The Best Book Shops in Perth

Best Book Shops in Perth

In our age of kindles and technology, there’s still no better feeling than the fresh possibilities of having a new novel to read, right in your hands or browsing the shelves of a well-stocked bookshop. You may like to purchase your books online, from large retailers, but in the current economic climate, you also may like to support the local, independent book shops too.

Millpoint Caffe Bookshop, South Perth

Most of Perth’s bookstores are still open and trading for business, you may feel more comfortable calling ahead and picking up a book, rather spending time browsing. Here are some of Perth’s best book shops that are offering minimum contact pick-up and delivery during the COVID19 pandemic restrictions:

Best Book Shops in Perth – North

Boffins Books, Perth CBD
Boffins was found on Hay Street for many years, is now underground on William Street. Stocking a wide range of both technical manuals and bestsellers – their huge selection is where you’re most likely to find something niche in WA.

Covid19 modifications to service – shop online on their website or call on 9321 5755 to arrange delivery of your books, and if you need to know about a book or would like a recommendation.
Find Boffins Books at 88 William St, Perth CBD
Get more information on their website.


Stefen’s Books, Perth CBD
Stefen’s Books is Perth’s newest independent bookshop. The store specializes in the genres of crime, science fiction, fantasy, horror, comics, speculative fiction and urban fantasy. Stefen himself will help you find your new favourite book, even if it’s a book you haven’t heard of yet.

Covid19 modifications to service – happy to take orders over social media, email and phone, postage via AusPost.
Find Stefen’s Books at Shop 2, 431 Murray Street, Perth CBD (near Shafto Lane).
Get more information on their website.


White Dwarf Books, Perth CBD
If your favourite genre is science fiction and fantasy – you’ll find a book to get stuck into at White Dwarf Books. The store is located near the green cactus statue and the staff know their stuff!

Covid19 modifications to service – postage available.
Find White Dwarf Books at Shop 1, Albert Facey House, 469 Wellington St, Perth CBD
Get more information on their website.


Robert Muir – Old and Rare BooksBest Book Shops in Perth
If you are trying to find out of print, hard to find and rare books, THIS is the place to look. Specializing in beautifully bound, old books Robert Muir Books is a great spot to find a unique gift or even get a valuation of your old book collection.

Covid19 modifications to service – business as usual via website, email and phone.
Find Robert Muir Books at 17 Lindsay Street, off Newcastle Street (behind the Ellington Jazz Club).
Get more information on their website.


Planet Books Mount Lawley, Mount Lawley
This long-standing Mount Lawley Store is still a haven for book-lovers especially if you’re looking for a read that is left wing, quirky and unique. Both local and global writers that do things a little bit differently are featured, as well as all the favourites – fiction or non-fiction. Kid’s books, as well as a selection of games and gifts are also on offer.

Covid19 modifications to service – phone, online and email orders
Find Planet Books at 638 Beaufort St, Mount Lawley
Get more information on their website.


Diabolik Books & Records, Mount Hawthorn
Diabolik’s shelves are heaving with comic books and graphic novels, kid’s games and gifts. And as well as all those books found on a bestseller list. If you’re a music lover, you’ll be happy to know Diabolic also has a varied selection of vinyl.

Covid19 modifications to service – free delivery service within a 3km radius.
Find Diabolik Books & Records at 149 Scarborough Beach Road, Mount Hawthorn
Get more information on their website.


Planet Books Mount Lawley, Mount Lawley
Rabble Books & Games is an independent, family-run community book and board game shop. Stocking a range of books, particularly showcasing authors that might otherwise be overlooked, as well as jigsaws, games and more.

Covid19 modifications to service – Home Delivery within a 10km radius. Pick up up in-store, or give Rabble a call when you’re out the front and they’ll bring it out to your car.
Find Rabble Books & Games at U2/46 Eighth Ave, Maylands
Get more information on their website.


The Lane Bookshop, Claremont

Tucked down a little lane in Claremont, The Lane Bookshop which has been around since 1980, is definitely worth a look. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in the eclectic collection of novels and books, ask a member of staff for friendly, knowledgeable advice.

Covid19 modifications to service – a postal delivery or home delivery service. No charge for home deliveries to local suburbs.
Find The Lane Bookshop at 52c Old Theatre Lane (off Bay View Tce), Claremont
Get more information on their website.


Best Book Shops in Perth – South

Crow Books, East Victoria Park
On the shelves you’ll find both hard-to-find book, as well as best sellers, as well as a big comfy leather lounge to relax and read a few blurbs.
Covid19 modifications to service – call ahead to pick up you book, free local delivery, postage can be arranged for rest of Perth.
Find Crow Books at 900 Albany Highway, East Victoria Park
Get more information on their website.


Millpoint Caffe Bookshop, South Perth

Millpoint Caffe Bookshop, South Perth
The ever popular Millpoint Caffe Bookshop is the perfect spot for a cuppa and a book. The independent book shop is packed with a range of fiction and non-fiction books for people of all ages. They specialise in contemporary fiction, but have a range of classics, kids, cooking, biographies and just about everything you could think of. Read more in the Seniorocity review.

Covid19 modifications to service – offering take away and local delivery of books, coffee and menu items.
Find Millpoint Caffe Bookshop at 254 Mill Point Road, South Perth
Get more information on their Facebook Page.


New Edition Bookshop, Fremantle
Found in the old Union Stores heritage building on Fremantle’s High Street, you could spend hours browsing the shelves at New Edition Bookshop. You’re guaranteed to find a good read at this Freo institution.

Covid19 modifications to service – offering pick up and local delivery of books.
Find New Edition Bookshop at 41 High Street, Cnr Henry St, Fremantle
Get more information on their website.


Elizabeth’s Bookshops, Various Locations
Elizabeth’s Bookshops is where you’ll find plenty of quality pre-loved books, particularly if you enjoy Australiana and local history. Why not try their “Blind Date With A Book”—a gift-wrapped mystery book with hints on the front cover.

Covid19 modifications to service – postage and click and collect options.
Find Elizabeth’s Bookshops in Perth CBD & Fremantle
Get more information on their website.

Have we missed the best book shops in Perth? Let us know in the comments below!

About Stella B

Stella is loving retirement! Besides her loves of gardening, reading and painting, she adores spending time with her family and being out and about in Perth. Living in the Perth Hills, her time is often spent brunching with her husband at one of Kalamunda’s many cafes or enjoying a food platter over a glass of wine at a Bickley Valley winery.

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