Best Bookstores in Brisbane

Best Bookstores in Brisbane
Arranged books in a book store. Source: Pixabay

Below is a list of the top and leading Bookstores in Brisbane. To help you find the best Bookstores located near you in Brisbane, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.

This article is updated every 3-4 months.

Brisbane’s Best Bookstores:

The top rated Bookstores in Brisbane are:

  • Dymocks 
  • QBD Books
  • Folio Books

If you are a Bookstore owner or you know other Bookstores or establishments in Brisbane that should be on this list, please submit your details here and we will review your submission.

Dymocks

Dymocks
Dymocks. Source: Screenshot from www.dymocks.com.au

Dymocks – With 60 stores in Australia and over 7 million books sold last year, Dymocks is the leading bookseller in Australia.

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.

Products/Services:

All Books, Fiction, Non Fiction, Popular Genres, Children’s, Young Adult, Gifts & Stationery, Gift Cards

LOCATION:

Address: 177 Albert St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Phone: (07) 3007 2800
Website: www.dymocks.com.au

REVIEWS:

“Brilliant huge range of books in all varieties. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience that was pleasant to get away from the bustle of the city.” – Anthony Herbert

QBD Books

QBD Books
QBD Books. Source: Screenshot from www.qbd.com.au

QBD Books is Australia’s preferred bookstore with millions of titles available across all genres. From Fiction to Finance, Crime to Cooking, people will be sure to find a title that satisfies their reading needs. Their extensive range includes fantastic discounts on best selling, new release and future release titles.

QBD has built a loyal following of voracious readers who appreciate their commitment to customer service as well as providing one of the best loyalty programs in the industry. Their online store is backed by a growing network of over seventy retail outlets, which means that their buying power allows them to pass the savings directly to their readers.

Products/Services:

Fiction, Children’s, Young Adult, Non Fiction, Biographies, Cooking, Mini Books, Vouchers, Loyalty, Book Club, Events

LOCATION:

Address: Shop/115 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Phone: (07) 3229 4567
Website: www.qbd.com.au

REVIEWS:

“The best service I’ve ever received in a bookstore. A lovely girl near the YA section who was putting away books, noticed the books in my hand and as I was on the last book of the series, she made some awesome recommendations on what to read next. She was spot on! Thank you!” – Bree Elliott

Folio Books

Folio Books
Folio Books. Source: Screenshot from www.foliobooks.com.au

Folio Books, for over 30 years, has given Brisbane book lovers a wonderful “in-store” experience, with an extensive, unique and wonderful range of books from many subjects including Fiction, Art, Architecture, Biography, Cooking, History, Photography, Philosophy, Psychology, Graphic Design and much more. Folio Books has brought to Brisbane the wondeful world of books, with books from many different publishers from all over the world.

Now they are bringing this experience to people online, too. Their online store will give people a unique, secure, personalised online shopping experience. Along with their extensive range of books, all of which are carefully and thoughtfully chosen to provide people with the best selection, Folio Books offers an exceptionally high level of specialist customer service from highly experienced and knowledgeable booksellers.

Products/Services:

Architecture, Art, Australian, Automotive, Biography, Business/Economics, Childrens, Classics, Collecting & Antiques, Craft, Cultural Studies/Philosophy, Current Affairs/Politics, Design, Environment/Natural History, Fashion / Jewellery, Fiction, Film, Food & Wine, Gardening, Gift, Gift Vouchers – Free Postage or Emailed, Graphic Design, Health, History, Humour, Interior Design, Limited Editions, Literary Awards – non fiction, Low Brow Art, Moleskine, Music, Performing Art, Photography, Poetry, Psychology, Reference,
Science, Sport, Summer Reading Guide 2018, Textiles, Travel, Travel Narrative, Writing

LOCATION:

Address: 133 Mary St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Phone: (07) 3210 0500
Website: www.foliobooks.com.au

REVIEWS:

“Fantastic book store. With so many fascinating books that are hard to obtain elsewhere it is hard to walk out of here with only one or two. The staff are also extremely knowledgeable about the literature they are selling and are lovely to chat with. I would go there every day if I could.” – Bob Malooga