Penny Merritt and David Syber
run a bookshop at two locations
|Penny is at
|David is at
38 Chapel St, Windsor (opposite
the Windsor Railway
Station) on the route 78/79 tram )
Glenhuntly Rd, Caulfield South
on the route 67 tram between Kooyong and Hawthorn Roads
|61 (0)3 9530
(0)3 95236686; 0419 330 268
day from midday until at least 5 PM
Thursdays, open every other day from midday until at least 5 PM
Penny's shop was established in 1992, and is home to Telzey, Pixel and
Meera who ensure that each and every book has at least one cat
hair. They also do duty in the front window exposing their
bellies to the midday sun.
As you walk into the shop, the right-hand wall is science fiction and
fantasy. The far left-hand wall is Australiana and literature (in
separate sections of course).
Penny also keeps true crime, crime fiction, The Arts, best-sellers,
psychology, philosophy, and theology, military histories, natural
histories, children's books, and other bits and pieces that defy
David has moved his shop from Saint Kilda where he was for 13 years, to
the new location in late 2005.
Still setting it up, David has 5
bookcases of cooking books, 14 of science fiction and fantasy (the
older stuff), 8 bookcases of biographies, numerous bookcases of
history, crime fiction, best-sellers, plays and poetry and literature.
Both Penny and David stock hard covers and paperbacks, with the hard
covers that have dust jackets being protected with an archival grade
plastic wrapper. The majority of the hardcover novels are first
Penny and David have been slowly listing their hard covers on the
Internet, and for this reason it is best to ring beforehand to make
certain of which shop has a book that you have found when doing an
David will be updating this page in the near future and promises to put
photographs of all the guilty parties up as well. In the meantime
if you have any enquiries please feel free to either ring or email.