Address19 Oxford St. Paddington. Sydney, NSW, 2021.
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What you should know about Berkelouw Book Sellers
The Berkelouw family has been trading in books for six generations. Books are our passion as well as our business and it is everlasting a amusement to face customers who share our love of books. Come in, meet with friends, soak up the atmosphere, and spend as much time as you like browsing through the collection. Our whole stock consists of over 2 million books comprising new, secondhand and antiquarian titles. Solomon Berkelouw traded in vellum bound theology books which were en current in the premature nineteenth century. Solomon peddled his wares on Rotterdam Quay and his clients were mainly owners and skippers of the barques that brought grain and other agricultural products from the provinces of Zealand and quid Holland to Rotterdam. The owners of barques were healthy to do citizens with a growing interest in education. Not much is known of Solomon Berkelouw except that his book selling career came to a sudden and unfortunate end. On a late winter's afternoon, with snow falling thickly all around, Solomon attempted to irritable an icy plank that connected a customer's ship to the wharf. Earlier anyone could fetch help he drowned, his jute bag packed of books sinking with him to the bottom of the icy Barbour. Solomon's young son Camel was encourage to carry on his father's trade. During the siege of Rotterdam, Berkelouw Books’ premises were bombed and its complete stock destroyed. Amongst the lost books was a collection of old bibles thought to be the most valuable in all of Europe. As Leo had left the steady many years earlier, the once successful business was brought to a standstill the labor of four generations of Rotterdam booksellers virtually wiped out in just a few years. However, Isidoor was keen to move the business out of Europe. In 1948 Isidoor liquidated his company and made the long journey to Australia. As Berkelouw's clientele and stock expanded, headquarters was relocated to 114 King St and Isidoor began to share the management of the business with his two sons, Henry and Leo. All our stores present an extensive, interesting and eclectic new book selection covering all interest areas with a particular interest in Children’s Books, pleasing stationery, as healthy as a handpicked display of sparse books. Adjoining many of our stores are the Berkelouw Cafes, a huge place to relax and enjoy ambiance. We have an overall stock in excess of 2 million books, many of which are listed and available for purchase here. An used and fertile tree of Rotterdam, Holland, now firmly planted in the soil of Australia. The Berkelouw family has traded in books for generations. Berkelouw have years of experience in providing books for interior decoration, retail and corporate displays, film, theater and commercials. We offer a comprehensive range of book binding mend services.
The Berkelouw family has traded in books for generations. Berkelouw have years of experience in providing books for interior decoration, retail and corporate displays, film, theater and commercials. We give a comprehensive range of book binding repair services.