Below is a list of the top and leading Bookstores in Canberra. To help you find the best bookstores located near you in Canberra, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Canberra’s Best Bookstores:
The top rated bookstores that offers the best and widest range of book collections are:
- Robinsons Bookshop
- Paperchain Bookstore
Dymocks has been helping many Australians buy the perfect book for over 140 years. They have stores in accessible retail locations across Australia where customers can buy books, stationery, music, DVDs, Blu-Ray disks and games with the help of their experienced booksellers. The Dymocks website has a catalogue of millions of books, eBooks, stationery, CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays, games and other products available for purchase. Competitive low shipping rates are available Australia-wide, and many products and books are available for next day dispatch and express delivery.
Books, Notebooks and Journals, Pens and Pencils, Blu Ray DVD, Board Games, Video Games, Puzzles, Card Games, Digital Gift Card
“Great books, great prices and so many different books! I got my book here $10 cheaper than the bookstore upstairs which was a big bonus! Staff are also very helpful and kind”
Robinsons Bookshops history dates back to 1963 when Philip and Moira Robinson opened Robinsons Bookshop in the main Frankston shopping precinct known as ‘Frankston’s Central Carpark’. At that time the Frankston Library was yet to be established and it was difficult to find a bookshop anywhere. This makes Robinson’s the Oldest General Independent Bookshop in Victoria. They celebrated their 50th birthday in 2013. In 1992, new owners Terry and Monica Perry moved the store from its original location in Frankston’s ‘Central Carpark’ to its current location in Frankston’s Station Street Mall. The business flourished in their hands and they developed a very strong loyalty program rewarding members for their long standing support of the business. Susanne Horman took on ownership of Robinson’s Bookshop in 2007 and has modernized systems, processes and equipment to keep up with their fast paced media rich society. Robinsons Bookshop is a well known family run business that has grown to become one of the largest independent bookstore offers in Australia
Fiction Books, Graus, The Arts, Popular Culture, Cooking Books, Lifestyle, Craft, Travel, Reference, Health, Audio Books, Music CD’s, DVD’s, Gifts, Kid’s Toys
“Quality banter with super helpful staff (who actually gave me the biggest confidence boost after a Bumble date cancelled on me at the last minute, but that’s a whole other chestnut). The shop feels like one of those rare places around the world where you immediately feel welcome and safe. And I love the colour of the walls, it’s a whole mood.”-Gen Jackson
Paperchain Bookstore has always been known for its customer service, attentive and knowledgeable staff and thoughtful selection of books. Paperchain is open 7 days until late 9-8pm, and until 9pm on Fridays & Saturdays. Their staff has expertise in areas as diverse as art and design, contemporary fiction, history, biography, philosophy, current affairs, travel, children’s literature, cooking and gardening. They love discussing books, so if you have any questions, please feel free to ask! Paperchain Bookstore at Manuka has always offered a popular special order service. If a book is in print, they will do their utmost to obtain it for you.
Australian Stories, Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Food & Wine, Feminism, Philosophy, Cultural Theory & Essays, Children’s Books, Politics, Current Affairs & Economics, Picture Books, History, Architecture, Design & Craft, Health, Personal Development, Relationships & Parenting
“Great selection of books. Welcoming staff and cosy ambiance. Great care has been taken in everything.”-Meredith Wright
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