Where is your favourite bookstore in Sydney?


There’s stacks of options if you’re looking a Sydney bookstore, but which is greatest?

Certain stores are experts in secondhand books, others for cook books. It could be you are aware of a great Sydney university shop for books for university.

When you shop for books in Sydney, which shop do you pay a visit to?


  1. Better Read Than Dead in King St, Newtown. Berkelouw’s Newtown store has a nice feel, but it can’t beat Better Read for range, layout and the friendliness of the staff.

  2. Thanks for your support of Elizabeth’s Newtown and Elizabeth’s Pitt Street, guys!
    We do our best :)
    Lizzie (and NO we are not a franchised chain… Just our family bookshops.)

  3. [email protected]'s gone 2 Aus

    Another vote for: Kinokuniya in The Galeries Victoria. Can spend hours there.

  4. Basement Books at Central is definitely the BEST bookshop… Books, arts and crafts.. And agree with all the above comments about Basement Books, I never go to any other bookshop!!! Love ’em!!!!

  5. Definitely gotta agree with Basement Books at Central Station, once you’ve discovered them you’ll never go to another bookshop again!

  6. The Rationalist Association of N.S.W. Incorporated 58 Regent St Chippendale, Good second hand books!

  7. I’ll agree with Kinokuniya for new books, my choice in second hand would be Elizabeth’s – Pitt St or King St Newtown, either is good.

  8. Berkelouw Books – Newtown. Tucked away from the King St madness in an old warehouse space, this branch holds a decent second hand collection and a great little cafe upstairs where you can look over the laneway while perusing your purchases.