2021 Booktown Festival Book Seller

Readings Books

Readings is an independent retailer of books, music and film, with seven shops operating in Melbourne at Carlton, Doncaster, Hawthorn, Malvern, St Kilda and the State Library Victoria – as well as a speciality children’s and young adult bookshop, also in Carlton.

Please note, our shops are currently open for browsing with restrictions in place to keep our staff and customers safe during the ongoing global health crisis. Before visiting us, please read through our conditions of entry here.

We run a lively website, where you can get the latest news on our blog, listen to our podcast, follow us on Twitterand Facebook, and purchase a range of titles online, with a $6.50 delivery rate anywhere in Australia on all orders under $120. We’re pleased to offer free shipping on orders $120 and over being sent within Australia.

Our shops have long been at the centre of the local literary scene, both as meeting places and via our exciting calendar of events, which showcases a range of in-conversations, panels, author signings, special in-store performances and book launches throughout the year. Our events program has moved online in 2020, but we’re still holding virtual book launches and in-conversation discussions. If you have any questions regarding holding an event at Readings, please read our general FAQ here (remembering our events program this year is currently online through Zoom

Click on the Readings Logo to watch our video.

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