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Howden Medical Books Pty Ltd

Howden Medical Books has been established for over 30 years.  We were originally based in Sydney, NSW, where the business was founded by Conrad Howden (hence the name!) and then bought by David Leask. It has been in the Leask family ever since.   David and his wife Anda had a shop in Darlinghurst, and later moved the business up the coast to Ballina.   Our office is based in Mitcham, Victoria, with David’s son Tim and his wife Jane at the helm, as David passed away in August 2012.

We regularly supplied books from all the major publishers such as Elsevier, Wolters Kluwer, ARP Press, WHO Press, ASCP, Wiley, McGraw-Hill, Taylor & Francis, and Springer. At Howden Medical Books we specialized in finding difficult to source books.

Now in February 2022, Tim and Jane, sadly announce that no more orders will be taken.  It is expected that the business will close before the end of 2022.  This is due to the reduction in book buying due to COVID-19.

Tim and Jane really appreciate all the loyal and supportive customers who have ordered books over the past 30 years or so.

Tim and Jane can be contacted at sales@howmed.com.au, if anyone has questions regarding past orders or would like suggestions of future book suppliers, or would like their final booklist to use as a reference.

The website will exist for the time being, but won’t be updated.

Very best wishes to all.