It’s the Hunter street store that has been keeping people in preloved books, records and CDs for longer than most of us can remember.
But now, after an astonishing 50 years, Rice’s Bookshop is saying goodbye to its Newcastle West digs – but don’t worry audio and bibliophiles – it’s not all bad news.
That’s because the iconic second-hand culture emporium is setting up shop at 175 Maitland Road, Tighes Hill, next door to Birdy’s Cafe.
“Dear customers,” a sign posted out the front of the store read.
“Rice’s Bookshop is 50 years old and is finally leaving home.”
Also, there’s even more reason to drop in to the Newcastle west store because they are currently having a moving sale where you can score a discount of up to 50 per cent!
How good is that?
For this writer, the move is definitely bittersweet as much of my record collection was purchased from within those walls -not least of which my MINT condition copy of The Who Sell Out!
Thanks, Rice’s. Newcastle West will miss you, but we can’t wait for the next chapter!