Show us your shed: 24-hour bookshop in Bardon

A shed can be many things to many people. For some, it’s a spot for work. For others, it’s a place for relaxation. Maybe yours is a bit of both. However, we have found one shed with a difference. It’s a shed with many stories to tell… literally! Logical Unsanity Books and Miscellaneous Phantasmagoria is its name… but you may know it as the book shed in Bardon.

Sitting on Morgan Terrace, the shed has no door and no closing hours. Yarran Jenkins, the shed’s founder, keeper and would-be librarian, originally opened it with a small collection of his own books. Now there are stacks on stacks and many pages to be read. Patrons are welcome to browse at their leisure, even buy a book for whatever they believe it’s worth, and it’s all done based on an honesty system. How cool is that?

Yarran tells us that people wander in at all hours of the day and night, some leaving little messages thanking him and the shed for providing a space to chill out and relax.

Others tell stories of needing a place to calm their mind, which they found amongst the aisles of Logical Unsanity Books and Miscellaneous Phantasmagoria. It just goes to show, a shed doesn’t have to have tools on the wall, a beer fridge in the corner or a half-finished project on the bench. A shed can be whatever space you want it to be.

You can check out Logical Unsanity Books and Miscellaneous Phantasmagoria at 3 Morgan Terrace, in Bardon, just off Simpson Road.