing list.

If you find yourself in Perth, we invite you to pay us a visit. We are situated in the inner suburb of West Leederville, only five minutes by rail or car from the city centre. Our opening hours are Monday-Friday 9.30am-5.30pm, Saturday 9.30am-1.00pm.


Serendipity Books
Antiquarian Booksellers
256 Railway Parade
West Leederville WA 6007

Telephone +61-8-9382-2246
Fax +61-8-9388-2728

Proprietors Ilonka and David McGill
Some Recent Arrivals
Huxley, Thomas H.:
300.00 AUD

ALLIES FOREVER. Allies pour Toujours. A Record of War Service by Frenchmen and Belgians from Australia 1914-1918.
de Pierres, Paul:
40.00 AUD

THE MALAY ARCHIPELAGO. The Land of the Orang-Utan and the Bird of Paradise. A Narrative of Travel with Studies of Man and Nature.
Wallace, Alfred Russel:
200.00 AUD

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY AND OTHER FAIRY TALES FROM THE OLD FRENCH. Retold by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac.
1750.00 AUD

Bates, Daisy:
100.00 AUD

THE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN EXPLORATIONS OF JOHN SEPTIMUS ROE 1829-1849. Edited with an Introduction by Marion Hercock.
(Roe, John Septimus):
100.00 AUD

PRIMATES. Comparative Anatomy and Taxonomy. 8 volumes.
Osman Hill, W.C.:
600.00 AUD


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