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About Our Store

Welcome to Bellcourt Books

COVID-19.  Our shopfront will be closed temporarily from 5 pm, 27 March.

Secondhand books can be ordered online and posted as usual.

Bellcourt Books  was established in 1984 and is owned and operated by Guy and Sue Stephens. As well as new books, we have a wide range of antiquarian and good quality secondhand books.


Bellcourt Books occupies a fine old, two-storey bluestone building constructed in 1872  as a Temperance Hotel.  Hamilton lies 290 km from Melbourne in the wool-growing Western District.

Bellcourt Books is a general bookshop with an impressive range of books in stock, including many unusual titles which you may not see elsewhere. We also stock DVDs, audio books, book-lights, gift vouchers and beautiful gift cards.  The dedicated children's book room is a favourite destination for the district's younger readers and their parents.  The staff are genuine book-lovers who enjoy helping people find just the right book. 

If the book you want is not in stock we are happy to order it for you even if it is not normally available in Australia.

Old Books

Upstairs on the landing and in three other rooms there is a varied collection of thousands of antiquarian and good-quality secondhand books. They are logically arranged so that it's easy to find what you're looking for.  To search on-line for our old books, follow the link:

It will take you to our web page at Abebooks where you can browse through or search our inventory of old books and either purchase your book using the Abebooks secure transaction process or contact us and we can process the payment for you.

Mail Order

Mail orders are a normal part of our service to customers who live out of town and who can't make it into the shop.  Purchases are dispatched on the same day that the book is ordered.

Out-of Print Books

A book does not have to be old to be declared 'out-of-print'.  It means that the publisher has no more stock left and there are no plans to reprint it.  We are often able to locate such books for customers who greatly appreciate the service.  We also conduct world-wide searches for old and rare books. 


The time has finally come for the owners to call it a day.  We are both past the normal retirement age, having had a rewarding and intensely interesting career as booksellers, and are looking forward to spending more time in the garden and with our family. 

The town of Hamilton in Victoria's famous Western District is a truly great place to live. It is situated within easy driving distance of the Grampians, Port Fairy, Warrnambool and the Coonawarra wine region. There are state and private colleges and primary schools, excellent outdoor and indoor sporting and swimming facilities, cinema, highly regarded art gallery, affordable housing, a very well equipped hospital and three medical clinics.

Bellcourt Books is situated in the tree-lined main street of the CBD, close to the Post Office. Our landlord is marvellous and the rent is extremely reasonable.

If you are interested, get in touch for a chat.