21. Visit Berkelouw’s Book Barn

The Berkelouw Book Barn is the iconic home of the Berkelouw Book Business and is located on the picturesque Bendooley Estate. Built early last century, and sitting just outside the quaint Southern Highlands village of Berrima, the Book Barn is a book- lovers dream, housing tens of thousands of new, secondhand, rare and antiquarian books.

At the heart of the Book Barn is an enormous stone fireplace, inviting you to sit, relax and enjoy. The Rare Book Department will find any book you may be searching for and is also sited on Bendooley Estate in another barn just a little further down the lane. The Berkelouw Book Barn houses Australia’s most atmospheric bookstore as well as the Estate’s restaurant and bar and a Cellar Door where you can enjoy coffee, lunch or a glass of wine. This spellbinding space must be experienced. For weddings and special events, the scores of bookshelves are integrated into the end of the barn and it transforms into a magical space.

Address:  “Bendooley Estate”
3020 Old Hume Highway, Berrima
Opening Hours:
*Book Barn*   Mon – Sun 9:00am – 5pm
*Rare Book Department*   Mon – Fri 8:30am – 4pm
Sat 11.00am – 3pm
Closed during special events
Website:  www.bendooleyestate.com.au/book-barn/
Phone:  02 4877 1370
Email:  events@bendooleyestate.com.au

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