Welcome to Shiny Owl Books, a general second-hand bookshop in Mona Vale, Pittwater with four rooms and about 15,000 books in the shop. We sell a wide variety of Fiction, Factual and Childrens Books including many thousands of paperback novels, childrens books and popular non-fiction titles


Online we list up to 10,000 books and constantly seek to refresh and embellish our offerings - see our categories list or use Search. It's a 24/7 service for order placement. Not for picking and shipping though, we must sleep sometimes !


15% discounts are now available for online customers. If you buy 3 books or more enter VACCINE in the Promo code section of the shopping cart. How good is that !

In the Mona Vale shop discounts are as follows:-
15% discount for 3 or 4 books and 20% off the total price for 5 books or more !
This discount is for ALL our book stock. 

Shop Hours

Opening times for the current & following months can be viewed in the CALENDAR
Generally though the following applies :
Monday - Closed
Tuesday to Friday - 10 to 5
Saturday - 9 to 4 
Sun & Public Holidays - Closed - (also closed Easter Saturday)

Currently accepting all donations of books (not magazines), you should first paper recycle fair or poor condition fiction paperbacks. Even charity shops don't need or want them. More than two boxes? Please contact us first so we can prepare space.


Want to try selling books to us ? Please click in Books to Sell ? link to the left for details. Note that if we buy some of your books (and we are picky ), we will not accept the rest of the books as a donation or for a nominal sum. Again it is crucial you contact us before coming in - the book buyer is not always available.

First view the opening days from the calendar, note that not all books advertised here are held in the shop. Also they may have just sold. It is very advisable to call first to ensure we can locate and reserve books you are interested in. Books can be reserved for a week or so upon request.