Officially recognised as a UNESCO City of Literature, Melbourne’s love affair with the printed word (and picture) runs deep. Home to many of Australia’s best loved authors, the city is also full of great booksellers. We’ve gathered our favourites right here for your browsing pleasure.

The School of Life

Stocks products that start big, life-changing conversations.

669 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Motto Melbourne

A permanent store for book distributor Motto.

15-25 Keele Street, Collingwood

Coventry Bookstore

An inviting bookstore in South Melbourne.

265 Coventry Street , South Melbourne

The Sun Bookshop

A little trove of titles servicing Yarraville’s literati.

10 Ballarat Street, Yarraville

Perimeter Books

A beautifully curated shop of rare books and small press.

748 High Street , Thornbury

Brown & Bunting

A second-hand bookstore with a new feel.

237 High Street, Northcote

The Paperback Bookshop

Initially dedicated to paperback editions, you’ll now find in this tiny bookshop a vast range of titles and formats.

60 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Books For Cooks

A bookshop for cooks and those in the making at the Queen Vic Markets.

Queen Victoria Market 129-131 Pherry Street , Melbourne