The Book Merchant Jenkins is an antiquarian bookseller and auctioneer based in Woolloongabba, Brisbane, buying and selling new, used, and rare books in all genres; specialising in niche non-fiction with a focus on Sexuality, LGBTIQ+, Ethnopharmacology, Dance, Performance, and Art.

In 2024 Jenkins moved from West End to Woolloongabba and changed from a Weekly list format to publishing regular print catalogues and e-lists. Receiving these by email is the best way to get first pick of the rare and interesting books and other material that crosses Jenkins desk.

The Book Merchant Jenkins also conducts regular rare book auctions. The auctions are held live in our Brisbane bookstore and streamed on our website with live online bidding.

We are always buying; from single books to entire collections. Jenkins buys quality books and related materials of cultural or academic value in all genres, but is most interested in our focus areas. Read more about our buying policy.

Yarran L. Jenkins has been an independent book merchant since 2006. He is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers (ANZAAB), the Australian Booksellers Association (now BookPeople), the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA), and the Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand (BSANZ), an affiliate of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), and a graduate of the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar (CABS). He is a board member of ANZAAB and a former board member of IOBA. If you want to know more about the antiquarian book trade or joining ANZAAB, Jenkins is the association’s Membership Officer and will happily discuss the world of rare books with you.

You can read more about Jenkins in a 2021 interview with Fine Books & Collections.

Postal mail can be sent to:

The Book Merchant Jenkins
28 Burke Street
Woolloongabba QLD 4102

Phone: +61 413 469 509