The Fine Print

Search and Order

Searching is easy. Simply browse the categories on the left, or type in the title or keywords in the search window at the top of any page. To order books simply choose to ADD TO CART. If you cannot find what you want then you can ask our staff to track it down for you, from a new release title to the rare and obscure. With our extensive knowledge, plus the resources of our suppliers in the US and UK, there's very little we can't find. Email us at

Prices and availability

All prices are quoted in Australian dollars and are Goods and Services Tax (GST ) inclusive. Occasionally prices may change for reasons beyond our control and in this case we reserve the right to vary advertised prices. We will contact you to confirm delivery and pricing details before processing your order. Just click to make an enquiry and our staff will get back to you promptly.

Your Privacy

BRTD undertakes to comply with the Privacy Act (1988) of the Commonwealth of Australia and relevant amendments. We guard the information you entrust us with and will not release your information to any third party without your permission, except where required to by law.

Packing and Post

BRTD uses Australia post for all deliveries within Australia. For a small extra cost we can dispatch in trackable Australia Post bags. Local customers may choose to save the cost of packing and post and collect the book from the store.Our delivery fee within Australia is $6.95 for regular post, $12.00 for Express Post up to 3kgs and $20 for any Express Post Item up to 5kgs.


If a book is faulty in any way, e.g. if it is misbound or the printing is illegible, BRTD will replace the item at our cost provided it is returned within 30 days of placing the order. Return the order to our address below in the original packing and we will replace the book and refund your postage. Should you change your mind once you have received the order, BRTD will exchange or offer a credit note only if the order is returned to the address below in a mint, unread condition together with proof-of-purchase within 14 days of the goods being posted from us to you. Better Read Than Dead Bookstore 265 King Street Newtown, NSW 2042 Australia

Club Read

Club Read is our frequent shopper program which rewards customers who regularly shop with BRTD. When a Club Read member spends more than $150.00 BRTD rebates 10% of the total purchases by gift voucher. Note: the rebates are processed at the end of every month. Purchases both on-line and in-store accrue to your Club Read total.For any online orders please make a note that you are a Club Read Member

Contact BRTD

Better Read Than Dead 265 King Street Newtown, NSW 2042 AUSTRALIA. Tel: (+ 61 2) 9557 8700 Fax: (+ 61 2) 9557 8560

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