The Booklegger: Orders

24 – 26 second avenue box hill north
3129 victoria, australia
phone: (03) 9898 9528 fax: (03) 9899 4065
© Copyright The Booklegger 2011

Rick Susman of The Booklegger, a bookseller and collection development specialist for middle/high school libraries, especially IB ones, has a showroom in Melbourne, Australia, with over 50,000 international secondary non-fiction and reference books on display.  He also produces book lists of titles available for ordering 4-5 times a year. 

If ISLN members coordinate their ordering times, Rick will consolidate our orders into one shipment, e.g., to AISS, thereby saving on the shipping costs.

Contact Rick at or if you want to be put on his mailing list.

For more information about Rick, including a list of schools he has done collection development work for, see:  The Booklegger webpage.  See also Rick's profile on LinkedIn.   To read an article by Rick which will be published in Australia this year, see: Libraries setting the agenda for research [PDF for download]

March 2011 Mailer #1 from The Booklegger.

posted Mar 23, 2011, 8:49 PM by Katie Day   [ updated Mar 23, 2011, 9:42 PM by Linda Twitchett ]

The following letter accompanied Mailer #1 from Rick: click here to download the PDF of #1 - 2011

March 2011

Singapore International School Librarians

Greetings to you from The Booklegger in Melbourne, Australia. On my recent visit to Singapore to work with Linda Twitchett & Katie Day, I had the great pleasure of meeting with a number of members of your association.  

                   Several of you expressed an interest in purchasing from our mailers (which we have been sending to all Australian High Schools for 20 years). Linda very generously offered that if any Singapore schools wished to order from us, we could consolidate all the shipping and send everything via AIS. This could be done quite easily, as individual boxes can be marked school by school.

                   The current mailer is to be posted to Australian schools next week and includes a large selection of original reviews of books across every curriculum area. They are a combination or recent releases and bargains that we have sourced from publishers & distributors in Europe, the UK & US.        

                   All Singapore schools will be exempt from the 10% GST applied in Australia – this means that on large consolidated orders, the freight will be close to covered by this amount, i.e., your total cost will be similar to the prices marked.

                  The titles in this mailer represent only a small fraction of the 50,000 high school curriculum-related, non-fiction & reference titles in The Booklegger’s showroom & warehouse. We are also very happy to work with any of you in suggesting titles appropriate for any curriculum requirement or assignment. If you wish to order from us, could you please send your details to us at so we can set up an account for you.

                    I hope to meet more of you in person on my next visit to Singapore, later this year.

                    Warm regards,

           Rick Susman.

Managing Director

May ISLN order closing 31 May.

posted Feb 26, 2011, 12:22 AM by ISLNSingapore   [ updated Mar 23, 2011, 9:49 PM by Linda Twitchett ]

Linda Twitchett (AISS) hopes to put an order in to the Booklegger at the end of May.  Contact her if you are interested in sharing the shipping costs with her -- (

May 2011 Mailer #2 from The Booklegger.

Here is Rick's May book mailing: May 2010 PDF   (NB: Prices in Australian dollars)

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Katie Day,
Mar 23, 2011, 8:48 PM