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Beaufort Street Books

A delightful bookstore in the heart of Mt Lawley is there to provide a destination for people to gather as a community, meeting people of similar interests, all driven by the written words.

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Type:Bookshops

Description

With its polished wooden floors and relaxing lounges, Beaufort Street Books has become a firm favourite amongst the local community.
Every month they hold a Literary Lounge event, where they invite a local author and wine maker to share an evening with some of their avid readers.

You’ll find an enviable selection at Beaufort Street Books including:

Cookbooks – one of the largest ranges in Perth
An extensive children’s section
Quality Fiction
Parenting & Pregnancy
Art/Photography & Design
Fashion & Style
Crime/True Crime
Biographies
Gardening & Landscaping
Health, Well-Being & Mind Body Spirit
Current Issues
Politics & Philosophy
Sport
Popular Science
Military/History
Music/Film
Humour/Gift Items & Stationery
Travel & Travel Literature
Beaufort Street Books is open 7 days a week. You’ll find us at 567 Beaufort Street, Mt Lawley.

 

Boffins Bookshop

Boffins Bookshop is an Australian owned, independent bookseller offering customers an eclectic range of technical, practical and special interest books.

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  • Type:Bookshops
  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Boffins Bookshop is an Australian owned, independent bookseller offering customers an eclectic range of technical, practical, special interest and fiction books.

We first opened our doors in Perth’s CBD in 1989, and since then have grown to become the leading technical bookshop in Western Australia, winning the Australian Book Industry Association's award for Best Specialist Bookseller six times running.

At Boffins we endeavour to stock a comprehensive selection of new and bestselling books across a wide range of categories from not only the world's best known and major publishers but many smaller publishers specialising in niche topics (browse our departments for the full range).

Because it is not possible to carry every book available at any given time, we offer a special order service, using our many years’ experience to track down those hard-to-find titles for our customers.

At Boffins Bookshop you will find staff who have a passion for books, along with a commitment to helping readers like you find exactly what they are looking for.

Dymocks Hay Street

Local family owned and run, we invite you to visit Dymocks Hay Street, where you can browse a large range of books in a traditional bookstore atmosphere.

Details

  • Type:Bookshops
  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Help is available from our friendly and knowledgeable staff. Located in the heart of Perth city, you will find us at the William St end of the Hay Street Mall, where the store has been a landmark since 1991. As the largest bookshop in WA, we stock a great range of books in all categories to cater to the many different interests of readers. If you cannot find the book you are after, we have a dedicated special orders department to help you source it.

 

Dymocks Subiaco

With 65 stores in Australia and over 10 million books sold last year, Dymocks is the leading bookseller in Australia.

Details

  • Type:Bookshops
  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

As a family owned business and the oldest Australian-owned bookstore, Dymocks prides itself on meeting the leisure, learning and gift needs of all booklovers. As a franchised network Every Dymocks store is owned and operated by locals who are extremely well-read and passionate about books. They do more than just sell books but rather support their communities by expanding their reading knowledge.

Dymocks is constantly evolving to keep pace with today’s customer and prides itself on setting the standard in bookselling and leading the way with the same enthusiasm and progressive retail approach that has ensured its business success to this day.

Elizabeth's Bookshops (Perth)

Since 1973, Elizabeth's Bookshops have been one of Australia's largest second-hand and discount bookshop operations, with 5 stores in Perth and Sydney.

Details

  • Type:Bookshops
  • Bookshops:Antique Bookshop,Independent Bookshop,Second-Hand Bookshop
  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Elizabeth's Bookshops are one of Australia's largest second-hand bookshop operations, with 4 stores on both sides of the Australian continent. Established in 1973, Elizabeth's Bookshops are now in Perth and Fremantle (WA) and Newtown (NSW).

For 45 years, Elizabeth's have been major dealers in second-hand and out-of-print books.

 

Mainly Books

As one of many of Perth's secondhand bookshops, this store strives to locate all those hard to find books, with their collection covering a vast range of genres.

Details

  • Type:Bookshops
  • Bookshops:Antique Bookshop,Independent Bookshop,Second-Hand Bookshop
  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Located on Bulwer St, Mainly Books were established in 1988 and have a range of titles covering most areas such as philosophy, travel, literary classics, art and science fiction (just to name a few!). While they label themselves as a good quality second-hand bookshop; they’re not solely antiquarian.

The service is friendly, free book searches can be undertaken and prices are reasonable.

Millpoint Caffe Bookshop

We are open for breakfast and lunch with a range of hot food and lovely rolls in our cabinet, as well as daily specials such as soup, pasta and risotto.

Details

  • Type:Bookshops
  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

MillPoint Caffe Bookshop is an independent bookstore that prides itself on offering expert advice and service for all book lovers. The love of books is first and foremost for all our bookshop staff who enjoy nothing more than to enthuse about their favourites and help you find your next favourite read. We can also research titles and where possible order them for you.

MillPoint also boasts its very own children's literature specialist, Barbara Masiello. Barbara has the rare ability to spark interest into those young reluctant readers, and provide the next exciting book for those already converted and works on Mondays and Fridays.  Otherwise our friendly bookseller Carolyn will be able to help you.

We specialise in catering for bookclubs and provide an ideal setting for your meetings. 

Located near the river at the corner of MillPoint Road and Douglas Avenue, we are open 7 days a week 7:30am - 3:30pm.

 

Muir Books - [Robert Muir Old and Rare Books]

Located in an old "stable" in Northbridge near the Perth Cultural Centre, Muir Books specialises in our of print, rare, and fine books. We also provide bookbinding, restoration & valuation services.

Details

  • Open Days:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Monday,Tuesday
  • Type:Giftware,Bookshops,Antique Galleries

Description

Muir Books (Robert Muir Old & Rare Books) was established by Robert & Helen in 1973. The business has been owned and operated for the past 29 years by Janet Muir & Rob Muir - Janet left a career in stock broking in 1987 and joined the family business. Tara Surry. has been the manager since 2008.  The bookshop is now located in new premises, a beautifully restored horse stable situated at 17 Lindsay Street, Perth  

We are open:
Monday to Friday: 10.30am to 6 pm : Saturdays: 11 am to 3 pm.
Other times by appointment.

Phone +(618) 9228 2111,  write or email us [email protected] for any item, no matter how obscure and we will find it for you.

We Buy and Sell, we handle collections, buy out-right and also sell on commission. Apart from books, we deal in paintings, engravings, maps, postcards, old photographs,  rchival material and ephemera.

FREE SEARCH SERVICE
We welcome requests to locate any books that out of print or hard to find. We search in Australia and world-wide. We will notify you of availability and price including postage before ordering the book.

VALUATIONS
Government Approved Valuers
Janet Muir is an approved Australian Commonwealth Government Valuer for the Cultural Gifts and Cultural Bequests Programs.

General Valuations
We also value Books, Manuscripts, Photographs, Postcards, Ephemera, Australian Paintings, Drawings, Prints and Maps for the purpose of disposal, insurance, probate or family division. Sighting of the items is essential.

CATALOGUES
We publish occasional catalogues on various subjects, which are available by post or email.

We Wish to Purchase
Libraries, Collections of rare historical or collectable material of any description or size. Anything items written or illustrated such as business papers, brochures, documents, trade catalogues, postal or greeting cards. We are also interested in modern books: fiction, non-fiction, or technical. If you have a large number of books or items, we are happy to call at your convenience.  

On site parking, wheel chair access and client amenities are available.

 

Oxford Street Books

Every thriving shopping strip should have a decent, local, independent bookstore, and Oxford St Books fits this profile perfectly.

Details

  • Open Days:Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Type:Bookshops

Description

Every thriving shopping strip should have a decent, local, independent bookstore, and Oxford St Books fits this profile perfectly. The unobtrusive street frontage reflects the persona of this bookstore, where there is no rush to browse, and certainly no pressure to buy.

However given the well picked titles over a variety of genres, it is hard not to make a purchase for that sweet someone. The fiction books are always up to date, and the photography and design sections a standout. The staff are helpful and the Mintie supply at the counter plentiful.

Open late into the evenings every day of the week, it’s an inviting option for your post-dinner stroll. 

Planet Books

Planet Bookstore is splitting at the seams with books. With titles spanning all genres – from cult to music, design to travel, and plenty more, it’s Mt. Lawley’s best store for the literary folks.

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  • Open Days:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday
  • Type:Bookshops

Description

Planet Books Northbridge

Planet is not your average book store. We don't conform, nor are we commercial. We're your go to for the slightly left wing, quirky and unique.

Details

  • Type:Bookshops
  • Bookshops:Independent Bookshop
  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Planet has had a long and celebrated history on Beaufort Street. In December 1990 Planet first opened the doors after the metamorphosis of its predecessor Topshow Video. A few years later, in 96', Planet added music and film sales to its portfolio.

Planet Books was the latest edition in 2006. Splitting at the seams with books, collectables and giftware, with titles spanning all genres, it’s Mt. Lawley’s best store for the literary folk in Perth. No matter what kind you’re into, Planet caters to the alternate and the masses. Importing from publishers far and wide, including Harpers, Phaidon, Taschen and Penguin, Planet Books has Perth’s best range.

Although the video and music counterparts are no longer, the Planet ethos remains the same. Owners Haydn and Anthea Robinson had a vision to create Perth’s left of centre, go-to store from the beginning and continue to practice what they preach.

In September 2016, they also acquired Northside; Northbridge's answer for the book curious. The area has a vibrancy and quirk that's unlike any other Perth suburb. It was not a question of if Planet Books would venture there, but a matter of when. Watch this space...

Subiaco Bookshop

  • (08) 9382 1945

If you love old school book stores, Subiaco Book Shop is for you. Sitting in an older style building with polished floorboards and high ceilings, this shop invites you in and encourages you to stay for a while, to browse and discover it's hidden treasures.

Details

  • Type:Bookshops
  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Subiaco Bookshop is all about books.

An independent bookshop run by Leigh and her mother June for over twenty six years.

The bookshop reflects Leigh and June’s interests as lifelong passionate readers. It functions as a source of recommendations, a place where good books of many types and subjects may be found and discussed. A place to browse and enjoy the smell of a real bookshop.

The range of books reflect their tastes: one shelf of history but five of gardening. There’s a travel section up front and a large children’s sections, and a loyal local clientele, supplemented by “tourists”.Over the years the big book chain stores have lost their souls (and some more recently their shirt). If you love old school book stores, Subiaco Book Shop is for you.

Sitting in an older style building on Rokeby ( just up from the renowned Witches' Cauldron), with polished floorboards and high ceilings, this shop invites you in and encourages you to stay for a while, to browse and discover it's hidden treasures.
 

The Bodhi Tree Bookstore Cafe

The vision of The Bodhi Tree is to raise the consciousness and wellbeing of the community. We do this by promoting conscious development in all areas of life - at work, at home and at play and through inspiring and cultivating wisdom that draws on both western and eastern philosophies. The business is owned and run by Karen Kotze. Our namesake The Bodhi Tree is a symbol of the ultimate potential that lies within us all.

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  • Open Days:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday
  • Type:Bookshops

Description

Inspiring Bookstore
Titles are carefully selected, to provide the best and most helpful books in each category. If we don’t stock a book you’re looking for, you can ask our helpful staff to order it in for you.

There are plenty of elegant chairs around the bookstore for your ease and comfort while browsing, with ample wheelchair access.

See our online bookstore for those who live too far away to visit our beautiful store.

Meeting Lounge
You can add a new dimension to your business meetings by utilising our lounge area at the front of the store. The full length windows provide a peaceful outlook to the attractive park across the road, and the area is sufficiently secluded to allow for conversation away from the busy café and bookstore areas.

It is also an excellent venue for book clubs and other small meeting groups. The area is well equipped with power points for your laptop computer, and free WiFi Internet access is available – please ask at the book counter for the access code.

Musicians' Corner
A state of the art electronic keyboard for the enjoyment of all graces the front corner of the store. If you are a musician and would like to pop in and play (blues or easy listening music), please feel welcome to do so – just check in at the book counter. You may also bring along your own instrument. See our musicians page to read about who you might see in-store.

Beautiful giftware
We believe that your hard earned money should be spent as wisely as possible, so we select items that are made with social and environmental mindfulness.

Fairtrade goods, items made from sustainable resources, and local artisans. New stock arrives every week.

Healthy Cafe
With stylish and comfortable furniture, the cafe offers a delicious range of sweet and savoury snacks and light meals. We are 95% vegetarian, and all our food and drinks are free from chemical additives and preservatives. Plenty of gluten-free options are available, and we endeavour to use organic produce as much as possible.

Our divine coffee is FairTrade and organic (as are many of our teas). Customer feedback is generally along the lines of "Oh wow! This is the BEST coffee in Perth...the world...Australia...I've ever had in my life...etc"!

An inspiring selection of magazines, books and daily newspapers are available for your enjoyment. Our warm and friendly staff are keen to make sure you are well looked after, so please let us know if you have any special needs, and we will do what we can to meet them. 

White Dwarf Books

White Dwarf Books is the place to go for all your science fiction and fantasy book needs. We aim to have the largest and best collection in Perth, and are more than willing to get in your favourite titles.

Details

  • Open Days:Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Type:Bookshops

Description

White Dwarf Books is the place to go for all your science fiction and fantasy book needs. We aim to have the largest and best collection in Perth, and are more than willing to get in your favourite titles.

We have everything from Joe Abercrombie to Timothy Zahn, and have Perth's largest collection of Warhammer and Warhammer40K novels.

Why not come by, have a browse, and give us all your money. Check back here for news and exciting events. 

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