Fitzroy, for anyone who doesn’t live in or doesn’t know Melbourne very well, is an inner suburb of Melbourne, Victoria. It has history and by Australian standards quite a lot of it and this book is 354 pages of it. Local histories overall seem to do quite well on line (…this means they sell). I know that I personally have searched, found and bought a book on line, about a suburb of Melbourne that I lived in for many years. At the time of wanting a history (any history) of this area i figured that if I went looking for something so specific in bookshops, new or secondhand, I would have buckleys of finding anything and sure enough after searching on line, a bookseller close by had a title for me (strangely it was in Fitzroy… Pamela Bakes). Country town histories smaller and larger (towns and histories) often get quite a bit of interest on ebay (…this means they sell) … from my experience it seems that larger cities get slightly less interest. This book is a good example. The current Abe price on this title is between $230 and $290 Australian… so I ask myself why didn’t my copy sell for the $79.50 I had it listed for on ebay. This was the second time I had it listed, the first time was for $99.50. I have consulted with some other book dealers and indeed the book is rare and worth $ and often sells for $$$, so the price is good. I am willing to admit the copy I have does have some wear, which is why I had it listed at these low, low prices. At the same time as not selling this book, I also didn’t sell a history of Sydney Road, also in Melbourne (there were some other books I didn’t sell… too many to mention here right now). Both of these non sales have me puzzled. Maybe my own experience is overshadowing the real sellability of these books or…..?.