There’s more than just spending time indoors and watching Netflix. And those who are less inclined toward laptops and mobile phones, they know how to spend their time with something real, live and actual – Books. If you are planning to take a stroll on the streets of Sydney and confused about where to go next, this article will help you in finding a perfect bookstore to relax and eat.
Contact information of best bookstores in Sydney
|S.No.||Name of bookstores||Website||Contact Number|
|1||Sappho Books, Café and Bar||http://www.sapphobooks.com.au/||02 9552 4498|
|02 9360 3200|
|3||Desire Books and Records||http://www.desirebooks.com.au/||02 9977 0888|
|4||Elizabeth’s Bookshop||http://www.elizabethsbookshop.com.au/||02 9550 5691|
|5||Ampersand Café And Bookstore||https://www.cafebookshop.com.au/||02 9380 6617|
|6||Ariel Books||https://www.arielbooks.com.au/||02 9332 4581|
|7||Gleebooks||http://www.gleebooks.com.au/home||02 9660 2333|
|8||Kinokuniya||http://www.kinokuniya.com.au/||02 9262 7996|
|10||Gertrude and Alice||https://www.gertrudeandalice.com.au/||(02) 9130 5155|
|11||Abbey’s Bookshop||https://www.abbeys.com.au/||02 9264 3111|
|12||Gould’s Book Arcade||https://gouldsbooks.com/||02 9519 8947|
|13||The Bookshop||https://www.thebookshop.com.au/||+61 2 9331 1103|
|14||The Book Station||https://www.thebookstation.com.au/||8581 3694|
|15||The Press Book House||https://www.hunterhunter.com.au/
|+61 404 497 373|
|16||Bookoccino||https://www.bookoccino.com.au/||02 9973 1244|
|17||Better Read Than Dead||https://www.betterread.com.au/||+ 61 2 9557 8700|
|18||Grand Days Books, Records & Vintage||http://www.granddays.com.au/||0421 546 774|
|19||Title Barangaroo||http://www.titlestore.com.au/||02 9698 8501|
|20||Constant Reader||http://www.constantreader.com.au/||02 9438 1763|
|21||Love Vintage Books||https://www.lovevintagebooks.com.au/||02 9967 0017|
|22||The Best Little Bookshop in Town||https://www.bestlittlebookshopintown.com.au/||9527 3504|
|23||Dymocks Sydney||https://www.dymocks.com.au/||02 9235 0155|
|24||Rudolf Steiner Book Centre||https://www.rudolfsteinerbookcentre.com.au/||+61 (0)2 9264 5169|
|25||Hondarake Full Of Books||https://fullofbooks.com.au/||+61 2 9261 5225|
Here’s a list of beat 25 Bookstores in Sydney, AU:
1. Sappho Books, Café and Bar
Sappho Books, Café & Bar is Sydney’s favorite spot for reading and buying books along with enjoying amazing food and coffee. Located in Glebe, Sydney, the bookstore is perfect for those who love to enjoy reading with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.
2. Berkelouw Books
This bookstore is a three-level emporium situated in Paddington, Sydney for over two decades. You can have a cup of coffee or a glass of wine along with a mesmerizing view of Oxford Street from the second floor.
3. Desire Books and Records
Located in Manly, Sydney, this bookstore is the best place to find new books, secondhand books, and some vintage records from Pigeon Ground Records. You can even attend their open mic events which happen every month.
4. Elizabeth’s Bookshop
This bookstore in Newtown is a perfect place for readers and lovers. Elizabeth’s bookshop has so much love for books that you easily find a blind date here. The board outside the store holds up sane advice from the well-read team within.
5. Ampersand Café And Bookstore
This bookstore and café is the perfect place in Paddington to enjoy books and tea. You can easily find here books to read and buy and a cafe menu packed with lip-smacking snacks.
6. Ariel Books
Located in Darlinghurst, this place is just for you to fill the missing space on your bookshelf. It has all the latest bestsellers, not to forget the beautiful coffee table books on the tables.
It is a family-owned bookstore in Glebe. Sydney. They are business from the past 40 years and provide books for everyone, including university student’s guides and toddlers’ learning books.
This bookstore sells most books that are worth reading in just about every genre. One section at Kinokuniya is dedicated to Japanese and Chinese books and magazines, including a huge collection of manga.
9. Hordern House
It is an internationally owned bookshop located at Surry Hills in Sydney. The store sells rare reads, manuscripts and paintings. You can also find here other things like natural history, paintings and voyage art and historical maps.
10. Gertrude and Alice
Located at Bondi Beach, this book store is only a short walk away from the beachside. This place is a perfect spot to grab a beach read with a warm cup of coffee.
11. Abbey’s Bookshop
Abbey’s Bookshop is situated at York Street and has become a favorite spot for many of Australia’s academics and authors, politicians and lawyers. You can find books of all genres here, both second-hand and new.
12. Gould’s Book Arcade
Ever since 1967, Goulds Book Arcade is Australia’s largest retailer of used, out-of-print and rare books under one roof. It is a local, family-run bookshop in Sydney.
13. The Bookshop
The Bookshop in Darlinghurst sells stocks books, magazines, calendars and DVDs for the LGBTQ community. These books are inclusive of everyone, which is reflected both in the titles they stock and the characters in them.
14. The Book Station
The Book Station is located in the south of Sydney. This place is a cozy bookstore that deals solely in pre-loved books. Readers can enjoy a cup of coffee while enjoying great moments away from the city bustle.
15. The Press Book House
The Press Book House is a perfect place for a coffee lover and a book lover. A two-hour drive from Sydney, this is a perfect place to take a break if you’re travelling up or down the coast.
Bookoccino offers more than just books and coffee. You can take part in a lot of events with authors and join multiple book clubs at this bookstore in Avalon, Sydney.
17. Better Read Than Dead
Better Read Than Dead is the place for new release lovers. This place hosts book launches, organizes literary tours overseas and stay open late for office workers.
18. Grand Days Books, Records & Vintage
This vintage book store in Kings Cross deals in books, clothes and vinyl. If you are looking for a good read or planning to redecorate your home, this store is just the right place for you.
19. Title Barangaroo
You’ll find a massive collection of art books, fiction, literary fiction, non-fiction, mystery, sci-fi and much more at this book store. You can also browse through the movie and music section at this place.
20. Constant Reader
Established in 1979, this book store is one of Sydney’s oldest independent bookshops. The shop also runs frequent author meet-ups, so you can connect with new reads while meeting its creator all at the same time.
21. Love Vintage Books
At this Willoughby situated bookshop, you can expect a huge collection of rare and out-of-print books covering transport, military, and history, travel, art and architecture books.
22. The Best Little Bookshop in Town
The Best Little Bookshop in Town is a cozy bookstore where you’ll be able to sit for hours in their comfy nooks, browsing through thrillers, biographies, fiction and even cooking books.
23. Dymocks Sydney
Dymocks bookstore has been helping Australians buy the perfect books for over 141 years. You can buy books, stationery, music, DVDs, Blu-Ray disks and games at their offline and online store.
24. Rudolf Steiner Book Centre
Situated on the ground floor of Rudolf Steiner House, the book store is the doorway to Anthroposophy in Australia. You can find a large collection of books and stationery at the bookstore.
25. Hondarake Full Of Books
This bookstore in Sydney is a Japanese bookstore gem. You can find a lot of Japanese books, CDs, Mangas and other Japanese magazines at this bookstore.
If you are booklover, then you might not wait to check out each of the above-mentioned bookstores in Sydney. Read a little about these stores online before visiting so that you can have an idea about the types of books the store is offering.