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Book Barn Closing times July 2024

The Book Barn, Berrima will be closing early at 3pm on Saturday 6th July and Sunday 28th July, 2024. Our normal opening hours are 9am to 5pm seven days per week.   (continued)


Book Barn Closing times August 24

The Berkelouw Book Barn at Bendooley Estate, Berrima has 16 weddings scheduled for August, 2024 and will be closing early at 3 pm on the following dates: Sat 3rd, Sun 4th, Fri 9th, Sat 10th, Sun 11th, Thurs 15th, Fri 16th, Sat 17th, Sun 18th, Thurs 22nd, Fri 23rd, Sat 24th, Sun 25th, Thurs 29t... (continued)

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Latest Book Barn book reviews


The Arabian Nights: The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Complete 6 volume set

Reviewed by Book Barn, Berrima

The latest second hand book reviews for those who enjoy to fossick and discover the unknown and the unpredictable...the joy of second hand.     Delight in our Folio Society books nestled either side of our inglenook fireplace. Founded in London in 1947, the Folio Society ... (continued)

The Penguin Story MCMXXXV-MCMLVI

Reviewed by Book Barn, Berrima

Be you a lover of the orange, blue, green, red, cerise, grey, yellow or purple covered Penguin Books, this is a fascinating account of its development published to mark its twenty-first birthday in July 1956, written by Sir William Emrys Williams, C.B.E., - associated with the firm for twenty ... (continued)
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About Berkelouw Book Barn

The Book Barn is the iconic home of our Berkelouw Book Business and is located on beautiful Bendooley Estate.

The Book Barn is a book-lovers dream, housing thousands of new, second-hand, rare and antiquarian books.  At the heart of the Book Barn is an enormous stone fireplace, inviting you to sit, relax and enjoy.

Our Rare Book Department is also sited on Bendooley Estate, in another barn just a little further down the lane.

The Book Barn is a multi-functional space. It operates as a bookshop by day, as well as housing the Bendooley Estate Restaurant. For weddings and special events, the scores of bookshelves are integrated into the end of the barn and it transforms into a magical space.

Bendooley Estate Cellar Door overlooks the Estate’s vineyard. Our Cellar Door is a captivating space for wine tastings, dining and private events. By day the space is filled with guests sampling wines and enjoying the view, by night our dinner menu takes guests on a culinary adventure as they enjoy a carefully curated menu, designed to be shared with friends.

For more information, please use the links below -

Bendooley Estate Restaurant - Please use the link to the "Dining Page" to confirm opening times and to book a table. Phone 02 4868 8788 – bookings advisable.

Cellar Door - open for tastings from 10:00am daily. Cheese & Charcuterie Boards are available during the day to be served with your wine tasting.

Phone 02 4868 8788 – bookings advisable. Groups welcome by appointment 02 4868 8788.

Bendooley Estate -  www.bendooleyestate.com.au


The Book Barn is situated on the historic Bendooley Estate. Located just outside the village of Berrima and a ten-minute drive from the town of Bowral in the NSW Southern Highlands, it is approximately 1.5 hours from Sydney and 2 hours from Canberra.

If using Google Maps or a navigator please use Berkelouw Books as your destination not the actual road number.

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Opening Hours

*Book Barn*
9am - 5pm
Please check our News page for dates when we close early for private functions.

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Bendooley Estate
3020 Old Hume Highway
NSW 2577

Tel: (02) 4868 8700 Restaurant (02) 4868 8788

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