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Top Choice Books in MONA & Northern Hobart

State Cinema Bookstore

Wander through a hole in the wall from the artful State Cinema into the 1883 building next door (a former department store), to discover a wonderful world of words, pages and pages with words on them. Art, architect…
Top Choice Books in City Centre & Haymarket

Abbey's

Easily central Sydney's best bookshop, Abbey's has many strengths. It's good on social sciences and has excellent resources for language learning, including a great selection of foreign films on DVD. There's also a …
Top Choice Books in Adelaide

Imprints Booksellers

The best bookshop in Adelaide is in the worst location (in the thick of the Hindley St strip-club fray). Still, don't let it bug you: jazz, floorboards, Persian rugs and occasional live readings and book launches mo…
Top Choice Books in Central Hobart

Fullers Bookshop

Hobart's best bookshop has a great range of literature and travel guides, plus regular book launches, signings and readings, and the writerly Afterword Café in the corner. Fullers has been a true hub of the Hobart l…
Top Choice Books in Campbell Town

Book Cellar

In the vaulted 1833 convict-built cellar of what was once a coaching inn, then a B&B, is the unexpected Book Cellar, specialising in Tasmanian tomes. Grab a coffee and have a browse.
Top Choice Books in Mittagong & Bowral

Berkelouw's Book Barn & Café

Three kilometres north of Berrima, Berkelouw’s stocks secondhand and antiquated tomes.
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 Carlton & Brunswick

Readings

A potter around this defiantly prosperous indie bookshop can occupy an entire afternoon if you’re so inclined. There’s a dangerously loaded (and good-value) specials table and switched-on, helpful staff. Just next d…
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 Eumundi

Berkelouw Books

Berkelouw is a bibliophile's dream, packed with fascinating new, rare and secondhand books spanning a dizzying number of genres, including politics, design, architecture, travel writing, cooking and crime. The store…