17 Wonderful Melbourne Bookstores Every Book Lover Must Visit

Because you can never have too many books.

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2. Kay Craddock Antiquarian Bookseller, 156 Collins Street Melbourne

With first editions of classic books valued in the thousands of dollars, a lot of books in this store are for serious collectors only – but there are some that are more attainable, and either way they sure are fun to browse.

3. Dymocks, 234 Collins Street Melbourne

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Some might stick their nose up at shopping at a large chain, but it's hard for any book lover to pass Dymocks' ginormous range.

5. The Little Bookroom, 759 Nicholson Street Carlton North and 5 Degraves Street Melbourne

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The first children's bookstore in Australia, The Little Bookroom opened in 1960 and now has two gorgeous locations.

6. Embiggen Books, 197 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne

An excellent collection combined with beautiful decor and a cozy atmosphere means Embiggen Books is everything you want from an independent bookstore.

8. The Little Library, Level 2 Melbourne Central, Cnr LaTrobe and Swanson Streets Melbourne

Technically not a store, but still worth a mention because it's delightful. The Little Library works on an honesty system, whereby you can take any book you like, as long as you return it – or replace it with one from your own, preloved collection.

11. The Book Grocer, various locations

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Everything in these stores (in multiple locations in the CBD as well as Brunswick and Northcote) is $10 or less. You may lose your mind a little and wake up 12 books heavier.

Have you got a favourite Melbourne bookstore? Add yours below.