FAQ

How much is postage in Australia?

Australian orders delivery price is a flat rate of $14.95 via standard Parcel Post delivery through Australia Post with tracking notification is emailed to you once the book is in the mail. For Express orders please email me at info@milkbarsbook.com 

Do you ship the book internationally and what are the costs?

All international orders are $69.95 Air Mail with tracking.

How long does delivery take?

Please allow 4 - 7 business days for delivery of books within Australia. Books are processed and posted Monday - Friday from Melbourne Metro so orders placed within Victoria will be delivered within 4 business days depending on the time or ordering. Other states in Australia please allow 7 business days for delivery. For international orders please allow a minimum of 14 business days for delivery. 

Is the book stocked in bookstores?

The book is a self published one man show and although it would be nice to have the book stocked Australia-wide in all good bookstores and outlets but the logistics of this without a distributor is not viable as a self publisher. Some books are available in select stores in Melbourne which are listed below, more are to come. Check back here for updated stockists across Australia and ask your local bookstore to order you in a copy!

VIC

  • Happy Valley Shop, 294 Smith St, Collingwood. (Stock incoming)
  • Metropolis Books, Curtin House, 252 Swanston St, Melbourne. (Stock incoming)
  • The Boroughs, 345 Lygon St, Brunswick East.
  • The Grumpy Swimmer, 110 Ormond Rd, Elwood.
  • Andrews Bookshop, 183 Upper Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe.
  • Brunswick Bound, 361 Sydney Rd, Brunswick.

South Australia

  • Bluey Boronia, Shop 11, Topham Mall, Adelaide (Stock incoming)

Booksellers please email info@milkbarsbook.com to enquire about the trade price for the book and to place your order. Delivery in Melbourne Metro is free.

Can I borrow the book from my local library?

The book is available in select libraries and can be made available Australia wide. Ask your local library to order in a copy through this website. Visit the book listing at the National Library of Australia's database TROVE, to find it in your local library - https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/230679233?q=the+milk+bars+book&c=book&versionId=254184076

How big is the book?

Huge! The book is 426 pages, 450mm high by 460mm wide with a thickness of 5mm and weighs 2.5kg. It is a tome to the Aussie milk bar.

What type of packaging is the book shipped in?

Each book is bubble wrapped inside a sturdy cardboard foldable book mailer, which is then placed inside a larger box. The book comes with complimentary mixed lollies book marks.

Who published the book?

I self published the book via a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign in 2018. The book is an independent publication which was written, photographed, designed and researched by myself over the last 6-7 years. It is not attached to a publisher or distributor so when you buy the book you are 100% supporting the author.

How many copies are printed?

Limited Stock! The book is a limited small print run of only 1000 copies, 600 of which were already pre-sold through the Kickstarter campaign in 2018 and pre-orders since the campaign ended in April 2018. So get in quick before they all sell out!

Was the book printed offshore?

The book is proudly printed and bound in Melbourne, Australia by Ellikon Fine Printers. This is an Australian story and I am so proud that the book has been 100% Made in Australia. Fun fact: Ellikon is behind the old MacRobertson's Chocolate's factory in Collingwood, the inventor of the Freddo Frog! 

Will there be a second edition?

At this stage that is unlikely. I would love this book to be reprinted but unfortunately at this stage there is no plan to do a second run, unless the book gets picked up by a publisher or another crowdfunding campaign is launched which can be quite risky for a second edition / pre-print of a book. 

Can you sign my book?

Each book comes signed by Eamon Donnelly on a letterpress card inserted at the front mixed lollies end paper. 

Do you offer discounts on larger quantities or corporate gifts?

Yes I can offer discounts, please email me at info@milkbarsbook.com and I can work out a discount for your order. 

Refund and Return Policy

For all returns please email me with your order number and reason for return. Returns are only accepted within 30 days of placing your order.