The Book Merchant Jenkins

Established in 2006


    Sexuality LGBTIQ+ Erotica Art Womens Studies Counter culture

The Book Merchant Jenkins is a general antiquarian bookstore in West End, Brisbane, buying and selling new, used, and rare books in all genres; specialising in niche non-fiction with a focus on Sexuality, LGBTIQ+, Ethnopharmacology, Dance, Performance, and Art.

We publish a list of newly catalogued material every Wednesday, The Weekly Jenkins. This is the best way to discover our weird and wonderful books, though there are plenty more in the shop that are not on the website. When visiting our store in person you will most likely find Jenkins sitting at his desk with a pencil behind his ear cataloguing books; he will leave you to browse peacefully but be happy to answer your questions about books or help you find something you saw on the website.

The Book Merchant Jenkins also conducts regular rare book auctions (around once a month). The auctions are held live in our West End store and streamed on our website with live online bidding.

We are always buying; from single books to entire collections. Jenkins buys quality books and related materials of cultural or academic value in all genres, but is most interested in our focus areas. Read more about our buying policy.

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19 Dornoch Terrace West End, 4101 Australia Get Directions


Store Hours
In-store hours are Thursday: 10am-7pm, Friday & Saturday: 10am to 4pm, and by chance or appointment. Online orders and enquiries processed 7 days a week.