Looking for a fresh new book to escape into this winter? Perth is scattered with quirky, independent bookstores that cater to all kinds of reading interests. Whether you are into the latest bestsellers, vintage classics, or mind-altering sci-fi you are sure to find a book that will tickle your fancy. If you like nothing better than spending the evening scrolling through Amazon or The Book Depository, why not check out our list of Perth independent bookstores and support our local businesses. After all, what better way to spend a cold winter’s night than with a good book in one hand and a hot cuppa in the other?
East Victoria Park’s local independent bookstore, Crow Books, offers a wide range of literary material for you to absorb. Grab the latest best-selling novel or pick up a new hobby with their selection of craft books. Open until 9pm on weekdays and 10pm on weekends it’s the perfect spot to grab a late-night read.
Diabolik Books and Records
Mount Hawthorn’s Diabolik Books and Records is a pop culture hub. They stock all the most popular books, graphic novels and comics, as well as an array of musical catalogues that’ll do wonders in lifting your spirits. Be sure to check out this bookstore if you are after a good book or some great tunes to listen to.
Rabble Books & Games
Rabble Books & Games is a family-run community book and board games shop. They aim to represent all interests within the community, so are a great option if you are looking for something quite niche. They also offer a great range of comics or games that’ll help fill any idle hours.
The Lane Bookshop
Located in the leafy suburb of Claremont is The Lane Bookshop. They have been open since 1980 sharing their love for all things literature and they stock a good selection of local writers as well as international best-sellers. The team love chatting about books and will happily provide you with a recommendation if you’re unsure of what to pick up next.
New Edition Bookshop
A place all booklovers can get lost in, New Edition is a Fremantle institute and a must for those who love to browse. In the mood to touch, feel and be surrounded by books of all genres? New Edition is the spot for you!
For your sci-fi and fantasy fix Stefens Books has you covered. Specialising in Science Fiction, Fantasy, Crime, Horror and Supernatural fiction the owner, Stefen himself, can help you find your new favourite story. Whether it’s an oldie but goldie, something new and fresh or a book you’ve never even heard of, Stefen has a reputation for giving great recommendations. Stefens Books is located in the Perth CBD.
This is not your average bookstore. Planet Books stock the slightly left-wing, quirky and unique, supporting local and global writers that are doing things a little differently. If you’re after an unusual gift be sure to check out their extensive assortment of collectables and giftware in between browsing for your next read.