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20 Bookstores In Australia πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί

These are 20 of the best bookstores in Australia. The best bookstore is Kinokuniya Sydney. Here is the list of Australia bookstores.

Last update: January 11, 2024

1. Kinokuniya Sydney

"Nice bookstore with amazing collection on art and design books. They also have a tiny art gallery. Feels like can spend long time here and buying heaps of stuff!"

  • ⭐️ 4.7 Rating
  • πŸ“° 3,314 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 500 George St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

2. Dymocks Melbourne

"This place came out of my dreams 🀩I loooooove books, and getting lost in a huge bookshop, just perusing through blurbs and covers is one of my favourite things.Apart from books, you can find small presents, board games and jigsaw puzzles, grab a coffee and just enjoy yourself!"

  • ⭐️ 4.6 Rating
  • πŸ“° 2,237 Reviews
  • πŸ“ Lower Ground Floor, 234 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

3. Abbey's Bookshop

"Abbey bookstore is such a great bookstore. It is located next to QVB. There are so many different types of books, CDs... in different languages. Very cozy bookstore and filled with books. The staff was very friendly and helpful as well."

  • ⭐️ 4.7 Rating
  • πŸ“° 731 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 131 York St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

4. Boffins Books

"Wide range of selectionNice bookstore with nice atmosphere situated in Perth CBD"

  • ⭐️ 4.7 Rating
  • πŸ“° 655 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 88 William St, Perth WA 6000, Australia

5. Avid Reader

"Thank you for creating a great bookstore. The most wonderful range of books - many titles you won’t find elsewhere. As someone who likens a visit to a good bookstore as one of life’s true pleasures, the word to describe the Avid Reader is β€œHEAVENLY”. As an added bonus, the shop is staffed by people who clearly love books as well as our world. I just spent one of the most enjoyable hours of 2023 in this magical place. This is what a truly great bookshop should be - like the Avid Reader in West End. I long to return. ❀️"

  • ⭐️ 4.8 Rating
  • πŸ“° 621 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 193 Boundary St, West End QLD 4101, Australia

6. Archives Fine Books

"This is without doubt the best second-hand bookshop in Brisbane. I can spend hours navigating the shelves. There is a great selection of books for everyone and prices are extremely good (I've always paid between $10 and $20 for magnifique and well-looked after titles)."

  • ⭐️ 4.7 Rating
  • πŸ“° 421 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 40 Charlotte St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

7. Better Read Than Dead

"A really nice bookstore with new titles for sale. Great kids book selection available too. Love the "blind date with a book" idea that they have on display at the front of the store. Store is well laid out with plenty of space to move around."

  • ⭐️ 4.5 Rating
  • πŸ“° 412 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 265 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia

8. Planet Books Mt Lawley

"Absolutely love this place!It actually did relieve me somehowGive yourself a try and walk into this bookstore~You will find your own treasure insideπŸ§œπŸ»β€β™€οΈExcellent place for gift!And I bought myself a little notebook with fantasy cover omg it’s just so gorgeous!!!If u are a Middle Ages fan, u gotta check out all the notebooks design!It’s just like a piece of art!!β™₯️I never write a diary in my lifetime but this beautiful notebook makes me wanna record down every little moments of myself as a secret diaryπŸ§πŸ»β€β™€οΈCome check out this place u will thank meπŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈ!!!"

  • ⭐️ 4.7 Rating
  • πŸ“° 350 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 636 Beaufort St, Mount Lawley WA 6050, Australia

9. The Paperback Bookshop

"This cute little bookshop in Melbourne operates till late with lots of unique selection of books on their bookshelves. The warm and inviting ambiance of the interior created a cozy and homely environment that was simply enchanting. The staff are incredibly knowledgeable and helpful, and I observed them assisting customers with specific interests."

  • ⭐️ 4.8 Rating
  • πŸ“° 329 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 60 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

10. The Really Good Book Shop

"An amazing place to visit. Heaps of books literally stacked to the ceiling. One could never possibly walk away without a book. Friendly staff and offers recommendations on what to read πŸ‘Œ the kids love it here."

  • ⭐️ 4.7 Rating
  • πŸ“° 304 Reviews
  • πŸ“ Shop 4/1-3 Central Ct, Hillcrest QLD 4118, Australia

11. Hill Of Content Bookshop

"Lovely place in Melbourne.You can find a lot of books and feel a different environment.you can hear the creak of the old wooden stairs and this is an experience that it is something that has been lost over the years.It is a place to rest from the hectic life of Melbourne."

  • ⭐️ 4.7 Rating
  • πŸ“° 274 Reviews
  • πŸ“ Level 2/86 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

12. Matilda Bookshop

"I loved the atmosphere! Great range for children's books and classics. The two workers who were there when I visited were absolutely lovely and had a great passion for books."

  • ⭐️ 4.7 Rating
  • πŸ“° 196 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 1/8 Mount Barker Rd, Stirling SA 5152, Australia

13. Mary Who?

"A wonderful independent bookshop in the heart of Townsville, with staff who are very happy to help with ordering, putting books aside, or providing suggestions for your next immersive read! Great selection of gifts and a small area for kids too."

  • ⭐️ 4.8 Rating
  • πŸ“° 178 Reviews
  • πŸ† Independent Bookstore
  • πŸ“ 414 Flinders St, Townsville City QLD 4810, Australia

14. Stefen's Books

"Five stars isn't enough for Stefen's Books.. This guy knows his stuff with all the genres of books he carries.. I went in looking for a particular book and walked out with three others.. I get the impression from him that hes read every book on the many shelves in his shop.. If you're looking for a Fantasy, or Horror, or a Science Fiction novel or even a Sherlock Holmes book (with a twist), don't go anywhere else. Come have a chat with Stefen... He's been around since Supa Nova in William Street in the 90s.."

  • ⭐️ 4.9 Rating
  • πŸ“° 168 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 2/431 Murray St, Perth WA 6000, Australia

15. The Book Cellar

"Books galore. Old and new, which is fantastic to see. Some great titles that you rarely come across in bigger (and even bespoke) stores. Something for every reader. The space is unique and feels very heritage. We didn't try the coffee but the store is good for a browse at the very least!"

  • ⭐️ 4.7 Rating
  • πŸ“° 152 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 132/132 High St, Campbell Town TAS 7210, Australia

16. O'connell's Bookshop

"a quiet book store. helpful staff they had a few items I was interested in, some I could not afford but we're excellent condition for their age and worth it.manage to find a couple of books that managed to fit in my small budget."

  • ⭐️ 4.5 Rating
  • πŸ“° 146 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 19 Bank St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

17. The Bookshop Darlinghurst

"Really enjoyed this cute little bookstore. It stocks a wide range of LGBTQIA+ and popular titles.The staff member/owner at the store was also friendly and helpful without being overbearing. It's a must visit for any book lovers!"

  • ⭐️ 4.9 Rating
  • πŸ“° 131 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 207 Oxford St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Australia

18. Metropolis Bookshop

"I cannot begin to tell you all how much I love Metropolis bookshop. The owner is super lovely and the staff is always friendly. Metropolis is not your typical bookshop. They have a lot of unique art, fashion, arcitecture and design books, books imported from Japan and more alternative books. Come here if you're looking for something unique!"

  • ⭐️ 4.7 Rating
  • πŸ“° 106 Reviews
  • πŸ“ Curtin, House Level 3/252 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

19. Potts Point Bookshop

"I had a lovely time browsing the wide range of books here when I wanted a book to read on my visit to Sydney! I bought the book about growing up in Australia, and I received a lovely bookmark to remind me of my visit."

  • ⭐️ 4.7 Rating
  • πŸ“° 75 Reviews
  • πŸ“ 14 Macleay St, Elizabeth Bay NSW 2011, Australia

20. The Best Little Bookshop In Town

"There is NO BETTER bookshop in Sydney! Kimberly and Grant are amazing. They are kind, patient and interested in you as a person. Their customer service is beyond excellent, it’s personal. They know their customers and what genres people love.They really care about their customers and make time for them. They know their books and what to recommend (being big readers themselves).It’s like going home when you enter their store. Old worldly feeling when you step through the door: with old worldly customer care!I wouldn’t buy my books anywhere else.Love this bookstore. Please support independent book sellers. Particularly this one. You’ll just feel better for simply visiting the Best Little Bookshop in Town."

  • ⭐️ 4.7 Rating
  • πŸ“° 56 Reviews
  • πŸ† Independent Bookstore
  • πŸ“ 97 Cronulla St, Cronulla NSW 2230, Australia