Yvonne Langenberg, Boobooks' new co-owner and ALP federal candidate, will take a break from the campaign trail to visit the Armidale Central Rotary Book Fair on Saturday.
Not only will her business partner Debra O'Brien and her husband help out, but previous owners Sally Rowe and John Rooney will make a special trip to advise them.
"We will be able to restock our shop," Mrs Langenberg said. "It's been getting a bit sparse, because I've been so busy campaigning!"
Boobooks is known for its huge range of high quality books, Yvonne said - which gives her the perfect alibi to buy more books. She's no longer limited to buying only 10 books at the fair; she has a bookshop to fill.
"My own library at home at home is overflowing. Now I get to buy lots and lots of books!"
The shop and books, Yvonne joked, keep her sane in the lead-up to the election.
"It's my anchor," she said. "Politics go up and down, people are interested in it for a very short time, but the shop will keep on going. It means that even after the election, people will know where to find me if they want to raise anything. I will remain a member of the Labor Party, and I will always remain a voice for the people of the New England electorate."
Boobooks, she said, won't be a left-wing bookshop (a division she finds passé).
"I have some marvellous conversations here with people who are conservative-minded; we listen to each other, refine our arguments, and put forward our views. There is a place for both conservative and progressive values, because it gives both sides something to think about, and to discuss."
Yvonne and Debra's plans for the best second-hand bookshop in Australia include setting up a cafe, after the election.