Finding a bookstore

Finding a bookstore

There are a huge number of local Australian booksellers who sell online. The Australian Bookseller Association site, can also help you locate your nearest bookseller: We also have some suggestions below. Please feel free to email us at if you would like your site featured.


Abbey's at 131 York Street (next to QVB) is an Aladdin's cave for readers and Sydney's much-loved indie bookshop since 1968 ~ Where ideas grow.

Angus & Robertson
Angus & Robertson is a discount online retailer specialising in Australian books and discounts. The site include a large collection of book reviews, an online forum, monthly newsletters, competitions and giveaways, and regular discount days

Berkelouw Books
Berkelouw Books is Australia's largest new, used and rare bookseller. Our online catalogue consists of over 2 million titles, covering the full spectrum of subjects. Free shipping is available to any address in Australia.

Book Caffe
We specialise in recommending and supplying book clubs and have a strong interset in childrens literature.

Books for Cooks
Australia’s specialist culinary bookstore with over 35,000 new & old cookbooks and books about wine, food & the culinary arts right in the heart of Melbourne. Victorian ABIA specialist bookseller of the year 2009-2011 and Official Bookseller for the Melbourne Wine & Food Festival 2008-2012

Books in Print
A general and specialist children's bookshop.

Booktopia is Australia's fastest growing online bookstore with over one million book titles. We offer every book at a discount. We also welcome overseas customers as we ship all over Australia and all over the world.

QBD The Bookshop
QBD the Bookshop is Australia's largest online bookshop featuring over a million titles. With discounts of up to 90% off recommended retail prices, free shipping and new specials every week, you're sure to find something you'll love! Join our loyalty club to receive weekly newsletters, the latest information on author signings and more.

Boomerang Books
Boomerang Books is a discount online bookstore specialising in Australian books, with over 1.2 million titles online and up to 25% off the retail price. Other features of the site include a large collection of book reviews, an online forum, monthly newsletters, competitions and giveaways, and regular discount days.

Bookworld is Australia’s largest online bookstore with over 13 million titles to choose from including a huge range of Books, eBooks, CDs and DVDs.  The site offers competitive low prices (including an Amazon Price Guarantee where they promise to beat Amazon by 10% on any book), and fast free delivery on all items purchased Australian wide.  It has an outstanding selection of Australian and international bestsellers.

Collins Booksellers

The Co-op Bookshop
The Co-op Bookshop stocks fiction, general non-fiction, professional and reference titles, and more. With stores round the country and online ordering with free postage in Australia the Co-op Bookshop is sure to have what you are looking for. The Co-op Bookshop is an Australian membership based not-for-profit co-operative with everyday savings for Co-op Members, weekly specials, promotions and competitions.

Constant Reader Bookshop
The shop philosophy is personal service. Not just a catalogue, but a bookshop on the net. All books in stock are despatched the same day and titles that are out of stock are ordered within 24 hours with progress reports emailed. A monthly Newsletter is available by post and electronically.


Comprehensive, general catalogue, Booklover magazine, award winners, membership services, special offers, books of the month, and secure on-line ordering with books shipped anywhere in the world.


General bookshop, with a range of books from arts and literature, media, and cultural studies, to many titles on the Internet, technology, computers, and the history and philosophy of science. On-line ordering, reviews, competitions and more.

Books Kinokunya
Books Kinokuniya offers the largest range of books in Australia. Browse over 300,000 titles in English, Japanese, Chinese, French and German either at our Sydney CBD store or online at our webstore. Become a Kinokuniya Card member and enjoy 10% off all book purchases all the time, plus regular extra discount offers!

Australian Independent Bookseller
The home site of the ‘Australian Independent Bookseller’, operated by Leading Edge Books with over 170 independent bookshops nationally. Find your nearest independent bookstore,  check out the latest releases in fiction, non-fiction, children’s & YA, subscribe to our monthly newsletter, browse our latest catalogue, win prizes and more. Leading Edge Books stores are leaders in range, personalised service, customer orders and product knowledge.

Metropolis Bookshop
Metropolis Bookshop is an independent bookshop specialising in the best of graphic design, architecture, photography, popular culture, fashion, film, music, art books as well as a curated collection of fiction, non-fiction, children's books, cooking and craft titles.
We carry a big range of Phaidon books.

Pages and Pages Booksellers
We are a general and specialist childrens bookshop. Our site features reviews, recommendations and details of author events.

Paperchain Manuka

Paperchain - Canberra's leading independant bookshop - the original Paperchain at Manuka - is now online with low delivery costs and secure online purchase. Access to over 2 million titles - 12,000 in stock. A great range for the discerning buyer. At Paperchain bookstore our enthusiastic staff love books and are happy to help you with your selection.


Readings is one of Australia's leading booksellers, with four shops in metropolitan Melbourne, Vic. In 1998 its Carlton shop was awarded the DW Thorpe Australian Bookseller of the Year Award. Readings provides a complete mail order service for individuals and organisations from Australia and overseas.

The Avenue


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20 May 2016
Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards Shortlist Announced
We are delighted to announce that the following Penguin Random House authors have been shortlisted for the Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards:

Suri’s Wall by Lucy Estela and Matt Ottley
Ollie and the Wind by Ronojoy Ghosh

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