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Petrarch's Bookshop

Petrarch’s Bookshop is an institution having existed in Launceston as a general bookshop since 1985. Although it has been owned and operated by Peter and Rhonda Durkin for most of that time, Marcus Durkin has joined his parents in the business and is now the operational manager of the shop.

Petrarch’s stocks a wide range of book categories, with special emphasis on Tasmaniania, gardening, cooking, architecture, health, art and many more.

Their children’s book section has quadrupled in size in recent years and we are delighted to say, now includes the Willow the Wonderer series.


Their rather interesting name also has an interesting story, having being inspired by Italian poet Petrarca.

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