Finding a bookstore

Finding a bookstore

General | Specialist (Including Academic & Tertiary) | Children's

There are a huge number of local Australian booksellers who sell online. The Membership Directory at the Australian Booksellers Association web site, or The Australian Bookshop Directory will help you locate your nearest bookstore. We also have some suggestions below. Please feel free to email us as if you would like your site featured.



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

Australian Online Bookshop
A general bookshop with a secure on-line ordering facility providing books of all kinds, with a special emphasis on Australian books. Gives a 15% discount for most books. All Penguin titles in print, whether listed or not, can be supplied.

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.

Australia's ...QBD The Bookshop
Australia's Largest Online Bookshop featuring thousands of Australian titles. With huge discounts from 15%-90% off recommended retail prices. New specials every week ! Join our bookclub to receive our super specials discounts letter weekly.

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.

The Chart & Map Shop
The Chart & Map Shop is a family run, independent store featuring a huge range of books about travel (including travel guides), boating and the outdoors. And after you’ve read about it, we can also help you go do it, with maps and charts covering every corner of the globe. From our secure online store we can ship your stuff anywhere in the world.

Cokahama Books

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.

Dial-A-Book in Newport has two large shops with books on every subject. We have been open since 1973 and have been selling books online since 1994. We have a large Penguin Library, not everything is listed, please place a book request through the link on our website or phone us.

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.

East Gippsland Bookstore
East Gippsland Bookstore is an independant bookstore situated in Bairnsdale near the beautiful Gippsland Lakes. It has an extensive range of books, stationery and art supplies and specialises in the supply of educational material.

Emporium Books
Australia's leading number one online discount bookshop with over 2 million titles from around the globe at unbeatable discounts from 20-80% below retail! Compare our everyday low prices and free delivery in Australia over a minimum amount. Never pay full retail again! Member of the Australian Booksellers Association.


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!

Leading Edge Books
10% off all books, all the time. Online store of Australia's largest group of independent booksellers with over 100 members. Subscribe to our Newsletter, win books at our Guest form, find your nearest store. Leading Edge stores are leaders in range, personalised service, customer orders and product knowledge.

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

Paperchain Bookstore
Paperchain's online store provides accesss to our range of titles covering Art, Architecture, Design, Australian & General fiction, History, Biography, Landscape Architecture, Poetry and Philosophy. The site includes an events page of what's happening in Canberra's literary community, forum section, and links to related sites.

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.

Readers Refuge Online Bookstore
An Australian-owned, independent bookstore that specialises in selling new books at secondhand prices. Most titles are discounted by 10-60% and our major categories include Art, Fiction, Children's & Sth-East Asian authors. All orders are dispatched via Express Post and customer queries are responded to within 24 hours during business hours. Personalised service is a high priority at Reader's Refuge.

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.

Sunset Books
An Independent Bookshop putting good books in the right hands, online and in-store.


The Avenue

The Nile
The Nile is the largest online bookstore in Australia. Featuring a range of over 1.4 million books, with some of the lowest prices in Australia. Free shipping available to any address in Australia.

Unishop is situated on campus at the University of Wollongong. It holds an extensive range of textbooks & academic titles as well as general fiction, non fiction, children’s books and giftware. The comfortable surroundings of the store also boast a Newsagency & Post Office. Open to the public …not just students.
Wishlist's new book store bringing you more than 3,000 titles. Wishlist are working with all Australian publishers and distributors to deliver you the best range of new releases and best sellers available.
We are a chain of independent bookstores in Sydney. Committed to serving the community, we provide essential educational resources, interesting and diverse selection of books, and general gift-related merchandise in a comfortable, inviting, and inclusive environment.


Specialist (including Academic & Tertiary)

Adyar Bookshop
Australia's largest alternative and metaphysical bookstore. Over 35,000 titles from Astrology to Zen. Secure on-line orders and mail-order to anywhere, with a 10% discount for all online orders. Best-sellers, reviews, new titles and articles on all things spiritual.

Affordable Books
This Australian Online Books Store specializes in affordable audio cassette programmes for Personal Development & Business Growth.
Order your book online via our system or email your details. We deliver direct to your door.
Ongoing Specials & Free Book of the Month Draw. Join our Second Hand - Buy/Sell/Exchange Forum. <

Boating Books & Charts
Nautical books only. A full list of books organised by more than 40 categories, with new books listed periodically.

Specializing in the Military History of Australia & Early Australian History.


The Bookshop Darlinghurst
Australia's leading specialist bookshop for gay, lesbian and related books. Updated monthly, the web site features a range of major new book titles, plus the latest videos and air-freight magazines. Recommended titles, special deals and a Top Five bestseller list are provided.


Australia's Premier Online Books Store specializing in recipe, wine and cookery books for the home cook or professional chef and all at everyday low prices. As well as the most extensive range of cookbooks and wine books we also provide extensive gourmet news and related website resources and information for the gourmet enthusiast. Join our Cookbook Club today for free to access everyday discounted books with no ongoing purchase conditions. Order your books online via our website and we will deliver direct to your door with 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.

The Cookery Book
The Cookery Book is Australia's only exclusive wholesaler and retailer of culinary health and beverage books for professionals and enthusiastic home cooks.


HolisticPage is an Australian online retailer of books covering a full range of topics, with a specialty in the Mind Body Spirit category and difficult to source titles.

Melbourne University Bookroom
Australia's pre-eminent academic bookshop with an extensive collection of academic titles; medicine, economics, law, languages, education, social, technical and applied sciences, computer books and software, literature, fine arts, agriculture, history, architecture, philosophy, music, anthropology and more. Plus a wide range of general books, stationery and multimedia cd-roms, with a special order service.

Monash University Bookshop
We were voted teriary bookseller of the year 1999. We are an on-campus bookshop with story, general and academic book sections.

Swinburne Bookshop Cooperative
A full range of academic texts and references, including technical references, journals and computer books. Academic/student software a speciality. General books, new releases, gifts, stationery and office supplies.

Unibooks, South Australia's largest textbook supplier, looks after the book and software needs of academics, professionals, students and the general public. Over 100,000 titles are on our database. We can obtain any book in print through our Special Order/Mail Order department. Books can be shipped anywhere in the world. On-line ordering is available. Discount - 10% for cash and 6% for credit cards (applies to non-nett book items only).




Billy Kids
Buy the best books for Australian children ages 0-12 years at Billy Kids online bookshop.

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

Primo Books for Kids
Primo Books for Kids is an online bookstore that specialises in award winning Australian children's book for children aged 2-18 years.


Story Mama
We specialise in recommended picture books for little kids. Shop easily online by Age, by Interest, By Milestone or Award Winners. Free Shipping* and Fast Australian Delivery

Ward / Sagar Library Consultants and Booksellers
Established in 1986 we are the pre-eminent suppliers of literature to children from infant to teenage. Multiple titles in stock make our retail outlet a must for school and library (free cataloguing information supplied). Qualified Librarians assist with selection if required. See our website for professional development and author days.

Wooldridges website is aimed at the school market with titles linked to learning areas and if outcomes based. Schools, teachers and parents can order online and will be able to order booklists online in the coming year.



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22 May 2015
Celebrating Where Song Began
​Congratulations to Tim Low for his win at the ABIAs last night. Where Song Began was named the General Non-Fiction Book of the Year.

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