And most importantly, having a well-stocked bookshelf in your living room makes you look very intelligent, cultured and impressive to visitors, doesn’t it?
So to help you on your quest to update your book collection, here are the best bookstores in Perth.
Boffins Books - William Street
Since first opening its doors in the CBD way back in 1989, Boffins has gone on to become of Perth’s favourite bookshops. In fact - if you’re the type of person who is impressed by awards - Boffins has won the title of Australia’s Best Specialist Bookseller six times running. No mean feat. This accolade is likely due to their huge selection of books across a variety of genres, from popular international bestsellers, to specialist niche topics by smaller publishers. It’s impossible to walk in to this place and leave empty-handed.
Why buy a new book when you could buy a pre-loved one? Elizabeth’s are doing their bit for both the planet and the bookworms by having one of Perth’s best collections of second-hand books. And the added bonus? Secondhand titles are generally cheaper than brand new ones, so you’re helping your wallet as well. If you’re feeling adventurous, grab a Blind Date With A Book - a mystery title beautifully wrapped in brown paper and twine, giving you a nice little surprise when you open it.
The Northbridge branch of Planet Books is not your average bookstore. A cosy, ambient and quirky shop, you could spend hours sifting through their shelves filled of unique titles. The team make a point of carrying both local and global writers that are doing things a little differently, which means you’ll walk away with a truly unique collection of books under your arm.
Mount Lawley's premier independent bookstore, Planet has been around in various forms since the early 90's. Starting as a video store we moved into books as it seemed a natural progression to us and what we were trying to provide to our customers. Whilst the video store is gone, books has been a major success for us and we are happy to be our local's favourite bookstore. We specialize in the alternate and the weird, but making sure to always have something special for everyone to enjoy. Whether it' a hilarious card, an obscure book or a oddly loveable pot we have everything here for your reading and gifting needs.
Perth’s newest independent bookshop, this is the go-to place for those keen on fantasy, horror, crime, sci-fi and comics. Stefen himself shows off his passion for books of all sorts, offering helpful advice and oodles of knowledge. And not only does he stock new titles, but he can also track down older and rarer books for the collectors out there.
Sci-fi lovers rejoice, White Dwarf Books has you covered! White Dwarf Books is the place to go for all your science fiction and fantasy book needs. They aim to have the largest and best collection in Perth, and are more than willing to get in your favourite titles. With over 16 years of experience they are your local sci-fi / fantasy experts.
Perth’s smallest bookshop - is an initiative of the Museum of Perth. London Court Books is created and staffed entirely by volunteers and run on a not-for-profit basis. The books that are sold are provided through the generosity of their consignment partners and donors. London Court Books also sell a carefully curated selection of gifts and greeting cards. The bookshop is designed to be a retreat from the whirl of city life - a little oasis of calm where you can come in to browse, read, shop, and enjoy the tranquility while stepping back in time to 1937.
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- 16 Feb '20