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Welcome to The Bookshelf of Oz


This website is owned, maintained and stocked by Judy Mather, a 'retired' RN / Midwife

Quite a few websites boast that they have the 'largest range of books available on the internet'. And then go on to warn that there may be delays of up to 12 weeks between ordering and receiving a book. I run my site differently - I hand pick every book I sell and they are all genuinely in stock unless noted otherwise beside the individual title. If a book is out of stock, it will usually be available again within a few days. There are currently over 2000 titles listed and I'm adding more titles regularly. If you are searching for a particular title, please contact me - I may have it sitting here awaiting listing, or I may be able to locate it for you.

I started off selling a few of my own books online 7 years ago, and what began as an interesting pastime has developed into a more-than-full-time job. At the end of 2006 I quit my night-shift nursing job to concentrate on online retailing, setting up this website in mid-2007. I do still sell occasionally on online auction sites, but now spend most of my time building up my range of books on my own website and maintaining a high level of customer service for all my customers.

Hey look, I'm on the internet! I'm featured in an article about Online Selling in the June-July 2010 issue of Australia Post's Australia Today magazine - click here to read the article as a PDF file.

October 2010 - My partner Greg and I walked the Camino de Santiago Frances~ The Pilgrim's Path ~ in Spain. If you are interested in following our journey and seeing some amazing photos, please visit our blog Walking the Camino

April 2011 - Greg and I did a road trip across the US, from LA to Florida and back again. If you want to see where we went and who we met, click here

April - June 2012 - We went for another long walk, this time through Portugal and Spain, and you can follow our journey here - Walking the Camino in Portugal

August - September 2012 - We went for a shorter but much tougher walk, doing part of the Larapinta Trail from Ellery Creek to Simpson's Gap in the Northern Territory - click here to see some spectacular photos and to read about our adventure

But that's probably enough from me about me. Here are some comments from a few of my happy customers.


I just want to say a big thank you for the great service you have always offered. I live in Sri Lanka and have been able to get from the Bookshelf of Oz all the books I so desperately needed. The books I ordered have arrived carefully packed and in extremely good condition despite the distance. I appreciate your friendly and prompt service so much. I am simply amazed by way in which you patiently and kindly provide me with answers and solutions to all queries I have regarding the books I order, shipping etc. You have even taken the trouble to find for me whatever books I wanted. Judy, for me you are much more than the owner of Bookshelf of Oz, you are a lovely person with such unique qualities. Thank you so much. Dilki (Sri Lanka)



Many thanks for your mail confirming despatch of my gift.   Your site was easy to use.  I had previously tried to order through an Australian Online website but their site was nowhere near as friendly as yours especially for buying from the UK and then sending to someone in Australia.   I hope to be able to use you again in the future. Regards


G'day Judy

The book arrived today and I just had to say how impressed I am with your product, price and service.  I cannot give high enough marks for all three. Well done and thank you, thank you, thank you.  My partner is dealing with the horrors of chronic pain.  She heard about the book on Thursday, I ordered it on Friday night and it arrived on Tuesday morning.  What a marvel.  A big thanks from my partner too - she's already benefiting from what she's been reading. Cheers for now.
Richard ( SA)


Thank you so much for fulfilling my order of the three books. They arrived safely in the mail this morning. I must congratulate you on your service and efficiency and will certainly have no hesitation in placing further orders with you nor recommending you to other people. Rhonda (QLD)

Hi Judy, A huge thank you.My brother (from UK) ordered some books from you for my daughter for Christmas.Delivery was first class but you even went to the trouble of wrapping it for me,you are just one in a million!!! Thank You once again. Jane (NSW)


Hi Judy,
I picked up the books at the Post office today. I can't wait to see the looks of surprise on the faces of my twin girls!! The Rainbow Magic books are so much nicer than the ones that are sold in the US. Also, thanks so much for the extra book!! I really appreciate your kindness. I am sure you will be hearing from me again to order more books!!
Thank you very much. It has been a pleasure working with you!
Debra (USA)


Hi Judy, 
Just a quick note to let you know that I have received my books, thanks. 
I would like to say how delighted I am with your careful packaging ensuring the parcel arrived in pristine condition. 
Maggie's book is wonderful. I am at work and find myself delving into it when I should be working!! 
Thanks again,
Irene (NSW)


If you're still reading, here's another photo of me, hard at work! Yes, that's a pink dressing gown I'm wearing.

And here's a little fellow who visited us recently. He's sitting just outside our office window



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