And this is the wall of Penguins I found for sale at Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books in Katoomba, with even more Penguins on the white bookcase in the foreground of the picture, and others in the discount bin at the front door. Most Penguins on the shelves were priced at $4.50 or $5.50; those in the discount bin were priced at $3.00.
Katoomba seemed to be a town filled with bookshops and antique stores, and I found a few old Penguins in some of the other shops, although the best was the Salvos store on Waratah Street which had several selling at 50 cents each.
|A search of Google Maps suggested that the town of Bowral was going to be filled with secondhand bookshops, but this proved not to be the case. There were only two and one of those was mostly devoted to hardbacks. However, the other was Bong-Bong Books, and it was certainly worth the detour off the Hume Highway, as they had loads of Penguins priced between $1.50 and $4.00. Apparently Bong-Bong Books is the bookshop featured in the video clip for Alex Lloyd's song Amazing (at 2.49). The owner directed us to the nearby Berkelouw Book Barn in Berrima, which was unfortunately closed for renovations, but I could see their warehoused stock which included a number of very old and well-preserved Penguins.|
|And the Already Read Bookshop in Euroa helpfully keeps all their Penguins housed together, all priced at only $2.00 each|