The Bookshop Podcast

Ben O'Connell, O'Connell's Bookshop, Adelaide, Australia

May 30, 2022 Mandy Jackson-Beverly Season 1 Episode 140
The Bookshop Podcast
Ben O'Connell, O'Connell's Bookshop, Adelaide, Australia
Show Notes

In this episode, I chat with Ben O'Connell about running a third-generation bookshop, his love of Australian historic architecture, and the magic ingredients that make indie bookshops thrive.

O'Connell's Bookshop is Adelaide's Oldest Secondhand & Antiquarian Bookshop.  The bookshop was established in 1957 by Reg O'Connell and is now run by his grandson, Benjamin. The shelves are filled with a vast selection of books, including classics, popular fiction, art, history, Aboriginal culture, military, Australiana, music, philosophy, 'Beat' writers, children's, first occult, esoteric & attractive Folio editions.

O’Connell’s Bookshop

 A Fortunate Life, A.B. Facey

 Jack London Books

 Australian poets

 A Hunter-Gatherer’s guide to the 21st Century: Evolution and the Challenges of Modern Life, Heather Heying, Bret Weinstein

 Thomas Sowell, author

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