Brick & Mortar Shop:
243 Canterbury Rd, Canterbury, VICTORIA 3126, Australia

About Us

Motor Book World (ABN:31 718 230 615) , 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 , Agricutural 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
  • Verbally – You can call us on 61 3 9830 2644  & leave a voice message & we will return your call.
  • Visiting us – Meet in person at the book shop during our trading hours as below ,or make an Appointment .
  • In JAN 2020 we will ONLY be OPEN Sat 11th Jan , Sat 18 Jan & Sat 25 Jan , FROM 11 am to 4pm , CLOSED ALL other days except by special appointment , SORRY for any INCONVENIENCE .
  • BUT we will STILL be processing & posting off ONLINE orders the same or next business day in January.

    Motor Book World
    243 Canterbury Rd
    Canterbury, VICTORIA 3126

    Trading Hours:The "bricks & mortar" MOTORBOOKWORLD book -shop in the JAN 2020 period is OPEN ONLY on Saturdays being , Sat 11 Jan  & Sat 18 Jan & Sat 25 Jan & CLOSED on all other days except by arranging a "special appointment day & time "  BUT you can purchase books ONLINE using our Website 24*7   WWW.MOTORBOOKWORLD.COM.AU  & we will despatch orders promptly , usually the same or next business day . 

    Day Opening Time  Closing Time
    Sunday Monday 
    Tues      Weds  CLOSED  
    Thurs    Friday CLOSED
    Saturday 11 JAN OPEN 11AM  4.00 PM
    Saturday 18 JAN       
    OPEN 11AM  4.00 PM 
    Saturday 25 JAN
    OPEN 11AM   4.00 PM