My wife and I just returned from a holiday in Adelaide where we shared a place with some friends and their kids. During our time there I managed to track down a few book stores. I definitely saw more Fleming / Jonathan Cape first editions there than here in Melbourne (I saw four and a later edition) and every store I visited seemed to have sold at least one first edition in the last few years.
New Morning Books, Unley - had a US hard back version of "Live And Let Die" and a movie tie-in "Casino Royale"
I also visited the Adelaide Markets where there was a small book stall and a pile of 60's Pans. Also a book exchange that was in the process of shutting down / moving, and a couple of antiquarian book sellers. Unfortunately for all of my searching I came home empty handed !
But here's a couple of photos we took during our drive home (total distance driven return was 1767 kms):
I have wanted that Penguin boxed set ever since I first heard about it. Sadly I didn't know until it had been out of print and now goes for upward of $200 in the USA where I live.
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