Melbourne is more than plazas, bars, and restaurants. If you love books, coffee and wine, then scroll down through this article to learn about amazing bookstores in Melbourne, Australia.
Contact information of best bookstores in Melbourne
|S.No.||Name of bookstores||Website||Contact Number|
|1||The Paperback Bookshop||https://paperbackbooks.com.au/||03 9662 1396|
|2||Readings St Kilda||http://www.readings.com.au/carlton||03 9347 6633|
|3||Dymocks||https://www.dymocks.com.au/||+61 3 9663 0900|
|4||Sun Bookshop||https://sunbookshop.com/||03 9689 0661|
|5||Andrew’s Bookshop||http://andrewsbooks.com/||03 9497 3995|
|6||Avenue Bookstore||http://avenuebookstore.com.au/||03 8456 0627|
|7||City Basement Books||http://www.citybasementbooks.com.au/||9620 0428|
|8||Hares & Hyenas||http://www.hares-hyenas.com.au/||03 9495 6589|
|9||The Ian Potter Centre||http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/||03 8620 2222|
|10||Hill of Content||http://www.hillofcontentbookshop.com/||03 9662 9472|
|11||Kay Craddock Antiquarian Booksellers||http://www.kaycraddock.com/||03 9654 8506|
|12||Perimeter Books||http://www.perimeterbooks.com/||03 9484 8101|
|13||Syber’s Books||http://www.sybersbooks.com.au/||03 9530 2222|
|14||The Grumpy Swimmer||http://thegrumpyswimmer.com.au/||03 9525 7488|
|15||Coventry Bookstore||http://coventrybookstore.com.au/||03 9686 8200|
|03 9439 8700|
|17||NGV Design Store||https://store.ngv.vic.gov.au/
|+61 (0)3 8620 2222|
|18||The Little Book Room||http://www.littlebookroom.com.au/||03 9387 9837|
|19||Books For Cooks||http://www.booksforcooks.com.au/||03 8415 1415|
|20||Brown & Bunting||http://www.brownandbunting.com.au/||03 9481 3388|
|21||Neighbourhood Books||https://www.neighbourhoodbooks.com/||+61 3 8679 6777|
|22||Brunswick Street Bookstore||http://www.brunswickstreet
|+61 3 9416 1030|
|23||Happy Valley||http://happyvalleyshop.com/||+61 3 9077 8509|
|03 9663 2015|
|25||Wayward books||https://www.waywardbooks.com.au/||+61 3 9372 2141|
Here’s a list of beat 25 Bookstores in Melbourne, AU:
1. The Paperback Bookshop
The Paperback Bookshop is one of the most iconic bookstores in Melbourne. The store has an outstanding fiction collection and Australian non-fiction collection. It stays open until late for the night-owl readers.
2. Readings St Kilda
Located in Carlton, Melbourne, Readings is one of the most loved bookstores in Australia. It is a massive book depository filled with uncanny characters on both sides of the counter. The best thing about the store is that 10 percent of all profits go to literacy, arts and community charity projects.
As a franchised network, every Dymocks shop is run by locals that are exceptionally well-read and enthusiastic about books.
4. Sun Bookshop
This bookshop sells everything from a curated selection of fiction, biography, history, travel and crime to art, design and photography books. The bookstore hosts events, which you can keep up to date, and maybe, find a new favourite book in an autographed form in the event.
5. Metropolis Bookshop
Metropolis is an independent CBD bookseller that specializes in graphic design, architecture, photography, popular culture, fashion, film, and music and art books. The store has a pretty interior which makes it even more welcoming for readers.
6. Andrew’s Bookshop
This bookstore is one of the few independent booksellers serving Melbourne’s northeastern suburbs. The store features books by local authors, so you can easily find some interesting stories from a local voice all found at your local bookshop.
7. Avenue Bookstore
Established in 1986, this independent bookshop is one of the famous bookstores in Melbourne, Australia. The collection focuses on fiction, art books and children’s literature, with both local and imported titles on offer.
8. City Basement Books
If you prefer books of the papery kind rather than laminated ones, then City Basement Books is just the right place for you. This secondhand bookstore will take you from childhood classics, out-of-print rarities to popular fiction.
9. Hares & Hyenas
This bookstore is the best gay and lesbian culture bookshop in Australia. It’s a beautiful space on Johnston Street, and they serve great coffee while you get to indulge with LGBTQ readings.
10. The Ian Potter Centre
The Ian Potter Centre is a welcoming space that sells the most glorious art and design books. You can pick up some nifty homewares and jewellery too from this mesmerizing place at NGV Australia.
11. Hill of Content
Hill of Content features a broad yet considered range of contemporary fiction and non-fiction titles, along with a wide selection of international imports. The staff talks with all the passion and knowledge you’d expect of an established bookshop.
12. Kay Craddock Antiquarian Booksellers
You can find amazing books likes magical amulets, stories of flying dogs and unicorns or magical fantasy books here at this bookstore. It’s a famous place full of the finest, rarest books in Melbourne
13. Perimeter Books
The bookstore is run by arts columnist Dan Rule and Monkhouse girl Justine Ellis. It is a full-house collection of independent titles and short-run goodies. Located in Thornbury, this bookstore is just the perfect spot to grab a classic read.
14. Syber’s Books
Syber’s Bookstore is a haven of second-hand science fiction and fantasy novels; it’s also a hot spot for true crime and war history. The bookstore is located opposite Windsor Station since time immemorial.
15. The Grumpy Swimmer
The bookstore sells a beautiful collection of classic books and homewares. The bookstore has a vibrant book club; and hosts poetry readings and storytelling nights.
16. Coventry Bookstore
Located in South Melbourne, Coventry Bookstore is another shop in Australia that will deliver the goods on service and content from a small location. This bookstore is a must for cooking and design-lovers.
17. Eltham Bookshop
Eltham Bookshop is a traditional bookshop in Eltham. Owner Meera Govill has created a little space of reading pleasure, out among the gum trees and it’s hard to pass over without stopping in for a browse.
18. NGV Design Store
Situated in Southbank, this bookstore sticks an extensive collection of art, photography and design books. You can enjoy a cup of hot coffee along with a good read at this book store.
19. The Little Book Room
This place is a specialist kids bookstore in Carlton North that stocks everything from baby’s first book to middle fiction for the over 10s. There are even storytime sessions for babies and toddlers every Thursday and Friday at 10:30 am.
20. Books For Cooks
The bookshop in Queen Vic Market stocks cookbooks for cooking lovers. It is technically the country’s only bookstore dedicated to the culinary arts. You can even find a rare collection like handwritten recipes from the 1700s at this book centre.
21. Wayward books
The bookstore is a hidden gem covered by leafy trees and wedged between varieties of cafés in Kensington. Wayward Books is worth a visit for book lovers.
22. Brown & Bunting
Brown & Bunting is nothing like the dusty old second-hand bookstores you’ll find at the corner of the street. Instead, the sections are accurately organized, the books are cleaned with eucalyptus oil, and there’s not a spot of dust to be found anywhere.
23. Neighbourhood Books
Established in 2018, Neighbourhood Books became a hub for book-loving locals. If you like a glass of wine along with books and a riverside view be, sure to sign up to the Neighbourhood book club.
24. Brunswick Street Bookstore
Brunswick St Bookstore is a famous bookshop in Fitzroy, Melbourne. Not only can you pick up all the best collections from the old and new release, but there’s always a literary event happening at this place which is worth attending.
25. Happy Valley
From classics and non-fiction to poetry, graphic novels and design books, you’ll find a wide range of collections at Happy Valley bookstore. The place also offers indie records, jewellery, magazines and other bits and bobs.
Don’t forget to read a little about these stores online before visiting so that you have a fair idea about the types of books the store is offering.