Hello from Scamander, Tasmania

This site will soon show some of our activities here at Scamander Trading & Post Office. Our opening hours are: Monday to Friday, 8.30am-5pm (Excluding public holidays).

We sell second-hand books and presently have about 5,0000 titles. Some of these will be listed for sale on line.

We serve great coffee from Coffee Republic in Launceston who import and roast their own beans.

There are model trains running through the shop. At the moment there is an HO track which runs overhead throughout and a O-scale layout under the front window.

And as we are a licensed Post Office we also supply postal services.

More soon . . .
Bob & Virginia Dickason

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An O-scale logging layout.

A quiet bush road with a rail terminus and log loading plaatform. A Lionel 0-4-0 chuggs its way to the sawmill down the track.

O-scale Lionel model train

A Lionel “Rock Island” 0-4-0 rounds the bend at the far end of the layout.

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There are model trains overhead…

There is an HO track (plan soon) that runs overhead throughout the shop – a scale distance of about 4km!

Model train

This Marklin 4-6-2 steam locomotive is one of several HO trains that run through the shop.

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The things people post …

Sometimes people show us what they are about to post – couldn’t resist this one.

Tye-died baby clothes

Phoenix, who hails from California, showed us her dyeing skills on suits for her young relative.


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Behold! A maker of great coffee

Virginia at the coffee counter.

Virginia makes great coffee.

We take pride in our coffee.

First, our milk. We use full cream Pyengana milk -pasteurised but not homogenised – from happy cows from the greenest most beautiful part of Tasmania. Pyengana dairy has won a number of awards for its products and is about 40 minutes drive north of Scamander. Our low fat milk is from Tasmanian owned Betta and we have Vitasoy soy milk.

Second, the coffee. Imported and roasted personally by Robin Smith, owner of Coffee Republic in Brisbane St Mall, Launceston. His barista is terrific – check him out.

Third, the making. Cappuccino, latté, flat white, espresso, macciato, moccha and baby-cino are all familiar to us. Would you like a half shot, full or double? We also have hazlenut, vanilla and caramel syrups. To have here or to take away.

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Browse a book, enjoy a coffee, organise your mail…

Coffee in the bookshop

Take your time – you can’t hurry a good book or a good letter

Sitting in the bookshop

Myra and Linden taking it easy


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A coffee and almond croissant

We hope you enjoy the atmosphere. You are welcome to browse the shelves all day. We have a wide range of titles and authors.

Coffee and Almond Croissant

Fresh ground coffee, a home-made almond croissant and the time to browse a few books – Pic by Dale Matheson.

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