About Us

J. R.R Tolkien’s The Hobbit, the original illustration by the author.

We have over 14,000 secondhand books for sale. Our books are all cleaned, and whenever possible, have had stickers removed. We have many UN-listed books too, especially children’s fiction, old fiction, military/war non-fiction, and speculative fiction (fantasy, and science-fiction). Ask if we have what you’re looking for via our Submit a WANT page.

We list our books on this site – go to our Shop page, on Biblio.com and on AbeBooks.

We are located in lovely northeast Victoria, where history, wineries, mountains and rivers combine to be such a lovely place to live. Towns near us include Chiltern, Rutherglen, Beechworth, Wangratta and Wodonga. Books of Smaug acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country in our area, and pays respect to Elders past and present.

Why Books of Smaug for a name? You may know that Smaug is a fictional dragon that wallows in a cave full of gold (in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit). Our idea of heaven is being surrounded by our book hoard, and wallowing just like Smaug as we work it! So much so, that we have even termed when we look for a book for a customer as ‘smauging’!

Have fun browsing our shop – smauging through it! Let us know if we can help you find what you’re looking for!

from Lee (manager), Ken (logistics and support), and Kevee the cat (supervisor).