Petrarch’s Bookshop has existed in Launceston as a general bookshop since 1985, providing exceptional customer service across an ever growing range of books. Although it has been owned and operated by Peter and Rhonda Durkin for most of that time, Marcus Durkin has joined his parents in the business and is now the operational manager of the shop.The growth of the business has been based on one major ideal – customer service.Petrarch’s stocks a wide range of book categories, with special emphasis on Tasmaniania, gardening, cooking, architecture, health, art and many more. Our friendly staff are all avid readers and are happy to recommend a novel, whether it be a new release or a classic from yesteryear. Our fiction categories include crime, fantasy, historical and Australiana as well as bestselling titles. Our Children’s book section has quadrupled in size in recent years and we are delighted to attract readers from birth to young adult, for both gifts and personal reading.