Books in Central Brisbane

Archives Fine Books

Rickety bookshelves and squeaky floorboards set a nostalgic scene at this sprawling repository of pre-loved pages. While the true number of books on offer is a little less than the one million claimed (our little se…
Books in South Bank

Where The Wild Things Are

Little brother to Avid Reader next door, Where The Wild Things Are stocks a whimsical collection of books for toddlers, older kids and teens. The bookshop also runs regular activities, from weekly story-time session…
Books in Central Brisbane

Folio Books

Bibliophiles flock to Folio for an eclectic, sophisticated collection of titles covering everything from Canberra politics and Queensland modernism, to international art, gastronomy, design and fiction. Staff are he…
Books in Fortitude Valley

Scrumptious Reads

In a little laneway off James St, this light-filled bookshop stocks a small, sharp collection of design, lifestyle and culinary titles, including niche magazines from Australia and beyond. Among them is food-based M…
Books in South Bank


Offbeat and alternative art, cinema, music, photography and design tomes, plus vinyl, CDs and DVDs – a quality dose of subversive rebelliousness (just what South Bank needs!). There's an especially strong jazz music…
Books in South Bank

Junky Comics

Indie Junky stocks comics with cred, from classic DC, Dark Horse and Marvel titles, to female-, queer- and child-orientated works. You'll also find locally produced zines, graphic novels, art and prints, not to ment…
Books in South Bank

Avid Reader

Diverse pages, a little cafe in the corner and frequent readings and bookish events: a real West End cultural hub.