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About Us

About Us

OPEN at the physical ” bricks and mortar ” Bookshop ONLY on THURSDAYS and SATURDAYS but ONLINE / PHONE SALES STILL OPERATING 24/7

Motor Book World located in Australia, is a specialist Motoring Bookshop and Literature retailer dealing in the sale of new and out of print and often rare items. We carry a huge collection and stock of Motoring books and Automotive Literature. Since its inception in 1995 we have been offering a service in providing customers with the books and literature they need or if we do not have it we will try and source it to fulfil a customer’s requirement.

We have Motoring books and literature from around the world, but to make it easier for our customers to search we have divided our collection into Categories listed below, but not limited to these Categories as we are adding newly acquired items to stock all the time :

  • Make / Marque Histories – New | Used | Out of print titles including ultra-rare items
  • Biography – of Motor industry and racing identities, new and out of print
  • General Motoring – History Books and Annuals – vintage , veteran and the more modern era
  • Workshop Manuals – on Cars ,Trucks , Agricultural vehicles ( Tractors etc) , Boat engines and Motorcycles
  • Owner Hand Books / Glovebox Manuals
  • Spare Parts Catalogues
  • Sales Literature – Brochures , Folders , Dealer Posters ,Calendars , both rare old items and new old stock
  • Magazines on Motoring – From around the world from 1940’s to 2015 or later
  • Motor Racing and Racing cars – Books ,Histories, Annuals and Race Programs, both new and out of print titles
  • Motorcycle – Technical manuals , History Books & Magazines
  • Technical – “how to do it ” books – new and out of print from all eras

Motor Book World provides a search service for that particular piece of automotive literature that you can’t find easily, if it is not immediately available we will place your request on our waiting list and will inform you once we have got that piece in our stock.

Motor Book World is always looking to extend our stock of motoring literature, and we encourage sellers to send us lists of available items, (including detail of condition), via any means listed below and we will indicate what we are currently interested in acquiring.

We are always keen to hear from our customers. There are multiple ways you can make enquiries and requests or share your thoughts with us:

  • Virtually – send us an email on
  • Verbally – You can call us on 61 3 9830 2644 & leave a message & we will return your call.
  • Visiting us bricks n mortar physical BOOKSHOP NORMALLY OPEN on THURSDAYS & SATURDAYS or by special APPOINTMENT other days .
  •  24/7 online /phone orders or by special appointment.
  • Contact remains the same BUT Our POSTAL ADDRESS  is PO BOX 504 Canterbury Vic 3126

Motor Book World, PO BOX 504, Canterbury, VIC 3126, AUSTRALIA

Trading Hours: The “bricks & mortar” MOTORBOOKWORLD book shop has MOVED and is now open on Thurs and Saturdays only or by “special appointment” on other days or you can purchase books ONLINE 24*7 using our Website 24*7 WWW.MOTORBOOKWORLD.COM.AU & we will dispatch ORDERS promptly, usually the same or next business day.

Mon CLOSED but ONLINE 24/7
Tues by special appt or ONLINE 24/7
Weds by special appt or ONLINE 24/7
Thur 11:00 AM 05:00 PM
Fri by  special appt or ONLINE 24/7
Sat 11:00 AM 05:00 PM