Although I have no problems with an eReader, I’m personally a paper girl at heart (Sorry trees!). So it’s really important for me to have some really good bookstores I can rely on. Whilst there’s definitely a place for mega bookstores like Dymocks, there’s something special about independent bookstores and the store-owner/ salesperson that usually comes with it! Here’s a guide to 8 fantastic bookstores in Victoria:
For those on a tight budget they have books starting from $5 and their range is pretty impressive. Mostly cookbooks, classics and obscure books- you might just find a gem.
They’ve got everything from classics to new releases. I love them for their wonderful vintage vibe when you walk into the store.
A much-loved independent bookstore which has been around since the 60′s, stocking a great collection of extensive selection of new release and backlist titles.
For the chef in the family this is the place to visit. I go mainly to buy gifts as I am terrible at cooking!
It’s a spacious place that sells a lot of art and cook books. They are pretty pricey but their books are the more obscure sorts which you wouldn’t get in your average bookstore.
One of the cosiest stores I’ve been to. Love their vibe and they do stock an amazing range of books.
It’s a shame that a lot of 2nd hand bookshops are closing down. Hopefully Barwon Booksellers continues because I absolutely adore their range of books. You can find a lot of newer reads as well; forget musty, 20 year old books! They’ve got a great children’s section as well.
This is for your textbook needs. They do both new and 2nd hand books, so they’re great if you’re trying to save a few bucks! If you’re not a student, they do sell classics so check it out anyway!