Do you have an insatiable appetite for books? We present you our top picks of Sydney’s best bookstores.


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Browse your way through different collections from classics to philosophy, languages and fantasy. Boasting one of the largest collections of titles in Sydney, you could easily spend an entire day in this spacious shop which sells most books in just about any genre you’re looking for. Check out their in-store art space, The Wedge Gallery, showcasing beautiful works of local and international rising artists.

Gertrude & Alice

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This cosy bookshop has a combination of new and secondhand books from ceiling to floor. The perfect spot to lose yourself in the depths of a novel while having a cup of coffee along the communal tables. Named after Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, this bookshop deserves its spot as one of the best bookstores in Sydney with its lovely ambience, famous Chai Tea and eclectic range of books!

Better Read than Dead

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A book lover’s heaven that houses all the latest fiction and has an amazing children’s section for mini readers. They have one of the best customer service with incredibly helpful and cheery staffs. Every month, the book club gathers to discuss a novel over wine and cheese. You can also get yourself a book and head over to the nearby Camperdown Memorial Park to read under a tree. How good do all of these sound?


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Sink into one of Berkelouw’s comfy leather couches and choose from their sizeable collection of new and secondhand books including fiction, culture, history and art.  Pick the soup of the day in their store’s café on the second floor and enjoy a good read while looking out into the bustling Oxford Street.