A couple of weeks ago my wife and I travelled to Northcote to check out the secondhand book stores.
The first was Howard Bolton Bookseller where Howard immediately greeted me as I entered the store. He then showed me a 2013 Book World Night edition of "Casino Royale", published by Vintage, from behind the counter. These editions are quite rare in Australia however I already had a copy so couldn't buy it. He also showed me what I call his "secret stash" of books (excess stock he doesn't display on his shelves) but none for me today. I will return again soon though.
Next was Brown And Bunting Booksellers just around the corner from Howard's. Unusually I could only find five Bond's in the store today so I think they've been selling a few lately.
Finally I visited Paul at Allsorts Secondhand Books just a few steps down the road. I managed to find four Bonds here but unfortunately had them all.