Saturday, 6 December 2014

Logical Unsanity: Brisbane's 24/7 Bookshop

Time to go insane!

Logical Unsanity Books & Miscellaneous Phantasmagoria is a growing network of bookshops and art galleries specialising in curious and collectable books, and strange and beautiful art. Last week, they opened what is believed to be Brisbane's only 24/7 bookshop! So, if you wake up at three o'clock in the morning and have a pressing need to grab a good preloved book, all you have to do is make your way through the sleepy streets of Bardon, while flying foxes and possums frolic in the branches overhead, and visit the shed at 3 Morgan Terrace. The books are mostly from $2 to $6 and can be bought by depositing the correct amount (or a little extra if you want to support this great new business) in the honesty box.

As if this wasn't exciting enough, Logical Unsanity have even grander schemes in the works. They are currently planning the development of an arts hub/school containing studios, rehearsal, performance and exhibition spaces, creative industries workshops (picture framing, bookbinding, printing, restoration, leather, wood, metal, etc.), library services, accessible future technologies, education, food and health programs.

This morning, I braved the rain and strolled down there to buy a couple of books. I also donated a couple, including a copy of my short story collection, Hoffman's Creeper and Other Disturbing Tales.


 Logical Unsanity, Kobblers
3 Morgan Tce, Bardon
Outdoor Shed Open 24×7
Indoor Bookshop & Gallery by appointment only until 2015


Unknown said...

How cool :-) I would love a bookshop open 24/7 near me. Glad Brisbane is finally making some positive changes :-)

Cameron Trost said...

It's a great initiative, isn't it, Samira? I'm thinking about going down there again tonight.

Unknown said...

Super cool :-) I must pop down sometime myself and check it out.