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Readback Books and Aboriginal Art

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It is a must for abirigianal art

Wonderful store. Had a wide range of art work and artists. Can be cheap for the same artist here... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2018
Mary C
Daventry, United Kingdom
Incredible and Reasonable!!!!

We dropped in here for a quick look and were stunned at the great variety of art upstairs. Love... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2018
Port Macquarie, Australia
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Jun 14, 2018
“It is a must for abirigianal art”
Jun 3, 2018
“Incredible and Reasonable!!!!”
Affordable authentic Aboriginal art in the heart of Darwin. Readback is also a bookshop selling recycled books including Northern Territory historical and Indigenous books as well as a great collection of Australian fiction and LOCAL authors. Our...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
32 The Mall | Star Village, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
+61 89858885
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Reviewed 15 June 2018

Wonderful store. Had a wide range of art work and artists. Can be cheap for the same artist here then other stores as this shop works with the artists and not through a 3rd agent. you can see the artist at work. The art work...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Mary C
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

We dropped in here for a quick look and were stunned at the great variety of art upstairs. Love books but it was all about the art! A lot cheaper than a shop a few down, tons of different artists and also a couple of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ChrissyPortmacquarie
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Friendly staff. They accepted a book in good condition, and I was able to exchange it for two interesting travel books and $5.00 Superb selection of aboriginal art.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Professional-Pilgrim
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The Readback Book Exchange has an excellent stock of second-hand books, including numerous titles in such foreign languages as German. They are reasonably priced. The other attraction is the Aboriginal art gallery upstairs which contains paintings and craft work. The service was excellent. Recommended for...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Peter P
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We first came across Read Back at the Mindil Markets, but didn't buy then because of the poor light for close examination of the artwork. But we went to the shop in the Smith St Mall, armed with our discount voucher and ready to buy....More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank madpom
Reviewed 20 June 2016

This quaint secondhand Book Store and Aboriginal Art Gallery is truly amazing and is a MUST to visit. If you wish to buy Aboriginal Art it is the ONLY place to go. Invariably the artists are sitting out the front painting. Go upstairs and you...More

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank Greymad
Reviewed 6 June 2016

This book exchanges doubles as a place to purchase some great Indigenous Aboriginal artwork. The staff member, when they weren't on the phone, was very helpful. Upstairs has thousands of art work and you can just spend ages browsing around. My visit was between 3pm...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Mel H
Reviewed 6 May 2016

We saw these guys at the Mindil Markets the night before and loved a piece. We got Loretta to put it away for us and by the time we got there the next day, she'd had the artwork signed and a photo with the artist....More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Tommyp1974
Reviewed 6 December 2015

Affordable aboriginal art. Highly knowledgable shop owner who's very friendly and cares about her artists. This store doesn't rip off tourists and the indigenous artists, unlike many others in Darwin. I love this place and will be back on my next visit to Darwin.

Date of experience: June 2015
2  Thank fourgirlsmum
Reviewed 28 August 2015

We have been there three times within two days to look at all the beautiful art, admire the aboriginal ladies painting the pictures and talk with the very friendly, helpful and passionate owner. We actually did not think that we would be able to afford...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank runBerlin
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