Dear Reader,

I write to inform you that Sequel Books & Stationery has entered into liquidation.

This decision was made after careful consideration and with profound regret. The economic challenges proved insurmountable for our business, leading to the difficult conclusion of nearly three decades of operation.

I extend my deepest gratitude to the schools, customers, and suppliers who have supported Sequel throughout the years. Your loyalty and patronage have been invaluable to us.

My heartfelt appreciation also goes to our dedicated team, whose unwavering commitment has been instrumental to our journey. The challenges you have endured over the past few months have been huge and you have all faced them with such grace, I am in awe of you. 

Throughout our tenure, Sequel has proudly contributed to various families, community events, and charities. We are honored to have made a positive impact in these spheres.

To my family, whose steadfast support has sustained me, I express profound gratitude. Sequel's closure marks the conclusion of a longstanding legacy in the book industry, spanning generations since 1902. From Barkers Bookstore, to BCF (Barker, Conlan & Ferrett), and now Sequel Books & Stationery, it has been the honour of our family to serve Queenslands education community. 

As we bid farewell, I urge continued support for independent retailers. Please remember the importance of shopping small and local.

Regarding the settlement of outstanding accounts, our appointed liquidators will be in contact with all relevant parties promptly. Any queries in the mean time, please contact or call 1300 547 724


With sincere appreciation and warm regards,


Anna Henderson & the Sequel Books Family