About Us

Rare Aviation Books is a specialised bookshop selling aviation books, magazines, and ephemera from all eras and in all categories. We are the only rare bookstore in the world with an exclusive specialty in aviation.


The bookshop is located in The Rocks precinct of Sydney, walking distance from Circular Quay, Wynyard, Barangaroo, and the Sydney CBD. The 311 bus comes directly to our door.

Located nearby are the Rocks Market, more than 10 gastro pubs, the acclaimed restaurant area of Barangaroo, and the unique Headland Park. 

Opening Hours

By appointment only.

Collection and stock

The bookshop contains over 500+ volumes; mostly first editions of World War I and between the war titles. Our book depository contains an additional 2,000+ aviation books, magazines, toy soldiers, and travel agent plane models from all eras. Our stock contains early and difficult to find aviation books and magazines in English, French, German, Italian and others. All books, magazines, and other items are in good to excellent collectable condition. 

Technical items

We are engineers with an interest in early aviation and aeronautical research, manufacturing, power plants, and flight instruction. We have been able to help many customers with their technical research into early flying subjects, engine restoration efforts, and structural restoration projects.


In addition to selling aviation books, magazines, and ephemera, we are always in the market to buy good quality aviation items of all kinds. Single volumes, sets, and whole libraries are welcome. 

New stock

We are always adding to our stock, either from collections we purchase or from new cataloguing of our book depository inventory. If you do not see the book or magazine you want, just ask. We probably have the item; and in good condition.

Commitment to customers

The Company staff are always pleased to discuss our book, magazine, and ephemera items; and we welcome customer’s enquiries of all types. All items purchased from the company are covered by a 100% refund policy. If the item is considered to be not as described, or not what you want, return the item for a full refund of the price and shipping cost with no questions asked.

Banking Information

Direct deposit or wire transfer to our bank account can be made as follows. Please list the Invoice Number on the remittance instructions:

Bank name: ANZ - The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited

Bank address: 242 Pit Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Swift code: ANZBAU3M

BSB: 012013

Account name: Rare Aviation Books

Account No.: 194821762