If you need proof a real-life bookshop is infinitely better than the online version, Planet Books is it. The comfy chairs and roomy aisles give you every excuse to loiter while browsing through the range of interesting books and quirky gifts. The gift selection includes board games for fans of Sherlock Holmes andGame of Thrones; T-shirts with classic literary quotes; and offbeat greeting cards.
Proudly independent and non-conformist, the bookshop has something for all tastes. It caters for niche interests, from tattoo design to Star Wars mythology. Contemporary, cult and classic fiction are all covered, with plenty of titles you won’t find elsewhere, including edgy graphic novels and erotica.
The non-fiction range is similarly vast, including design and architecture, music, photography, biographies, cookery, children’s, travel books and more.
A stroll through the Beaufort Street strip is not complete without a detour through Planet Books. Whether you are veering in for a late-night browse after a meal, or walking past with your pooch, all are welcome.